Best Pubs in Kerry

Best Pubs in Kerry

Best Pubs in Kerry
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If you like Irish bars you will love Kerry! We have great pubs in Ireland full of beautiful décor, nice lighting, bar gardens and wicked views. Some pubs are in brilliant locations overlooking the Atlantic ocean or overlooking rivers and lakes.

Kerry has some great pubs, in this post I have included some of my favourites. The Irish pub is world-famous and Guinness is one of our most popular brands, who doesn’t love a cold creamy Guinness!!!

Check out my post here with 8 Best Things to do in Kerry ireland!

Dick Macks Dingle, Kerry

Dick Macks Pub Kerry
Photo via Dick Mack Facebook Page

This Irish pub is a super cool Irish pub in the heart of Dingle, one of Ireland’s coolest towns. Dick Mack’s has been operating since 1899, its a classic Irish pub.

This pub makes and sells leather belts and plenty of Guinness. Dick Mack’s has won best whiskey pubs for year2015 and 2014. The pub is full of really nice decor and the beer garden out the back is unreal, especially during the summer months. The bar serves a huge range of beers, shouts and spirits, everything from Guinness to craft beers and loads of Irish whiskies.

The brewhouse building that is part of Dick Mack’s was recently given a new lease of life with a new brewery started up called Dick Mack’s Brewery and make things even better there’s plenty of food in the beer garden from the food trucks! You can chill out with a cold beer and some freshly made pizza in the beer garden,tis very nice!

This Irish pub is pet-friendly one of few in the Emerald Isle. You have to add Dick Mack’s to your bucket list when visiting Kerry!

Foxy Johns Dingle, Kerry

Foxy Johns is another cracker in Dingle, it’s one of those cosy pubs that just draws you in! The pub is located on the main street Dingle, close to lots of other nice shops, cafes and Irish pubs. This Irish bar has a bike rental service and has a hardware store as well a being a pub.

The inside of Foxy johns is a deep yellow, the pub has been doing beer, bikes and hardware sine the 1950’s.

The counter behind the bar is full of clutter, hardware items and bar stools. The bar serves a huge range of beers, Guinness, and all kinds of spirits. When the hardware side of the business closes, everybody spreads out and sits at the side of the hardware section when it’s busy in Foxy Johns. It’s just a real authentic Irish pub! This little gem is a great bar for traditional Irish music sessions, this pub is full of character! You have to visit Foxy Johns in Dingle!

The South Pole Inn Annascaul, Kerry

The South Pole Inn Annascaul
Photo via South Pole Inn Facebook Page

The South Pole Inn in Annascaul is another cool little bar in Kerry. This Irish pub is located in the village of Annascaul. Annascaul is located around 30 minutes from Dingle and around a 45-minute drive from the town of Killarney. The bar used to be owned by the famous Tom Crean. Tom Crean was known for his Antarctic explorations. Tom Crean was awarded the Albert Medal for his bravery.

Tom Crean carried Lieutenant Evan for 18 hours in unbelievably hard conditions, he saved Evans life and was awarded the Albert Medal for bravery. He purchased the South Pole Inn and ran the bar for many years. There is even a Guinness ad about Tom Crean and his Antarctica explorations.

The South Pole Inn is full of memorabilia from Tom Crean’s explorations. It’s a great place to stop on route to Dingle. The bar has many craft beers, stouts and Irish spirits on offer.

There are some nice seating areas to the front and rear of the bar, it’s a nice area to chill out on a nice day with a cool creamery Guinness! The South Pole Inn serves food, everything from Seafood chowder to chicken curry and some nice burgers. You can even try the Tom Crean range of craft beers, you have to check out this famous Irish pub!

Reidy’s Killarney, Kerry

Reidys Pub Killarney
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This bar is located on the main street in Killarney, this bar dates back to the 1870s. There is a sweetshop in this Irish bar. Its located in one of the busiest streets in Kerry. Reidy’s has it all, nice food, plenty of drinks to choose from, a sweetshop, and great outdoor areas.

There is live music to listen too, the food is excellent. The sweetshop has everything from bonbons to liquorice sweets and fruit drops. This Irish pub has a real authentic look, it has many cool old items in the bar to check out. There a cafe with some really good coffees and freshly baked cakes and freshly baked bread.

If you like cocktails this Irish pub has loads of them. The cocktail menu has whiskey sour cocktails and margaritas. The food menu is excellent, there’s avocado scrambled eggs, pulled beef tacos and chicken wings. You have to give this retro Irish bar a try!

The Laurels Killarney, Kerry

The Laurels Pub Killarney
Photo via The Laurels Facebook Page

This lovely little bar is in the town of Killarney. It’s a traditional Irish pub with beautiful decor, good food, nice drinks and beamed ceilings. The staff are very friendly.

This bar has plenty of Irish charm! The bar dates back to the early 1900s. You can get a good meal in the Laurels, pizza lunch and there’s an evening menu to choose from. There’s soup on the menu and tasty nachos and mussels with garlic. The pizza menu is superb with even a full Irish breakfast pizza!!

They serve loads of Irish whiskeys. The Laurels has a range of craft beers, cold beers on draught and of course a nice cold Guinness tap! It wouldn’t be a traditional Irish bar without one! The wine list is excellent with some nice Pinot Grigios and some good red wines. It’s somewhere you need to pop into while visiting Killarney in Kerry!

Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder Killarney, Kerry

Celtic Whiskey bar and Larder Killarney
Photo via Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder Facebook Page

I always pop in here when I’m in Killarney, it’s a cracking bar! The décor is really nice with a fantastic bar section, behind the bar there are loads of bottles stacked up and it looks really well if you like whiskey this Irish pub is one to check out!

The green front of the bar is an authentic Irish colour, as green as the fields of Ireland! The Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder has a huge amount of whiskeys to try, not just Irish whiskeys but from all over the world. This whiskey bar has a nice range of craft beers, some on draught and there is a delicious food menu.

You can check out the different food menus, an autumn menu, a Sunday menu and dessert menu. Of course, there’s a drinks menu too! The Sunday menu has loin of lamb and free-range chicken and plenty of other nice dishes. They’re a really good cocktail menu.

The star of the show is the whiskey tasting tho, you can try some great whiskeys and chill out in the nice surroundings. You can order Whiskey online from the Celtic Whiskey Bar and Larder website.

The Danny Mann Killarney,Kerry

The Danny Mann bar Killarney is a great pub to visit, there’s really good Irish food to try and some great live traditional Irish music gigs. The bar is located downstairs on the ground floor of this popular Hotel. The Eviston House Hotel is located in the heart of Killarney and the Danny Mann is part of the hotel. It’s in a great location just a few minutes walk from some nice retail shops, restaurants, cafes and Irish pubs all in the heart of Killarney town.

The food menu is huge in the Danny Mann, it has everything from Classic Caesar salad to Fish of the day. The Danny Mann has a full children’s menu with plenty of nice dishes. The bar is quite large and it’s a great spot for a few cool beers.

The live music sessions in this pub are brilliant and I have heard some great music sessions in the Danny Mann down through the years. The Danny Mann serves craft beers, wines and spirits, its another really nice Irish pub that you should check out while visiting Kerry.

See my post here on Best Things to do in Killarney!

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Hey, my name is John Conway and I love travelling around Ireland. I have a passion for All Things Ireland. I love the Emerald Isle! I love Guinness and green fields!

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