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Playwright Celtic Pub

732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
+1 212-354-8404
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were in Midtown and decided to stop at the Playwright Celtic pub for a drink. We went up to the rooftop beer garden and had draft beer in the midday sun. Everyone around us was enjoying an early meal and seemingly enjoying themselves. Wifi...More

Thank Les P
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Dropped in here on the last night of our stay for a few pints. Coming from Ireland I wanted a good pint of Guinness and was not disappointed. Had more than I had planned as the pints were so good !! Also ate here earlier...More

Thank StephenG1875
Reviewed 6 days ago

Popped in for lunch on our first day here, lovely food and friendly staff, and free wifi when you're away from home is always a bonus.

Thank katiecarr1901
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went here after seeing On Your Feet. Only one table left at the rooftop bar and this lovely couple from New Jersey asked us if we wanted to share the table and we did. We chatted with them during our visit and it was so...More

Thank shootingstar57
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had literally 45 minutes to find somewhere to eat dinner before attending a 7 PM Broadway performance. The outside of the building looked charming, so I suggested we try this restaurant. We were pleasantly surprised at the great menu and quite reasonable prices. My...More

Thank R H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent menu, food's delicious! Great prices, very reasonable, & outstanding service from the delightful staff & management! (I had a problem w. the restaurant.com app - they were so helpful). Location is very convenient, I've stopped by several times & I'll continue to!

Thank Laura P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had a lovely meal up on the 2nd floor but be careful as stairs are steep. We had chicken Cordon bleu with gravy and fries , this was really good and chicken pot pie which was good too. Portions very filling and service good...More

Thank Openminded78
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Overall it was a very pleasant experience. The staff were tentative and were on hand for any questions and needs. However it came to around $26 for fries and a pie. The pie was more of a soup, and you would expect some extras of...More

Thank sambish0p
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After a walk around Times Square I needed a quick beer, so I dragged my wife into The Celtic Pub & im so glad I did! We stayed all night, there was an awesome duo playing, they got the bar signing, with songs by Pearl...More

Thank Nickthestone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always stop here pre theater as a group of at least 10 for at least 7 years...although we could't sit as a group we absolutely noticed an awesome upgrade to the food! Service was spot on as well! Next year we will sure to...More

Thank Shawn S
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16 June 2017|
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Response from Vanessa Y | Reviewed this property |
We visited other bars and restaurants but particularly liked this one for its live music , more reasonable price and friendliness
16 June 2017|
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Response from intinerant | Reviewed this property |
Because it was torrentially raining and it was only a block from our hotel! LOL
5 May 2017|
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Response from intinerant | Reviewed this property |
I am not sure-thought I heard they had a rooftop bar...
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > Midtown
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-8404
  • E-mail
Established in 2000. Playwright Celtic Pub is the second act of the successful Playwright franchise here in New York City! In the heart of the theater district and just steps from Hell's Kitchen, the Playwright welcomes locals and visitors alike for 4 floors of Irish welcome!
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