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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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Copiague, New York
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156 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Insanely busy, loud Irish pub with mediocre food but decent service. When crowded expect to wait to use the 1 common bathroom on the 2nd floor but I understand there are additional facilities on the 3rd level. Not enough of a selection of Irish beers and far better choices for Irish pubs in Manhattan.

Thank Francine N
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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Green beers 🍻 corned beef and cabbage and Irish 🍀 potatoes 🥔 combined with lively music 🎶- a wonderful treat at close of great feast day!

Thank Jim H
Corby, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Went here with friends. Got chips and curry sauce, paid 12$ and there wasn't much. WAS still hungry after. Also nachos with cheese are not nachos. They r French fries with cheese. Service was not very friendly too

Thank jinkyreviews
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my partner and could not be disappointed! Doormen are mega friendly! Food is very nice, can't fault prices either and the Irish bar men Al and Chris are a delight! Perfect place to go if you wanna watch football (soccer) from back home too! Was in New York a week and went here most nights! Very welcoming... More 

Thank Emma B
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49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Found this place first as a place to get a cheap beer, then went back for dinner later and had a very nice meal! Menu what you would expect from an Irish Pub-type place, plus more, so there was something for everyone in our party, including a picky teen... Shepherd's Pie was excellent, Mac and Cheese creamy with a crusty... More 

Thank intinerant
west midlands uk
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30 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely little place to stop and have a drink, a nightcap or something to eat. Very friendly people and atmosphere, just what you would expect from a New York Irish pub. Brilliant, highly recommended.

Thank rosie169
Irvine, California
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116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this place. stopped in while on a business trip to warm up with an Irish Coffee which was on special. The bartender was great, called everyone by a nickname, she made my day.

Thank Susan R
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

On a one night stay over before sailing next day was looking for restaurant to dine at,so Saturday thought things would be hectic indeed they were!staff very helpful seated in minutes,very good selection on the menu to suit all tastes.reasonably priced.Quality of food did not disappoint and arrived quickly.Whilst on two floors access to upstairs is quite steep.

Thank Devonimp
Norwich, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great pub. I landed in NYC and after checking into the Paramount walked out the front door and saw the sign. I needed a drink after a long days travelling. Walked in and was warmly greeted by Michelle, settled in at the bar and soaked up the atmosphere as it was my first time in NY. I actually went in... More 

Thank Paul M
Reykjavik, Iceland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

We enjoyed beer and Guinnes at the bar during happy hours. We enjoyed the company, service was good and the atmosphere typpical for a good and clean pub

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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
USD 15 - USD 30
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, 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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