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Kilkenny’s Best Beer Gardens


This Summer sink your favourite tipple at Kilkenny's best open-air watering holes. Whether surrounded by comfy sofas, beach hut vibes, river views or all of the above, this list covers the best beer gardens Kilkenny has to offer. Because drinking outside sure beats drinking in. Here are our top recommendations:

Sullivans Taproom Kilkenny

Sullivan’s Taproom

Enjoy sharing a few ‘catch up’ drinks in one of the colourful huts in Sullivan’s Taproom. Fun and casual is the order of the day here, and coupled with tasteful outdoor lighting, Sullivan’s will strike just the right note for those who want to escape to the outdoors this Summer!!

Visit: www.sullivanstaproom.com

Billy Byrnes Bar Bus

Billy Byrnes

Bring a touch of the sea and sand to your outdoor drinks gathering at Billy Byrnes Bar on John’s Street. Scattered with rescued sofa’s and hand-made tables, this funky beer garden resembles a beach bar in the middle of the city!

 Visit: www.billybyrnesbar.com

Langtons Garden Bar


If you want to visit one of Kilkenny’s most renowned and established hotels then a visit to Langtons rooftop Courtyard bar won’t disappoint!! Surrounded by lush green manicured plants and foliage, you can enjoy a cocktail or two in the secure knowledge that Summer has finally arrived in style!!

Visit: www.langtons.ie


Kilkenny River Court Hotel Al Fresco Dining

Terrace Bar at Kilkenny Rivercourt

If you fancy a view with your favourite tipple, then the Terrace Bar in Kilkenny’s River Court hotel offers you river and castle views, where you can soak up the sun and take in some of Kilkenny’s most iconic sites!

Visit: Riverview Bar & Terrace Kilkenny | River Court Hotel

Dylan Whiskey Kilkenny

The Dylan Whiskey Bar

If you can imagine tasting some whiskey cocktails in a Victorian style pub, then a visit to Dylan’s Whiskey bar is a must-stop! Specialising in fine Whiskey, Dylan’s Whiskey Library is home to over 200 of the world’s finest whiskeys and much more! So, round up the gang and sip the day away in this great spot.

Visit: www.dylanwhiskeybar.com


Langton House Hotel Bridies General Store Outdoors

Bridies Bar & General Store

Nestled in the back of Bridie’s Bar and General food store, visitors will find a classy, partly covered beer garden, set in an exotic walled garden! You will find plenty of seating here, so you can be guaranteed a relaxing evening in a truly unique setting!

Visit :Bridies Bar & General Store | Facebook

Kytelers Inn Beer Garden

Kytelers Inn

Home to four separate bars, Kytelers Inn hasn’t failed to forget the ‘great outdoors’ with its Courtyard Bar! The Courtyard at ground floor level provides an al-fresco dining space with full bar facilities and includes a designated smoking area.  During the summer, DJs and live bands provide music and there are summer barbecues.

Visit: www.kytelersinn.com

Christys Beer Garden Kilkenny

Christy's Bar

If you want to experience one of Ireland’s largest beer gardens, then Christy’s award winning beer garden is a must visit!! Voted Best Outdoor Space in the South East in 2019, this space is not called the “Village” for nothing, here you will find the very best  ‘al fresco’ experience for you and your friends this Summer.

Visit:  Christy’s Bar | Facebook

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