Kilkenny Pubs, Bars & Nightlife

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Festival Guide to Kilkenny

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

Festival Guide to Kilkenny

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

Catching up with the gal pals

Festival Guide to Kilkenny

Dig a Little Deeper and look beyond to discover hidden gems

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

Malzards Pub & Hurling Experience

19 Main St, Ballycoam, Stoneyford, Co. Kilkenny

Tel: 0879715304

https://www.malzards.com/

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 is the latest addition to The Left Bank, serving 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.

Lanigans Hostel Kilkenny

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.

Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant

Looking for restaurants in Kilkenny, Paris Texas is located on the main shopping street in the heart of Kilkenny City. Newly refurbished the 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

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. Down stairs and situated on a buslting pedestriaised 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 Brewing Company

The Glasshouse, 16 John Street Lower, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 7797980

[email protected]

https://www.sullivansbrewingcompany.com/

The clean hop bitterness and subtle fruit flavours from our cask ale yeast, add balance, interest and enhanced drinkability to create a smooth, balanced classic ale. Brewed by local experts, by hand, in small batches, with enormous heart and the finest locally sourced ingredients Our first beer from the revived Sullivan’s Brewing Company is Maltings Red Ale (4% abv). It’s a refreshingly balanced, ruby tinted classic Irish ale with a depth of malt flavour giving rich biscuit and gentle caramel notes. Traditionally brewed with only Kilkenny-grown ale malt, including three special darker malts and three varieties of hop. Fermented and matured with cask ale yeast and coupled with our no-rush brewing produces a smooth balanced classic ale.

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.

Bollards Bar & Bistro

This Kilkenny Bar welcomes guests to enjoy traditional and contemporary food and drink
Situated in the heart of Kilkenny's shopping area. Bollard's Bar and Bistro has been in the Bollard family since 1904. So while steeped in history and tradition, Bollard's offer a high standard of food, drink and service to suit all modern day requirements. Bollard's Bar & Bistro combines traditional ambiance and hospitality with the very best of modern-day customer service, welcoming visitors and locals alike to enjoy our winning combination of traditional and contemporary food and drink. Recommended by Best Food Guides. Superb food served all day. Terraced seating available on a pedestrianised street. Wireless Internet access available all day. Easy car parking. All major Credit Cards accepted.

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 is close to the popular Smithwicks Experience. 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.

Costellos Brewing Company

A bright, easy drinking red ale with notes of caramel sweetness and traditional bittering hops. Kilkenny Brewery

58D Hebron Industrial Estate, Kilkenny

Tel: 0868102320

[email protected]

http://www.costellosbrewco.ie/

We are on a mission to ensure the craft of brewing thrives in Kilkenny. Our city needs our brewers as much as we need our butchers, bakers and candlestick makers. At Costellos, we are all about the craft. We brew beers inspired by our local environment with a nod to Kilkenny’s rich brewing heritage. Costellos is a bright, easy drinking red ale with notes of caramel sweetness and traditional bittering hops. Brewed for a slightly dry finish to leave the taste buds asking for more. Also available is The Red, the same beer as Costellos, just in a bottle. Located in the heart of Kilkenny, Costello’s are the new wave of Kilkenny brewers. We’re a family owned craft brewery, passionate about beer.

The Field Bar & Restaurant

The Field bar sits in the centre of Medieval Kilkenny resting in the shadows of its iconic Castle. Established in 1620, as The Castle Tavern, it is one of the city’s oldest Bars boasting both a rich history and a modern vibrance which has made it a mecca for locals and tourists alike. Good food and live Irish music are the staple diversons of the day that all are treated to. Featuring live Traditional Irish music acts performing from early afternoon to closing with a rich and diverse a la carte menu to choose from its no surprise that The Field has become a visitors delight. Throw in the intriguing tale of the ghost of the former Kings lover still roaming the building nightly and the stage is set to step in to the antiquity of The Field in its present guise as an famous Irish bar which exoudes presence.

The Dylan Whiskey Bar

5 John Street Lower, Collegepark, Kilkenny

Tel: 056 772 2689

[email protected]

http://www.thedylanwhiskybar.com

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.

Kilkenny River Court Hotel

Kilkenny River Court Hotel, a Kilkenny Hotel on the banks of the river Nore

The Bridge, John Street, Kilkenny City. R95 Y104

Tel: 056 7723388

[email protected]

http://www.rivercourthotel.com

The Kilkenny River Court Hotel is a stylish 4 star Kilkenny hotel located right in the heart of this beautiful medieval city. It is located in a quiet secluded courtyard just off the main tourist area, yet only a stroll from all major attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Smithwicks Experience. Each of the 102 guest rooms are stylishly decorated with splendid fine furnishings, crisp white linens and soft neutral tones, ensuring a restful night’s sleep every night. Most guest rooms overlook the River Nore with sensational views of Kilkenny Castle. FREE Wi-Fi is offered throughout this Kilkenny Hotel and complimentary car parking for hotel residents and patrons.

Guests can dine at the award winning Riverside Restaurant or Terrace Kitchen both offering stunning views of Kilkenny Castle, exceptional service and delicious food.  The Riverview Bar is comfortable and friendly with an extensive food menu that is served all day, every day! Guests also have the option of dining outdoors in the summer. The Kilkenny River Court Hotel are experts in Weddings, special occasions & family celebrations, conferences and meetings and everything in between! Book your stay in Kilkenny city today. Visit Rivercourthotel.com.

Langtons House Hotel

Langton House Hotel - John.St. Suite - Kilkenny Hotel

67 John Street, Kilkenny, R95 XN44

Tel: 056 7765133

[email protected]

https://www.langtons.ie/

Langton's House Hotel in Kilkenny City is renowned particularly for its impeccable customer service, good wholesome cuisine and genuine welcome. This Kilkenny hotel is designed to a modern and stylish four-star standard. It is considered in fact, one of the jewels in Kilkenny's Medieval City. The hotel is centrally located on the bustling John Street at the heart of Kilkenny City. It is an easy stroll to the High Street and surrounding shopping and tourist attractions such as Kilkenny Castle, St. Canice's Cathedral and Tower as well as the Smithwicks Experience. Langton’s House Hotel is home to award winning bars specifically known for introducing show stopping performances and gigs. In fact it is known for Kilkenny's most trendy, modern and dynamic night club where you can dance the night away and most importantly catch your beauty sleep all under the same roof.

Langton's House Hotel have designed the accommodation to give guests a relaxed yet memorable stay. The 34 bedrooms range in size from the intimate main house to the larger townhouse suites.  All are luxuriously appointed with bespoke furniture, large and sublimely comfortable beds. The Bar, Restaurant and Tearoom offer dining throughout the day serving Breakfast, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Early Bird and Dinner. Langton’s executive chef has carefully designed considered seasonal menus for the many dining areas throughout the hotel. Weekly Entertainment includes Late Bar, Nightclub, Traditional Irish Music, Comedy, Theatre and Djs. As a proud member of the Kilkenny Whiskey Guild, the bars offer bespoke cocktail menus and consequently stock over 90 Irish whiskies. This Kilkenny hotel's facilities include free wifi, car park, air conditioning, penthouse and suites.

Langton House Hotel has a very unique charm and consequently is the ideal choice for your holiday stay, dining experience, meeting or event. Book today and visit www.langtons.ie.