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McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
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534 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5801
+1 610-861-7631
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Blandon, Pennsylvania, United States
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were told it would be a 40 min wait on St. Patrick's Day, but it was more like 15 min. We walked around the store a bit. We sat upstairs, where there are several tables, a bar and several stools along the wall with a small shelf for plates and drinks. The drinks were good, but the Irish coffee... More 

Thank leetl319
Albany, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great little pub with authentic irish flair. Servers were great. Loved having something different. This place is fun and totally reminds you of the pubs in Britian.

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Southampton, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to this wee pub in the back of the wonderful Donegal Square Irish shop several times, but only to have a Guinness. The bride and I went there yesterday in search of a birthday gift for a special friend so, of course, after an hour drive, we stopped in the attached pub to eat (it advertises itself as... More 

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171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We started off with a Guinness and refreshing pear cider. Service was friendly, helpful and prompt. Loved my Scottish grilled salmon topped with a pesto and served with fresh green beans & mashed potatoes. The Red Stag corned beef cheese steak was full of flavor and accompanied with a heap of tasty homemade chips (fries). We did not have room... More 

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Brooklyn, New York
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

If you want authentic Irish cuisine in a fun setting, head to this gem in the back of an Irish gift shop.

Thank john p
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love McCarthy's for lunch, and we've had several memorable St. Patrick's Day dinners there too! Great food, wonderful service, and a fine selection at the bar. Oh, and the bakery? I'll diet next week. Be sure to check out the shop too as it has so many wonderful items from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. And say Hi to Neville when... More 

Thank Ed_Phillips
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017 via mobile

A tasty mid day lunch with a good cup of Earl Gray tea. A relaxing atmosphere with good service. The menu includes a nice variety with British Isles meal selections. Donegal Square, a Celtic themed store is attached.

Thank autoist
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

Lovely first visit to The Red Stag! Our party started off with a pot of green tea and the breakfast only got better from there! I ordered the Salmon Breakfast (half portion) and I can honestly say it was one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. The salmon and eggs were SO fresh and the Irish soda bread was... More 

Thank Jacqueline J
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 January 2017

This is a nice place for drinks or dinner. Small space but worth the wait. Staff was also just as good and ambiance was authentic (although music didn't match). Would recommend.

Thank 69susan
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 January 2017

The food at Red Stag is just OK. It's not terrible but it's certainly not amazing. I wish they didn't serve their sides like coleslaw in creepy little plastic ramekins - it reduces the charm of the place. Every time I pay a dinner-hour visit to The Red Stag, I get the feeling that the food is secondary to them... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, 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
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 534 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-861-7631
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?