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McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar

534 Main St, Bethlehem, PA 18018-5801
+1 610-861-7631
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good34%
  • Average11%
  • Poor3%
  • 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 4 days ago

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
Reviewed 1 week ago

I walk by this place all the time but never stopped in. I don't know why. The decor is of that Celtic vibe. Very cool. I was there for a Happy Hour event so the food was only a few things but was out of...More

Thank Michael30
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly and attentive bartenders. Did not eat-only drank so can't review food.. Been to Ireland a few years ago-went to dive to upscale bars there. This place was midpointe-upscale but still down to earth. It was a Friday night and they has a live singer....More

Thank kathymR8598RK
Reviewed 18 August 2018 via mobile

Get draft beer selection and the best selection of single malts! Tina broke the ladder getting my Scotch

Thank aaron p
Reviewed 14 August 2018

Variety of authentic foods to choose from was great. Prices were very reasonable. Drinks were good and strong. Service was quick even in the middle of busy Musikfest.

Thank Keena A
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

Red Stag is always a good place to visit! Their Scottish Oat Pancakes and Full Irish breakfast fueled us for a day of listening to great music. Amy was a wonderful server. Don't miss this gem of a pub/restaurant any time you are in the...More

1  Thank camil1027
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

Have been here several times... for drinks... or dinner... but our last visit was on Fathers’ Day for Hops for Pops. Great beer, bbq, Music, and swag! We will be back!

1  Thank DMC309
Reviewed 17 July 2018

Went to this restaurant for a special event. The food was rather poor. Roast beef too red, no sides. The up stair room was not properly set up even though the place had plenty of notice.

Thank Dennis F
Reviewed 9 July 2018

Fun atmosphere! This is definitely a spot for late night drinks and a good time with friends. A must try while in downtown Bethlehem.

Thank Kristina S
Reviewed 30 June 2018

My wife and I dined here recently for lunch and enjoyed it very much. The menu had plenty of options and the waitress was very nice and kept our drinks full. The atmosphere was like being in Ireland. We enjoyed the adjacent store as well.

Thank Joe K
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
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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