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Soak up the atmosphere in our amazing Outdoor Garden and savour the ancient craft of independent artisan brewing at our taproom smack bang in the middle of John Street in Kilkenny, Ireland. Famous for our Craft Beer and Hand stretched pizzas.
PRICE RANGE
€2 - €15
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Brew Pub, Bar, Pizza, Pub
FEATURES
Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Free off-street parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Live Music, Dog Friendly, Family style, Non-smoking restaurants, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed 6 days ago

Terrific spot in Kilkenny to grab a beer (Sullivan's Red Ale was our favorite), some great food, listen to music, or hang out with family and friends.

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Wife and I stopped here for lunch. It was at the tail end of lunch hour and the restaurant was almost empty. We had a couple sandwiches (The Wife had a burger and I swear I had a chicken sandwich with BBQ sauce in...lieu of the regular mayo). Good food, decent service and a pint to keep my toasty on a cool rainy day.More

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Gorgeous venue. Very traditional tap house vibes! We sat out the back in one of the small huts, it had it down heater what an added bonus! The food was impeccable and we could even order from the table via qr code without having to...leave our seats! The food was reasonably priced and delicious! Will deffo return!More

Date of visit: April 2024
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Reviewed 28 March 2024

Great food, great beer, great staff - 10/10 Pizza was great, Budda Burger was exceptional. Their own brews were all good - was specially impressed with their Stout. Special mention to the staff who were on on both occasions I visited - friendly, chatty and...helpful.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 25 February 2024

Nice food, staff and the atmosfer. Best whiskey sour i Town. In side and out side Ares. Plus they are dog frendly. Love this place.

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sullivans Taproom, Other at Sullivan's Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2024

Thanks Natalia! 😘

Reviewed 23 February 2024

great beer but if your English you may feel a bit put out hundreds of French Irish Scottish and Welsh flags hanging up but only 1 English flag i think that says it all.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Sullivans Taproom, Other at Sullivan's Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 26 February 2024

Hi, Thanks for bringing this to our attention, we will remove it immediately. Delighted you had 5 star service from our half English functions manager on the day. Kind Regards Megan The scouse manager ///////////////////// Update I won't be removing the flag as I'll have...More

Reviewed 27 January 2024

Oh my...... This is our second visit, Diarmuid who works here is a fantastic member of this team. We had food and drinks that was absolutely amazing, huge portions and very moreish.

Date of visit: January 2024
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Sullivans Taproom, Other at Sullivan's Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2024

Thanks for the review Rachel, Diarmuid is solid alright 💪

Reviewed 21 November 2023

Wonderful experience. Our bartender Diarmuid took the time to give us the History of the brewery and provided fantastic customer service. We had a flight of their Beers and all of them were great. I Highly recommend going to this historic brewery and trying their...beers.More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Sullivans Taproom, Other at Sullivan's Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2024

Thanks Eugene, our Brewery can be proven to have been around since 1702! Glad you enjoyed 🍻

Reviewed 12 November 2023

This was a great stop before our tour of the Kilkenny Castle! It was a little hidden and while it is our kind of place to hangout, we hadn't found it when doing research. The entrance is either through a wine and liquor shop or...through a short walkway towards a patio. When we realized that it was a bar/brewery, we were welcomed by a large patio with a super fun atmosphere full of picnic tables, little shed-like rooms with TV's and small groups, and it had plenty of covered areas for when it would rain. We visited on a beautiful sunny day, so the awnings were pulled back and the buildings surrounding the courtyard kept if from getting too windy. The inside of the bar was a typical indoor/outdoor bar and the staff was very helpful with getting us drinks and learning the flow of their process. The outside area had lots of families and some pups. There was a large tour sitting on the inside and each time we got around of drinks, we were able to listen in and learn a little about Sullivan's. For more recommendations and tips from our Ireland trip... Follow @vanmblinMore

Date of visit: August 2023
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Sullivans Taproom, Other at Sullivan's Taproom, responded to this reviewResponded 29 February 2024

Hey! What a fabulous review, many thanks for taking the time to leave it and let others know about is. Safe travels and if you're ever back in KK there's a pint behind the bar for you. 🍻

Reviewed 12 October 2023 via mobile

Great draught beer selection and great pizza!!!! Spacious but cozy. Very friendly staff and quick on the orders. Will visit again!

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 23 September 2023

We were walking around later in the evening and needed to eat. We popped in to Sullivans and decided to have pizza. Boy did we make a good decision. This was amongst the best pizza i've ever had. And their beer was very good as...well. The ingredients were fresh, the crust was amazing and so was the sauce. Another stellar food experience in Ireland.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 21 August 2023 via mobile

Been there for dinner: loved the chicken burger with a grilled fillet, mayo chiplote and onions. A very good lager indeed tried. There were 2 guys playing Irish music, very nice time. You order via qr code and you find a lot of seats in...the garden. Very nice place.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 17 July 2023

Had a chicken burger and a small chicken wings Very nice and tasty and very small both the burger at 14 50 euro and the wings at 8 euro Small portions for the price. Then 2 pints at 14 euros Temple Bar prices in John...street. Had the equivalent 2 beers in a pub in Carlow for 8 euro Chips that came with burger were not fresh and had been reheated Nice surroundings pity the food did not match Definitely not value for moneyMore

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 10 July 2023

We wandered around Kilkenny and came across Sullivan's and what a hidden gem we found. A love outdoor covered area with several timber sheds around it with tables and chairs in there. Lovely choice of pizzas drinks etc. Very good singer entertaining us

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 5 June 2023 via mobile

Fabulous outdoor area in this place. The staff were super friendly and helpful. Really enjoyed our time here overall with friends in the sunshine. However the food was only ok, I ordered the burger and the meat was very bland and the chips weren’t great...so that was a bit disappointing.More

Date of visit: June 2023
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Yes, Sullivan's Taproom offers takeaway services.

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Sullivan's Taproom is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5