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Kavanaghs Bar & Venue

Open Now: 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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Brilliant

This is a lovely family run bar with a great out door area that holds all different types of bands... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Lisa G
via mobile
The pub next door

As the family name Kavanagh is one of the most poular in Ireland it is no suprise there's a... read more

Reviewed August 6, 2018
Istvan P
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Kavanaghs Bar & Venue located on the Main Street in Portlaoise, offers a wide variety to locals and visitors alike. Made to order hand cut sandwiches, panini's, wraps and rolls are available Mon- Fri from 11am-4pm. Live music in the bar on various...more
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The Wrens Nest 28 Main Street, Portlaoise, Ireland
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+353 57 862 1744
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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

I am a local person whom enjoys live music and would regularly go to this pub, however on Friday night approx 11pm I went into the toilets but left very quickly. There are only two toilets to service this bar and not for the first...More

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

This is a lovely family run bar with a great out door area that holds all different types of bands and entertainment.. great for the footie and a spot of lunch..you will alwsys find a friendly face to chat with...All the staff are very welcoming...More

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Reviewed August 6, 2018

As the family name Kavanagh is one of the most poular in Ireland it is no suprise there's a Kavanaghs Bar in every second town or elsewhere. Everybody here knows an engineer or solicitor or publican named Kavanagh, living just next door. Now the only...More

Thank Istvan P
Reviewed October 3, 2017

Kavanaghs located in Portlaoise town centre is a great bar , serves excellent draught lager with a great selection , great outside areas hosting a wide range of live bands . Also , there is lovely seating area on the street that captures any sun...More

2  Thank JFOBrien
PJ_Kavanagh2014, Owner at Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, responded to this reviewResponded October 4, 2017

Hi JFOBrien, Thank you very much for your kind review! Delighted to hear you enjoyed your experience in Kavanaghs! PJ

Reviewed September 6, 2017 via mobile

Always a lovely place to have a good pint. Family run business. Very friendly owner and staff. Great for watching the matches on a Saturday or Sunday. Also great venue for live music. Light lunch available on a daily basis. Has space upstairs for private...More

Thank Michelle D
PJ_Kavanagh2014, Owner at Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, responded to this reviewResponded September 7, 2017

Thanks a mil for your kind review Michelle D! All the best PJ

Reviewed August 16, 2017 via mobile

We went here on both nights of our weekend and loved it the bar staff are friendly and quick to serve and the live musis was excellent. Definitely going to this bar again. A big thumbs up.

Thank Anthony M
PJ_Kavanagh2014, Owner at Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, responded to this reviewResponded August 18, 2017

Hi Anthony M, Thanks a mil for your review, much appreciated, delighted you enjoyed your visit! PJ Kavanagh

Reviewed May 24, 2017

Excellent venue for watching sport and having a pint. Food is good here too. A great meeting place in the center of town.

Thank asdelaney1
Reviewed May 10, 2017 via mobile

Great atmosphere and lovely pint of Heineken. Always has on all the sports and regular gigs (music and comedy)

Thank KenICC
PJ_Kavanagh2014, Owner at Kavanaghs Bar & Venue, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2017

Thanks KenICC, appreciate your review, PJ & Niamh

Reviewed March 14, 2017

This is my favourite and by far the best pub in Portlaoise. We have been coming here (not as often as we'd like) for years and it always feels like a home away from home. There is a genuine relaxed and comfortable atmosphere here. We...More

Thank LaoisFoodie
Reviewed March 9, 2017 via mobile

This is a busy family run pub right in the heart of Portlaoise. Lovely friendly staff, some great craft beers and all the rugby and football you could ask for. They also have some brilliant gigs playing in the forecourt out the back most weekends....More

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eamon m
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Response from PJ_Kavanagh2014 | Property representative |
Not this Thursday night unfortunately, there is music on Friday, Sunday and Monday this week, Kind Regards, PJ
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