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Trendy Eateries & Night-life

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Al Fresco Dining Hotspots in Kilkenny 

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Bridies Bar & General Store

Bridies Bar and General Store Kilkenny

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Bridies is an old-world bar, pub and general store with a charming walled garden to the rear. It is very popular with locals, and serves the best pint of Guinness. Hidden in the middle of Kilkenny's Medieval City, it's charm and old world style make this small bar the perfect place to meet your friends or to maybe make some new ones. It is part of Langton's Hotel Kilkenny and is named after one of the original founders of Langton’s, Bridie Langton.  Bridie’s Bar & General Store is certainly not one to be missed.  

The General Store is located at the front and has a beautiful old-world charm. The shop which is stocked with a mix of old quarter sweet jars, cards, gifts and pastries, is one of Kilkenny’s most photographed buildings.  Bridies Store offers high quality specialty coffee produced by skilled baristas together with a large selection of homemade pastries, sauces, oils and treats, prepared daily on-site. 

It also serves as a gift shop, boasting Irish made goods, like our large Voya range, Chunky Knits by Lisa, Soah Flowers & so much more. Entered through saloon doors reminiscent of a speak easy. The chat is always plentiful and only on big match days is a TV allowed into the Bar. To the back there is a long-walled Garden. Dotted down the garden are bus shelters where you can sit and enjoy the outdoors with a beer in hand, maybe even in the sunshine!  It is an escape from the hustle and bustle. If you are any way curious, then why not discover the charm of Bridies Bar & General Store.

Bridies Award winning garden is found by passing through the quirky sweet & gift shop and the snug old wold bar. When the sun shines, Bridies Garden is the perfect place to unwind. Enjoy the walled Gardens, bus shelters and the colourful blooms and planting whilst listening to some music. Why not join us for a beer in Bridies Garden and soak up the sun with friends and escape from the hustle and bustle of Kilkenny City.

 Bridies Bar and General Store is part of Langtons Hotel in Kilkenny City, renowned particularly for its impeccable customer service, good wholesome cuisine and genuine welcome. Visit www.langtons.ie.

Biddy Earlys Kilkenny

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Biddy Earlys Kilkenny

Kilkenny's best Cocktail and Party Bar has been slinging shots, mixing drinks and giving nights to remember since 1996. Visit Biddy Early's and we'll get your party going - you won't want to leave. You will find them on John Street in the center of Kilkenny's nightlife.


COCKTAIL HAPPY HOUR
Monday - Thursday: 12 noon - till 8pm
Friday - Sunday: 12 noon - till 6pm

What's on

There's always something on with nightly entertainment including: Karaoke, Live Bands, DJ sets, Private Cocktail Classes, Whisky Tasting and Sipping Masterclasses.

 

Find out more about What's On in Biddy Earlys or check out their Facebook page.

 

Lenehan’s Bar

Lenehans

Barrack Street, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7721621

One of the oldest pubs in Kilkenny City which has retained its character for over 150 years!

Lenehan's – one of the oldest pubs in Kilkenny city – and with the addition of the new “yard” in 2020 – one of the most modern spaces in the city.  The bar which was sold by the Lenehan family in 2019 has remained largely untouched and is still one of the most authentic old bars remaining in Ireland with some of the original features like the snug, the remenants of the old grocery and the brandy and port casketts.

 

The yard is modern and boasts individual booths and ample covered seating.  Food is served Monday through Saturday from 12.30 daily until 7.30…come visit us in Lenehan's when you visit Kilkenny for a bite to eat or just a tipple where you will be offered a warm welcome by our efficient and friendly staff.

 

 

Brogan’s Yard

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Brogan's Yard is a neighbourhood bar & garden located in the heart of Kilkenny City. Their exclusive cocktail bar is a hidden gem in Kilkenny, with their mixologists carefully mixing you your perfect cocktail. Brogan's kick-ass bar staff know how to pour a pint and have the laugh. The craic is mighty!! So get your arse down there and check it out.
 

They've open from 12 pm every day till late....

Riverview Bar & Terrace

Riverview Bar and Terrace Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Kilkenny River Court Hotel, The Bridge John Street, Kilkenny, R95 Y104

Tel: 056 7723388

events@rivercourthotel.com

https://www.rivercourthotel.com/bar-terrace.html

The Riverview Bar & Terrace has picture-perfect views, delicious home-cooked food & friendly service.

The Riverview Bar & Terrace at the Kilkenny Rivercourt Hotel is a place of friendliness and warmth in the heart of Kilkenny City. It is the ideal setting for a coffee, dining or few drinks with friends whilst enjoying the picture-perfect views of Kilkenny Castle and the River Nore. The Riverview Bar is also an ideal setting for small parties such as birthdays, family occasions or work gatherings. A private area can be reserved for groups on request providing you with the wonderful atmosphere of the Riverview Bar whilst enjoying your own private space.

