The Rafter's Gastro Pub in Kilkenny City is a charming old world pub with a warm fire burning to make everyone feel 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's Gastro Pub 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 is available daily.
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.
A private lounge can cater for groups of up to 100 people. This includes catering for bus tours as well as all types of private groups. The Rafter's Gastro Pub will also cater for groups that need outside entertaining such as golf, horse riding, karting, outdoor pursuits, and much more. They also provide cocktail training classes which are catered for in-house by our expert bar staff.
The Rafter's Gastro Pub is centrally located in Kilkenny City centre, very close to all the tourist and shopping areas and just one minutes walk from 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 their log fire. They cater for all sporting enthusiasts and all popular sports are shown on big screens, including one in a rooftop Beer Garden, open to the heavens during summer, and heated to comfort in the colder months.