Rafter Dempsey’s is based in the heart of Kilkenny City, 2 minutes walk from Kilkenny Castle. Combining old world charm with a modern elegance, this award winning bar offers a friendly and relaxing atmosphere. Rafter Dempsey’s offers great food with an extensive menu available 7 days a week. Boasting 16 ensuite bedrooms and a rooftop beer garden it can accommodate all your needs in Kilkenny.
Live music is available on weekends and all major sporting occasions are shown on their 3 giant screens. Rafter Dempsey’s is renowned as a sports venue and is complimented by a pool table and darts board. Saturday nights are very lively at Rafter Dempsey's, as they always have one of the best bands in Kilkenny belting out their tunes! If you are looking for a great entertainment venue, with a terrific atmosphere, good company and an old world charm all mixed together to give the right blend for your night, look no further.
The Rafter Dempsey’s offers an extensive menu served daily, Monday to Friday 8.00am-9.00pm, Saturday 8.00am - 9.00pm and Sunday 8.00am - 5.00pm. Over the years they have built up a reputation for great food at reasonable prices.
Our specials vary daily and seasonally. All ingredients produced locally and supplied daily enabling the freshest of produce to be used imaginatively in the preparation of wholesome dishes.
Boasting a retractable roof, overhead heating, and a built in plasma screen it is the perfect place to enjoy a cool drink and chat with friends. Their beer garden can also be reserved for BBQ's.
Chill out with a beer over a game of pool or darts at Rafter Dempseys. With their own dedicated area for pool and darts, this makes for a great venue. You can even keep an eye on the match with their wall screens!
All in all, a superbly located Kilkenny pub, well worth a visit.