They serve a delicious array of Bistro food throughout the day and evening, from salads, steaks, burgers, sandwiches and lots more not forgetting our tempting desserts and coffees. During the warmer days the outdoor Terrace area is alive with both residents and locals alike due to its stunning location on the water's edge. Locally the Terrace is known as the ultimate al fresco wining and dining area in Kilkenny and is the place to be. 

HOBAN Bar & Brasserie at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel

HOBAN Bar & Brasserie at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel in Kilkenny

Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel, Ormonde Street, Kilkenny, R95 Y5CX, Ireland

Tel: 056 7750200

reservations@kilkennyormonde.com

https://www.kilkennyormonde.com/hoban-bar-brasserie.html

HOBAN Bar & Brasserie at Kilkenny Ormonde Hotel in Kilkenny City Centre is where a relaxed atmosphere, excellent food and a genuine welcome awaits you. The bar is fabulously glamorous with a distinctly Art Deco feel and a cosy snug and warm fire providing the perfect backdrop to an extensive and impressive Cocktail and Drinks List.

A palette of rich peacock blue and russet orange combines with soft leathers, velvet and brass to give a warm ambience to this contemporary brasserie – the perfect spot to relax in after a busy day's sightseeing or to treat yourself after stressful week at work.

Opening Daily: Bar from 12.30pm (and 4.30pm from Monday to Thursday) and the Brasserie Serves from opening till 9pm 

HOBAN Sunday Brunch is served from 11am - 3 pm House DJ from 11.30 -1.30pm. Enjoy great classic brunch dishes in a buzzing brasserie atmosphere. The art deco glamour of the bar & brasserie is matched with soft mood lighting to soothe and our resident DJ will ease you into your Sunday with funky, easy listening music vibes.

Signature brunch cocktails like Bellini, Mimosa and Bloody Mary’s as well as non-alcoholic detox and kick-start cocktails to set you up for the day. Great for getting together with family or a group of friends or for the day after a celebration or night out.

See the HOBAN Brunch Menu here

HOBAN Evening Menu 

HOBAN Day Menu

HOBAN Brunch Menu

Pure Bar at Hotel Kilkenny

Pure Bar Hotel Kilkenny

This chic bar offers an inviting interior, a mix of old and new world styles. This stylish Kilkenny bar is a haven of designer luxury and is renowned for its great service, fantastic quality food & easy going atmosphere. Pure offers an extensive drinks, wine and cocktail list including some specialist drinks carefully assembled by the Pure team.  The Pure Bar food menu has been crafted to offer a great variety of dishes to suit all needs; Pure Bar Menu.

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

19 Main St, Ballycoam, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 0879715304

https://www.malzards.com/

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A great pub located in Stoneyford, Kilkenny just a short distance from Mount Juliet, that offers the best craic and great music. Malzards offers a traditional Irish Pub experience, with traditional Irish instruments available for you to play, or sing along with the local musicians in the bar.
Learn how to hurl: in a relaxed, fun environment, learn all about Ireland's ancient Gaelic game of hurling with neighbours, young and old will love it!

Left Bank Bar

Left Bank popular Kilkenny bar for couples, friends, groups and parties

Left Bank has been transformed into one of Kilkenny's most popular bars and venues. A recently renovated Bank of Ireland Branch, this Kilkennt bar features a beautifully designed main bar with lively atmosphere, friendly staff and Louie's Backyard and outdoor area is a fully heated and covered smoking area featuring its own fireplace and both an indoor and outdoor bar.

Rive Gauche restaurant serves a beautiful Gourmet Lunch daily from 12pm – 4.30pm. Groups and parties of all needs are invited to this Kilkenny bar to soak up the atmosphere in our historic and impressive bar.

Sams Kilkenny is the latest addition to The Left Bank.  The brand new Sams Kilkenny offers gourmet food delivered to you, in the comfort of your own home or you have the option to call and collect. They deliver within an 2km radius of Kilkenny City to ensure the quality and standard of their food. Specialising in pizzas, pastas, house dips and house desserts that are prepared daily by their professional kitchen team. Order and prepay over the phone or website and organise delivery or collection. ​Opening hours Monday to Sunday 1pm to 10pm. Call: 056 7818022.

Lanigan’s Bar & Restaurant

Lanigans Kilkenny Bar

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. Famed for its Hooly nights Live Trad with Cu Chulainn with World renowned Irish Dancer Ger Hayes and dancers from Evelyn White school of dance every Mon, Tues, Wed & Thur 9 till late. It also boasts the largest LCD video wall in Ireland for all your sporting events.

Adjacent to this famous Kilkenny bar is a brand new 40 bed Tourist Hostel offering visitors accommodation on a budget. Voted the number one on things to do in Kilkenny on Trip Advisor, The Kilkenny Way Hurling Experience 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.

Kytelers Inn

A Kilkenny bar and venue dating back to 1324 with an intriguing background

Kyteler's Inn is a truly historic Kilkenny bar and venue dating back to 1324 with an intriguing background - but you will have to visit to hear the whole story of witches & poisoned husbands! The building houses four bars over three floors with a great tradition for Music and is an IRISH MUSIC BAR award winner.

