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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
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08:00 - 04:00
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Sun - Sat 08:00 - 04:00
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Victor Harbor, Australia
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24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We went there twice for dinner and drinks. We sat on the roof top level outside, which is recommended. Good tasty meals and drink specials during happy hour. I would keep going if I lived in NYC. Service was ok. It is worth eating there as it does have a good atmosphere.

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Thank TTMJ
Sherbrooke, Canada
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I had a Southern Cajun Chicken Salad and it was delicious! The waitor was very quick to take our orders and bring them to us... and to have us leave the table. Good place if you're in a hurry and still want to eat good food, not if you were hoping for a leisurely meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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143 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

So I popped in after a late meal and stayed for 4 or 5 beers on a Friday night. The bar was busy but we managed to get seated at the bar and the service was attentive. The bar manager was attentive and always checked in. Ordered a few jaeger bombs to finish the evening and they were massive!

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Thank johnc3720
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Bartenders and beer both fine at pre-show ("Come From Away," surprisingly memorable) drinks here. This old joint has been up and down, but looked (and smelled) very much the better. Friendly vibe such a plus in midtown.

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Thank kerrible
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent service, lovely rooftop in shade and sun. Great location and friendly staff. Thoroughly enjoyed our time there both day and night.

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Derby, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well stocked bar with nice atmosphere & good food. I ate the Reuben's sandwich which was packed with lovely Pastrami & my partner had steak sandwich-again it was very tasty. It was good value for money. The staff are attentive & cheerful.

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Rochester, New York
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66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

There's one it seems on every corner in NYC but this irish pub was different. Deep and narrow, 4 levels to choose from to eat quietly or party loudly with friends. The top follow boats another bar and bonus rooftop patio Really enjoyed an hour of sun and a cold beer and delicious salad. Others around me doing the same... More 

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bradenton, fl
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207 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stopped by after a nearby show and we liked how it wasn't overly crowded. The bartenders were friendly and quick with refills

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Coraopolis, Pennsylvania
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275 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Who knew they had brunch? I've been here a ton of times and stayed at the hotel right by it, but never realized they had brunch. GREAT prices for brunch INCLUDING a mimosa or bloody mary. This is going to be our Sunday brunch place from now on, I think. Can't beat the prices!

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Thank KatKealy
Stockton-on-Tees, United Kingdom
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! Loved this place, staying in Times Square - location is perfect from our hotel. Would also be great for theatre goers. Had the crab cake salad very light because I wasn't that hungry - it was amazing so tasty. Partner had bangers and mash and said it was delicious and plentiful. Ale a bit pricey but it goes with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 30
Cuisine
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
08:00 - 04:00
Monday
08:00 - 04:00
Tuesday
08:00 - 04:00
Wednesday
08:00 - 04:00
Thursday
08:00 - 04:00
Friday
08:00 - 04:00
Saturday
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
Description
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

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