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McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar

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$$ - $$$
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
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534 Main Street Bethlehem, Bethlehem, PA 18018
+1 610-861-7631
11:00 - 22:00
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Mon - Fri 11:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 09:00 - 22:00
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Brooklyn, New York
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34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If you want authentic Irish cuisine in a fun setting, head to this gem in the back of an Irish gift shop.

Thank john p
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Love McCarthy's for lunch, and we've had several memorable St. Patrick's Day dinners there too! Great food, wonderful service, and a fine selection at the bar. Oh, and the bakery? I'll diet next week. Be sure to check out the shop too as it has so many wonderful items from Ireland, Scotland, and Wales. And say Hi to Neville when... More 

Thank Ed_Phillips
Fleetwood, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A tasty mid day lunch with a good cup of Earl Gray tea. A relaxing atmosphere with good service. The menu includes a nice variety with British Isles meal selections. Donegal Square, a Celtic themed store is attached.

Thank autoist
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely first visit to The Red Stag! Our party started off with a pot of green tea and the breakfast only got better from there! I ordered the Salmon Breakfast (half portion) and I can honestly say it was one of the best breakfasts I've ever had. The salmon and eggs were SO fresh and the Irish soda bread was... More 

Thank Jacqueline J
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place for drinks or dinner. Small space but worth the wait. Staff was also just as good and ambiance was authentic (although music didn't match). Would recommend.

Thank 69susan
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65 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food at Red Stag is just OK. It's not terrible but it's certainly not amazing. I wish they didn't serve their sides like coleslaw in creepy little plastic ramekins - it reduces the charm of the place. Every time I pay a dinner-hour visit to The Red Stag, I get the feeling that the food is secondary to them... More 

Thank bogle821
Philadelphia, Pa
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is in the back of a Irish/English retail store; located on the corner the main drag in town. While on business, we stumbled on this place. They have true English pub fare that is reasonably priced. For dinner, I had a full English breakfast with black & white pudding, steamed tomatoes, beans.

Thank Tiggy1117
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania
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246 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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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69 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 

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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, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Brunch, 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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?