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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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“irish stew” (10 reviews)
“fish and chips” (29 reviews)
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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 2 weeks ago

Went here for a pre-theater meal on a Tuesday night. They took us early for our reservation (definitely make one for pre-theater). Much thanks to management for participating in the #KIdsOnBway promotion, which comps kids meals (with paid adult meals)... you helped round out our...More

Thank Goatsgruff
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you ever desire a nice little spot in Times Square, I recommend The Celtic Pub. They have live music, cold beer, and a friendly staff. If the kitchen is closed, no worries! Do like we did, go around the corner to Jimmy's Pizza. You...More

Thank panizz0
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food was lovely and the staff but the table next to us was so loud we couldnt even have a conversation in there! Left as soon as we finished our food

Thank Carlie W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited NYC in February and each evening we had a night cap in playwright. The bar is nice and lively with a mix of locals and tourists. And the staff are great, especially Duffy and Joey on the door. Will definetly be back for...More

Thank Faithle
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised when, on a rainy evening walking up 8th Ave, we came upon this Irish Pub (between 45th and 46th St.). Not only was it within easy walking distance of most theaters, but the food was excellent. I had salmon, my wife...More

Thank Frank M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great pub with loads of tv’s with sport on constantly!! Food was great but only negative was WiFi was available but never worked which was annoying

Thank FoxyDublin37
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Nice place to stop to get something to drink or eat before and after a Broadway show! Fast service. Neighborhood feel. Friendly staff...

Thank CarrieB63
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Fun Relaxing New York Experience. Had the French Onion soup along with marvelous bruschetta. Pared with a pinot noir. Be prepared to climb some stairs.

Thank JRJ645
Reviewed 4 February 2018 via mobile

Nice atmosphere. The menu was diverse and included traditional Irish food. Prices were ok—not too steep. Service was fast.

Thank sandymart
Reviewed 31 January 2018 via mobile

Recently ate dinner here and asked the waitress what she thought was good. She suggested the Celtic stew and she was right it was very good. The service was excellent and they checked on me multiple times. I will definitely be coming back here to...More

Thank mdhokenson
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23 October 2017|
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Response from tyagi | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a big restaurant.
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
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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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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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