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“Real bar”
Review of Syd Harkin's Pub

Syd Harkin's Pub
Ranked #8 of 34 Nightlife in Kilkenny
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Belfast
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117 reviews
28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Real bar”
Reviewed 19 March 2014 via mobile

If you want a real bar that caters for real locals and visitors without any pretence this is as good as you will get. Watched rugby on sat afternoon and had a great time

Visited March 2014
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English first
Chicago, Illinois
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5 reviews
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“Cozy pub stands above the rest”
Reviewed 30 July 2013 via mobile

Walked into Syd's pub on a cloudy afternoon in Kilkenny. It was cozy and cheery and not as dark and grim as some other pubs. Syd was so friendly and helpful giving us tips on where to eat and what to do the rest of our stay in Ireland. This one is a true standout.

Visited July 2013
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2 Thank Lydia K
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“Best pint in kilkenny!”
Reviewed 14 August 2012 via mobile

As a regular visitor to Kilkenny I know there is no shortage of good pubs but my favourite is syd harkins. If u fancy an excellent pint with good service you won't be disappointed in syds.

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Nashville, Tennessee
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127 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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“Recommended by Locals”
Reviewed 3 November 2011

While overnighting in Killkenny, we inquired a reputable source about a local pub where we could enjoy an atmosphere that's not tailored to tourists. We were quickly pointed to family-owned Syd's in favor of other establishments touted in Ireland travel guides. From the moment we stepped in, we knew it was a locals' hangout because literally every one of the dozen or so patrons turned to see who the newcomers were. Nothing fancy at Syd's, belly-room at the 1-1/2 level bar, plenty of tables, good service, and ready conversation...just what we were looking for!

Visited July 2011
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6 Thank DiscriminatingPalate
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