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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 29 December 2019 via mobile

Great place! We came in quick on a busy afternoon when just about every other bar in town was packed. Each had a beer and split the crab and artichoke dip, which was excellent. The atmosphere was very “Irish pub” and was comfortable and warm....This was a nice find on a busy street and we would definitely return!More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed 10 September 2019 via mobile

Husband and I wandered in on a slow Monday in town. We were greeted by the owner, Vincent, who could not have been more gracious. Generous pours for our drinks- great entertainment, great service. Thank you for the awesome experience!

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 4 September 2019

Finally a chef that knows not to overcook food! Crab Balls were light and fluffy, not overstuffed with fillers and cooked perfectly. My wife had the crab mac and cheese and loved every bite. I had the fish and chips. Fish was cooked perfectly, coleslaw...was obviously homemade and very tasty and the chips weren't overcooked or greasy. Definitely will make this a regular stop anytime we're in the area.More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 3 August 2019 via mobile

Stopped in for a light lunch and a few other patrons were there. Crab soup was very good and Caesar salad was ok. Heavy on dressing and croutons from a bag. Fair selection of beers.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed 9 July 2019

There are many “fancy food” places on the strip, with very trendy options, but these weren’t working for us. We randomly ducked in here during a downpour for lunch - because ... when is an Irish Pub ever a bad option? Such a great find!...The service was super fast and friendly. We ordered a bunch of starters that were very good and well portioned (the honey brie was our favorite). Our picky daughter found several choices she liked. Of course, there were lots of drink options too. We sat at the front window which was great for people watching. Very relaxed and for a busy day, excellent service.More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Reviewed 5 June 2019

Nikki is an engaging and fun bartender. Her surprise shots were the highlight of our late evening. She is also very knowledgeable about the area. Bread and artichoke dip very good. Great place to hang out any weeknight or weekend. Friendly atmosphere. Do have musical...entertainment some nights.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

Nice local bar. Had a few drinks with friendly staff. Inexpensive and quaint. Would recommend it f in town.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed 17 March 2019

Met friends for lunch & had a great time. Enjoyed the food & our waiter. Very open bar & dining areas for a small-ish place, pleasantly surprised. I'm not a big fan of the normal Irish dishes so if you're looking for a review of...that, just skip this. :-P + Corned Beef: Apparently it's delicious because 1 friend said it's what she usually orders there. It looked great! Probably 5-6" high & juicy. - Iced Tea: Same friend said it was awful & sent it back for a soda. Waiter said it was "instant". + Club Sandwich: Hard to mess up a club sandwich! It was pretty good & I'd order it again if I went back. Or if I was starving maybe 1 of their burgers... again, looked delicious as waiters walked by with them. Silly but... it came w/fries or coleslaw. Asked the waiter which one I should get & he said definitely the fries. (Maybe the coleslaw's not homemade??) Boring review but wanted to especially warn people about the iced tea of all things. Don't let that stop you from going there though. It was a nice place.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 11 March 2019 via mobile

We found the staff very helpful with recommendations and service. Root vegetable soup is unique, very tasty, and served piping hot. Sandwiches arrived after we had a chance to savor the soup course, no rush. Again, very yummy and hot. All the brews, drams, and...atmosphere you'd expect. We'll be back for more.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed 5 March 2019 via mobile

We stopped in on a Monday evening. We had not been here before so we both ordered different items from the menu. Our food came out piping hot. It was very tasty. We were both pleased with our meals. The service here is excellent. The...courses came out in a timely manner. I would recommend this pub to anyone wanting a good Irish meal.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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11 March 2019|
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Response from C939JGpatricial | Reviewed this property |
I have to agree with the previous reply. We go to Castlebay for the Irish menu but have enjoyed anything else that we've had there.
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Castlebay Irish Pub is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4