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Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant

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28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 772 1718
11:00 am - 2:00 am
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Sun 11:00 am - 2:00 am
Mon - Fri 12:00 pm - 2:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 3:00 am
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Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Visited here with a group of friends. The downstairs was very busy but we easily got seats upstairs. One of our group order a white Russian and got what appeared to be a black Russian. We also had breakfast the next day there which was reasonable priced and pretty decent.

Thank Lt_Shade
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A friendly spacious bar/restaurant. Watch for the witches to descend down the stairway in hats and capes a bit past 8:00 as upstairs is the beginning point for the Ghost Tour of Kilkenny (this tour is highly recommended).

Thank Eyriu
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Girls on a shopping trip ending up in Langtons for bar food. This is what every bar in ireland should be like. Fantastic food, Fantastic atmosphere and brilliant service. Had live music not blowing the head of you on at 7pm which is a lovely treat as most bars in ireland don't have music until 9-10pm. This bar has something... More 

Thank Linda B
dublin ireland
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176 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

have called here numerous times, always note good quick service, quality drinks, and quality food, enjoy your visit..

Thank tomhannon
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

food was excellant ,service was great ,lovely place,decor was something else will return .keep up the good work

Thank cameron1233
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

While walking down the streets of downtown Kilkenny, we stumbled upon a cafe that had a very festive vibe to it. We were welcomed to Lanigan's with a live musician playing typical Irish tunes while the Olympics were being broadcasted on a big screen. A lady guided us to two bar stools at a very comfortable cozy corner at the... More 

Thank Devaas
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Love love love this pub. Music is amazing! It's always packed and very lively. Only one toilet for women downstairs which is an inconvenience. Free admission. Would recommend this place for the craic!!

Thank Trac G
Kenosha, Wisconsin
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The Lanigan's Bar & Restaurant in Kilkenny is a perfect place to feel right at home while enjoying a meal or having drinks. The staff and one of the owners, Ciara, were very attentive and very friendly. The food we had for lunch was excellent, which is what prompted us to stop back in for drinks and appetizers on our... More 

Thank Jill_L_F2016
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

Like many Irish pubs they expand once inside and the pugb is very spacious and plenty of comfortable seating. Service attentive and helpful with pretty quick delivery of food and drink. Nice surroundings and deservedly busy. Would always call again

Thank rob00
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 23, 2016 via mobile

Went here to book into there accommodation. On checking in and seeing the room yeah every thing was ok. Went for a drink in the bar across from accommodation. Vibe was ok.. live music which was good however 2 stags came in and kinda toke over the whole place and were all over the place spilling beers etc etc.. pint... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $53
Bar, European, British, Pub, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Dining on a budget, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:00 am
11:00 am - 3:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 28/29 Rose Inn Street, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 772 1718
Lanigans a Family run Traditional Irish Bar and Restaurant with Live Music every Thursday / Friday and Sunday with Top Irish Bands Divil The Bit & The Kilkennys during Wintertime and live music 7 nights a week during summer months . Our Menu is a must to try if your passing through Kilkenny. At Weekend Nights Lanigans Transforms into a Night spot in Kilkenny with DJ and some of the best drinks Promotions to be had in the City. We are a 2 minute walk from Kilkenny Castle and located 2 doors from the Kilkenny Tourism Office. Our Brunch/Breakfast menu is served from 11am with Dinner/Lunch from 12.30Pm. Multiple choice of Sport viewing in Bar with our 6 Large Plasma Screens and we also offer Accomodation for travellers on a budget in our purposley built 40 bed Tourist Hostel which is the only "Irish Tourism" Approved and Centrally located Hostel in Kilkenny - beside our Bar . A Warm Welcome and a friendly smile will always await you when you come to Lanigans - See you at the Bar

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