Bars & Pubs

  • The Dylan Whisky Bar
  • Biddy Early's
  • The Rafter Dempsey's
  • Kytelers Inn
  • The Field Bar & Restaurant
Shem's Bar Kilkenny -  View Details

Shem's Bar - An Original John Street Bar

A: 61 John Street
T: 056 7805782  W:

Shem's is a Traditional Irish Bar, one of the few left in Kilkenny City

  • Home to the Kilkenny Kitchen Sessions every Tuesday night
  • 2 minute walk from the train station
  • Large function room available for private parties
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Syd Harkins Public House -  View Details

Syd Harkins Public House & Accommodation

A: 25 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny
T: 056 7722134 

  • Friendly family run bar
  • Located in the city centre - 2 minute walk to Kilkenny Castle
  • Homemade soup and fresh sandwiches served daily
  • Accommodation available - Room only, Rooms en-suite
  • Proprietor: Syd Harkins
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The Dylan Whisky Bar -  View Details

The Dylan Whisky Bar

A: 6 John Street, Kilkenny
T: (056) 772 2689  E:  W:

National Winner of Powers Whiskey "Ireland's Best Snug 2011". The Dylan Whisky Bar on John Street, is an old Victorian-style bar with an ever growing whiskey library containing over 200 of the world's finest. Open turf fires, walls adorned with whiskey mirrors, old advertising and Bob Dylan memorabilia along with its cosy snug all add to the pub's unique character and warm, cosy atmosphere. Private Whiskey sipping and tasting classes available.

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Tynan's Bridge House Bar 1703 -  View Details

Tynan's Bridge House Bar 1703

A: 2 Johns Bridge, Kilkenny.
T: 056 7721291 

An olde worlde classic Irish pub with brass gas lanterns, a horse shoe shaped bar and gorgeous antiquities left over from when Tynans was a grocery and pharmacy. There’s a great ambience and it’s the perfect place to strike up a conversation with some of the locals.

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Kytelers Inn -  View Details

Kytelers Inn - Kilkenny's Medieval Tavern

A: Kieran Street, Kilkenny City
T: +353 56 7721064  E:  W:

The original owner of Kytelers Inn was Dame Alice le Kyteler. In her time she gained notoriety not least because she had four husbands and a considerable fortune. Her enemies conspired to accuse her of witchcraft but she was never burnt at the stake having escaped to England. What is on record is the Kytelers Inn was" a place of merrymaking and good cheer".

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Lenehans Bar -  View Details

Lenehans Bar

A: 10 Castlecomer Road, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny
T: 056 7721621  E:  W:

Lenehans family run bar is one of Kilkenny's oldest public houses. Lenehan's is a place where you are always guaranteed to get the best pint of Guinness together with an accompanying chat with "the locals". You know that you have found a special place when a pub has not changed in more than a century.

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Bollards Bar & Bistro -  View Details

Bollards Bar & Bistro

A: 31/32 St. Kierans Street,
T: 056 7761319  E: 

Situated in the heart of Kilkenny's shopping area. Bollard's pub has been in the Bollard family since 1904. So while steeped in history and tradition, they offer a high standard of food, drink and service to suit all modern day requirements. Live Traditional Irish Fiddle Session every Friday from 9pm.

Beaujolais Wine Bar @ Bollards open Fri & Sat from 6pm till late

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Breathnachs Steak & Ale House -  View Details

Breathnachs Steak & Ale House

A: John Street, Kilkenny
T: 056 7756737  E:  W:

  • City Centre location, close to Railway Station
  • Live Trad music, Live DJ's
  • Full Cocktail Menu & Extensive Wine list
  • Menu's based on Traditional Irish Food, Steaks a speciality
  • Special group menus available
  • Private room hire available for parties and functions. Hens & Stag Parties welcome
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Cleeres Bar and Theatre -  View Details

Cleeres Bar and Theatre

A: 28 Parliament Street, Kilkenny
T: 056 7762573  E:  W:

Home to a world of live music, comedy, theatre, whiskeys and world beers. Fresh food served daily. Live trad music every Monday and Wednesday. This Traditional Irish bar also boasts a 100 seater theatre. The Longest Running Session in Kilkenny!

