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Casual Dining in Kilkenny’s Top Gastro Pubs

Casual Dining in Kilkenny this Autumn

Experience the unforgettable atmosphere as you explore the music, local brew and delicious food in Kilkenny’s traditional gastro pubs. These colourful Bars are dotted throughout the city between the cobbled streets and medieval buildings. Take advantage of the spacious beer gardens offering locally brewed ales, beer and seasonal fresh food from local producers. So, whether you are looking for a casual dining experience to suit the whole family or a night out with friends to enjoy some artisan cocktails and tasty bites, Kilkenny’s gastro pubs have something for to suit everyone.

Left Bank Bar Kilkenny

The Left Bank

Left Bank is arguably Kilkenny’s most popular pub, located in the centre of Kilkenny city. A recently renovated Bank of Ireland Branch, Left Bank features a beautifully designed main bar with a warm atmosphere and friendly staff and a large covered and heated smoking area with its own indoor and outdoor bar and an outdoor fireplace. Their extensive bar menu offers a variety of lunch options as light or as filling as you like! Their dishes are served with fresh, locally sourced produce with an emphasis on quality. The desserts are all made daily in-house to complement their speciality coffees. Food is served Monday to Sunday from 12 pm to 9pm. Vegetarian & Gluten Free Options available.

Visit: www.leftbank.ie

Paris Texas Kilkenny

Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant

Paris Texas is located on the main shopping street in the heart of Kilkenny City. Winner of the ‘Pub of the Year’ in the Irish Pub Awards 2019, the newly refurbished pub has transformed into one of the leading Gastro pubs in the South East and is home to an in-house wood smoking oven offering a fusion of traditional American South West favourites with the sophistication of New Orleans French Quarter. Paris Texas delivers restaurant quality food at affordable prices ensuring its popularity with local and visitors alike. Regular offers and specials are available mid week with ladies night on Friday not to be missed. Inside this wonderfully adorned pub the bar extends right back from the High St with a large seated area for dining leading on to a bespoke designed covered smoking area and then on to a Gin Bar where Friday Nights come into their own.

Visit: www.paristexas.ie

Matt the Millers Kilkenny

Matt the Millers

Matt the Millers is one of the most popular pubs in Kilkenny. The energetic bar features four floors with a bar on each and a warm atmosphere where customers are spoilt for choice with great food, and a welcoming bar in a pub that has maintained its true Medieval Character. So come on down and soak up the atmosphere for yourself!

Visit: www.mattthemillers.com

Kytelers Inn Kilkenny

Kytelers Inn

A truly historical venue with an intriguing background. But you will have to visit to hear the whole story! Kytelers Inn work closely with local suppliers, for example, local butcher Micheal Mullins has crafted the perfect “Banger”(sausage) that is made from pork reared in Kilkenny, using Guinness and Leek as ingredients. This is perfectly accompanied by local beer from Sullivan’s, the original family to brew beer in Kilkenny. Here you can eat and drink with delicious fresh home made foods and quality wines and beers to suit all tastes. 

Visit: Kytelers Inn 


Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant

Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant

Lanigan’s Bar & Restaurant is a family run Traditional Kilkenny Bar located in the heart of the medieval city. Live Music is on offer 7 nights a week and Irish Cuisine served until 9pm each evening.  Lanigan’s also offer the The Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience which brings you down a unique sporting experience into the world’s oldest & Fastest Field Game. Located close to top Kilkenny attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, the newly added addition of Kilkenny Ghost Tours is a must when visiting the Medieval capital of Ireland. A warm and Friendly welcome will always greet you at Lanigan’s.

Visit: www.lanigans.ie

marble city bar and tearooms Kilkenny

Marble City Bar & Tearooms

Situated within walking distance from Langton House Hotel, The Marble City Bar & Tea Rooms (a sister property of Langton’s) is one of the oldest public houses in the county. It has still retained many of the original features and exudes a warm & friendly atmosphere. The Marble City Bar is a favourite with locals and residents alike, offering extensive menus boasting the best in fresh local Irish produce and service. Downstairs, The Marble City Tea Rooms, situated on a bustling pedestrianised shopping street is an ideal meeting spot with both indoor and outdoor seating available. It is the perfect setting in which to experience a varied selection of international coffees, teas and pastries along with a full and comprehensive menu.

Visit: Marble City Bar & Tearooms


Langtons Bar and Bistro Kilkenny

Langtons Bar

This multi award winning bar is snug and intimate on one side with an open fire and low ceilings. It extends onto the vaulted modern 67 bar which leads to a roof terrace and smoking room. A vibrant meeting place serving an extensive drinks menu including a wide variety of whiskeys, gins, wines, cocktails and craft beers both local and international. Serving food daily in a relaxed and comfortable setting. Open daily from 10.00am.

Visit: www.langtons.ie

Sullivan's Brewing Company Kilkenny

Sullivan’s Taproom

Soak up the atmosphere and savour the ancient craft of independent artisan brewing at the brand new Sullivan’s visitor centre in Kilkenny.  Visit the Taproom and enjoy food and drink with your friends or family in the new 0utdoor pods and seating area. Try a delicious woodfired pizza & pint of award winning Sullivan’s Brewing Company beer. Visitors will love the laid back atmosphere, friendly staff and trendy surroundings.  


Christy's Bar Kilkenny

Christy's Bar

Situated in an area known as “the Village” is Christy’s Bar, a family run business. This Kilkenny bar offers customers the chance to enjoy the traditional Irish society along with all the trappings of modern technology. Located close to Kilkenny Castle and the National Design and Craft Gallery this is the perfect spot to enjoy a sunny afternoon while visiting Kilkenny. At Christy’s Bar they offer a great casual dining menu including a range of delicious 12″ pizzas and the usual favourites such as Chicken and Chips, Fish and Chips and a range of tasty sides. With one of the largest Beer Gardens in the county complete barbeque facilities it is the perfect spot for some outdoor dining with lots of space for customers to relax. 

Visit: www.facebook.com/ChristyMorrisons


Visit www.tastekilkenny.ie for more information