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Playwright Celtic Pub

₹₹ - ₹₹₹American, Irish,
732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
+1 212-354-8404
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good43%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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“irish stew” (10 reviews)
“fish and chips” (28 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
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732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
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Reviewed yesterday

Warm welcome and friendly staff. Generous portions at a reasonable price. Food was tasty and well presented. Recommended. Try the Danny Shandy too.

Thank James B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Of my six nights in Manhattan over New Year's Eve, I was only able to be seated at the bar 2 times here. Just around the corner from my Renaissance Time Square Hotel, Playwright was fun and the bartenders are great!

Thank Pauls_Trace
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was in NYC with my girlfriends to sight see all of the wonders of Christmas time in the city. We wanted a place to have a beer and a nice lunch. We walked by and thought hey this looks good. We went up to...More

Thank Kelly B
Reviewed 1 week ago

A friend and I stumbled on this Pub while sight seeing in NYC. The daily specials were varied and made a decision a bit difficult since every one seemed feasible. I selected the sweet potato soup and Cod filet over oriental veg & rice. Both...More

Thank Bethann H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went looking for a late night bite near our hotel in Times Square. After skipping over a few pizza/sandwich spots I saw Playwright. I stopped to see if they still had food and the bartender recommended the Shepherds Pie. I took his advice and...More

Thank williamcK4481PL
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Every where we travel we manage to find a Irish pub to have a great meal and cold beer, this place was no different. The service was warm and welcoming, the food was well sized and tasted great and yes the beer was cold! Definitely...More

Thank Boomalacka
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Quaint little pub, friendly staff and great food! We had the Celtic stew that was full of meat and lots of flavor. Watched several burgers go by that looked delicious!

Thank gmcclay
Reviewed 10 December 2017

Loved this place. Food was exceptional (Irish beef stew) and the service was outstanding. Cheesecake was delicious! Took reservations. A little more to be desired as far as the bathrooms go, but hey....that's not why you go here.

Thank Annette G
Reviewed 8 December 2017 via mobile

Easy and nice place to take some “Celtic” food and a pint of Guinness. Nothing bad at all. Three floors inside.

Thank 818vladimir1982
Reviewed 6 December 2017

We happened upon this bar trying to get out of the thanksgiving parade, so glad we did. We only had drinks "Irish Coffees" but the atmosphere was so American. definitely recommend. My friend took a telephone call and went upstairs, she mentioned that it would...More

Thank ali1965
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23 October 2017|
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Response from tyagi | Reviewed this property |
No, it is a big restaurant.
16 June 2017|
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Response from Vanessa Y | Reviewed this property |
We visited other bars and restaurants but particularly liked this one for its live music , more reasonable price and friendliness
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Local cuisine, Bar Scene
Open Hours
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
8:00 AM - 4:00 AM
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
  • E-mail
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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