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McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, British
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534 Main Street Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA 18018
+1 610-861-7631
09:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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243 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Loved the warm pub ambiance. Walked in and were seated right away on a Friday night. Irish folk singer was entertaining, our kids especially liked the music. An upbeat place where everyone seemed relaxed and happy. Ordered a pot of cream earl grey tea which, coming in out of the cold rain, warmed us up right away. Started with cream... More 

Thank vzescape
Bethlehem, PA
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65 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Usually stop in for happy hours or a weekend brunch event. The staff are decent and the environment is awesome. Never ate here, but he cocktails are decent,. A bit pricey and not always a full glass, but they gave some really quality beverages

Thank Bykcop
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Family had all gone back to their respective homes across the US and my wife and I just wanted to have a relaxing lunch out. McCarthy's hit the spot. My wife had the steak sandwich and I had the Irish Cuban. Both were very good. Also, the beer combinations we had were also very good. On top of all that,... More 

Thank Keith K
Blairstown, New Jersey
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30 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Service was superior! Greeted at the door with a huge smile and the smiles continued throughout our meal. Our server was sweet. Gave great recommendations for food and beverages. The owner came over several times to chat and make sure we were enjoying the experience. The BEST fish and chips I have had in over 30 years! Outstanding! My husband... More 

Thank Kathy H
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I have now had the pleasure of eating here for breakfast and lunch. The food is excellent and I really enjoy the beer selection. My wife loves to go and then walk around the shop afterwards. Never a bad experience

Thank Keith O
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

McCarthy's Red Stag & Whiskey Bar downtown Bethlehem is one of our favorite spots in town to taste some great whiskeys (hubby's favorite) and for me ...... cold Irish beer and one of the best burgers you will ever have! Friendly atmosphere and staff! McCarthy's added wonderful outdoor seating and their restaurant front underwent a beautiful transformation that it now... More 

1 Thank Debbie914
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

great place to have an Irish beer and socialize with friends and family. waitress are very friendly.

1 Thank lucy l
Morgantown, West Virginia
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We thoroughly enjoyed the food, the service, and the atmosphere. All six of us were pleased with our selections. The menu includes a nice variety of items.

Thank Alpenheart
Mocanaqua, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

My wife, Kate, and I had dinner at McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar on Fri, 12/16/16. We enjoyed great service by Sheri and the food was outstanding.

Thank kateberniec2015
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

My daughters and I were Christmas shopping in Bethlehem this weekend and decided to visit one of our favorite Irish shops. We hadn't been there in a while, so we were surprised the tearoom in the back of the store had been converted to a pub; what a great find it was! The menu was replete with traditional Irish and... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 15
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, British
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 534 Main Street Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA 18018
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-861-7631
Welcome to McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar. Experience a taste of Ireland and the British Isles at Bethlehem's Celtic Pub and Restaurant. With authentic Irish and British Isles food made from scratch, a full bar, an extensive Irish and Scottish whiskey menu, and a family-friendly atmosphere, McCarthy's is the place for a true Celtic experience in the Lehigh Valley. Created to preserve Irish family traditions and memories passed down through generations, it is a perfect place to celebrate life's special events and everyday happenings.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?