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The Dylan Whisky Bar

Open Now: 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
Open today: 11:00 AM - 12:30 AM
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Lovely Pub.

My wife and I called in for one drink last Sunday and stayed until closing time. Very cosy bar... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Pat H
Clonmel, Ireland
Best music ever!

Wandered in one night intending to have one drink, but ended up closing the bar. The two fellows... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Lu Ann S
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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...more
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5 John Street Lower | R95vp64, Kilkenny R95 XNX0, Ireland
+353 56 772 2689
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Reviewed 5 days ago

My wife and I called in for one drink last Sunday and stayed until closing time. Very cosy bar. Great music - the 2 guys singing could sing anything. No guitars! Thus unusual but very good. Very casual atmosphere. Worth a visit.

Thank Pat H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wandered in one night intending to have one drink, but ended up closing the bar. The two fellows playing were just fantastic! They can play anything...country, traditional. So much fun.

Thank Lu Ann S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a nice enough spot, but not sure about some of the seating areas - lots of stools back to back on the way to the toilets meaning anyone who needs to go has to squeeze through rather than the passage being kept clear.

Thank JennyB1984
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

Love this pub. Live music nearly every night and a wide selection of whisky. The barmen know their whisky and are very friendly. I will definitely be back.

Thank Darrell P
Reviewed 22 July 2018 via mobile

I spent hours here with my wife on a recent visit to Kilkenny. The bar itself is comfortable with a lovely atmosphere. The staff were engaging, helpful and very informative when it came to whiskey choices and tasting flights. The prices were very reasonable, especially...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 29 June 2018

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
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

Thank RosemarieandTerry1
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.

Thank janegray14
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
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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15 July 2018|
Response from copperKildare | Reviewed this property |
no idea, but a good lively spot!