Ireland > Killarney
triskaideka (2) , Ireland | June 5, 2013| Updated October 1, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
As a local I come here from time to time. This pub has probably the best choice of beers in Killarney.
The taps are mainly the usual macros you see all over Ireland but a few additions - Pilsner Urquell, Erdinger - again mainly mainstream. No draught offerings on the craft side.
The bottle menu is fairly good - tends towards German/Czech lagers and Belgians but does feature mainstream beers like Fuller’s London Pride and ESB, and Innis and Gunn offerings.
On Plunkett St, there’s another entrance in Brewery Lane. While fairly cramped around the bar there is more room at the back plus an upstairs which is opened sometimes.
There’s music at weekends - usually rock oriented not trad. So, you can get a bit "blown out of it" if you’re just there to chat and sip beer.
Brian (the owner) does a beer tasting once or twice a year - and I’ve enjoyed them a lot.
Dogbrick (637) Columbus, Ohio | December 31, 2012
70 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 14/20
(Visited 11/2012): Courtney’s bar is on Plunkett Street right off Main in downtown Killarney. Street parking is available in the surrounding area and it is in walking distance from nearby hotels.
The interior is dark with worn wood and a fireplace, and has kind of a lodge feel. The curved bar is on the left side. There is a board above the bar listing the available beers.
Courtney’s features their whiskey selection prominently but has a decent beer selection. There are around 12 taps and 50 bottles. The taps are mostly macros like Guinness, Smithwick’s and Carlsberg. However the bottled beers include some craft breweries in Ireland like Dungarvan and other options like Affligem, Duvel and Bishop’s finger.
Service at the bar was friendly.
I don’t think this place offers food.
Overall this is a decent bar to hit in Killarney.
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