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Celtic Swell

West Seattle
Bar, Irish
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2722 Alki Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
+1 206-932-7935
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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48 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 8, 2016 via mobile

We had a couple hours to kill before our flight, so we headed to the water and came upon this quaint and cozy pub with a picturesque view, good food, and excellent service. A must for those looking to sit back and escape the pressures of the day.

Thank shampooguru
Grimsby, United Kingdom
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2015 via mobile

on our trip toWest Seattle we have visited a few times at different times of the day always friendly staff have enjoyed the music nights had a couple of lovely meals and bonus for us no minors would defiantly reccomend

Thank karen k
Renton, Washington
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30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2015

Another favorite stop on Alki. We've never been disappointed here. Love the Reuben sandwich or shepherds pie. The drinks are great too. Save room for dessert. Worth the drive!

Thank Lyn0072015
Auburn, Washington
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

1 Thank Robusto1973
Seattle, Washington
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank cynbruce
Port Stephens, Australia
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank Suzie K
Seattle, Washington
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank Beck B
Edinburgh uk
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142 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles 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 

1 Thank MorningEdinburghuk
Plymouth, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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

Thank Cafejane
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94 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles 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.

Thank Marsyrae

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Irish
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Bar scene, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
4:00 pm - 2:00 am
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: +1 206-932-7935

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?