MYSTERY SOLVED. The story unfolds with Scotty the Carpenter making a valiant attempt to run a restaurant. He built a warm and inviting space … created an underground ambience reminiscent of simpler times. Brick walls, chalkboards, and a collection of books meant to evoke nostalgia for turning a page (rather than swiping a screen). The carpenter poured his heart and soul into his aptly named Celtic Cavern. Yet bringing the concept full circle remained a mystery … until now.

As fate would have it, Scotty Brown a.k.a. Carpenter-Moonlighting-Restauranteur, crossed paths with two friends. Although they were guys who came from humble beginnings, they both shared grandiose visions of the future. They knew the restaurant business inside and out. One’s claim to fame was his glorious, self-taught talent of cooking. The other’s was his superior skills at mixing a cocktail while sparking engaging conversation (as well as his uncanny resemblance to Vincent van Gogh). Bill Nemecek was a proven rock star in the back of the house while Brandon Warren was a local celebrity in the front of the house. After only a few encounters with this dynamic duo, Scotty (HOH) knew his mystery had been solved. 

Joining the Celtic team as part owners, Executive Chef Bill Nemecek (BOH) and General Manager Brandon Warren (FOH) have put their magical and memorable touch on Middletown’s first-ever gastropub. A tastefully designed and always-evolving seasonal menu, combined with a truly unique craft beer selection, define the experience and know-how of Bill and Brandon. The missing pieces to the crazy and complex puzzle better known as the restaurant business.

Enter our room. Watch our step. And prepare to be amazed.