McCarthy's Red Stag Pub and Whiskey Bar

Experience a taste of Ireland and the British Isles at Bethlehem's Celtic Pub and Restaurant.

Experience a taste of Ireland and the British Isles at Bethlehem's Celtic Pub and Whiskey Bar. With authentic Irish and British Isles food made from scratch, a full bar, an extensive Irish and Scottish whisky menu, and a family-friendly atmosphere, McCarthy's is the place for a true Celtic experience in the Lehigh Valley.

Special whiskey/whisky Events:


Monthly Whiskey Tastings

Join us on the first Thursday of every month to explore our whiskey menu offerings.
Purchase tickets in advance or at the door. Please enjoy responsibly and arrange for transportation if needed.

Our Whiskey Menu


About Elizabeth Riley Bell

Elizabeth Riley Bell has recently written a comprehensive book about single malt Scotch whisky, which extends to over 400 pages. It is the first comprehensive book written by an American on the subject and was released in 2012 with a second edition released in July 2014.

She is a consultant and authority on single malt Scotch and writes about single malts, the whisky industry, and Scotland’s distillery region as well as conducting tastings, Scotch dinners, and staff development sessions. Additionally, she works on blind tasting panels at The Scotch Malt Whisky Society in Edinburgh, evaluates single malts for magazine buying guides and works as a consultant for several whisky distributors. Her extensive travels in all the distillery regions in Scotland have allowed her to gain first-hand knowledge of the production of Scotch and new products and to establish professional contacts there, which included working a distillery run with the mashman and stillman at Speyburn Distillery. 

In April 1996, she was the first woman and the first American to undergo training in the evaluation of whiskies at the Scotch Whisky Research Institute in Edinburgh and recently updated her skills while attending a refresher course in 2011. In April 2014, the Scotch Whisky Industry inducted her as a Keeper of the Quaich in recognition of her contribution to the culture, heritage and promotion of Scotch Whisky.


Lehigh Valley Whisky


LVWC is dedicated to spreading the word of whisky (and, indeed, whiskey) in the Lehigh Valley in the form of regular tasting events and sporadic blog posts. We cover the full scope of whisky and our events feature whiskies from all around the world. Whether you’re only just beginning your whisky journey or you’re a seasoned obsessor, we’re confident we can help to keep you informed and entertained.

The Glencairn Glass


The Glencairn Glass can be found at every major whisky festival in the world as well as any serious whisky bar. The glass is used in distilleries from the Glens of Speyside to the paddy fields of Yilan County. Since its launch in 2001 the glass has won numerous awards, including the Queens Award for Innovation. It may have taken a few hundred years to arrive, but whisky now has a glass of its own... finally!

Available for purchase in Donegal Square.