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Kavanaghs Bar & Venue

The Wrens Nest 28 Main Street, Portlaoise, Ireland
+353 57 862 1744
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Extremley well run bar and Venue

Kavanaghs located in Portlaoise town centre is a great bar , serves excellent draught lager with a... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
JFOBrien
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Laois
Excellent

Always a lovely place to have a good pint. Family run business. Very friendly owner and staff... read more

Reviewed 6 September 2017
Michelle D
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Kavanaghs Bar & Venue located on the Main Street in Portlaoise, offers a wide variety to locals and visitors alike. Made to order hand cut sandwiches, panini's, wraps and rolls are available Mon- Fri from 11am-4pm. Live music in the bar on various night, phone or check website for current listings. Our live venue plays host to wide variety of top quality stand up comedy and live music.
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The Wrens Nest 28 Main Street, Portlaoise, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

Kavanaghs located in Portlaoise town centre is a great bar , serves excellent draught lager with a great selection , great outside areas hosting a wide range of live bands . Also , there is lovely seating area on the street that captures any sun...More

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PJ_Kavanagh2014, Owner at Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 4 October 2017

Hi JFOBrien, Thank you very much for your kind review! Delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience in Kavanaghs! PJ

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Reviewed 6 September 2017 via mobile

Always a lovely place to have a good pint. Family run business. Very friendly owner and staff. Great for watching the matches on a Saturday or Sunday. Also great venue for live music. Light lunch available on a daily basis. Has space upstairs for private...More

Thank Michelle D
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PJ_Kavanagh2014, Owner at Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 7 September 2017

Thanks a mil for your kind review Michelle D! All the best PJ

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Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We went here on both nights of our weekend and loved it the bar staff are friendly and quick to serve and the live musis was excellent. Definitely going to this bar again. A big thumbs up.

Thank Anthony M
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PJ_Kavanagh2014, Owner at Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 18 August 2017

Hi Anthony M, Thanks a mil for your review, much appreciated, delighted you enjoyed your visit! PJ Kavanagh

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Reviewed 24 May 2017

Excellent venue for watching sport and having a pint. Food is good here too. A great meeting place in the center of town.

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Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and lovely pint of Heineken. Always has on all the sports and regular gigs (music and comedy)

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PJ_Kavanagh2014, Owner at Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 15 May 2017

Thanks KenICC, appreciate your review, PJ & Niamh

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Reviewed 14 March 2017

This is my favourite and by far the best pub in Portlaoise. We have been coming here (not as often as we'd like) for years and it always feels like a home away from home. There is a genuine relaxed and comfortable atmosphere here. We...More

Thank LaoisFoodie
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Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This is a busy family run pub right in the heart of Portlaoise. Lovely friendly staff, some great craft beers and all the rugby and football you could ask for. They also have some brilliant gigs playing in the forecourt out the back most weekends....More

Thank cynthia433
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Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

Great place for live entertainment,function room for parties, wide variety of bands ,comedians, food served during the day. some thing for everyone. Owener P.J and staff cant do enough to make your night / party most enjoyable. Lively and fun atmsophere. If your in portlaoise...More

Thank Deirdre M
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Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

A busy afternoon with rugby on TV, and a great buzz. Staff very friendly, and the pint of Guiness was really good.

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Went to see Mick Flannery. Bar service was excellent. Atmosphere was fantastic. Would go to a gig there again.

Thank Anne J
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PJ_Kavanagh2014, Owner at Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, responded to this reviewResponded 25 October 2016

Hi Anne, delighted to hear you enjoyed your visit to Kavanaghs! Sure was a great gig! Thanks for your review, hopefully we'll see you again in Kavanaghs soon! PJ & Niamh

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eamon m
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Response from PJ_Kavanagh2014 | Property representative |
Not this Thursday night unfortunately, there is music on Friday, Sunday and Monday this week, Kind Regards, PJ
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