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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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Lovely Bar

We visited a couple of times during our stay in Kilkenny. The staff were very warm and welcoming... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
janegray14
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Ely, United Kingdom
Stylish and nice bar

We visited a couple of times, just for drinks. Nice atmosphere and good service. The bar has an... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Masol1
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Hamar, Norway
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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

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 11 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.

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Reviewed 21 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 26 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 26 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

1  Thank Donnacha C
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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Popped into this bar for a whiskey or two because from doing my homework and some useful information this bar won the best whiskey bar in leinster well done to all involved, unfortunately i cant remember her name, but is the pretty little girl from...More

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Reviewed 15 November 2017

Warm, welcoming and so cool place! Enjoyed every sip of recommended Writers Tears whisky. Go for it! :)

Thank Andrea V
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