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Billy Byrnes Pub

££ - £££Irish, ,
39 John Street Upper, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 1783
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good24%
  • Average5%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“beans” (2 reviews)
“bula bus” (9 reviews)
Open Now
12:30 - 23:00 Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub
££ - £££
39 John Street Upper, Kilkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife and I went here for a few drinks on St Patrick's night after being out elsewhere. Certainly different and funky. DJ playing great music from 70s down in back room where all the couches are. We probably brought up the average age quite...More

1  Thank Pat H
Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

I think this is the first time I have ever had to write a review about any pub never mind a local pub. Went to this pub today with my husband. I wanted to be near the Patricks Day Parade and watch the Ireland v...More

2  Thank pauline1611
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Reviewed 17 February 2018 via mobile

Lovely pub, great atmosphere, but the staff could do with some training. Double gin and tonic served in a pint glass! After i asked for the glass to be changed the barman became abusive. " it tastes the same in any glass" customer service NOT.

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Reviewed 27 January 2018 via mobile

Best breakfast in town - great atmosphere, good coffee and reasonably priced. Would definitely recommend it

Thank Roisin C
Reviewed 18 December 2017

Always something happening here .... singers / movie nights. Great food, from the regular kitchen and the 'bus out the back' ! Great casual seating area .... I enjoyed the 'Hippy breakfast' ..... know from previous experience that I don't like the mexican style beans...More

Thank Almostgreynomad
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Visited this morning for breakfast had been at a wedding the night before, Lovely warm cosy and fresh interior, really nice friendly and helpful staff, breakfast was also very good.

Thank sunsearcher2009
Reviewed 9 December 2017 via mobile

Am a regular annual visitor to Billy Byrnes and am always impressed with the little changes that have taken place. The staff are very friendly and welcoming. The decor and seating are cool and funky. The food is great for a pub and we especially...More

Thank Charles B
Reviewed 30 August 2017 via mobile

This place likes to keep things interesting - from Taco Tuesdays, Movie Wednesdays and Sunday Brunch to the usual late night drinking with friends. It's a nice place and food is good and quite reasonably priced.

Thank minilegend
Reviewed 21 August 2017

Went here recently for some lunch "brunch" and it was only ok. Its a beautiful place inside and staff were lovely but I didnt like the philly steak sandwich I got, there was about 5 thin pieces of philly steak in the middle and they...More

Thank ElleBi
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Nice B&B, rooms small but clean, slight musty smell in the rooms and bathroom. Nice area downstairs. It was €90 for our stay and I presumed when I booked it online that it included breakfast as it never gave me an option to add in...More

Thank Eimear W
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Jim G
19 November 2017|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:30 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:30
10:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39 John Street Upper, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 1783
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