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Top 5 Outdoor Cocktail Bars in Kilkenny

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Kilkenny is home to some of Ireland's best pubs and restaurants, and many cocktail bars. With mixology booming of late, there is plenty of room for innovation in the cocktail industry and the following bars have done just that. Here is a list of our top 5 outdoor cocktail bars in Kilkenny


Bridies at Langtons

Bridies at Langtons is a chic outdoor dining area with a vintage flair. The charming walled garden  brings a classy feel to your surroundings. 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 and make some new ones. It is part of Langton’s 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. 

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Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant

In addition to being an award winning restaurant, Paris Texas is renowned for its amazing cocktails. This city centre bar & restaurant has it all; lively atmosphere, great food from their wood smoke oven, live music plus a huge range of cocktails. Paris Texas has brought big ideas and new trends to Kilkenny. Soak up the atmosphere and sip on one of their amazing cocktails!

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Statham's at Pembroke Kilkenny Hotel

Statham’s at the Pembroke Hotel not only have a sensational food menu but also a unique cocktail menu which is curated seasonally by acclaimed mixologist Darren Geraghty and is brought to life by their Bar Manager, Daithi Lane and his team.

Darren brings his creativity to Statham’s delectable selection of cocktails and drinks. They dare to be different and innovative in their mixes. Their precise techniques, using homemade syrups and freshest fruit meaning than you get cocktails that are bursting with fresh, vibrant flavours.

Whether you fancy a twist on one of the classics or you want to indulge in something new and innovative you’ll find the perfect drink at Statham’s.

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Biddy Early's - John Street

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 they’ll get your party going – you won’t want to leave. Situated on John Street in the centre of Kilkenny’s nightlife.

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The Rafter's Gastropub

Rafter’s is a great place to chill after exploring the Medieval City. You will love the relaxed atmosphere and friendly staff. On their new rooftop garden, they’ve got food coming from their sizzling stone and a reputation as a local go-to spot for live music and sports events. If you get the chance, check out their ‘legendary’ brunch. They have an exciting new cocktail menu which is sure to get the party going! 


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