A List Of The Best Pubs And Venues In Ireland Has Been Revealed

A List Of The Best Pubs And Venues In Ireland Has Been Revealed

"Where will go?" is the typical question asked after you've decided to go out on the tear on a Saturday night. If it's not for the sesh, it's a date or a few quiet ones to discuss the latest antics on Game Of Thrones. Now, a full list of the best bars and venues of in Ireland to have a drink has been revealed.

The Sky Bar of the year awards took place last night in the Clayton Hotel and surprisingly, the best overall bar in Ireland wasn't located in Dublin. Kilkenny is now home to the very best bar in Ireland The Left Bank Bar. Over 100 finalists were up for prizes and the event was attended by over 400 people. The peoples choice award went to An Púcán in Galway.

The judges were looking for more than just the perfect pint. David Rey, Managing Director of Sky Business said:

These days the perfect pint does not the bar make, it is a multitude of things from ambience, customer service, to the overall experience... the licensing trade is thriving in Ireland, with no shortage of fantastic venues to enjoy the perfect tipple.

Here is the full list of winners as voted by the Sky Bar committee;

Bar Food - Weavers Bar & Venue, Drogheda, Co Louth

Weavers Bar & Venue, Drogheda

Best Bar to Watch the Match - Wookshed Bar & Grill, Cork

Best Designed / Inside Space - Left Bank, Kilkenny

Left Bank, Kilkenny

City Bar - P.Mac’s, Dublin


Cocktail Bar - Cask, Cork

Cask, Cork

Contemporary Bar - Blackbird, Dublin

Craft Beer Bar - Caribou, Galway

Gastro Bar Food - The ChopHouse, Dublin


The ChopHouse, Dublin

Gin Bar - Tribeton, Galway

Hotel Bar - Panorama Bistro & Terrace @ The Montenotte Hotel, Cork

5* Hotel Bar - The Sidecar @ The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

Late Bar/ Nightclub - Highline @ Sophie’s, Dublin


Live Entertainment Venue - The Quays, Galway

The Quays, Galway

Local Bar - The Penny Hill, Dublin

Newcomer - Warehouse Bar & Kitchen, Letterkenny, Donegal

Outside Space - Filthy McNastys, Belfast, Antrim


Outstanding Customer Service - The Oarsman, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim

Restaurant Bar- Candlelight Bar @ Siam Thai Restaurant, Dublin

Tourist Bar - Fitzpatrick’s Bar and Restaurant, Dundalk, Co Louth

Traditional Bar - Kehoe’s, Dublin

Whiskey Bar - Revolution Craft Bar, Waterford

Bar Manager - Tony Newell – Clayton Hotel Galway


Staff Personality - Elizabeth Brown, The Draft House Pub, Strandhill, Sligo

Bushmills Cocktail Bartender - Luke O’Meara – The Liquor Rooms, Dublin

Overall Sky Bar of the Year - Left Bank, Kilkenny

The bars and venues as chosen by the public include:

Southern Comfort People’s Choice - Dublin Molloy’s Bar & Grill, Dublin


via Dublin Molloy's Bar and Grill, Tallaght

Southern Comfort People’s Choice – Leinster Langtons House Hotel, Kilkenny

Southern Comfort People’s Choice – Munster JJ Coppingers, Midleton, Co Cork

Southern Comfort People’s Choice Connacht/ Ulster An Púcán, Galway

Overall Southern Comfort People’s Choice - An Púcán, Galway


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Garret Farrell

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