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The Dylan Whisky Bar

5 John Street Lower | R95vp64, Kilkenny R95 XNX0, Ireland
+353 56 772 2689
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Kilkenny is billed, with good reason, as one of the best pub towns in Kilkenny. It even has a group... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
ElaineAndGreg
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Chesterland, Ohio
evening out

Excellent bar can be a bit crowded. The Staff are very warm and welcome and very knowledgeable... read more

Reviewed 6 June 2018
RosemarieandTerry1
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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The d.W.b is a fine, early 1900's styled victorian bar, adorned with an ornate mahogany bar & fitments. Beautiful advertising mirrors grace its walls, while an open turf fire provides a unique warmth & cosiness while you sink into its comfortable leather seating & private snugs.Here at The Dylan we aim to serve the highest quality potations from our discerning menus of draft beers, craft beers, wines & fine cocktails, but the real 'spirit' of the d.W.b is our ever expanding selection of the finest whisk(e)y's and superior gins the world has to offer.Our 'Spirit Library' currently consists of over 200 whisk(e)ys, and 30 gins, with both whisk(e)y and gin tasting trays available at the bar. If pure spirits aren't for you just yet, The Dylan also offers a specialised cocktail menu designed around our expansive spirit library and concocted by our very own cocktail maestro, Jim Rafferty, and includes everything from Gin Martinis to Whisky Sazerac's, with our Monkey Gland Cocktail being a house favourite.Once you've discovered your drink of choice why not experience it within the comfort of our Award Winning Snug (Best in Ireland 2011) at the front of the bar.B'th a newcomer or a regular always Taste, Feel & Experience 'The Spirit of The Dylan' The Dylan Whisky Bar (The d.W.b)
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5 John Street Lower | R95vp64, Kilkenny R95 XNX0, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kilkenny is billed, with good reason, as one of the best pub towns in Kilkenny. It even has a group of pubs dedicated to promoting Irish whisky, and this very nice pub is part of them. We came here with some knowledge of Scottish single-malt...More

Thank ElaineAndGreg
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Reviewed 6 June 2018

Excellent bar can be a bit crowded. The Staff are very warm and welcome and very knowledgeable about their Whiskeys and Gins. The bar has a nice atmosphere and some nights it has Music the have very good musicians there

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Reviewed 27 April 2018

We visited a couple of times during our stay in Kilkenny. The staff were very warm and welcoming and very knowledgeable about their whiskeys and gins. Very atmospheric pub and well worth a visit.

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Reviewed 12 April 2018 via mobile

We visited a couple of times, just for drinks. Nice atmosphere and good service. The bar has an extensive selection of whiskies by the way. There was live music on one of the nights, and with really good musicians. It got quite crowded and everyone...More

Thank Masol1
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Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Excellent bar, a bit crowded but to be expected. Excellent selection of whiskys and knowledgeable staff. Live music some nites. Overall our favourite bar in Kilkenny.

Thank copperKildare
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Reviewed 22 March 2018 via mobile

The music was incredible ! Truly the best of anywhere !! The proprietor was knowledgeable of the whiskeys and quite personable. I'd come back in a heartbeat !

Thank Regina M
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Reviewed 27 February 2018 via mobile

Went on a Monday night and fabulous band and cosy pub.. What more could you want!!! Friendly at staff who would answer any questions you have.

Thank Karen I
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

It was a long day, wandering from Wexford through Waterford to Kilkenny, but we were lucky to end it perfectly at the Dylan Whisky Bar with a flight of three good whiskies, chased by another favorite Writer's Tears (what a name!). The ambiance was perfect...More

Thank cleflar
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Reviewed 22 February 2018

Warm and friendly bar with the best music. Always a great atmosphere with plenty of room for dancing. We will definitely go back here.

Thank Linda M
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Reviewed 18 December 2017 via mobile

Had a few pints here recently on a cold afternoon. Welcoming, with a fire lighting. You couldn’t ask for more. Returned later that night for live music. The place was hopping. Great band and a good mix of people. Only complaint was at the end...More

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no idea, but a good lively spot!
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