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The Dylan Whisky Bar

5 John Street Lower | R95vp64, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2689
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Whiskey galore

Popped into this bar for a whiskey or two because from doing my homework and some useful... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Belfast, United Kingdom
Great Bar with excellent whisky!

Warm, welcoming and so cool place! Enjoyed every sip of recommended Writers Tears whisky. Go for... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Andrea V
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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, Ireland
+353 56 772 2689
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank happycelt
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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

Thank Andrea V
Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We stumbled upon this place on a cold stormy night. Blink and you'll miss it as the front is only small. Such a great little bar for a winters evening. The guy behind the bar was so friendly and the whiskey selection is amazing which...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

I was here over the weekend with a group and everyone of us left in great moods and well oiled :) Chris & Jim made us feel so welcome. A must visit if you like your whiskey. Will be back again!

Thank Hacker11
Reviewed 4 October 2017 via mobile

Firstly, if this is a Bob Dylan fan based bar then the t-shirt behind the bar and the wall motif near the toilets needs to be worked on. It's a small bar that has been tacked onto the bar next to it (biddys) by the...More

Thank aarond661
Reviewed 29 August 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Kilkenny 3 days and popped in for a dram each day, the 2 main owners are very educated in the ways of whisky and they were able to recommend, afternoon to early evening very quiet, but that didn't bother me, they had some...More

Thank Purpleknight1
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

We were in kilkenny for the day and stumbled upon this gem of a bar. We were moving on so we just had the one drink here, but we dis not want to leave. My partner got a pint of Guinness and he was very...More

Thank sezm88
Reviewed 23 August 2017 via mobile

A young barman served us with absolutely no interest in welcoming us or engaging in small chat. Very very disappointed. We enquired about the whisky tasting options and he hadn't a clue and honestly couldn't have cared less. No interest whatsoever in knowing about whisky...More

Thank potensbt
Reviewed 17 August 2017 via mobile

We called in here yesterday around 5pm and we're delighted by the experience. The barmaid was wonderful (sorry we didn't ask her name). Very knowledgeable about the whisky we were sampling and also told us about things to see and do around town. Thoroughly enjoyed...More

Thank CatH012
Reviewed 8 August 2017

I was in Kilkenny last night with a few friends and visited this Bar. It was easily the biggest disappointment of what was an otherwise excellent trip. I had recommended this place to my friends based on the description of the bar on its website....More

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