About William's Irish Tavern - William's Irish Tavern

Col. William McCullough has the distinction of being considered the founder of both Asbury and Washington. The old Washington House, from which the town takes its name, was built by Colonel William McCullough, on the site of the Hotel Windsor, in 1811.

Remembering Our Roots

William’s Irish Tavern is the fulfillment of a vision and was years in the making. Four local friends dreamt for years about a local gathering place, a pub style atmosphere, to meet and talk after work and even to bring the family for a quick bite to eat. The resulting restaurant and bar, which launched in 2016, embodies the spirit of a founding father of Washington Borough, Colonel William McCullough, who built the township’s first ever tavern.

William’s Today

Today, William’s Irish Tavern is lovingly referred to on social media as #Willys – we’re not sure Colonel McCullough would approve, but we’re pretty sure we could win him over with our shepherds’s pie and a pint. Plenty of our Washington, NJ neighbors have already stopped in for a wee nip or a hearty meal – and most to sample our great selection of beer. Not only do we serve the best Guinness in town, but our rotating taps will satisfy any beer taste. From stouts to IPAs, ales to lagers, these beers are often local and always stupendous.

The tavern boasts plenty of screens to watch the game or catch up on the world after work. We also offer plenty of tables to share a private conversation, and a patio to enjoy when the weather is fine.

Our Customers Say

“Relaxed atmosphere, prompt and friendly service, tasty food (loved the Shepard’s pie!), fresh cold beer, can’t wait to come back!” – Rachel L. – Facebook

“Awesome food and great beer selection! Definitely get the pretzel dip – sauce is amazing and different! Will definitely be coming back!!” – Gin A. – Facebook

“Awesome place! Food is yummy & the staff is great!!” – Katasha B. – Facebook

“The beer selection is good and the menu is the right size, one page. I had a corned beef sandwich when I stopped by one afternoon and it was excellent, melted like butter.” – Mike S. – Yelp



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

There are no upcoming events at this time.

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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