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A Nip, a Toot, a Tot, a Half…
or a Wee Dram

Growing up with Hot Toddys and Hot Ports as a winter warmer and family favourites gives a love and respect for whiskey.  A visit to McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub will include a fabulous selection of unique whiskeys from around the world, as well as various beers from Ireland, Scotland and the United States. A sample of our famous McCarthy’s Irish Cream is a must try in a French Pressed Coffee, as a mix in a cocktail, or simply on the rocks. If you’re lucky, you might also find it in one of our luscious desserts made special in-house (yummmm!).

Whether you’re looking to try a whiskey from Scotland, Ireland, Japan (yes, we have whiskey from Japan) or even the United States, we offer OVER 200 VARIETIES!  

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Monthly Whiskey Tastings!

Join us each month for an evening of fun and education as we sample a different whiskey, guided by our knowledgeable whiskey representatives.

All Tastings begin at 7 PM, and last for approximately one hour.
$20 Admisson • Ages 21+ only, please

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June 2018

Whiskey Wednesday

June 27 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 4, 2018

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Each Wednesday we will introduce a new whiskey or feature an existing expression from our collection. The feature will be available as a regular pour, as well as a wee sample pour. No tickets necessary, just come visit us at the bar! NEW WHISKY LAUNCH DATES: JUNE 13th - Jim Beam Black JUNE 20th - Tullamore Dew XO JUNE 27 - Sexton JULY 4 - Pops McCann JULY 11 - Glenmorangie Signet JULY 18 - Jameson 18 Year JULY 25 -…

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July 2018

Whiskey Wednesday

July 4 @ 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 5:00pm on Wednesday, repeating until July 4, 2018

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Each Wednesday we will introduce a new whiskey or feature an existing expression from our collection. The feature will be available as a regular pour, as well as a wee sample pour. No tickets necessary, just come visit us at the bar! NEW WHISKY LAUNCH DATES: JUNE 13th - Jim Beam Black JUNE 20th - Tullamore Dew XO JUNE 27 - Sexton JULY 4 - Pops McCann JULY 11 - Glenmorangie Signet JULY 18 - Jameson 18 Year JULY 25 -…

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Jack Daniel’s Whiskey Tasting

July 5 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Whiskey Tasting

Join us on Thursday, July 5, 2018 for a very special Jack Daniel's Whiskey Tasting at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, guided by our knowledgeable whisky representatives! This tasting will include a BBQ picnic dinner that includes ribs, pulled pork, corn, cornbread, brownies, potato salad, coleslaw and baked beans. Doors open at 6:00PM for dinner and the whiskey tasting begins at 7:00PM. Tickets are $45 and include dinner, the tasting, plus tax and gratuity.  Whiskey Expressions: Jack Daniel's Single Barrel Rye Jack Daniel's…

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August 2018

Laphroaig Scotch Tasting

August 2 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Whiskey Tasting

Join us on Thursday, August 2, 2018 for the Laphroaig Scotch Tasting at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, guided by our knowledgeable whisky representatives!  7:30 PM until 9:00 PM Doors to Great Room will open early for tasting ticket holders to enjoy a meal prior to the tasting. Our full regular menu will be available in the Great Room from 5:00-6:30pm. *Please note that in order to set-up the tasting on time, all food must be ordered by 6:30PM. For Great…

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September 2018

Highland Park Scotch Tasting

September 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
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Whiskey Tasting

Join us on Thursday, September 6, 2018 for the Highland Park Scotch Tasting at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, guided by our knowledgeable whisky representatives! 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM Doors to Great Room will open early for tasting ticket holders to enjoy a meal prior to the tasting. Our full regular menu will be available in the Great Room from 5:00-6:30pm. *Please note that in order to set-up the tasting on time, all food must be ordered by 6:30PM. For…

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October 2018

Ardbeg Scotch Tasting

October 4 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
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Join us on Thursday, October 4th, 2018 for the Ardbeg Scotch Tasting at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, guided by our knowledgeable whisky representatives! 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM Doors to Great Room will open early for tasting ticket holders to enjoy a meal prior to the tasting. Our full regular menu will be available in the Great Room from 5:00-6:30pm. *Please note that in order to set-up the tasting on time, all food must be ordered by 6:30PM. For Great…

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Whiskey Ceilidh • A Festival of Whiskey Rarities

October 20 @ 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
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Join us for our 2nd Annual Whiskey Ceilidh: A Festival of Whiskey Rarities on October 20. Samples of over 50 Whiskeys from Distilleries around the world.

