The leading Gastro pub in the South East of Ireland
Our newly refurbished pub in the heart of Kilkenny city is now known as one of the leading Gastro pubs in the South East and is home to a wood smoking oven offering a fusion of traditional American South West favourites with the sophistication of New Orleans French Quarter.
Quality food at affordable prices ensuring its popularity with local and visitors alike. You are sure to find something for everyone!
Gin & Whiskey bars
Our Gin and Whiskey bars offer something for everyone. We have an extensive range of draught and bottle beers, Award-winning cocktails and one of the largest selections of Whiskey in the South East!
Music is a regular feature at Paris Texas.
We have Traditional Irish and Ballads Monday to Thursday from 6.30pm running March to October
Live Music/DJ’s every weekend – contact us for more info
We look forward to seeing you and some of our recent happy 5 star reviews below.
Great fish and chips. Cheaper than the ferry. The food, while it is good, can lack a bit of consistency of quality from time to time. Mainly the crayfish mac and cheese (sometimes it's watery) and the chicken (sometimes dry). Otherwise, the staff are great, great atmosphere and amazing drink selections!
Nicholas Du T.
10:01 23 May 23
21:12 22 May 23
Nice ambience, great choice on the food menu, food was plentiful and tasty and reasonable for Kilkenny. Would go again.
Gerard Mc K.
15:47 21 May 23
If you're in Kilkenny, you have to stop by here to listen to an amazing trad & ballad duo who play in the front area a few times a week. They crush it.I was walking by one night, heard them playing from outside, and decided to stay for a while for some great Irish tunes. In the finale, the singer was asked by someone in the bar to play "Scorn Not His Simplicity" and due to a recent personal tragedy in his life the singer put on one of the most emotional performances I've ever seen and it still makes me tear up when I think about. If the singer sees this, I'll remember your grandson's name for the rest of my life. Thank you for singing your heart out. Un local foarte bine structurat cu multe zone, sala pentru fumatori, sala pentru servit masa, bar, pub cu formații live.
21:33 20 May 23
A great place to visit when you're in Kilkenny. The food and service were top class. The only thing I'd say is that it did get a little noisy, but that only meant we had to raise our voices with our glasses! Make sure and try the ribs and dirty fries!!!
Eamonn Thomas G.
07:07 18 May 23
Hi Tom. We had a great evening and thank you very much for the Guinness glass💋. Regards, Christine from Germany
20:21 15 May 23
First visit, Incredible PlaceIncredible Food, Drinks Selection of Incrediable Choices, and the Warm Welcoming Staff.
13:58 15 May 23
Great restaurant with a lively atmosphere. The crispy fried onions were beautiful and the pork belly with red cabbage was one of the best I've had.
18:01 08 May 23
The food is great, the staff are friendly and the service is as fast as can be expected.After eating live music was on the menu, which wasnt to loud and the quality of the entertainment was top notch and fitted in extremely well with the atmosphere in the place. Great American style restaurant in the middle of Kilkenny. The portions are so big and the food tastes amazing.They have Corona on tap, which I've never seen in Ireland before.I recommend the ribs. They are beautiful ❤️The staff was great and very fast too.The place is also kid's friendly.Loved it
Coke Orellana Espinoza (Coke G.
06:21 05 May 23
מקום חמוד,אוכל טעים,שרות אדיב,מוסיקת עם Great place to stop for a pint and a bite to eat on a quick tour of the city! The smokey Burger was amazing!! We stopped here for drinks and had a great time everyone was so friendly. We ended up staying longer than planned because we were having such a good time. There was even live entertainment! It was great and I highly recommend stopping by. Being from Paris, Texas, we were very excited to visit here. The bartender killed the energy for us however with some lippy comment about his opinion of what he believed people from Paris were like.The food was great however. The waitresses were very good. Great selection of beers and drink. Live music was fun. Didnt eat here. The barman knows his work well! Loved it, absolutely loved it.... meal was fantastic, service was excellent,the meat was tender,and rib meat fell off the bone, yummiest coleslaw my son had the macaroni and cheese and he was so impressed. We were recommended to visit this restaurant and it didn't fail. Great food and atmosphere. Server was a bit slow but not horrible. 0 complaints, amazing place, amazing staff, amazing food!!
Bricks N B.
12:48 25 Apr 23
Great variety of food and drink for reasonable enough prices. Service excellent, food excellent, menu excellent We had a group of 8 including 3 children. The staff were friendly helpful and the service was excellent , the food was amazing so tasty, atmosphere was very friendly and welcoming. It was my daughters birthday during the week and we didn't get to celebrate so we asked the staff to put a birthday candle on her dessert which they did, they really accomadated all of our needs. Would highly recommend and will definitely go back again. Well done guys Everyone enjoyed their meal! Burger was good. Kids ate well.
