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This Very Pretty Bar Has Just Won 'Best Overall Bar' In The Whole Of Ireland

By Sarah

August 22, 2017 at 9:22am

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We all have a local favourite, a go-to drinking spot that never disappoints, but if you've been wanting to spice up your sesh life of late then we've got just the place.

The annual Sky Bar of the year awards took place last night, with over 100 finalists competing to win top spot of Best Overall Bar in the entire country. A pretty tough choice, but it's gotta be done.

And the lucky winner? Left Bank in Kilkenny, a beautifully renovated Bank Of Ireland Branch with a lively outdoor area.

David Rey, Managing Director of Sky Business, said:“These days the perfect pint does not the bar make, it is a multitude of things from ambience, customer service, to the overall experience."

And he's right too. 


Here's the full list of winners: (AKA your ultimate bar guide for the rest of the year!)

Bar Food - Weavers Bar & Venue, Drogheda, Co Louth

Best Bar to Watch the Match - Wookshed Bar & Grill, Cork

Best Designed / Inside Space - Left Bank, Kilkenny

City Bar - P.Mac’s, Dublin

Cocktail Bar - Cask. Cork

Contemporary Bar - Blackbird, Dublin

Craft Beer Bar - Caribou, Galway

Gastro Bar Food - The ChopHouse, Dublin

Gin Bar - Tribeton, Galway

Hotel Bar - Panorama Bistro & Terrace @ The Montenotte Hotel, Cork

5* Hotel Bar - The Sidecar @ The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

Late Bar/ Nightclub - Highline @ Sophie’s, Dublin

Live Entertainment Venue - The Quays, Galway

Local Bar - The Penny Hill, Dublin

Newcomer - Warehouse Bar & Kitchen, Letterkenny, Donegal

Outside Space - Filthy McNastys, Belfast, Antrim

Outstanding Customer Service - The Oarsman, Carrick-on-Shannon, Leitrim

Restaurant Bar- Candlelight Bar @ Siam Thai Restaurant, Dublin

Tourist Bar - Fitzpatrick’s Bar and Restaurant, Dundalk, Co Louth

Traditional Bar - Kehoe’s, Dublin

Whiskey Bar - Revolution Craft Bar, Waterford

Bar Manager - Tony Newell – Clayton Hotel Galway

Staff Personality - Elizabeth Brown, The Draft House Pub, Strandhill, Sligo

Bushmills Cocktail Bartender - Luke O’Meara – The Liquor Rooms, Dublin

Overall Sky Bar of the Year - Left Bank, Kilkenny

Southern Comfort People’s Choice – Dublin Molloy’s Bar & Grill, Dublin

(Public Vote)

Southern Comfort People’s Choice – Leinster Langtons House Hotel, Kilkenny

(Public Vote)

Southern Comfort People’s Choice – Munster JJ Coppingers, Midleton, Co Cork

(Public Vote)

Southern Comfort People’s Choice Connacht/ Ulster An Púcán, Galway

(Public Vote)

Overall Southern Comfort People’s Choice - An Púcán, Galway

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