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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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  • Excellent52%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Irish, Bar, Pub, Scottish, British, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
534 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5801
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just stopped for a drink. One of the nicest whiskey selections I've seen in a long time. Very friendly bartender. Knowledgeable as well if you're on the fence about a choice or just want to try something new or different. Nice atmosphere. Next time I'll...More

Thank 7295LarryH
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our first time dining at Red Stag this past Saturday night, which also was the Lehigh Parents weekend. We called ahead, though asked to sit in a specific servers section (Megan Q). Upon arriving the hostess was so friendly and inviting. We were advised of...More

Thank Resort147035
Reviewed 1 week ago

We visited a local college and stopped here for early dinner on Saturday. It was crowded and a busy weekend so we were happy to get a table last minute with only a short wait. We spent some time browsing in the quaint Irish shop...More

Thank Kathleen H
Reviewed 1 week ago

Beer and whiskey selection was very good. We sat upstairs during the winter and it was very cold. A little uncomfortable. We sampled the Scotch egg, boneless wings, flat iron steak, scallop entree, sticky toffee pudding and the triffle. The Scotch egg was very tasty....More

Thank CCZ_10
Reviewed 2 October 2018

A few weeks ago I had a group event dinner for about 43 people. I had chosen this tavern because they always have a nice selection of local and Irish beers and a great Whiskey selection. They also have the BEST CHEESE SOUP and excellent...More

1  Thank Lynne S
Reviewed 1 October 2018

My wife and I waited 27 minutes for a table in the middle of the Celtic Festival In Bethlehem last Saturday, September 29th. We've been here before. Let your significant other peruse the attached shop while you enjoy a Laphroaig at the bar while you...More

Thank 4doofus
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Friendly.music from Celtic places. Food from a well run kitchen.ALL GOOD.The bar crowd seems happy but who wouldn't be...

Thank Jonathan L
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

I’ve been here twice with my family. The first was quite yummy - I highly suggest the English breakfast. The second visit had food which was not as good and featured some awkward service from our waitress (and her trainee). Not a bad choice for...More

Thank Alex J
Reviewed 23 September 2018

Obviously, you need to order a drink when you're here. Sit inside or outside. There are private little booths inside that are very cute. Live music is offered here quite often I believe. I've been here a few times-specifically for drinks-alcoholic and non-alcoholic. Regarding food,...More

Thank vnhaas92
Reviewed 19 September 2018

It feels like a quick trip to Ireland. The atmosphere, food and very attractive bar are most enjoyable. The staff is very helpful and informative.

Thank Janet C
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Questions & Answers
20 April 2018|
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Response from n2nis | Reviewed this property |
They will do "call ahead" seating one hour before you want your table, not before. So if you want a table for 6 pm, call them at 5 pm and let them know if you want one of the snugs or the patio.
25 October 2017|
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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!
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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
Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
09:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 23:00
09:00 - 23:00
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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