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“Good times!”
Review of Dalton's Bar

Dalton's Bar
Ranked #1 of 11 Nightlife in Kinsale
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: Daltons Bar is a friendly local establishtment that welcomes all visitors from close and afar. We offer authentic Irish Trad Music during summer week nights and encourage all who are are brave enough to sing along, to do so. Daltons offers a large independant apartment which sleeps four people.This is two floors over the bar and features a king bed on the top floor with extra sleeping space on the first floor. There is a kitchen/dining with seperate sittingroom to relax in. The shower w/c is on the first floor. We are centraly located so shops and restaurants are all close by. bike rentals and walking trails abound.
San Diego, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
716 reviews
293 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 395 helpful votes
“Good times!”
Reviewed 7 May 2014

MONDAY, APRIL 28th, approximately 10:30PM...

BARWOMAN: "What can I get you?"
CHUN P: "Um...uh...I'll take a Paddys on the rocks, and how about a Midleton on the rocks too."
BARWOMAN: "Um...do you realize that Midleton is 40euro a shot, and you'll probably get punched by someone for putting ice in it?"
CHUN P: "40euro! Whoa! Make that two Paddys instead!"
BARWOMAN: "You got it!"
CHUN P: "Thanks for the warning on Midleton before pouring it for me!"
BARWOMAN: "No problem!"

Monday blues? Come to Dalton's Bar! Place was packed on this on Monday night! By 11PM, there was barely any standing room at all. Excellent musicians playing, friendly old and young people drinking pints, laughter, and one stupid 6 foot 2 inch tall, skinny, ugly Asian man(me) ordering 40euro whiskey with ice.

Good times!

Visited April 2014
5 Thank John P
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Santa Cruz, CA
Level 5 Contributor
34 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Traditional Irish Music”
Reviewed 24 April 2014

Great atmosphere and they had traditional Irish music in the evening. Everyone was really nice and welcoming and the bartenders were fun and attentive to what you needed. The place got packed with people. There's a small patio in the back to smoke. Bathrooms are nice too, for a bar.

Visited April 2014
2 Thank alisonisky
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San Francisco, California
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Fantastic night of traditional Irish music”
Reviewed 4 February 2014

Dalton's was one of my favorite pubs in all of Ireland. The live music session was absolutely fantastic. They had a group of older men doing a combination of songs, poems, instrumentals, etc. Often folks from the crowd would offer to sing a song and then everyone would turn their attention to the singer and join in at the chorus.
Great fun... not to be missed in Kinsale

Visited October 2013
4 Thank Shannon P
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Saint Louis, Missouri
Level 6 Contributor
142 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“#1 Spot”
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Jim Goode (contact in Kinsale) recommended this place to us. We went on a Monday night when locals were playing. It was one of the best nights we had in Ireland. The locals were amazing. The singing was awesome. Great songs. We were able to get a table near the door to sit and listen to the music. This is not a spot to be missed!

Visited November 2013
4 Thank citygirlforever
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Springfield, OH
Level 3 Contributor
21 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Daltons Pub”
Reviewed 23 July 2013

A small homey pub that features live music nightly. Although not necessarily traditional Irish music, the music is sing along venue and it is a warm friendly place to sit back and enjoy the music and company.

Visited June 2013
4 Thank Maureta B
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