The Menu in Kyteler's reflects local, Irish produce and fare served with local beers.  Music is a huge part of Ireland's history and Traditional Irish music has a home right here in Kyteler's Inn. Enjoy a fun Trad session with a talented duo, every Monday to Thursday evening in the Main bar.

Visitors from all over the world join a local clientele for Bacon and Cabbage, Irish Stew, prime Steaks and our famous 'Vol au Vents' washed down with local Kilkenny beers, Harp lager and Guinness. This Kilkenny bar has catered for many tour groups over the years and would be very happy to look after any group in this great medieval building.  Kytelers Inn, Kilkenny offers the perfect surroundings for special occasions, communions, birthdays, Christmas parties, office parties & private parties.

Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant

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Looking for restaurants in Kilkenny, 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.

Marble City Bar & Tea Rooms

Marble City Tearooms

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 exsudes a warm & friendly atmosphere. MCB is a favourite with locals and residents alike, visitors will experience and savour an atmosphere made tangible by the aroma of International coffees, freshly baked breads and extensive menus boasting the very best in fresh local Irish produce and service.

Downstairs and situated on a bustling pedestrianised shopping street is the new addition to the Langton family Marble City Tea Rooms. An ideal meeting spot with both indoor and outdoor seating area's it is the perfect setting in which to experience a varied selection of coffees, teas, cakes, and pastries along with a full & comprehensive menu.

Sullivans Taproom & Brewing Co

Soak up the atmosphere and savour the ancient craft of independent, artisan brewing at Sullivan’s Taproom, located at 15 John Street Kilkenny.

Combine internationally award winning craft beer with a delicious daily menu containing items such as wood fired pizzas, burgers, tacos, wings and more! Established in 1702 at The Malting’s on James's Street, Kilkenny, the brewery survived a fire in 1880 and was lost on horse bet in 1918 before being revived in 2016 by members of the Sullivan and Smithwick families.

Sullivan’s Brewing Company is now back stronger than ever producing award winning beer – The Malting’s Red Ale was voted Best Draught Ale in the world, 2017/18! Sullivan’s Taproom also boasts rotational taps allowing you to sample a variety of craft beer each time you visit, as well as a new and improved heated outdoor dining area, including the extremely popular 8 person outdoor pods!

Billy Byrnes Bar / Restaurant & Accommodation

Kilkenny Bar with good beer, good food and a warm welcome

Billy Byrnes is one of Kilkenny’s most famous public houses located in the heart of this medieval city. This Kilkenny bar is a popular meeting place for locals young and old with a reputation for good beer, good food and a warm welcome. In this relaxed and informal environment visitors can enjoy a bit of local colour, some top quality live music, or just a quiet corner to read the paper.

Billy Byrnes main bar is a big, bright, welcoming space where guests can eat breakfast and lunch, check e-mail, or just meet friends and linger over coffee during the day. At night, the bar fills up with a mixture of locals and visitors, hipsters and sports stars.  A wide selection of craft beers and spirits from Kilkenny and further afield is served. There is a dedicated live music room at the back of the bar not to mention a funky beer garden furnished with rescued sofas and home-made tables, like a beach bar in the middle of the city! There’s even an old double-decker bus, converted to a kitchen, serving tasty street food from around the world and a real wood-fired oven turning out fresh, authentic pizzas.

Situated above a renovated 19th Century townhouse bar and restaurant, popular with locals and visitors alike, Billy Byrnes is a comfortable family-run bed & breakfast just a five minute stroll from the heart of historic Kilkenny city. Visit Billy Byrne's today and experience what this great Kilkenny bar has to offer.

Brewery Corner

Kilkenny’s first and finest Craft Beer Bar

Brewery Corner is the first and finest Craft Beer Kilkenny Bar. Located on Parliment street, it houses a selection of over 100 craft beers on draught and in bottles and a wide range of international craft beers and whiskeys, and specially selected wines. Delicious stone-baked pizzas and mouth-watering stacked beef burgers are also on offer with Brewery Corner's contemporary bar menu. Brewery Corner also hosts some of the best live acts in the country on a regular basis in our music venue as well as garden parties and beer samplings.

Christy’s Bar

This Kilkenny bar is located close to Kilkenny Castle and the National Design and Craft Centre
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 provide for all major sporting and non sporting events, with a keen eye for horse racing. Christy’s Bar is the Kilkenny bar that boasts one of the largest Beer Gardens in the county complete barbeque facilities plus a customers car park.

The Dylan Whiskey Bar

The Dylan is an old victorian style bar that specialises in fine whiskies. Our Whisky Library now contains nearly 200 of the worlds finest whiskies, 40 premium gins & is continually growing. With comfortable leather seating, private snugs, an open turf fire & walls adorned with whiskey mirrors, old advertising and Bob Dylan memorabilia; this bar provides a warm cosy atmosphere in which to chat with friends while enjoying your dram. If whiskey's not your thing, we also have a great selection of beers, wines cocktails and other choice spirits.