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The Grapevine -  View Details

The Grapevine Cafe, Wine & Tapas

A: 6 Rose Inn Street (opposite the Tourist Office), Kilkenny
T: 056 7712956  E: 

Situated on historic Rose Inn Street, The Grapevine offers visitors to Kilkenny something completely unique.

  • Lunch & Evening Menus, Sunday Brunch
  • Wine & Beer Tasting evenings, International Cuisine evenings
  • Parties catered for, Live Music & DJ
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Left Bank -  View Details

Left Bank

A: The Parade, Kilkenny City
T: 056 7750016  E:  W:

Left Bank, once the Bank of Ireland branch is a large imposing stone building located on ‘The Parade’ in Kilkenny’s cultural quarter. The building, which was once the hub of local banking is now a fantastic super pub. This impressive building with its high ceilings, magnificent furniture and diverse mix of artwork and artifacts is tastefully mixed with modern features  to create Kilkenny’s most popular venue.

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Egans Bar & Accommodation -  View Details

Egans Bar and B&B Accommodation

A: 46 Upper John Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
T: (056) 7751179 

Egans Traditional Irish Bar and B&B is ideally located on Upper John Street directly across the road from the Railway Station and McDonagh Shopping Centre. Live Music every Saturday & Sunday. Room available for Private Parties. Smoking Terrace, Off Licence on premises. Bed and Breakfast Accommodation Available.

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The Field Bar & Restaurant -  View Details

The Field Bar & Restaurant

A: No.2 High Street, Kilkenny City
T: 056 7702763  E:  W:

Located in the heart of Kilkenny, on the Parade, The Field Bar and Restaurant is the perfect location for breakfast / brunch, lunch and dinner. Popular multi purpose venue creates a warm and relaxing environment for people to sit and enjoy good food. This traditional bar / restaurant has been serving food and entertainment to locals and tourist for years. Live Music & DJ's throughout the week, with styles to suit all tastes

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Lanigan's Bar & Hostel -  View Details

Lanigan's Bar & Hostel

A: 28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny
T: +353 56 772 17 18  E:  W:

Lanigans Bar is a family owned operated business that has been a major player in the hospitality business in Kilkenny since 1981. Lanigans is a very popular and lively Kilkenny pub, with themed nights, live music and sport and generally great fun for all who visit. A must is a visit to our Legend's Hurling Bar Museum. Lanigan's purpose built hostel (visit website) is comfortable, safe, clean and great value for visitors on a budget.

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The Rafter Dempsey's -  View Details

The Rafter Dempsey's

A: 4 Friary Street Kilkenny.
T: 056 7722970  E:  W:

The Rafter Dempsey’s is an attractive pub/restaurant situated in the heart of the medieval city of Kilkenny. Rafter Dempsey's is just a short stroll from all the historic sights of the city. It is a bright comfortable award-winning bar with a homely log fire decorated in traditional old world style. It offers a friendly ambience where impromptu sessions often happen. It is renowned for its good food and friendly efficient service.

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Biddy Early's -  View Details

Biddy Early's Kilkenny

A: 6 John Street, Kilkenny
T: (056) 772 2689 ‎  E:  W:

Biddy Early's is a fun bar and Kilkenny's No.1 Cocktail bar (Cocktail Happy Hour 12-8pm, Mon-Thurs). Biddy's has something going on every night from Karaoke, Live Bands & Live DJ's every weekend. Private Cocktail Making Classes.  "Where no one is a stranger, just friends that haven't met yet".

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The Orchard House Pub and Restaurant -  View Details

The Orchard House Pub and Restaurant

A: New Orchard Road, Kilkenny
T: 056 7712636  E:  W:

The Orchard House is a wonderful family friendly pub and restaurant located in beautiful Kilkenny City.

  • Fabulous Beer Garden with Chidren's Play Area
  • Function Room Hire
  • Roof Top Terrace
  • Off Licence
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Matt The Millers -  View Details

Matt The Millers Bar & Restaurant

A: No.1 John Street, Kilkenny City, Ireland.
T: +353 56 776 1696  E:  W:

Matt the Millers No1 Late bar in Kilkenny with Top Bands and Djs! Matt the Millers Bar & Restaurant is situated right in the heart of Kilkenny City over looking the River Nore and the castle. It has 5 floors each with its own unique bar, the highlight of which is the tobacco shop where you can enjoy a fine cigar in a fully heated and covered area.

