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The Dylan Whisky Bar

5 John Street Lower | R95vp64, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2689
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A strange place

Firstly, if this is a Bob Dylan fan based bar then the t-shirt behind the bar and the wall motif... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
York, United Kingdom
via mobile
Whisky Central!!

Stayed in Kilkenny 3 days and popped in for a dram each day, the 2 main owners are very educated in... read more

Reviewed 29 August 2017
Belfast, United Kingdom
via mobile
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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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  • Very good9%
  • Average1%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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5 John Street Lower | R95vp64, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 2689
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 22 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 7 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

6  Thank Sean M
Reviewed 5 August 2017 via mobile

We went in for a quick drink on our way down town Kilkenny. Lady tending to us was very pleasant and knowledgeable on her whiskey. Gave us all the info we were bugging her for. This pub has a wonderful peaceful atmosphere early in the...More

Thank chillaxer1979
Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

On the recommendation of a local, we stopped by here for a whiskey tasting. They definitely do have quite the variety and selection of whiskeys to taste. The bartender was fabulous. He walked us through a lot of the ones we could taste and several...More

Thank nutsgoalie
Reviewed 31 July 2017

I wish I could recall the name of our bartender because she was absolutely charming! Very friendly & knowledgeable in the different whiskeys and gave us a good bit of history on everything we asked about. She even recommended places for us to try in...More

Thank Rebecca H
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

Great little bar very cosy and amazing selection of whiskey. Be prepared to go in with a fat wallet and leave with a happy belly

Thank Glenn S
KingCocktail, General Manager at The Dylan Whisky Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Thank you for your kind review and we're delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Dylan.

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