The 'Rafter' Dempsey's is a charming Olde Worlde Bar and Lounge in the Centre of Irelands Medieval Capital. It is renowned for its cheerful greeting as much as its warm Log Fire and delicious home-cooked foods. Private parties and popular sports are all catered for.
The 'Rafter' Dempsey's, 4 Friary Street, Kilkenny is a charming Olde Worlde Pub with a lovely warm fire burning to make all welcome once they step inside. Along with a big smile and a Céad Míle Fáilte, you are greeted with lots of timber and soft colours as well as old memorabilia and bric-a-brac.
The 'Rafter' Dempsey’s specialises in local and craft beers, stout, lagers and ciders, as well as the more conventional ones. Great food is a very large part of the offering being served and customers can get food from 8am to 7pm daily in the winter season, and from 8am to 9pm in the summer season. Sunday’s from 8am to 5pm.
Live music is very popular in this city centre location every Saturday night with local bands playing great music from the 60's right through to today's chart's. The 'Rafter' Dempsey's pride themselves in catering for private parties and will organise everything required for any party, from D.J, live band, decorations and food including the cake ... the Lot! Just book your party and let us do all the worrying for you.
Our private lounge can cater for groups of up to 100 persons. This include catering for Bus Tours as well as all types of private groups. We at the 'Rafter' Dempsey's will also cater for groups that need outside entertaining and can organise for any group requiring golf, horse riding, karting, outdoor pursuits , and much more! We also provide Cocktail Training courses which are catered for in-house by our expert bar staff.
The 'Rafter' Dempsey's has a city centre location in Ireland's Medieval Capital, and is right in the middle of the tourist and shopping areas, just one minutes walk from the famous Kilkenny Castle. Enjoy yourself on the tourist trail or a shopping spree and pop in for a drink, a bite to eat or just relax beside our log fire! We cater for all sporting enthusiasts and all popular sports are shown on our big screens, including the one in our rooftop Beer Garden....open to the heavens in the summer and heated to comfort in the colder months.
Opening hours at The 'Rafter' Dempsey's are:
8am to 11.30pm Monday - Thursday
8am to 12.30am Friday and Saturdays,
and on Sundays 8am to 11pm.