About Paris Texas: The leading Gastro Pub in the South East of Ireland
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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.

Paris Texas Bar

Quality Food

Quality food at affordable prices ensuring its popularity with local and visitors alike. You are sure to find something for everyone!

whiskey shelf

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!

stylish vocalist with beard performing lyrical song on stage with his band

Music

Music is a regular feature at Paris Texas, with Traditional Irish and Ballads Monday to Thursday from 6.30pm. Live DJ’s from 9:30pm every Friday and Saturday nights – not to be missed!

Happy Patrons

We look forward to seeing you and some of our recent happy 5 star reviews below.

Jonathan K.
Jonathan K.
19:09 27 Sep 22
Very nice atmosphere, lovely staff ,delicious food
Michelle O M.
Michelle O M.
18:25 26 Sep 22
American style restaurant with huge dishes.I ordered a soup and BBQ mix plate and I couldn't finish it because it was that big.The pulled pork is really good
yodatk
yodatk
07:26 26 Sep 22
nayan S.
nayan S.
09:38 25 Sep 22
jennybkenny K.
jennybkenny K.
21:33 24 Sep 22
Richard R.
Richard R.
20:19 24 Sep 22
Beautiful food and buzzing energy about the place.
wicklow M.
wicklow M.
15:21 24 Sep 22
Lovely pub and a great selection of food also.
Luke M.
Luke M.
14:48 24 Sep 22
Food great, staff very friendly and helpful.
Kathleen D.
Kathleen D.
19:13 23 Sep 22
Deborah K.
Deborah K.
17:20 23 Sep 22
Excellent food and excellent service.
Jerry O.
Jerry O.
06:04 22 Sep 22
Nice Bar and great live music
Sellos V.
Sellos V.
19:12 21 Sep 22
Great drinks, food and staff
stephanie H.
stephanie H.
18:11 20 Sep 22
Un bon pub per menjar o simplement fer un veure amb els amics o família.Personal eficient i atent a les necessitats dels clients.
Lluís Armengol M.
Lluís Armengol M.
17:23 19 Sep 22
Most amazing restaurant. The food was so very good. I asked for iced tea and the young man personally made me wonderful tea with lemon. I highly recommend The Paris Texas Restaurant.
Nanda T.
Nanda T.
14:14 19 Sep 22
Claire L.
Claire L.
13:41 19 Sep 22
Loved this place which is dedicated to a movie called Paris, Texas, a place I've actually been to on a trip or two to Houston. It's American menu was refreshing break from the Irish food. I had the Reuben, first time I'd seen corn beef on a menu as it is not a traditional Irish dish there. Plus Reubens are my favorite sandwich. It was delicious. Nice corn beef, sauerkraut, Swiss cheese and their own homemade thousand Island dressing which every one at the table agreed was delicious.My niece had a nice big bowl of seafood chowder. Large pieces of seafood, shrimp, clams and mussels, in a creamy broth and two nice size Irish brown bread. She loved it! Her husband had a Santa Fe dish and that too looked good, smelled delicious and tasted a bit like home. An unexpected treat.
Francesca C.
Francesca C.
11:56 19 Sep 22
Great food, beautiful inside, right spot!
Shane D.
Shane D.
22:29 18 Sep 22
Great staff and service
Sasa B
Sasa B
13:40 17 Sep 22
Good food
John S.
John S.
08:31 14 Sep 22
Oliver P.
Oliver P.
09:59 13 Sep 22
Aoifemarie C.
Aoifemarie C.
20:30 12 Sep 22
Me and the girlfriend went today for food had starters and mains and all I can say is the food was absolutely top notch and all staff were really pleasant and friendly and can’t say one bad thing about it 10/10 and will be definitely be back again
john B.
john B.
18:48 12 Sep 22
Conor B.
Conor B.
16:54 12 Sep 22
Rebecka G.
Rebecka G.
18:44 09 Sep 22
Nick O.
Nick O.
21:55 06 Sep 22
I highly recommend this restaurant, delicious food, friendly and dedicated service and affordable prices. The whole family had a nice time. We'll be showing more often, see you later.
Szymon N.
Szymon N.
18:40 05 Sep 22
