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Cleere's Bar and Theatre

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Address: 28 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 56 776 2573
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11:30 - 23:30
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Sun 13:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 00:30

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Great traditional pub across from Watergate Theatre, very good selection of home made Irish food and a perfect pint of Guinness, what more could you want !

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
Tonymur
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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Kilkenny, Ireland
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14 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great traditional pub across from Watergate Theatre, very good selection of home made Irish food and a perfect pint of Guinness, what more could you want !

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016 via mobile

Has a couple nice pints of Guinness and a ham and cheese sandwich. Friendly bartender and great atmosphere. Highly recommend stopping in.

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Thank dwinm
Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

This place isn't much to look at from the outside and is dated inside with respect to decor but the service and the atmosphere is outstanding. The back room theatre is cozy and functional for live music. Catch a live band here if you can.

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Thank PoodlesPal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

After a previous bad experience in a food pub in kilkenny , I'm delighted to review Cleared's pub on parliament street . A genuine shabby chic , as in " still in original state " . A real pub atmosphere , good pint and a real ham sandwich. Bar staff were very pleasant , not " sweet " , and... More 

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Thank raphael s
Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

had a great night in Cleere's.. the staff here are lovely..nice guinness and cosy atmosphere.. A nice spot to escape from the busy hens & stags that frequent kilkenny

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Mick Walsh leads this longstanding session - one of the longest running sessions in Ireland. You never know exactly who is going to show up but it is always good!

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

Cleere’s Bar is the original of the species, a tradition Irish bar with plenty of local banter, fantastic traditional music played by super talented musicians, one of the best pints of ale or stout to be found anywhere in Ireland and to top it off, home cooked food that tastes so good it sends the memory banks back to the... More 

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Alpharetta, GA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

At the recommendation of the lady who ran the B&B where we stayed in Kilkenny, we visited Cleere's for dinner. It is a small, local pub in town. Does not look like much from the outside (or the inside) but the food, music and atmosphere were fantastic. First, the food. Very good! I had an Irish stew (made with lamb)... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

We came to have a drink and listen to some traditional Irish music. It turned into a magical first night in Ireland with so many talented musicians, plus some local characters, plus friendly and fun wait staff. This did not feel like a touristy place but rather a fun slice of local life. A real highlight!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Wandered down to parliament street on the recommendation of a local and ended up popping into Cleere's as we heard some great Trad music coming from inside. This place did not disappoint, we were lucky to walk into an amazing Trad music and spoken word night, very authentic experience probably one of our favourite nights of our whole Ireland trip!

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