The Dew Drop is a gastropub based in the town of Kill in County Kildare. The pub was taken over in 2007 Ronan Kinsella and Paul Lenehan (brother-in-laws), who renovated the pub and introduced a wide range of craft beers and locally sourced food. The Dew Drop also has an impressive gin menu and great quality produce at an affordable cost. Pop into the pub for a good feed and a few drinks.
The Johnstown Inn is a family owned business that has been open since 1989. The bar has a great selection of craft beer and a strong wine list, alongside other beers and spirits. There is also an impressive breakfast, lunch, dinner and kids’ menu available for those who are feeling peckish.
The Johnstown Inn is open seven days a week and is situated just off the M7/N7.
Kavanagh’s is a warm and friendly pub which is divided off into different areas such as its inviting The Kavern area which is filled with traditional furnishings and cosy nooks. There are also two outdoor heated areas within the pub and in each area, there is a bar serving an impressive list of cocktails, beers and other beverages. The pub also offers a tasty lunch menu with several homemade options and an off license for those wanting to take a drink home with them.
Another great Kildare pub, the Lils Irish bar within Silken Thomas complex is beautifully decorated inside and out. The pub is situated in the heritage town of Kildare and has been operating for over 40 years as part of the Flanaghan Group of hotels, restaurants and pubs. The pub is known for its good service and warm, welcoming interior that will make you want to make an afternoon or evening of your visit there.
Lock 13, a gastropub and craft beer house, is a craft beer lover’s dream. The trendy pub has a long list of local brews and an equally pleasing food menu that includes the best of local produce. Overlooking the Grand Canal, Lock 13 even offers a special barge trip that includes a drink and an optional voucher for a meal in the pub’s restaurant afterwards.
McDonnell’s Bar is a lively, family-run pub based in the small town of Newbridge. The pub plays live music every weekend and on sunny days will host a barbecue in its open beer garden. The pub is an ideal place to watch sport on the big screen and for cocktail fans, there is a cocktail bar located out back.