Ilmaras V.
Ilmaras V.
21:19 31 Aug 22
Loved this place. The girls on the front door were very friendly and accommodating. Bar staff were attentive and our server was very friendly.Overall great experience, with fantastic menu and quality food.Really recommend.
B M
B M
14:26 30 Aug 22
Lovely bar and Staff..
Richard M.
Richard M.
07:28 29 Aug 22
Wedding B.
Wedding B.
00:11 29 Aug 22
Renato G.
Renato G.
14:40 28 Aug 22
Lorenzo R.
Lorenzo R.
07:39 26 Aug 22
Nachos and a Blue Spot Irish Whiskey. What more could you ask for in a pub in Kilkenny!?!?
Rich M.
Rich M.
01:43 25 Aug 22
Très bienBonne music local
LESPINASSE L.
LESPINASSE L.
20:12 22 Aug 22
Mto agradável
Ana Paula G.
Ana Paula G.
19:19 22 Aug 22
We had a meal there last night and our server went out his way to accommodate what my wife wanted & because it was not served to the standard he wanted he took it back and made them reserve it
Robert T.
Robert T.
09:26 22 Aug 22
Amazing food and amazing venue.
Peter G.
Peter G.
12:39 21 Aug 22
Nicole D.
Nicole D.
21:20 19 Aug 22
Elaine T.
Elaine T.
16:10 19 Aug 22
Irit G
Irit G
18:36 18 Aug 22
Great food, great place and absolutely fantastic staff.
Kieron W.
Kieron W.
09:09 17 Aug 22
Precioso pub. Buena cerveza y excelente selección de wishkys.
Joaquín Antonio Úbeda M.
Joaquín Antonio Úbeda M.
19:32 16 Aug 22
Regularly visit Paris Texas. Love the menu and array of food at this location. Fantastic seating options. Great atmosphere and always busy!
Darryl G.
Darryl G.
10:47 16 Aug 22
Impressive..
A C
A C
22:51 14 Aug 22
Tibor J.
Tibor J.
17:02 12 Aug 22
Tom M.
Tom M.
03:28 12 Aug 22
Had a lovely dinner. Made a reservation and called to let them know we were running a bit late. They were more than accommodating. Staff was friendly and food and drinks were served very quickly. Also, live music. Couldn't have asked for a better dinner in Kilkenny.
Michelle B.
Michelle B.
10:19 09 Aug 22
Top class restaurant, very nice décor.
Niall G.
Niall G.
10:36 08 Aug 22
What an amazing experience and delicious food. The staff were friendly and the atmosphere was great. 10/10 would recommend
Chad K.
Chad K.
20:04 07 Aug 22
Stellar spot ...start your nights sesh here sober and get a good fed into ya. A good feed is what you'll get. Proper plates of food to die for and good beer and desert etc
Robert B.
Robert B.
22:40 06 Aug 22
Staff & food amazing
Angela T.
Angela T.
11:53 05 Aug 22
L'ambiance irlandaise comme je l'imaginais.
Paul T.
Paul T.
18:36 03 Aug 22
Théo R.
Théo R.
08:38 03 Aug 22
Great food and service. The live music was nice too!
Randy R.
Randy R.
11:52 02 Aug 22
Tadhg M.
Tadhg M.
21:52 01 Aug 22
Spent one night here listening to music that was outstanding great crack good service
Tom W.
Tom W.
20:45 01 Aug 22
Jeff N.
Jeff N.
19:27 01 Aug 22
Excelente servicio y comida!!! Además de su cómoda ubicación y grandes salones (pidan ir a la parte de atrás qué hay todo un patio muy bello).Almorzamos una ensalada césar, fajitas, alitas de pollo (Búfalo BBQ) y un pulled pork sándwich. Todo exquisito. Los meseros, todos jóvenes, muy amables, siempre preguntándonos si estábamos bien o necesitábamos algo. Incluso las bebidas (Limonadas y jugos) muy ricas!!!Es para recomendar 100% este lugar!!
Josefina A.
Josefina A.
17:38 31 Jul 22
Great food..
John F.
John F.
08:44 31 Jul 22
One of the best places in Kilkenny. The food is delicious and the staff is really nice.
Joana S.
Joana S.
21:33 29 Jul 22
ronan W.
ronan W.
16:14 29 Jul 22
Very good and tasty food, great attentive staff, nice music and ambiance
Hugh D.
Hugh D.
18:49 28 Jul 22
Candice B.
Candice B.
15:25 28 Jul 22
