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McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar

€€ - €€€American, Irish,
534 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5801
+1 610-861-7631
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“scones” (23 reviews)
“cottage pie” (17 reviews)
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
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534 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5801
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

We were going to Brew Works but came across McCarthy’s this cold and rainy December evening. We were seated quickly. Our server, Kaitlin recommended the whiskey marinated wings as an appetizer. They were EXCELLENT! I would consider making it my main course next time. Honest....More

Thank RKL3
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went with four friends on a Sunday afternoon. The cottage pie, fish and chips, and the sconut (not a typo) dessert were all delicious. Very authentic Irish pub, would definitely go back!

1  Thank Stephanie M
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We popped in as a party of 8 and had no problems being seated for lunch. Restaurant was fairly noisy, but part of that could be attributed to the pub tour that day. Everyone ordered fish and chips, so really can't comment on the quality...More

1  Thank TravelGuest707
Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

I love whiskey and lamb stew and I'm Irish, so I really want to give 5 stars. But, I just can't. The menu is limited, so others who aren't into lamb stew might not find something to their liking. If you are into whiskey, though,...More

Thank DCurlyQ
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Really enjoyed the food and service here. Was seated outside while the mounted police came by too! All in all, a good experience! Had some smothered fries and a hot roast beef sandwich with gravy!

Thank Jo-D27
Reviewed 24 October 2017

The pub is attached to an Irish gift shop right in Historic District downtown. Has a nice feel. Several outdoor tables (which was great since the warm weather was hanging on!), and the inside bar is also good. Staff was very helpful and friendly. Properly...More

Thank Mike R
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Went looking for Granny McCarthy's tea room, which I believe no longer exists, but McCarthy's Red Stag has a nice tea menu with desserts and/or scones. This makes a nice afternoon stop. Had a great gingerbread tea with a beautiful amber color and great gingerbread...More

Thank Sunnybird
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Really a great place!! This is as close to an Irish/British pub we have found in the USA. The Guinness was great, the food was traditional and good, and they even have an amazing gift shop with items we have only seen in Ireland. We...More

Thank Mike M
Reviewed 6 October 2017 via mobile

Has a great atmosphere, interesting food. And great energy abounds with Irish music. Another great place to take out if towners.

Thank TravelTripster17
Reviewed 1 October 2017

We were dropping our son off for a college visit in Bethlehem and we found this little pub in town. Its an old fashioned irish pub menu which is different but the service was great, the food was good and we love the name!! Highly...More

1  Thank Teresa M
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Nearby Attractions
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Questions & Answers
25 October 2017|
AnswerShow all 2 answers
Response from Neville G | Property representative |
Yes! The Great Room holds 50 for dinner. Check us out on line and send me a request (won't let me put an email in for some reason).
16 March 2017|
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Response from Neville G | Property representative |
We will be serving it this weekend and into next week. Please give us a call before you come over! We will be closed 3/20-3/21 for renovations though!
13 October 2016|
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Response from Neville G | Property representative |
Yes we do.... Monday-Friday. 5$ imperial pints of Irish beer. Half price appetizers 5-7pm
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$15
American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
09:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 534 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5801
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Bethlehem
  • Phone Number: +1 610-861-7631
  • E-mail
Welcome to McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar. Experience a taste of Ireland and the British Isles at Bethlehem's Celtic Pub and Restaurant. With authentic Irish and British Isles food made from scratch, a full bar, an extensive Irish and Scottish whiskey menu, and a family-friendly atmosphere, McCarthy's is the place for a true Celtic experience in the Lehigh Valley. Created to preserve Irish family traditions and memories passed down through generations, it is a perfect place to celebrate life's special events and everyday happenings.
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