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Kilkenny's Irish Pub

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19 Ratings
Ratings: 19
Reviews: 15
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 12.56%
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1413 E 15th St
Tulsa, Oklahoma, 74120-5807
United States
phone: (918) 582-8282

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Reviews by champ103:
Photo of champ103
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%

I fully expected this place to be the same pseudo Irish pub that can be found all over Houston. I was wrong. This has a great Irish pub feel. An old wood bar and tables scattered about. Some nooks and crannies that you can sit in. Celtic and Irish music is playing very low. You can see some of the old cathedral looking churches outside the window. That adds to the Irish/English authenticity.

On to the beer. Not a huge selection, but well above average. Fuller's Porter and ESB. The Marshall IPA is on tap as well. Chimay and Sam Smith are the highlights of the bottle selection. Not the best, but I will be happy to sip on Marshall and Fuller's all day. The tap lines seemed a bit dirty though.

The service was great. A very enthusiastic bartender, with a great "cheers" after every beer. Very friendly and prompted. Pretty much as good as it gets. The food was top notch. I had the chicken cordon blue with spicy mustard (on the bartenders request). It was great. Far above the typical pub grub I find in similar places in Houston.

Overall, a great place to have a beer and a meal. It does not have the best selection, though that is a small grip. If in the area, check it out. Another great spot in my Tulsa beer sojourn.

champ103, Jun 02, 2009
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4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

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4.52/5  rDev +15.9%

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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4/5  rDev +2.6%

cmbeaudoin, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of RobbieAshmore
3.94/5  rDev +1%

I am often in Tulsa for business. I used to go to McNeelies, but the crowd was a little too loud and too 'yuppie' for me. I have started visiting Kilkenny's and I am very impressed with the atmosphere and food. The drink selection isn't great, but they still have a few good beers. I usually have the Franziskaner Hefe-Weizen. The service is good and friendly.

RobbieAshmore, Dec 19, 2013
Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.29/5  rDev -15.6%

The wife and I are checking our e-mails courtesy the free wi-fi at Cherry Street Coffee House and, while writing some beer reviews, I see a listing for Kilkenny's Tulsa here on BA. Shit, that place is right across the Coffee House, let's check it out!

I've been to Kilkenny's at least once before, during our last family reunion in Tulsa, and never thought much of it. Just another faux Irish pub...

I do like the building and atmosphere, a vast meandering joint with nooks and crannies everywhere, a busy bar and lively dining are upfront plus cozy quiet tables and more dining on the back.

Lots of wood, Irish music, trinkets galore. You know it.

Beer selection is rather poor. The menu, reminiscent of a chain restaurant, does not list the only two or three good bottled beers I spotted (Moose Drool, Hop Czar) and the only good draft (Marshall IPA). Good selection of Germans (Spaten, Franziskaner) and one more good draught: Boulevard Wheat, but other than that, both the tap and bottle menus read like your average Bud-Miller-Heineken crap.

Service is alright good but not great. I was annoyed that my bottle of Hop Czar came already poured, the glass missing.

Prices are OK, but perhaps slightly higher than your average Tulsa bar (20-oz pint for $5.75, a little less for a bottle, $8 for a shot of fine Macallan scotch).

I may come back here if we happen to be cruising Cherry Street, but otherwise, fuhgeddaboudit. Next time I will try newer spots like White Owl and Smoke on Cherry that seem to have good beers on tap.

DoubleSimcoe, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of AlleywayRover
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

Walked in for a couple of beers. The atmosphere was nice but a little over-the-top for my tastes. But it was fairly quiet and didn't have a lot of TV's distracting me.

The staff was great, very friendly. It was rather busy when I was there, but they did well making sure I was taken care of.

My only real complaint was the fact it was a bit pricey. Two beers ran about $12.00.

Decent selection of beers. Mostly what you would expect from an Irish bar, Guiness, Smithwicks and Bass were all there along with some local selections.

I would probably go back again if I find myself in the Tulsa area again.

AlleywayRover, Aug 09, 2011
Photo of russpowell
3.76/5  rDev -3.6%

We hit this place as family yesterday on a very hot April day. Coming in here was like getting transported to a cool damp British Isle oasis! This place drips great pub atmosphere, minimal TV intrusion.

Beer & cider quality were pretty decent

Service was friendly & prompt

Selection was pretty good for an Irish Pub= Sticking to nothing too exotic, only about 12 taps by my count

Menu looks fairly impressive & a touch pricey

Two pints & 2 sodas for the kids for $11.50

Not a place I would seek out, but would happily sup a pint here any time

russpowell, Apr 11, 2011
Photo of StaveHooks
3.35/5  rDev -14.1%

Don't go to this place expecting an awesome selection of beer. What you can expect is great Irish food.

I've heard alot of people grip about the interior being "Disney or Touristy", but they actually spent alot of money bringing this over from and old bar in Ireland. It may seem "fake" but it's the real deal.

Beer - The selection is not that great. They have the "usual" selection. They do carry local brews as well as several craft brews to make you happy.

Food - All of the boxtys are awesome. I haven't had the fish n chips so I can't tell about that. I would recommend a boxty. They have several varieties to suit your tastes. This is not your typical bar food. It's a restaurant first, watering hole second.

They also have Crown Royal on Cold Tap if that's your thing.

StaveHooks, Nov 22, 2010
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Kilkenny's Irish Pub in Tulsa, OK
89 out of 100 based on 19 ratings.