Our 2nd Annual Whiskey Ceilidh A Festival of Whiskey Rarities! Sign up for one of three sessions to tour the craft world of whiskey through the over 50 samples of whiskeys from distilleries around the world. Each session is limited to 40 participants, so please reserve your space early. • 1-3PM – VIP PREMIUM SESSION • $100 per person (Additional select rarities offered, along with additional fancy food) • 3:30-5:30PM – SESSION 1 • $75 per person Each session includes…

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November 2018

Glenmorangie Whisky Tasting

November 1 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
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JOIN US ON THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 1ST, 2018 FOR THE GLENMORANGIE WHISKY TASTING AT MCCARTHY’S RED STAG PUB, GUIDED BY OUR KNOWLEDGEABLE WHISKY REPRESENTATIVES! The tasting begins at 7:30 PM and we will be accompanied by a true Glenmorangie Ambassador – Tickets are $100 and include dinner and whisky. Three food courses to be paired with the whisky expressions. The Menu:   Welcome Course: Charcuterie Plate of assorted meats, cheeses, chocolate, nuts. Paired with a cocktail made with Glenmorangie 10 Year Appetizer: Lightly…

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December 2018

Macallan Whisky Tasting

December 6 @ 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 US
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Whiskey Tasting

Join us on Thursday, December 6, 2018 for The Macallan Whisky Tasting at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, guided by our knowledgeable whisky representatives! Tasting is from 7:30 PM until 9:00 PM Doors to Great Room will open early for tasting ticket holders to enjoy a meal prior to the tasting. Our full regular menu will be available in the Great Room from 5:00-6:30pm. *Please note that in order to set-up the tasting on time, all food must be ordered by…

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Sushi Demonstration and Japanese Whiskey Pairing

December 13 @ 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub, 534 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018 United States
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Free

Sushi Demonstration and Japanese Whiskey Pairing, December 13 from 6:30 to 9pm at McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub in Bethlehem, PA. Guests will enjoy a Sushi Demonstration from Chef Christopher Bavlinka of The Stone Soup and a History of Japanese Whiskey Making presentation by Janet Brennan, a Red Stag Pub whiskey ambassador. Guests to sample sushi and several Japanese style whiskeys, including •Hakushu• Suntory Toki• Suntory Hibiki• and Nikka Coffey Grain $50 per person, limited seating available.

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Our Famous McCarthy’s Irish Coffee

McCarthy’s Irish Cream is a recipe from my mother from 2nd World War Northern Ireland, which we serve at The Red Stag as our “much better than Baileys” Liqueur. It can also be incorporated in our McCarthy’s Irish Cream Coffee. If you don’t love it, we’ll be really surprised.

McCarthy's Irish Coffee

Irish Coffee was developed in Ireland by Joe Sheridan, a restaurant owner in Foynes County Kerry early in the 1940s as a ploy to attract American visitors who landed in flying boats (the first regular Trans Atlantic crossings) on the River Shannon and docked at his jetty. Armed with the knowledge that Americans loved coffee and sweet cream ladened items, he devised one of our favourite beverages.  The Irish Coffee became popularized in the USA when Joe Sheridan took a position at the famed Buena Vista Cafe in San Francisco and made it a staple on their menu. Sheridan’s Irish Cream ,which comes in a split bottle with the black on one side and the cream on the other, is poured to look like an Irish Coffee, and just as in the original drink, is designed so the coffee is sipped through the cream. Other Irish Cream Liqueurs such as Bailey’s became popular over the years — but we think you’ll agree that our own version is by far the best.

 

Meet us in the Snug.

Whiskey Snug

What is a Snug?

Back in Ireland in “years gone by”, women weren’t really welcome in pubs (at least reputable women), so many pubs built Snugs to provide a safe haven inside the pub. We have three Snugs in The RSP, inspired by the Crowne Saloon in Belfast, Northern Ireland. We think you will love the ambiance, great for a private lunch meeting, a Marriage Proposal, or just a place to hang out with friends on a weekend.

McCarthy’s Red Stag Pub now has three Whiskey Snugs where you can dine, chat, and enjoy your time with friends and family…or strangers if you wish. 

The three snugs are named:  The Dog Snug, Snug 2, and Snug 3.  Try one out for yourself!

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