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Playwright Celtic Pub

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$$ - $$$
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732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
+1 212-354-8404
08:00 - 04:00
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Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

On a one night stay over before sailing next day was looking for restaurant to dine at,so Saturday thought things would be hectic indeed they were!staff very helpful seated in minutes,very good selection on the menu to suit all tastes.reasonably priced.Quality of food did not disappoint and arrived quickly.Whilst on two floors access to upstairs is quite steep.

Thank Devonimp
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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44 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Great pub. I landed in NYC and after checking into the Paramount walked out the front door and saw the sign. I needed a drink after a long days travelling. Walked in and was warmly greeted by Michelle, settled in at the bar and soaked up the atmosphere as it was my first time in NY. I actually went in... More 

Thank Paul M
Reykjavik, Iceland
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39 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We enjoyed beer and Guinnes at the bar during happy hours. We enjoyed the company, service was good and the atmosphere typpical for a good and clean pub

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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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285 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We came in here for a quick bite in midafternoon and got exactly what we needed: decent pub food. We weren't looking for anything fancy. Prices are in line with the neighborhood and the food's fairly standard fare for pubs, but our meals were well-made.

Thank dustythoughts
Reading, England, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nice little find great barmaid in this bar she looked after us. Nice food at a great price and drinks happy hour was 11-8 we spent an afternoon here would we go back yes for sure nice and welcoming

Thank Crawford K
2 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was a joke!!!! Obnoxious and rude 'bar tender' who made lewd comments to my wife and others in our party. Then tried to say that we were 'drunk' and wouldn't serve us when we challenged him!!! Should have known better as when we went in it was empty! Avoid this dump at all costs if you want to... More 

Thank Magpiewall1976
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Don't be deceived. The sign out front beckons you in with - and I'm quoting - "$4 Beer Cans, $5 Draft Beer Special, $6 Cosmo, $7 Irish Coffee". Only several (draft) beers later, were we informed that the draft beer special applied only to Budweiser. So much for Happy Hour. Frankly, that was forty bucks I'd rather have lost to... More 

Thank dstrehle
Winter Springs, Florida
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116 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

...because the whole place smelled like vomit when I was there! Gross. That was the only memorable aspect of the place though. It had the usual assortment of $8 beers, multiple TVs, and a loud clientele. There are about 10 Irish Pubs in a three block radius so you have plenty to choose from.

Thank GatorNation
Bayonne, New Jersey
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88 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped in before and after a show. Really good atmosphere, food and drinks. Their special mussels are great! It does get crowded but it is fun. They have a couple of floors so I thing there is always room

Thank DebSweeney21
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

When it's freezing outside and you want to warm up before taking in some more sights, this is the perfect place! The hot sandwiches were delicious, big and came out fast! Our waitress gave us great suggestions and was just so sweet! After lunch and beers, our Irish coffees were the perfect dessert! Baileys and coffee kept us warm when... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
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
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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