Both the City and County quietly emanate the very best that Ireland has to offer. From culture to creativity, fine eateries to vibrant nightlife and outdoor adventures to medieval magic, this is the place that has something for everybody.
Home to worldclass festivals, come and experience the unforgettable energy in Kilkenny as you explore the music, local brew, traditional pubs and trendy nightclubs. A medieval city where the bars are dotted around historic buildings and cobbled streets. As the sun goes down, the sound of laughter and trad music fill the narrow streets.
In the summer take advantage of the beer gardens and gastro-pubs offering locally brewed beer and seasonal food. Take a roadside seat in a country bar and enjoy a cold drink with sweeping views of the county. Enjoy a girls night out sipping a cocktail in a swanky bar, drink with the locals in a traditional bar or look at our events section to see where you will find a live band or Trad session.
So whether you’re looking for the perfect pint in a traditional Kilkenny pub, enjoying an artisan cocktail in a Kilkenny bar or to dance the night away in Kilkenny nightclub, Kilkenny nightlife has something for you.