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Kildare’s Irish Pub

18 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3011
+1 610-431-0770
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  • Excellent24%
  • Very good46%
  • Average20%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible5%
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11:00 - 02:00 Hours
International, Irish, Bar, American, Pub
€€ - €€€
18 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3011
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Reviewed 4 September 2018

Our visiting Cayman Islands GAA team decided to watch the, 'All Ireland GAA Final' at Kildare's. We were not disappointed. The crowds were lively and engaging and the staff were up to the challenge of a full house. We were all able to find a...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank CAYTLien
Dane G, Owner at Kildare’s Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 5 September 2018

Thank you so much. We certainly were busy all weekend due to the finals. Glad you and your group enjoyed yourselves.

Reviewed 2 September 2018 via mobile

Seems like its always been here. It even smells like its old school feel. Everyone talks to everyone. Just like a pub. John Byrne band was a fun time.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank John P
Dane G, Owner at Kildare’s Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 3 September 2018

I’m glad you liked the pub John. John Byrne is always terrific. He will be back again soon I’m sure.

Reviewed 6 August 2018

Sat at curbside tables. Took forever to get drink order and there was only one other table with guests. Only got apps but they too leave a lot to be desired. Will not go back.More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank dirickBroomall
Dane G, Owner at Kildare’s Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2018

Hi, this is very upsetting to hear as the staff are much better then was presented here. May I ask when you dined with us? I would love to have you try us again. Please contact me directly if you are willing. My sincere apologies...More

Reviewed 15 July 2018 via mobile

The whole family went today to watch the World Cup final. Packed house and a lot of fun. Good traditional pub fare and large beer selection.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank E8638QLjons
Reviewed 9 June 2018

We're from out of town, it was dinner time and were looking for anyplace, choosing Kildare's at random. My wife had the Shepard's pie and I had a pork sandwich. Both were good if not memorable. The atmosphere was fun and relaxing. Sara who waited...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Jay M
Dane G, Owner at Kildare’s Irish Pub, responded to this reviewResponded 11 June 2018

Always great to hear Jay. Thank you very much. I will definitely was on your remarks to Sarah.

Reviewed 30 December 2017

The pub is located on Gay street in West Chester and we were very lucky to get meter parking right outside the pub. We visited during college winter break so the younger crowd did not start showing up until after the Dueling Piano event ended...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank DiAlJo
Reviewed 3 December 2017 via mobile

My husband and I had lunch here recently. The experience was not terrific. The place smelled overwhelmingly of bleach, even the glass ware. While smelling of bleach means its clean, it’s not the most comforting odor in a Resturant. The hostess was distracted and slow...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank ATD4499
Reviewed 14 November 2017

My family and I were walking around West Chester and decided to stop here to eat lunch on a Saturday. The atmosphere is cool and it is a really nice restaurant/pub. We were seated immediately and the staff was friendly. We got burgers and they...More

Date of visit: November 2017
Thank mfamilyof5
Reviewed 12 October 2017

I really only visit this establishment on St. Patty's day. So, so much fun. Loud, entertaining, the place to be. Irish music, Irish beer! The place is packed. Get there early for breakfast and you can grab a table.

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Sheila D
Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

I will say that the bartenders make good mixed drinks and the cheese fries are amazing...but if it's hot out, go somewhere else. Kildares has a DJ after 10pm Friday and Saturday's, and you will sweat your patudy off if you attempt to dance in...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank oneangelnani
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
08:30 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
11:00 - 02:00
07:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 18 W Gay St, West Chester, PA 19380-3011
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  West Chester
  • Phone Number: +1 610-431-0770
  • E-mail
A good Irish pub is traditionally the cornerstone of the town. It is a place that can be a destination for multiple purposes, or no reason at all. The publican (owner) should be known to all on a handshake basis. Being involved in the community outside of the pub is a big part of this. From family lunches on the weekends to watch soccer on the big screen, to some questionable dance moves after the sun goes down, a good Irish pub has something for everyone. We have been under new ownership since July 2015 and new Executive Chef Stephanie Gray has created a great seasonal menu while keeping the traditional favorites.
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