22:56 12 Apr 23
Huge portions of yummy food, lovely staff and great atmosphere. Highly recommend it if you are visiting Kilkenny.
22:26 08 Apr 23
Food & Guinness were top class, as was the live music. Fantastic staff as well! Not my first time experiencing the joys of Paris Texas but everytime I visit Kilkenny this is a most for us. From the service to the Fab food to the magical atmosphere and last night there was live music sorry I didn't check out who you were but the music and songs were fantastic. The staff in the restaurant and bar couldn't be nicer definitely a place to visit if your looking for a family restaurant to eat out Everything was great 👍 👌 😌 Unreal burgers and savage whiskey🙌 Excellent service and food with great atmosphere
22:00 29 Mar 23
This is a little jewel on High Street, Food menu is Great, unreal selection of beer wines and Whiskey Staff are very nice, and it has Amazing dedicated smoking room.
04:47 29 Mar 23
Had a lovely meal here yesterday evening as always. We’ve been eating here for years. We’ve had birthday dinners, couple dinners and dinner with friend groups and have been to parties here or just drinks and live music nights. We’ve popped in for lunch while shopping. Love Paris Texas and it’s staff. Hope to have many more food and drink here over the years 🤩 Paris Texas Bar and Restaurant in Kilkenny is an absolute gem that is not to be missed. From the moment you walk in, you're greeted with a warm and inviting atmosphere that sets the tone for an unforgettable dining experience. The restaurant is located in the heart of Kilkenny city, making it a convenient stop for locals and tourists alike.The decor of Paris Texas is an eclectic mix of rustic and contemporary elements, with exposed brick walls, warm lighting, and plush seating that exudes a comfortable and laid-back vibe. The space is perfect for a romantic dinner for two or a lively gathering with friends.But the real star of Paris Texas is the food. The menu is extensive and offers a wide range of options to suit all tastes and preferences. The starters are particularly noteworthy, with standout dishes like the crispy duck salad and the creamy garlic mushrooms. The mains are equally impressive, with everything from classic burgers to seafood pasta and grilled steaks. Vegetarians are also well catered for with a number of delicious options on the menu.The cocktails at Paris Texas are also not to be missed. The bartenders are skilled and knowledgeable, and their creations are both visually stunning and delicious. If you're a fan of whiskey, make sure to try their signature whiskey sour, which is made with a generous pour of Jameson and perfectly balanced with citrus and sugar.But what really sets Paris Texas apart is the service. The staff are friendly, attentive, and genuinely seem to enjoy their jobs. They go above and beyond to make sure that every guest feels welcome and comfortable, and their passion for the food and drink is infectious.Overall, Paris Texas Bar and Restaurant in Kilkenny is a must-visit for anyone looking for a top-quality dining experience. The atmosphere is cozy and inviting, the food is delicious and well-executed, and the service is exceptional. Whether you're a local or just passing through, make sure to add Paris Texas to your list of places to eat in Kilkenny. Quesadillas are delicious
Following many visits to the southern states of Georgia, the Carolinas and Louisiana we are convinced that there is something special in this food that Irish people will love as much as we do. American Barbecue food is perfect with beer and perfect for casual dining in a bar – and it is fun! Then the French / Cajun influence of New Orleans adds a bit of finesse to ensure there is something for everyone.
To guarantee that you get the ‘real deal’ in American food our American chef has brought his unique recipes to Paris Texas and prepares them with specialist equipment including our wood smoker, broiler and char-grill which have been imported from Texas. Our dishes are prepared to suit all palates. A feature of smoked meats is that they are dry-rubbed or marinated first. As a result some of our dishes are both smokey and spicy but many are not. Some are delicately smoked (like our lamb sirloin) while others are stronger, like our ribs. But pork loves smoke – try the pulled pork to prove it for yourself!
We use all the local suppliers and ingredients that we can but for authenticity some things are imported – ghost peppers for our hottest ‘loco caliente’ sauce being a good example.
An extensive range of beers on tap
Paris Texas has an extensive range of beers on tap and in bottle to meet and challenge your tastes – just as our food does. We also pride ourselves on our range of spirits, particularly whiskeys, rums, gins and vodkas. All these spirits encourage experimentation so we probably have a cocktail with your name on it. Some even use our home-made lemonade. We also offer all our wines, including prosecco, by the glass as well as bottle.
So if you want to experience ‘real deal’ American southwest cuisine and a genuine Irish welcome we think you have made the right choice. Our team are always on hand to help you with menu choices and suggestions that will suit your mood today.