Denver >Bars & Clubs > Celtic Tavern
1801 Blake St, Denver, CO | Directions 8020239.752778 -104.996692
Neighborhoods: LoDo, Union Station, Northwest Denver
When I was there, I ordered the fish and chips. Great! A little expensive but worth the money. Good beer selection also. Worth a try for sure
Absolutely atrocious!! – I have never NEVER been treated so poorly in all my life EVER!! I normally attend the Celtic with a group of friends once a month and I will NEVER attend here again. Firstly, they lost my credit card, which after 30 minutes of searching it was no-where to be found. I then had to go through the hassle of calling my credit card company to cancel it. After being there for 2 and a half hours, I was asked for my order ONCE (my first beer was ordered at the bar before I sat down at a table) When I did order my beer, the waitress messed up my order (it was only 2 drinks). When I went to close the tab I asked our waitress TWO times, before I finally got up and went to the bar to clear my tab. My 'waitress' then magically found my credit card (which she never bothered to tell me it had been found) and proceeded to swipe it through the reader. Of course it had been declined (no surprise there!) and I told her that of course it had, because I had to cancel it because it had been 'lost.' My waitress then decided to raise her voice when I asked to speak to the manager because I didn't like her attitude. She threw my bill on the floor, told me "f*** you" while flipping me the bird. The manager was really assy and defending his waitress and I explained what had happened. He then told me it was sorted (he never apologized for his waitress' attitude" As I was walking to the door with my pregnant wife and friends, the waitress followed me to the door and told me "f*** you" and stuck up her fingers at me again and shouted to the whole bar. I don't know why the waitress acted the way she did, all's I know is that my group of friends are never going back to the Celtic ever again. This is not the first time I have been here and the service has been poor, but this episode is just astounding. I hope no-one else gets treated the way that I was. I was very scared that she was going to hit me or my wife, who was also scared. NEVER AGAIN AM I GOING TO THE CELTIC. IF YOU LIKE CRAPPY SERVICE, ABUSE AND THREATENING BEHAVIOR FROM THEIR STAFF, THEN GO AHEAD.....
By far the worst service in Denver – If you enjoy bad food, crappy drinks, and shocking service this is the place for you. Guaranteed to ruin your night.
PASS - Terrible customer experience... read below! – I visited this taven on a Tuesday night catching up with some friends who were in town. My 1st impression was a good one, a nice long bar, bowling in the back, and nice decorations. Unfortunately things quickly went downhill.
After spending $100 on drinks and $20 to bowl the pizza we had ordered from next door arrived (the kitchens were closed at the Celtic). A man with white hair and kahaki shorts took the pizza from the delivery man and informed us we would not be allowed to eat it in the bar/resturaunt/lounge/patio area. There is no posted signs advising no outside food or drink. He put the pizza on the sidewalk outside in 20 degree weather. I asked if we could be refunded for bowling (we had not bowled a frame yet) and we would just leave, he refused. I asked his name so I could write a complaint, he refused. I did not get combative or aggressive with this individual but be began swearing at me and grabbed me by my jacket and pushed me out of the bar.
I called the police who came to the scene and weighed my options for filing an assult charge but decided it was more of a waste of the officers time than anything else and let them go. I don't feel I was unreasonable wanting to eat some pizza while bowling and enjoying beers, I would have happily ordered from the Celtic had they been providing any.
All in all the establishment is great but watch out for the old guy in shorts! He's an angry one.
WOW!!! – If you like to do drugs, enjoy lousy food, and even worse service, this place get 2 thumbs up!!!
bloody great time – I love The Celtic. The service is outstanding. Food is awesome and beer and scotch selection you cant beat. great place to have a party, especially because you can reserve rooms all to yourself.
sometimes looks slow, but when you consider the size of the place..... But when its busy its insanity. sometimes you have to wait a bit for your drink, but thats a price you pay when you go someplace where the crowd is packed in like sardines.
yes you can smoke there, they are a cigar bar after all, but delaneys next door is the non smoking bar. same food, same drinks, same staff and owners, only difference is the name and smoking policy.
you big babies cry because you cant buy Guiness, which is nothing more than a name. you can get it everywhere, why don't you sophisticate your palette and have a murphy's (a true Irish beer, not a sell out)
5 stars, well done guys,
by the way has anyone tried the awesome irish cofee's, best in town.
Bad Service; too expensive for what it is; horrible DJs – I had been told about this place for sometime because since it's so close to Coors Field in LoDo it gets a lot of business along with it's counterpart Delaney's. For what it's worth, the service is terrible at both places (expect to wait at least 10-20 minutes for a beer on any busy night) and the staff are rude. The prices are way too expensive for what they're worth. I guess they know they can jack things up because of their proximity to Coors. Due yourself a favor and head to Jackson's Hole if you're looking for a beer after the game (much cheaper and much friendlier staff). And, if you're looking for an Irish Pub head over to Katie Mullens on 16th and Court in Denver. The staff there is friendly, the prices are reasonable, and the food is great. Just my two cents.
Worst Service in Colorado – This place is ridiculous. I was there with my wife during the St Patrick's Day Parade, and yes it was understandably busy and we expected that, but that's not an excuse for the service we got. We arrived early in the morning and paid the $5/person cover charge, and were told to order food from a waitress. After 40 minutes of being blatantly ignored by the wait staff (even after getting in front of a waitress and asking if we could order and her actually dodging me) I told the manager my problem and he told me not to complain, and when I asked for our cover charge back he said "No way in Hell." Nice place. So we left, went to another nearby Irish bar which was actually busier yet still maintained quality service.
The Celtic is a joke and it's run by a bunch of incompetent people. I nor any of my friends will be going there again.
Best (and almost only) smoking venue in LoDo – I have been going to The Celtic ever since it first opened around 8-9 years ago. It may not be fully "authentic Irish", but it is certainly more so than "Faux-do" (Fado) near Coors Field. They have a great selection of beers, the ambience is very casual, and (if you happen to smoke), it's just about the only game in town (unless you want to fork over wads of cash to watch strippers at The Diamond Cabaret, or hang out at the rather stuffy Churchill Bar at the Brown Palace). There is also (usually) a live band playing on Saturday nights.
If you'd rather not deal with the smoke, you can just wander next door to their sister pub, Delaney's (where they have live music on Fridays).
Friendly staff, great food – Ate here for lunch. We had heard/read mixed reviews. I really enjoyed the interior. Very big, and spacious (well without a whole crowd of people). Lots of dark wood that made it feel cozy. The wait staff was very friendly and happy to see us. I had the eggplant parm sandwhich, Oh my lord! Really really tasty! Hubby went with the Burger topped with Pepper Jack and Bacon. He really enjoyed it as well! We would definitely come back during the evening (gotta try their cider) and again for lunch!
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