• Lovely day for a Guinness

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Fáilte Romhaibh a Chairde – Welcome Friends

William’s Irish Tavern welcomes you like an old friend. Everyday we greet and serve our friends and neighbors in Washington, NJ just like our namesake did years ago. Colonel William McCullough opened the very first tavern in Washington Borough, New Jersey in 1811. Colonel McCullough built his tavern to build his community; through the sharing of food and drink many great ideas and great friendships were born. With numerous popular and craft beer choices and a menu full of traditional pub favorites, so on continues the tradition of great food, great drink and great friends at William’s Irish Tavern today. Cheers!

Matt Finn

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Most Popular Items

  •   Draft Beer: Guinness
  •   Liquor: Jameson
  •   Lunch: Shepherd’s Pie


  •   Main Bar Area: 50
  •   Dining Area: 40
  •   Outdoor Patio: 20

Washington’s Favorite Pub


For centuries, the Irish public house has been an integral part of Irish social culture. William’s Irish Tavern was designed around the tradition of the public house, or pub, and has a casual and relaxed atmosphere, hearty food and drink as well as music! William’s offers traditional pub favorites like shepherd’s pie, fish & chips, whiskey steak and more.

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Music At Willy’s

DJ Rupe spins a variety of music for you every other Friday night at 9pm.

Address: 101 East Washington Avenue
Washington, NJ 07882

Phone: (908) 689-9411

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 12:00PM - 12:30AM
Monday: 3:00PM - 12:30AM
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00PM - 12:30AM
Friday - Saturday: 12:00PM - 2:00AM

Upcoming Events

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Rotating Beer Taps

Shock Top Belgian White
Style: Witbier
Notes: Unfiltered, light golden, Belgian style wheat ale spiced with citrus & coriander
ABV: 5.2%

River Horse Cherry Berliner Weisse
Style: Berliner Weissbier
Notes: Refreshing wheat ale with a tart finish; conditioned on sour cherries and hints of fruit flavors
ABV: 4.2%

Otter Creek Couch Surfer
Style: Oatmeal Stout
Notes: Dark roasted malts with chocolate & coffee, velvet smooth
ABV: 5.4%

Southern Tier Cold Press Coffee Pumking
Style: Pumpkin Ale
Notes: Seasonal, cold brew smooth coffee taste with biscuity, pumpkin pie spices
ABV: 8.6%

Firestone Walker Easy Jack IPA
Style: American IPA
Notes: Well balanced hop and malt, robust session IPA brewed and dry hopped with a variety of hops from Europe, New Zealand and North America
ABV: 4.5%

Samuel Adams Octoberfest
Style: Märzen / Oktoberfest
Notes: Seasonal classic, well-balanced, deep golden amber brew with hints of caramel & toffee
ABV: 5.3%

Kegs On Deck:
Czig Meister The Blacksmith
Goose Island Fest Bier