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The Dylan Whisky Bar

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Address: 5 John Street Lower, Kilkenny, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 56 772 1616
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The d.W.b is a fine, early 1900's styled victorian bar, adorned with an...

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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Authentic, charming and really comfortable pub. Impressive, experienced and knowledgeable bartenders. Fantastic whiskey selection. Great music. Nice patrons. We stopped in every... read more

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Hulhumale
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 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

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Kilkenny, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 ................................

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 an explanation. Wonderful experience

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Athlone, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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 of the best stocked bars in Ireland. SIgns on it we were there on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

Great music, lots of whiskeys. I managed to try a half a dozen that I had never tried before. The bartender did a great job of suggesting whiskeys for me to try. One of the best nights at the bar in a long time!

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Northampton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016 via mobile

We (the boys) visited the night before a friends wedding in a nearby hotel. Bar was quiet when we arrived but got busy when the entertainment started. Good beer and extensive collection of whisky. Bar has a lovely covered outside area. The day after the wedding we revisited and met with owner Michael who took time to tell us all... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

The Dylan is great wee bar friendly staff and customers. Fantastic smoking area. With Biddys cocktail bar next door. Choice of drinks great. Great place to spend the evening with music provided.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

Stopped by this bar with intentions of having one jar, but ended up staying until the end! Excellent old time bar with experienced staff, who were very welcoming and mighty craic. The entertainment was one man and a guitar and he sang verious songs from Jonny Cash to Elvis and Paul Simon - he had excellent voice. Highly recommend this... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016 via mobile

This place is on the whiskey tour with a very knowledgeable bartender. After we enjoyed our whiskey flight he made some other very good suggestions.

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