9am – 12noon
Eat, Drink, Stay
Situated above a renovated 19th Century townhouse bar and restaurant, popular with locals and visitors alike, Billy Byrnes is a comfortable family-run bed & breakfast just a five minute stroll from the heart of historic Kilkenny city. Billy Byrnes is one of Kilkenny’s most famous public houses, more of a social club than a bar and a popular meeting place for locals young and old with a reputation for good beer, good food and a warm welcome. We like to keep things relaxed and informal, and as one of our guests, you’ll be automatically granted ‘local’ status! Whether you’re looking for a bit of local colour, some top quality live music, or just a quiet corner to read the paper, you’ll find it here.
During the day, Billy Byrnes main bar is a big, bright, welcoming space where you can eat breakfast and lunch, check your e-mail, or just meet friends and linger over coffee. At night, the bar fills up with a mixture of locals and visitors, hipsters and sports stars, and to all of them, we serve a wide selection of craft beers and spirits from Kilkenny and further afield. Out the back, there’s a dedicated live music room, and a funky beer garden furnished with rescued sofas and home-made tables, like a beach bar in the middle of the city! There’s even an old double-decker bus, converted to a kitchen, serving tasty street food from around the world and a real wood-fired oven turning out fresh, authentic pizzas.
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We love our food, and we pride ourselves in preparing fresh, local and seasonal food whenever possible.
Whether you’re a carnivore, a vegetarian or a vegan, our team can cook up something to tempt you.
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Carlsberg don’t do venues but if they did I believe it would be Billy’s! 1) The staff are a right bunch of legends.
2) The food isn’t just Fayrely good it’s unbelievably good. 3) There’s a bus…a Bula Bus venue for fantastic food and music.
4) There’s a movie night. 5) The music whether live or the excellent resident DJ’s will have ya hoping’ & a bopping’.
6) Beer…They have Beer 7) there are 5 to 6 locations within the one location. BeJaysus!
Passed the door of this place and the “hippie breakfast” caught my eye. I ordered it as an early lunch
and was delighted. Excellent vegan choice and the barman was kind enough to get me some
non-dairy spread for my toast. The place had a nice atmosphere (it was early in the day).
Next time I’m in the city this will be top of my list for another “hippie breakfast”!
Me and friends drink here quite a bit, great atmosphere and lots of different areas to sit in.
Smoking area out the back is great during the summer and cosy couches by the fire inside is
great for the colder months. Staff are always friendly and a good selection of drinks available.
Like a great big sitting room with comfy sofas and relaxed atmosphere.
Spacious and very clean. Good coffee if killing time before a train.