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Playwright Celtic Pub

732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
+1 212-354-8404
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  • Excellent35%
  • Very good41%
  • Average16%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible4%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, International, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
732 8th Ave, Between 45th Street & 46th Street, New York City, NY 10036-7019
Neighbourhood: Midtown
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Reviewed yesterday

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.

Thank kerrible
Reviewed 2 days ago

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

Thank Colin R
Reviewed 4 days ago

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.

Thank Penelope N
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...More

Thank Sgorie
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

Thank yankeedad69
Reviewed 2 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...More

Thank KatKealy
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...More

Thank Vanessa Y
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Nice pub in the Times Square/Broadway area. Good beer...just what you would expect in an Irish pub. The food was average, but service amazing and staff very friendly.

Thank Terri K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I am biased because I did not care for what I got, so I would take that into consideration when reading this review. I got the chicken pot pie and I was not impressed. It lacked salt and pepper or any seasoning for at all....More

Thank Emily B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We got a table immediately, and the food came to us in less than ten minutes. Our waiter was very friendly. We both had a shepherd's pie, which was amazing. For dessert we got the dark side of the moon, which was spectacular. I'd recommend...More

1  Thank princesslivv
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Do u have outdoor space?
5 May 2017|
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Response from Yes189852xyzaswquilk | Reviewed this property |
Its NY, the street below is a busy street walk. They have some tourist shops next door if you are into that but you go here for the roof bar...or else you have $1 pizza slices down the road towards Penn Station. The roof... More
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What type of vodka do they use for cocktails
1 December 2016|
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Response from vickey s | Reviewed this property |
I don't drink vodka so I couldn't say but based on the location and size of the place I would expect that they have the popular brands. If there is a specific brand you prefer I would suggest you give them a call to check... More
Can minors go up to the roof to eat? or is it only 21+
13 October 2016|
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Response from KatKealy | Reviewed this property |
I'm not sure. I've only seen adults there, I think, but I'd suggest calling them.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$30
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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
08:00 - 04:00
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
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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!