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. 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!
Dine by day, Entertain by night. The terrace hosts our Social Club activity including theatre, music, film, festivals and private parties. The Heartbeat of Billy Byrnes.