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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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732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We shared Shepherds pie, Celtic salad with Italian dressing, and bruschetta. Everything was superb! Going there again before I leave!

Thank Icantpick
Reviewed 2 days ago

A couple friends and I were looking for a place to have dinner and watch Thursday night football. We were seated quickly on the 3rd floor with the tv. right in front of us. I'm pretty laid back when it comes to customer service having...More

Thank Lino E
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We visited this pub/restaurant tonight after reading previous reviews and we were not disappointed. Great menu choice and the food was delicious. Service was excellent and really nice atmosphere.

Thank jenadd
Reviewed 6 days ago

Had a wonderful meal here on our arrival in New York, it was very cold and we needed somewhere close to our hotel and this was it, great atmosphere and trimmed up for xmas , I had Sole stuffed with crabmeat and rice and veg...More

Thank Jane C
Reviewed 1 week ago

So this year my daughter was strangely flagging whilst shopping in Times Square. great to take her here and get refreshments. Food was quick - relatively inexpensive by New York Standards - and the beer cold. Quite strange having food & beer in New York...More

Thank PJW01
Reviewed 1 week ago

OK, nothing special. Irish bar targeted at tourists. Had planned to have dinner but decided against after a beer at the bar. You have to expect a tourist focus on 8th Av near Time Square but I didn't feel that I wanted to eat here...More

Thank DavidBahamas
Reviewed 1 week ago

I don't know how PCB managed to convince all those private bus lines to drop off and pick up in front of its front door ($$$?) but it is a real coup. Our Gunther bus dropped us in front in the morning and after a...More

Thank phishlover
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Called in last night, just to shelter from the rain, had a few pints of the black stuff! Stayed a couple of hours, really enjoyed our visit. Friendly staff, busy place, a real nice atmosphere.

Thank Steve300359
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It’s a really cozy place in heart of NYC. So nice to have some beer or wine or whatever you want. You can always have good time with your friends or alone. And of course bartender was so nice to us!

1  Thank Ayşegül A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun, upbeat place! We were seated immediately. Service was a bit slow but the delicious food made up for it. Perfect place to go before a show.

Thank Robin C
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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
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Groups
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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