Kyteler's Inn is an excellent example of a medieval tavern and dates back to 1324. The pub takes its name from a local Kilkenny woman, Dame Alice Kyteler, who married four times and was convicted of practicing witchcraft in the same year. Tastefully restored, the pub's traditional interior with timber floors, wooden tables and an open fire makes for an excellent atmosphere. The Irish stew comes highly recommended.
Billy Byrnes brings an intimate, cozy ambience that was an essence of Irish pubs traditionally. The rustic but flamboyant decor is amazing to enjoy the local craft beers and some finger food. They also serve coffee, hot drinks and beers from around the world. There's also an innovative bus-turned-restaurant called the Bula Bus, that gets a street food vibe and serves fast food cuisines of the world. Billy Byrnes has got a beautiful beer garden seating where smoking is allowed and there's a fireplace.
Relish local and international craft brews at the Brewery Corner. Not only does the brewpub have a variety of local craft brews on tap, but Brewery Corner also hosts live music events by local artists. The nights where there are no performances scheduled, the energy level of this pub is still kept high by the in-house or visiting DJs. There is also a wide-ranging variety of food served throughout the day for patrons who begin to feel the hunger pangs after a while. If you are looking for a fun-filled night, head to Brewery Corner for a great time.
In operation since 2008, Left Bank is one of the most happening bars in Kilkenny’s. Set in hip, sophisticated environs, the bar has separate VIP areas and top DJs spinning tracks across multiple genres. Patrons can dig into finger food in case they begin to feel the hunger pangs. You can also spend your time listening to the live music performances, lay back in the heated outdoor patio, snug up to the fireplace with your loved one or simply sip on one of the expertly-prepared concoctions. Besides this, Left Bank conducts workshops on preparing cocktails and also provides space for events and private parties. If you are looking for a memorable evening, head to Left bank for a great time.
Located across the road from the Kilkenny Cineplex, Brennan's is an ideal for a drink before or after a movie. It runs over two floors, and has a cosy slightly warren-like atmosphere. There is a nice pool room, regular live music and a fireplace to sit near on winter evenings. In the summer, visitors can enjoy the sun on tables out the back. There's no food served here, but Brennan's is a quality, unpretentious family pub nonetheless.
Byrne's bar has a shady and spacious beer garden for those sunny days when you just want to sit and sip pints. You can even partake of a full Irish breakfast while you are at it, available here on an all-day basis. Byrne's also boasts a good lunch menu with fish, lasagne and lamb dishes available at very reasonable prices. There's even a pool table inside if you get bored of sitting in the sun after your breakfast. Don't leave without taking a look at the utterly charming picture of "Ginger" with his owner Denis Hyland on the wall inside. "Ginger" is a fighting cock and in the photo he's standing on the bar, with his head stuck in a pint of stout. On Saturday nights the hordes are entertained by a DJ.