Check out the Kilkenny Pubs and Restaurants that make up the Kilkenny Craft Beer Trail


Billy Byrnes, 39 John Street Lower, Kilkenny –

Located in the heart of this medieval city, close to the railway station and the ruins of St John’s Priory, Byrne’s is a friendly family run pub. Popular with families and sports people, this pub offers outstanding service by the friendly staff.

Bridie’s Bar & General Store, 72 John Street Lower, Kilkenny – 

Bridies is a stunning take on an old world bar and general store. Take a walk into the general store and purchase some excellent fine foods or pick up old items such as snuff or perhaps you would like to stroll through the saloon doors into the bar itself. In the bar you will be greeted by a beautiful tiled floor, superb wood panelled walls, pewter and marble counters. The next gem in this wonderful place is the exotic walled garden with ample seating in Victorian styled bus shelters.

Cleeres, 28 Parliament Street, Kilkenny –

Traditional bar offering music sessions regularly. Acoustic session on Wednesday with Shane Joyce, plus a mix of music, theatre, comedy in 100 seater venue at rear.

The Front Room, The Lane, 82 John Street Lower, Kilkenny  –

A Front Room is a room where people can sit, talk and relax. And in this Front Room you can have a nice drink also. Come and check us out.

The Pumphouse,  28 Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny –

A spacious, friendly and happening pub in the heart of Kilkenny city, across the road from the renowned Watergate Theatre and the “Smithwicks’s Experience”. The Pumphouse attracts both a loyal local crowd and visitors to Kilkenny who create and enjoy it’s lively atmosphere. It’s long serving young staff will keep you entertained and help you with our range of craft beers. We offer great drink deals to make your money last longer. Some Buzz for a night out.

Ryans Bar, 3 Friary Street, Kilkenny –

If your after a great pub with an electric atmosphere, top music, great staff and even better Guinness check out Ryans bar. It’s the true home in Kilkenny for music, if its Trad, Jazz, Blues or good old Rock N Roll your after, Ryans have it all !!!




Anocht, Castle Yard, The Parade, Collegepark, Kilkenny –

Anocht is the venue for this year’s Taste Them All Event at Kilkenny Craft Beer Festival 2017.

Serving modern Irish & European cuisine with added style using the finest local ingredients, Anocht offers a unique fine-dining experience in one of Kilkenny’s most beautiful rooms.

The Grapevine,  6 Rose Inn St, Collegepark, Kilkenny –

The Grapevine is a unique and vibrant restaurant and bar in the centre of Kilkenny City serving a diverse selection of international tapas, wines and Irish craft beers until late at night.

Kernel Bar & Kitchen, 15 – 16 Vicar Street, Kilkenny –

The hill just above us is the kernel from which Kilkenny as we know it today grew. When you strip time right back, it’s the town’s true centre. Now that’s something that inspires us. Simplicity and originality. Taste it in our food and enjoy it in our atmosphere. It’s what we’re all about.

La Rivista22 Parliament St, Gardens, Kilkenny –

Driven by a passion for good food, fine wines, top class service and above all, great value for money, Therese Maguire and Jennifer Quinn look forward to welcoming you to La Rivista.
Located on Kilkenny’s historic Parliament Street, just a short walk from Kilkenny Castle, La Rivista offers fine Italian dining to suit all tastes and budgets. Daily specials and set menus offering great value mean you can come in for a quick bite before the theatre (Kilkenny’s Watergate Theatre is a stones throw away) or sit back with us and enjoy our full A La Carte menu.

Rive Gauche, Left Bank2 The Parade, Gardens, Kilkenny –

Rive Gauche represents local dining in Kilkenny at its best with hearty uncomplicated food made from the highest quality locally sourced ingredients. The menu is inspired by food that’s foraged, farmed and fished from the rugged coast of Ireland and includes a wide selection of dishes where the emphasis is on fresh produce while focusing on the seasons. The extensive hand-picked wine list offers something for everyone while a full bar is available for those that choose a traditional tipple with their dinner. Sit back in our cosy restaurant, relax and enjoy a cocktail in this French inspired restaurant where Parisian luxury meets Irish charm, the decor is rich with deep reds, velvet drapes, crystal chandeliers and baby grand piano. Open daily from 12pm to late with early bird and full A La Carte menus available.

Zuni Restaurant & Boutique Hotel, 26 Patrick St, Gardens, Kilkenny –

Zuni Restaurant Bar & Boutique Hotel, situated on Patrick Street, in Kilkenny’s City Centre. Serving great food for lunch or dinner seven days a week since 2000. Arrive early for a cocktail in our chic new cocktail bar