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McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar

534 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5801
+1 610-861-7631
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good37%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (13 reviews)
“scones” (23 reviews)
“cottage pie” (17 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
534 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5801
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We popped in as a party of 8 and had no problems being seated for lunch. Restaurant was fairly noisy, but part of that could be attributed to the pub tour that day. Everyone ordered fish and chips, so really can't comment on the quality...More

Thank TravelGuest707
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I love whiskey and lamb stew and I'm Irish, so I really want to give 5 stars. But, I just can't. The menu is limited, so others who aren't into lamb stew might not find something to their liking. If you are into whiskey, though,...More

Thank DCurlyQ
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really enjoyed the food and service here. Was seated outside while the mounted police came by too! All in all, a good experience! Had some smothered fries and a hot roast beef sandwich with gravy!

Thank Jo-D27
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The pub is attached to an Irish gift shop right in Historic District downtown. Has a nice feel. Several outdoor tables (which was great since the warm weather was hanging on!), and the inside bar is also good. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Properly...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 17 October 2017

Went looking for Granny McCarthy's tea room, which I believe no longer exists, but McCarthy's Red Stag has a nice tea menu with desserts and/or scones. This makes a nice afternoon stop. Had a great gingerbread tea with a beautiful amber color and great gingerbread...More

Thank Sunnybird
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Really a great place!! This is as close to an Irish/British pub we have found in the USA. The Guinness was great, the food was traditional and good, and they even have an amazing gift shop with items we have only seen in Ireland. We...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 7 October 2017 via mobile

Has a great atmosphere, interesting food. And great energy abounds with Irish music. Another great place to take out if towners.

Thank TravelTripster17
Reviewed 2 October 2017

We were dropping our son off for a college visit in Bethlehem and we found this little pub in town. Its an old fashioned irish pub menu which is different but the service was great, the food was good and we love the name!! Highly...More

1  Thank Teresa M
Reviewed 28 September 2017

Looking for UK pub? This is your place in Bethlehem. With live music Thursday through Saturday and trivia on Sunday night, it goes beyond the food. Fish and chips top notch. Service was good too. Certainly would stop back by on a return trip.

Thank pappy216
Reviewed 24 September 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for a quick lunch during the Celtic Classic Festival, as this was an Irish pub we expected a wait. Our wait was 40 minutes but we didn't mind as we waited at the bar. Once we were seated however things started to really...More

Thank mrpesce
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Questions & Answers
25 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Neville G | Property representative |
Yes! The Great Room holds 50 for dinner. Check us out on line and send me a request (won't let me put an email in for some reason).
16 March 2017|
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Response from Neville G | Property representative |
We will be serving it this weekend and into next week. Please give us a call before you come over! We will be closed 3/20-3/21 for renovations though!
14 October 2016|
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Response from Neville G | Property representative |
Yes we do.... Monday-Friday. 5$ imperial pints of Irish beer. Half price appetizers 5-7pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 10:00 PM
9:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 534 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-861-7631
  • E-mail
Welcome to McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar. Experience a taste of Ireland and the British Isles at Bethlehem's Celtic Pub and Restaurant. With authentic Irish and British Isles food made from scratch, a full bar, an extensive Irish and Scottish whiskey menu, and a family-friendly atmosphere, McCarthy's is the place for a true Celtic experience in the Lehigh Valley. Created to preserve Irish family traditions and memories passed down through generations, it is a perfect place to celebrate life's special events and everyday happenings.
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