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. Three 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



101 East Washington Ave
Washington, NJ 70882
Tel: (908) 689 – 9411

Hours of Operation

    Monday: 6 PM – 10 PM
    Tuesday – Sunday: 12 PM – 10 PM


    Monday: 4 PM – 12:30 AM
    Tuesday – Thursday: 12 PM – 12:30 AM
    Friday & Saturday: 12 PM – 2 AM
    Sunday: 12 PM – 12:30 AM

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%

Breckenridge Vanilla Porter
Style: American Porter
Notes: Mellow Madagascar vanilla and dark roasted malts combine for a dark and balanced porter
ABV: 5.4%

Southern Tier IPA
Style: American IPA
Notes: Vigorously triple-hopped, well balanced malt background with a medium body; excellent all around IPA
ABV: 7.3%

Long Trail Harvest Ale
Style: English Brown Ale
Notes: Earthy hops and slight roasted chocolate profile combine with Vermont maple syrup for a touch of sweetness to balance out the character of this seasonal offering
ABV: 4.4%

Tröegs Hopback Ale
Style: American Amber Ale
Notes: Fresh, bright, hoppy aroma counterbalanced with malty tones of toffee and caramel
ABV: 6.0%

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

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