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Bars and nightlife in County Kerry

Top bars

Bar
“vintage memorabilia, relics, good coffee, food cakes, interior, characterful, buzzy - day and evening bar and venue ”
  • 23 locals recommend
Pub
“A must, little old barn turned to brewery out the back, great for a tour and enjoy a brew in the bar, maybe a whiskey , It also won Irish best whiskey bar 2015/16/17 ”
  • 20 locals recommend
Night Club
“Are you looking for the best live trad music in Killarney? The Grand is renowned for friendly staff, warm atmosphere & live Music 7 night a week all year. Come & experience this Traditional Irish themed bar, the home of Irelands finest Musicians. Lively Sessions nightly. There is no Cover charge. Ceoil, Craic & Ol! regular inhouse session at 9pm every night all year round Wed nights there is also a Ceili in The Club from 9 to 11pm. Everyone is welcome to join in & dance ‘A siege of Ennis’, a Set, Jive or Waltz. Fantastic Fun!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Pub
“Best Beer in Kenmare town, as well as a great selection of Irish eats. Not to mention live music most nights! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Pub
“Lovely bar/restaurant with great food, known for their Bianconi Surprise Salads. ”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bar
“It's always friendly and they have live music two nights a week during summertime.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bar
“Murphy's Bar, Killarney is family owned and established in 1955. It was started by Peggy Murphy, the current owner's mother and is famous for its warm atmosphere and hospitality. It is the best pub in Killarney, frequented by locals and visitors. It is centrally located within easy distance of Killarney National Park. At Murphy's you will enjoy fun filled evenings of traditional music provided by our Sliabh luachra musicians, who play jigs, reels, polkas and slides.If you are lucky you might catch someone dancing a step or two. Murphy's is a well known sports bar and you are sure to find a match or sporting event being shown on our screen. Watch our Facebook page for details. We have a bar food menu serving all day. Breakfast is served to our guests and customers until 10.30am. Lunch is served from noon to 4.00pm and dinner from 4.00pm to 9pm. Murphy's serves delicious food cooked to perfection. Our fish is delivered daily from Dingle and we serve Kerry beef and lamb in all our dishes. If you are looking for a place to bring a group, Murphy's Bar will serve you. An exciting addition to Murphy's bar is Murphy's Whiskey House. We have a select range of fine Irish whiskeys and the staff are happy to make recommendations.To get the full experience of a traditional Irish pub in Killarney, it has to be Murphy's. Murphy's guest accomodation offers warm hospitality and comfort in the center of town. We are within a minutes walk from Killarney's main attractions and a short drive from Killarney National Park. ”
  • 9 locals recommend
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“Great family pub for meeting people, everyone seems to have time to chat here + they do good pub grub”
  • 8 locals recommend

Nightclubs

Night Club
“Are you looking for the best live trad music in Killarney? The Grand is renowned for friendly staff, warm atmosphere & live Music 7 night a week all year. Come & experience this Traditional Irish themed bar, the home of Irelands finest Musicians. Lively Sessions nightly. There is no Cover charge. Ceoil, Craic & Ol! regular inhouse session at 9pm every night all year round Wed nights there is also a Ceili in The Club from 9 to 11pm. Everyone is welcome to join in & dance ‘A siege of Ennis’, a Set, Jive or Waltz. Fantastic Fun!”
  • 12 locals recommend
Night Club
  • 1 local recommends

Music venues

Concert Hall
“Ireland's National Event Centre INEC, Gleneagle Hotel. Events on regularly.”
  • 15 locals recommend
Pub
“More of an alternative choice of live music (blues/rock) during the weekend, some traditional music during the week but better to call first. Tel: 064 66 32689”
  • 8 locals recommend
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“The Courthouse is a traditional Irish music bar with a relaxing, enjoyable ambience . If you are on vacation or a short visit and are looking for outstanding music, this is the place. Candle-lit tables, cozy and warm atmosphere and music you will really enjoy”
  • 3 locals recommend
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