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An Poc Fada - Live Music Venue & Sports Bar -  View Details

An Poc Fada - Live Music Venue & Sports Bar

A: 20 Rose Inn Street (Off the Parade), Kilkenny
T: (056) 779 7058 

A very popular bar and restaurant with both visitors and locals renowned for its friendly staff and live entertainment every night from traditional to rebel to soft rock which will cater all your needs. Located on the lively Rose Inn Street just off the Castle Parade. Free WiFi. All Parties and Hen Parties welcome


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The Metropole Pub, Hostel & Backpackers -  View Details

The Metropole Pub, Hostel & Backpackers

A: High St, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny, Ireland
T: +353 (0)56 7763778  E:  W:

The Metropole Pub & Hostel is in the heart of Kilkenny. We are a 4 minute walk from both the Castle and St.Canice's Cathedral and right in the middle of the shopping and pub scene of Kilkenny. We cater for local and international patrons, whether it is for a bed for the night, a pint or a bite of lunch or dinner. We are known for great live music, hostel and backpacker accommodation and great food. All are welcome.

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The Pumphouse -  View Details

The Pumphouse, its some buzz

A: 26 Parliament Street, Kilkenny
T: (056) 776 3924 

A spacious, friendly and happening pub in the heart of Kilkenny city, across the road from the renowned Watergate Theatre and the "Smithwicks's Experience". The Pumphouse attracts both a loyal local crowd and visitors to Kilkenny who create and enjoy it's lively atmosphere. It's long serving young staff will keep you entertained and help you with our range of craft beers. We offer great drink deals to make your money last longer. Some Buzz for a night out. Entertainment Details →

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Brewery Corner -  View Details

Brewery Corner

A: 29 Parliament Street, Kilkenny City

Brewery Corner is Kilkenny’s Craft Beer pub. With a focus on locally produced, small Irish brewers, giving people an alternative to mass produced, industrial beers. We only ever serve Irish beers and ciders on draught from artisan brewers such as O’Hara’s; 8 Degrees; Trouble Brewing; Metalman; Stonewell and; Porterhouse.

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Marble City Bar and Tea Rooms

Marble City Bar and Tea Rooms

A: 66 High Street, Kilkenny City
T: +353 56 776 1143  W:

Situated within walking distance from Langton House Hotel, The Marble City Bar & Tea Rooms is one the oldest public houses in the County it has still retained many of the original features and exudes a warm & friendly atmosphere. Food is served from 9am – 10pm daily

Victor's Bar and Restaurant

Victor's Bar and Restaurant

A: Clubhouse Hotel, Patrick Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
T: (0)56 77 21 994  W:

Victors Bar in Kilkenny is a popular "Watering Hole" for both visitors and locals alike. The "Olde World" charm, a fine selection of drinks and wines and occasional live music make it the ideal place for a great night out. Victors Restaurant great value Early Bird Menu is served nightly, and our Sumptuous A la Carte Menu has something for everyone. Our signature dish "The Club House Kilkenny Steaks" are the best in town.

Little Andy's

Little Andy's

A: 1 Ormonde Road, Kilkenny
T: (056) 7765161 

  • Home Of Good Guinness
  • Traditional Irish Pub
  • Sport & Live Music 
  • Great Craic, always lively topics with locals.
Langtons Bars & Restaurant

Langtons Bars & Restaurant

A: 66 High Street, Kilkenny City
T: +353 56 7765133  W:

Langton's bars are smooth, sophisticated and each subtly different blending contemporary style, impeccable furnishings in a relaxed atmosphere. Going for a quiet drink, a night out or just a aperitif before dinner, each occasion conjures up different moods and Langton's has it all. Savour the selection of the many dining options available within the Langtons Restaurants.

Hole in the Wall

Hole in the Wall

A: 17 High Street, Kilkenny City
T: 087 8075650 (Mike Conway)  E:  W:

The Hole in the Wall, Kilkenny's renowned 18th century tavern is housed in the oldest surviving townhouse in Ireland - the 1582 Archer Inner House, 17 High St. Fully restored over the past 10 years the Elizabethan building with its tavern, snug and Archer room are now open to visitors for the first time in hundreds of years.


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