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The Kilkenny

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Address: Marcelo T. de Alvear 399, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Phone Number: +54 11 4312-9179
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Locals and tourists of all ages and all walks of life meet up at this...

Locals and tourists of all ages and all walks of life meet up at this popular rock club and whiskey bar.

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Yes, Guinness!

Decided to go out one night farther from the Palermo/Recoleta neighborhoods and found myself at the Kilkenny. Apparently a really popular place for local Argies to come drink... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 5 December 2012
Charley W
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2012

Decided to go out one night farther from the Palermo/Recoleta neighborhoods and found myself at the Kilkenny. Apparently a really popular place for local Argies to come drink after work... it was super fun! Of course nothing like true Irish pubs, but it was the first place I found Guinness (on tap). Was only my buddy and I, but while... More 

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2012

Well I have never been to a real Irish pub, but this was fun nonetheless! Came here on a Thursday night and it was packed, but super fun. Seemed lots of people come to this bar/are right after work, which was pretty cool since a lot of bars I went to in BA seemed like mostly tourists (I was staying... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2011

It's in big bar designed to look like an Irish pub. They do have Guinness but it's pricey. Just about everything here is expensive. The main problem is every single night the music is blaring and it ruins the atmosphere. The food is decent enough but again it's not a great value.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2010

Having spent nearly 7 months in Ireland I was quite thrilled when my wife and I happened to run into Kilkenny which was down the street from the Marriott Plaza Hotel. It was around 10.30pm and while most people were still finishing dinner we were just looking for a few after dinner drinks. Bartenders were very nice and both spoke... More 

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Buenos Aires
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2010

Very well known and established Irish themed pub in down town Buenos Aires. Had to check out to this pub after reading so many reviews and at the urging of a few fellow travelers and expected much, but it just did not be the place it had supposedly once been. The decor is not much and obviously better days have... More 

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Rio Grande do Sul
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2009

there's a good place, excelent song, nice price... listen "blusberry band" very nice band! This pub is close to Hotel Promenade.

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Staying in Retiro

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Retiro
Exquisite palaces and luxurious apartment buildings combine with art galleries and exclusive boutiques to make Retiro the perfect spot for those who enjoy sophistication. However, the non-stop foot traffic to and from Retiro train and bus terminals, accompanied by the myriad of trucks leaving and arriving at the port, mean this neighbourhood is never truly at rest. One minute you are walking down a street dotted with ornate mansions and luxurious shop windows and the next you find yourself surrounded by a sea of people racing to catch their train or bus. It is this juxtaposition of never-ending comings and goings and quiet, elegant luxury that defines Retiro, as well as Buenos Aires, a city where sharp contrasts are all around.
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