Ignore Dana's review below. PTB was top shelf. Great upscale pub atmosphere.Our server Adam made great recommendations and had the demeanor to work in the finest of establishments.The BBQ was top notch on flavor and tenderness. The servings were plentiful. Also the whiskey flight I had allowed me to try some of Ireland's finest.The inferno wing flavor was probably the hottest I've had in Europe and was tasty too.Don't miss PTB, you get bang for your buck.
Brent H.
Brent H.
20:25 27 Jul 22
One of the best bars in Kilkenny 5☆
Billy O.
Billy O.
21:13 25 Jul 22
Gerry D.
Gerry D.
19:35 25 Jul 22
Food was excellent and staff very attentive, nice atmosphere and clean and tidy.
Barry R.
Barry R.
10:41 23 Jul 22
Egon Z.
Egon Z.
18:54 21 Jul 22
We got the vegetarian option, it was very good
william D.
william D.
18:08 19 Jul 22
Steven S.
Steven S.
20:34 18 Jul 22
Friendly staff and lovely food
Sinead L.
Sinead L.
10:25 18 Jul 22
Paddy C.
Paddy C.
20:06 16 Jul 22
Gareth L.
Gareth L.
22:08 12 Jul 22
Delicious food freshly cooked, very popular. Lively music 🎶 in the bar by ngt
Eileen H.
Eileen H.
20:13 11 Jul 22
Durch Zufall auf die Rezension "Bestes Pub auf unserer Rundreise" gestoßen und können dies nur bestätigen. So köstliches Pubfood, wahnsinnige Auswahl an Draught Beers und die Location-ergeben klare 5 Sterne! Unbedingt einen Besuch wert. Von außen unscheinbar, führt es dann durch verschiedene Areas und Flairs. Für jeden was dabei.
Sandra L.
Sandra L.
17:11 11 Jul 22
Louise F.
Louise F.
12:20 08 Jul 22
linda m
linda m
22:09 07 Jul 22
Fab pub, food and entertainment excellent. Staff lovely and friendly.
Andrew M.
Andrew M.
18:39 07 Jul 22
Lovely food and atmosphere
peter L.
peter L.
07:54 07 Jul 22
Great resteraunt. Lots of fun options everything was tasty. Cool atmosphere
kenneth W.
kenneth W.
23:09 03 Jul 22
First you think it's a nice Pub till you see that it is much more. It opens up to a beautiful courtyard and more bars. A very nice place with great food, drinks, and musicVery friendly and helpful staff. It's absolutely worth a visit (or more)
Alyssa
Alyssa
20:18 03 Jul 22
john M.
john M.
18:56 03 Jul 22
John B.
John B.
20:48 02 Jul 22
Martina R.
Martina R.
19:26 02 Jul 22
Brian G.
Brian G.
14:55 01 Jul 22
Alan O.
Alan O.
17:26 26 Jun 22
Got into a taxi and asked taxi driver to recommend a place. Took us here and were we glad he did. Really nice decor with great atmosphere, fast & friendly service. Highly recommend the pulled pork sandwich. Will definitely be back here for the amazing food.
Mario S.
Mario S.
23:35 25 Jun 22
Todo excelente, el lugar genial y el servicio aun mejor. Nos trataron muy bien. Los precios acorde con las cantidades
Ainaa a
Ainaa a
13:57 25 Jun 22
Magdalena W.
Magdalena W.
04:45 24 Jun 22
Ole Jan Lars R.
Ole Jan Lars R.
17:30 23 Jun 22
Great food
eoin L.
eoin L.
10:24 22 Jun 22
One of the best places in Ireland. Amazing staff, delicious food, yummy drinks and a fantastic atmosphere. 100% recommended for everyone
Celtic K.
Celtic K.
16:10 21 Jun 22
Really lovely place...had a burger and over all good value for money...delicious.will definitely eat here again
Stella C
Stella C
11:32 21 Jun 22
baciu C.
baciu C.
16:13 20 Jun 22
The atmosphere is great, the service always friendly and the food excellent. We stayed in the Kilkenny area for 5 months and went to Paris Texas multiple times because we love it so much.
Florian O.
Florian O.
08:54 16 Jun 22
Loved it.....different on the outside looks like a small pub....great surprise on the inside! Dark first, gets a little lighter and then completely opened up. FOOD is fab, so much to choose from, lovely atmosphere, great staff, three great big bar areas, different plasma T.V points which is a bonus! Great place for night out...covers all ages, its the place to go in Kilkenny!
Lorna S.
Lorna S.
17:32 13 Jun 22

Our History

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.

Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant - Outside at Night
Paris Texas Bar & Restaurant - Inside bar Stools
Paris Texas Bar