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Cleere's Bar and Theatre

28 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
056-7762573
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Ranked #3 of 28 Nightlife in Kilkenny
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Ottawa, Canada
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This place was recommended to us by the tour guide at the Smithwich Experience Tour and our Cycling Tour guide, so we just had to go! Needless to say, the sandwich we had was delicious! So was the soup. Highly recommend!!

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Dublin, Ireland
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32 attraction reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014

Stopped in here for lunch after the Smithwick Experience tour. The bar man was very friendly and cheery. The food was very tasty and well priced and there was a good atmosphere in this well laid out bar. The girl behind the bar even recommended going to a bar next door later that evening to hear the band they were... More

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ontheroadagn7
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173 reviews 173 reviews
51 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I don't come to Kilkenny without making sure I'm in town for the Monday night music session at Cleeres. Mick leads a good group and everyone has fun. Not too crowded and the audience shows some respect and quiets down for some of the presentations.

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kildare
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

we visited here on fri 25 th april, really quaint , friendly pub, with lovely friendly staff and a great atmosphere.

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London
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82 reviews 82 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Listen if your in Kilkenny and looking for a good pub then go here, its very relaxing and full of Irish charm

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

We got incredible soup and "doorstep" sandwiches great value. There were 5 soups on the menu along with an amazing Irish stew and a raw energy salad. Very enjoyable atmosphere

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Sydney, Australia
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76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

Beautiful little traditional Irish pub in the heart of Kilkenny! Staff were incredibly friendly and very helpful! We didn't have any of the food on offer but it looked and smelt great and was available all day. Music on a Wednesday night is a lovely little Irish treat. Good beers on tap and many other drinks available. The open fire... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

I was in Kilkenny in May, and Cleere's is what brought me back - the music sessions, the hospitality, and the stewp! The bar man even ran out to the shop to get the drink I was looking for as they didn't have any in stock. The atmosphere is brilliant, with spontaneous music sessions and various poetic readings by local... More

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Nanaimo, B.C.
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

I visited the John Cleere pub in September 2013. I am looking forward to my next visit to Kilkenny so I can go back to the John Cleere. Fiona, who was in charge of the bar, was so happy and pleasant, she made our visit fun and enjoyable. Wish we could have stayed longer. They advertise they have night entertainment... More

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40 attraction reviews
71 helpful votes 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Our tour guide from Smithwicks Brewery recommended for a late lunch and a pint. It was an excellent choice. Traditional atmosphere with fresh local soup, bown bread and a pint of Guinness. Unfortunately we missed the trad music but I'm sure the venue would be excellent. Lots of beers on tap and of course it has Smithwicks which is brewed... More

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