What better way to experience this side of Ireland than hitting up some of the coolest bars in Kerry? These five bars will surely make any tourist feel like a local!
Located in Tralee, Sean Og’s Bar and B&B provides is one of the more traditional pubs in the Kerry area. Every night is bustling and full of people – both locals and tourists – who are looking to have a fun night on the town. Live, inviting music is on every night which adds more to the place’s lively atmosphere. The bar offers genuine Irish drinks that are served by some of the best staff in Kerry. If you’re passing through Tralee, make sure to pay Sean Og’s and grab a pint.
Also in Tralee, Roundy’s Bar is a fun, quirky bar that is perfect for anyone looking for a great night out on the town. It has infamous cocktails that make it one of the must visit bars in Kerry! Overall, Roundy’s has a great atmosphere, an incredible bar menu full of amazing drinks and a wonderful, helpful staff. This bar is truly a gem that everyone must experience while visiting Tralee!
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Celtic Whiskey Bare and Larder is located in Killarney and is a must visit for anyone looking to experience authentic Irish whiskey. They have an extensive whiskey collection that truly showcases Kerry’s high quality products and talents. Even if you don’t have a taste for whiskey you can still experience some of other genuine Irish craft alcohol, like cider and beer. They even offer a fun cocktail menu and electric wine list so there is something for everyone! You won’t find a bar like Celtic Whiskey Bar anywhere else in Kerry so make sure you pay them a visit.
O’Sullivan Teddy lies in Lauragh where it has a beautiful harbour view that can make grabbing a few drinks feel scenic. Known to the locals as Helen’s Bar, the bar is one of the most popular in the area and is guaranteed to offer everyone a fun night. The atmosphere is light-hearted and the locals are very welcoming to any and all tourists looking for a nice, fresh pint. The staff is sure to treat you like family and always welcomes you to visit O’Sullivan Teddy anytime you’re in Lauragh.
In Sneem, there is a brightly painted building called Dan Murphy’s Bar that has a bar menu as colourful as its building. They have a wide variety of beer and ciders that are served by a staff of wonderful, friendly people. Not to mention, Dan Murphy’s also offers Irish Coffee with your choice of beer from their wide selection. Despite this bar primarily being a local bar, that won’t make you feel any less at home! Feel free to make Dan Murphy’s Bar your home away from home when you’re passing through Sneem.Not looking for pints and looking for the best coffee in Kerry? Say hello at The Bookshelf Coffee House and we’ll sort you out 🙂
Paul O'Carroll is the owner of Bookshelf Cork and co-owner of The Bookshelf Kerry. As a barista he is in charge of all things coffee. When he isn't plotting new ways to create amazing new coffee, brunch or dessert ideas, he likes to explore the Wild Atlantic Way of Kerry and Cork. He also writes about what makes these amazing 2 counties special.
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