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McGovern's Tavern

) #36 of 530 Restaurants in Newark American, ,
58 New St # 60, Newark, NJ 07102-3032
+1 973-643-3984
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  • Excellent64%
  • Very good25%
  • Average11%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“wings” (2 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“burger” (3 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub
58 New St # 60, Newark, NJ 07102-3032
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A past and present favorite, no frills old school Irish bar. This is the place to go see an old time Irish bar. IN GOD WE TRUST, All OTHERS PAY.

Thank PaulieWalnuts12
Reviewed 15 June 2017

Stopped by here to grab a bite and some beer. From the outside, it looked pretty sketch because there are no windows and you can't see inside but once you go inside, it's not scary at all. The staff is friendly and helpful. I went...More

Thank Sam K
Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

We came here for dinner based on reviews. The entrance was unobtrusive and at first we thought it was closed. I had the chef salad which was quite good for $8.50. My partner had a gin and tonic. He said the gin was poor quality...More

Thank Ozlili
Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Been here many times with co-workers and McGovern's never disappoints. Food is great. Burgers, sandwiches, wings, fries, it's all delicious. Good selection of beers on tap. Plenty of seats at the bar and in the restaurant. Service is speedy and friendly. Great hang out for...More

Thank Joann K
Reviewed 29 July 2016

Only been here once, but it's quite an institution here in Newark. The kind of place people frequent for their whole life. I had a nice time there.

Thank bigmohank
Reviewed 11 July 2016

Classic Irish pub, great social atmosphere, with the usual selection of refreshments on hand. Great selection of beer and cider on draft. Extensive menu really a cut above typical pub fare.

Thank Greg P
Reviewed 4 June 2016

I can't say enough good things about this place. It's a gem tucked away in an unassuming building, offering service that can't be beat. Mo is an awesome bartender and the owner, Sean, couldn't have been more hospitable. We had a great time and can't...More

Thank 123Me456
Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

My first visit was in the 50's when my father took me on Saint Patrick's Day. Sean, is a great supporter of all things Irish. Like Newark itself, McGovern's has had ups and downs since then, but I'm happy to say it's on a roll...More

Thank Steve M
Reviewed 12 December 2015

Usually, the odds are against you in the food service business to last longer than 3 years. Well here is a bar and restaurant that has lasted 80 years, and deserves to have its legacy perpetuated as a Landmark. This Tavern is delightful, it has...More

1  Thank passionrules
Reviewed 20 May 2015

Great bar with quality food. Has a dinning section behind the bar if you don't care to sit at the bar. I highly recommend the burgers.

1  Thank Sporty981
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
American, Bar, Pub
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
20:00 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
20:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 58 New St # 60, Newark, NJ 07102-3032
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Newark>  > Newark Central Business District
  • Neighbourhood: Newark Central Business District
  • Phone Number: +1 973-643-3984
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