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The Dylan Whisky Bar

5 John Street Lower | R95VP64, Kilkenny, Ireland
(056) 7722689
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Great selection of whiskey

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

Reviewed 7 June 2017
Glenn S
Carlow, Ireland
via mobile
A neat bar!

Having been to Dylan's a couple of times I thought I should review. The bar is what I'd consider... read more

Reviewed 27 April 2017
Cary, North Carolina
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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
(056) 7722689
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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.

Reviewed 27 April 2017

Having been to Dylan's a couple of times I thought I should review. The bar is what I'd consider cozy but well decorated with comfortable seats-be sure to plan on when to stop by as it is small and fills in quickly. The bartenders know...More

Thank _dkmwalkaway
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

On a visit to killkenny for Christmas which is a great place and lovely people. Had the misfortune off going in to this kip.where the bar man straight away tried to sting me in my change which was ten euro.made out in was drunk and...More

Thank Speedy M
Reviewed 20 February 2017 via mobile

Two years ago my wife and I came to the Dylan, and it's at this whiskey bar where I discovered Green Spot; an excellent Irish Whiskey. One of the reasons we came back to Kilkenny this time was to once more, visit The Dylan. The...More

Thank trelian
Reviewed 29 January 2017

We were invited to a wedding BBQ being held in The Dylan. What a surprise. A really great bar, just what we were looking for. Warm and welcoming. We will come back.

Thank WigTill
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Authentic, charming and really comfortable pub. Impressive, experienced and knowledgeable bartenders. Fantastic whiskey selection. Great music. Nice patrons. We stopped in every night of our stay in Kilkenny!

1  Thank pjeggold
Reviewed 3 November 2016

Great pub with plenty of whisky choices! The bartender was friendly and welcoming and went well above and beyond for us. She gave some recommendations and then explained each that I got in depth. Overall a wonderful experience

2  Thank Kristen N
Reviewed 19 October 2016

A proper pub in middle of Kilkenny City , great drinks ,great music, all in all the makings of a great night out any time you call in ................................

1  Thank Tonymur
Reviewed 12 October 2016

The whiskey tastings are comprehensive and each dram comes with a description on the placement. However, the lady serving provided much more information and chatted generally about Irish Whiskey. She also put together a special tasting of the three new whiskies from Jameson and provided...More

2  Thank 155Beckett
Reviewed 18 September 2016

After a meal with some friends we just wanted to round the night off with a drink or two. The Dylan was close to hand and we dropped in. I was stunned by the great array of spirits on display. This must surely be one...More

1  Thank Gearoid O O
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