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Playwright Celtic Pub

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732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
+1 212-354-8404
08:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 04:00
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Bedford, Texas
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33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW via mobile

The worst service ever. Food was good. Cool atmosphere. We went in for drinks and food and our waitress treated us like dirt. She got our order and only came back by when I stood up and started putting on my coat.

Thank Leslie M
Brookfield, WI
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a Friday night meal before attending a play, after a day of sightseeing. Convenient location, close to hotel, and reasonable food.

1 Thank JimBrookfield_WI
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Only had drinks here, good service friendly bartenders. Average priced drinks (only had bacardis so its hard to go wrong!) Food menu looked decent

Thank hurleya9
Brick, New Jersey
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102 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Prices are reasonable, food is good, with a decent variety and, of course, you can get Irish beer (however, they're not nearly pint glasses). When nice, eat in the outdoor area on the 3rd floor. It's a bit of a walk up, but well worth it to be over 8th Avenue.

Thank drtravel47
Manahawkin, New Jersey
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We always hit this spot prior to a Sunday Matinee show and we were not disappointed today. The food was good and the Saturday & Sunday Brunch even come with a drink included (Mimosa, Bellini, Bloody Mary or Bloody Maria). I really enjoyed my Bellini which was a glass of champagne, peach schnapps topped off with a cherry! Yummy and... More 

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Long Island, NY
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21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Always clean and very friendly. We had a nice appetizer and drinks, the bartender was from Ireland, very friendly and entertaining.

Thank nab1110
Cookstown, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Beautiful pub in NY. Great meal, polite staff and not bad value for NY. Spotless clean. No bother recommending this pub and food.

Thank thebluedoors
New Hope, Pennsylvania
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151 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is a lively 3 Story pub / restaurant were the bar scene is packed at least pre-theater. The food was decent, but not special. The service was quick and friendly. Obviously NYC pricing.

Stockholm, Sweden
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51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The roof makes this a fun experience. This is an Irish pub, with a roof bar with influences from all over (in a fun way). The wall colons gives a greek/roman touch, the black and white mosaic floor feels italian/french style. The balcony fence around with its light fitting also points at french/italy or even Spanish architecture. And creme de... More 

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Halifax, Canada
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19 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A nice place to stop by for a drink or a meal. You can sit at the bar or go upstairs to the dining room. It has a very nice atmosphere and you can actually talk to your friends without having to yell. They have a variety of food and drinks at reasonable prices. You won't be disappointed. They also... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, 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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Midtown
  • Phone Number: +1 212-354-8404
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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