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McGovern's Tavern

58 New St # 60, Newark, NJ 07102-3032
+1 973-643-3984
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good27%
  • Average10%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“burgers” (3 reviews)
“fries” (2 reviews)
“on tap” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pub, American
58 New St # 60, Newark, NJ 07102-3032
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Reviewed 22 September 2017 via mobile

We stopped at another local Irish pub but we did not stay, just did not appeal to us. Then we walked into Mcgovern's and knew right away this was our place. Great beers on tap, lots of memorabilia to some local service men. Awesome atmosphere,...More

Thank buka7
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

If you happen to be around Rutgers Newark campus and you want to take your buddies out for a few drinks, you've found your place. This place doesn't look like a bar from the outside but as soon you enter that door, you know you...More

Reviewed 11 July 2017 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 14 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 28 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 3 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
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
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  • Value
Bar, Pub, American
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
8:00 PM - 2:00 AM
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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