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Celtic Swell

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2722 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
(206) 932-7935
Saturday
Closed
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Hours:
Mon 4:00 pm - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast

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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice selection of beers on tap.

Just stopped by for refreshments. Yum. St Patrick's Day would be fantastic here. Irish bar setting just like in the old country across the Atlantic. Plenty of TV's to watch your favorite game.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2014
Robusto1973
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Auburn, Washington
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Dining on a budget
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Auburn, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Just stopped by for refreshments. Yum. St Patrick's Day would be fantastic here. Irish bar setting just like in the old country across the Atlantic. Plenty of TV's to watch your favorite game.

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Seattle, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2014

Whether you live in the neighborhood or you're visiting from far, far away, go to Alki and have Happy Hour at Celtic Swell. And, we can only hope, you get there before they run out of the salmon bites. Four bucks!! fresh salmon chunks in a light batter with a little Franks Hot Sauce. And then stay for the best... More 

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Port Stephens, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2013

Just three little words describe the new menu at the Celtic Swell - "TO DIE FOR!!!!" What a great find on a sunny West Seattle weekend. We tried the Salmon Bites (bite sized pieces of tempura salmon with homemade buffalo sauce and chipotle aioli ....YUM!) available @ happy hour. The other treat was the Lamb Irish Stew (tasted like a... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013 via mobile

The Celtic Swell Irish Pub and Restaurant is fantastically situated on Alki Beach. It's looks northwest out across beautiful Puget Sound., its American and Irish flags proudly flying. And if the view, the wood bar of Honduran mahogany, or the outdoor beer garden does not entice you to visit, the taps of Guinness, Harp, Smithwuck, and a vast array of... More 

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Edinburgh uk
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95 reviews 95 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2012

Full of anticipation we went to the Celtic Swell for a meal. Our hopes of a good evening were dashed as we realised it was never going to come up to our expectations .Why not? The service was awful,although the waitress did her best. We waited 30minutes for our ORDER to be taken,then a further 20 minutes for each individual... More 

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Plymouth, United Kingdom
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64 reviews 64 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2012

Great sausage and mash live music great on a winters night Cody place and Irish beer plenty of room for large party's

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012 via mobile

Very cold beer & good food. The tv' s were very noisy but I've come to expect that! The service was great-- very fast and super attentive. Good location but no parking which is true of all Alki beach restaurants.

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East Wenatchee, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2012

We recently moved to purchased a home in West Seattle and have been trying Alki restaurants. We rarely saw much activity here in the early evening when we eat so this was one of the last places that we have tried. The restaurant has an Irish pub feel but food and service left much to be desired. Food took about... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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9 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Although the service was very friendly, it was incredibly slow. We waited 30 minutes to get a drink, and an hour and a half for our food. Mine was a BLT! On a Sunday night, this shouldn't have happened. The drinks were great, but the food was average when it finally arrived. For the number of people in the building,... More 

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Seattle
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2010

What a nice place ! Its a little on the smaller side but they have some great live music. Author unknown lead singer justin kausel hayes was playing on friday. The people are really nice there.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2722 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle>  > West Seattle
  • Neighborhood: West Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 932-7935

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Irish

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
Monday
4:00 pm - 2:00 am

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?