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Metropole Bar

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High St, Kilkenny, Kilkenny High St, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny Ireland, Ireland
+353 56 776 3778
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Reviewed 16 July 2016 via mobile

From the moment i walked into the metropole I felt at home. The service was second to none and the fantastic bar staff made a foreigner like me feel at home. If you have come to visit Ireland make sure you visit this spot.

Thank Fiachra M
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147 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 April 2016

Very average little pub. Food was just ok.They do usually have good live music at night and the drinks are ok.

Thank Soccermike1015
County Cork, Ireland
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Stopped in for lunch, well it was close to 4pm, when I had some spare time in Kilkenny during a walk around of the city. The menu board outside advertised daily special of soup, beef sandwich and tea / coffee. Sounded good to me. I went in and ordered same before I noticed that there was no one else in... More 

Thank JayBee346
Waterford, Ireland
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2015

food service value excellent will definitely bring visitors and family back seat got in bar for us while we waited for table in restaurant menues brought out staff so friendly nothing was too much trouble children very well treated

Thank Helena B
Orangevale, California
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82 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Visited back in June and it was mediocre. Food was subpar. Drinks were good. The only saving grace of this place was the live band. Oh and the free wifi. Also, don't stay in their accommodations upstairs. Just in case you were thinking about it.

Thank ohheytherejessica
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2014 via mobile

Vegetarian quiche with salmon and chicken? No one in the place should have been an indicator of low value kip. Add rude barman/chef to this understaffed hole and you'll get the drift.

2 Thank Troublespit
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30 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2014

They probably have the least expensive food and drinks in town. The bar offers a limited choice menu that has different selections almost every night. It gets noisy at night when the crowd wanders in. Location is just off the main drag on the corner one of the alleys leading up hill.

Thank pjc949
Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
Reviewed 15 September 2014

the metropole pub high street kilkenny. The irish stew amount on the plate was not enough to feed a sparrow,2 pieces of tiny meat,2 carrots,one potato done in the microwave? The cost €10.95 If you are hungry, KEEP AWAY.OR you will end up lighter in pocket,And still hungry

Thank Michael C
Rochester, New York
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67 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 September 2014

This was a great little pub to sit in and have a drink and listen to the locals play authentic Irish music. We heard two guitars and two fiddle players play a range of music (some instrumental only and some singing). Some songs were traditional and some funny. "Pour me another Tequila, Sheila" and go to the Metropole for a... More 

Thank MikeKimRochester
Manhattan, KS
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112 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2014

Drinks were a little expensive, but the music was amazing. We followed our ears to Metropole and we stayed for hours.

Thank pnkybrwstr

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Bar, Pub
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  • Address: High St, Kilkenny, Kilkenny High St, Kilkenny, Co. Kilkenny Ireland, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 776 3778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?