Beer Gardens in Kilkenny

Boats on the river Nore in front of the Terrace Bar at the Rivercourt Hotel in Kilkenny

Popular Beer Gardens in Kilkenny City

After you’ve explored the charming city of Kilkenny via our boat trip, there is no better way to relax on a summers evening than in one of the city’s many inviting beer gardens. Here are some of the most popular beer gardens in Kilkenny:

Terrace Bar at Kilkenny Rivercourt

If you fancy a view with your favourite tipple, then the Terrace Bar in Kilkenny’s River Court hotel offers you river and castle views, where you can soak up the sun and take in some of Kilkenny’s most iconic sites.

Sullivan’s Taproom

Enjoy sharing a few ‘catch up’ drinks in one of the colourful huts in Sullivan’s Taproom. Fun and casual is the order of the day here, and coupled with tasteful outdoor lighting, Sullivan’s will strike just the right note for those who want to escape to the outdoors this Summer.

Kytelers Inn

Home to four separate bars, Kytelers Inn hasn’t failed to forget the ‘great outdoors’ with its Courtyard Bar. The Courtyard at ground floor level provides an al-fresco dining space with full bar facilities and includes a designated smoking area.

Christy’s Bar

If you want to experience one of Ireland’s largest beer gardens, then Christy’s award winning beer garden is a must visit. Voted Best Outdoor Space in the South East in 2019, this space is not called the “Village” for nothing.

The Dylan Whiskey Bar

If you can imagine tasting some whiskey cocktails in a Victorian style pub, then a visit to Dylan’s Whiskey bar is a must-stop. Specialising in fine Whiskey, Dylan’s Whiskey Library is home to over 200 of the world’s finest whiskeys and much more!

Billy Byrnes

Bring a touch of the sea and sand to your outdoor drinks gathering at Billy Byrnes Bar on John’s Street. Scattered with rescued sofa’s and hand-made tables, this funky beer garden resembles a beach bar in the middle of the city!


If you want to visit one of Kilkenny’s most renowned and established hotels then a visit to Langtons rooftop Courtyard bar won’t disappoint. Surrounded by lush green manicured plants and foliage, you can enjoy a cocktail or two in the secure knowledge that Summer has finally arrived in style!

Bridies Bar & General Store

Nestled in the back of Bridie’s Bar and General food store, visitors will find a classy, partly covered beer garden, set in an exotic walled garden. You will find plenty of seating here, so you can be guaranteed a relaxing evening in a truly unique setting!

The Small City Vibe

So, whether you’re a local or a visitor, these beer gardens in Kilkenny City offer a unique experience that combines great drinks, good company, and beautiful settings; the perfect combination for that small city vibe. Enjoy your visit!

If the weather is turning a little damp or cooler and you fancy a pint indoors, check out our Top Pubs to visit in Kilkenny  and for clearing the hangover head the following day have a look at our list of activities and adventure in Things To Do In Kilkenny


23rd May 2024


Clifford Reid

Written by Clifford Reid


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