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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 good44%
  • Average15%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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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 days ago via mobile

We checked it out on our way back from the park. Went for dinner and had the fish and chips, shepherds pie, and a Ruben. All were very good and the Guiness was very tasty.

Thank Eric M
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here after a matinee play on a Saturday. It was a lovely day so we decided to go to the rooftop bar. Beware there are a lot of stairs! I don't know if they have an elevator, but they did not mention it...More

Thank Mariel D
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Worth visiting the Playwright Celtic Bar. Happy hour 4 til 7. 3 or 4 draft beers at $5 and try the waffle fries as a snack. Spread over 4 floors. Traditional bar on ground floor and on first floor a nice bar with a bit...More

Thank Tim K
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Walked into the small bar section and sat at bar, was totally ignored by bar staff just talking to each other. Then asked for service and was told abruptly be with you in a minute still did not come over so walked out. Awful

Thank keith186337
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went for a bite after a play & was very satisfied. I liked the option to choose from 4 floors to pick our atmosphere! All had a bar & table seating. We chose the 1st floor that a live duo that played fun music. The...More

Thank nymaira1
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Most excellent atmosphere and service! Fabulous find! And right in theatre district! So happy!! Resting up with a delish dinner and drinks before our show! I highly recommend!

Thank MBFBarrie_Ontario
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great place to pick up a happy hour drink, which lasts until 9pm Huge selection of beverage items to chose from which are reasonably priced. Small snack menu available to suit all taste buds which are reasonably priced. Cheerful and friendly atmosphere. Pleasant service

Thank limeclaw
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great atmosphere. Reminded me of every pub I visited in Ireland. Fish & Chips rivaled any I have had before. The food was amazing and well priced for NYC. A great place to eat before or afternoon Broadway show.

Thank marrasan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I went with a group of 14 people. They seated us at two nearby tables upstairs on the second floor. Be aware that the upstairs dining requires being able to climb two large groups of stairs. Everyone was satisfied with their choices. People had lots...More

Thank acfan3
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As easy and enjoyable as it comes for a NYC pub. Lots of space, warm and gracious personnel, delightful “neighbors.” Typical delicious and filling Irish faire. Very reasonable, too, for NYC!

Thank Jim H
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October 22, 2017|
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Response from tyagi | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a big restaurant.
June 15, 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
$15 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night, 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
Bar scene, Local cuisine, Families with children, Large 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
  • Neighborhood: 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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