The Auld Shebeen

The Auld Shebeen Gastro Bar & Canalside B&B are situated on the banks of the canal in Athy Co. Kildare.  Having opened their doors in July 2020 following an extensive redesign and refurbishment, they have a 150-seater bar, lounge, outdoor terrace, rooftop bar, private dining area and 3-bedroom B&B. The pub has a traditional personality with a trendy and stylish finish.

Open Monday to Sunday from 12pm till close, with great food served from 12pm to 9.30pm daily.  Like the pub the menu has notes of traditional and edgy dishes suitable for all tastes.

The Bar

The Bar home to their live music, with the focal point a stone wall fireplace, leather and checked decorated seating it is ideal spot for a catch up. You will not miss a second of a live sporting event as their surround sound creates the perfect atmosphere and widescreen tv’s can be seen from any seat in the bar.

The Lockgate Lounge

The name speaks for itself savour the views from their lounge are of the lockgate adjacent to them, the Lockgate Lounge provides you with a serene space and relaxed atmosphere the perfect setting to dine with family and friends.

The Loft

The Loft is the upstairs private dining area with stunning views of the canal and features on the ceiling from the original building, it’s the perfect venue for a private party or family celebratory meal.  Allow them to entertain you and your guests every Friday and Saturday night as you can be part of the live music via our widescreen tv and surround sound.

The Rooftop Bar

The Rooftop Bar is the newest bar area. Housed outdoors at the top of the building, enjoy a bottle & Cocktail bar in this deck finished contemporary area with surround sound & widescreen TV.

The Terrace

The terrace is situated to the side of the premises on the banks of the canal allowing a unique backdrop.  Stunning views of the canal can be devoured while watching the world go by from the terrace area or one of their three dome’s.  The dome’s provide you with a covered outdoor seating experience for up to 6 persons.

Full table service is provided to all areas.  All the indoors areas are fully air conditioned.  Complimentary WIFI throughout.  Free carparking for customers.

The Bar and Lockgate Lounge are wheelchair accessible, with a designated wheelchair toilet.  They are family focused at The Auld Shebeen with a tasty kids menu, high chairs and a modern baby changing facility available.

Canalside B&B

The newly designed Canalside B&B will open its doors June 2020.

At the Canalside B&B you will enjoy their modern and plush surroundings. It is the ideal location whether you are visiting the local area, the Blueway or exploring Ireland’s Ancient East just a 3-minute walk from the town centre, 10-minute walk from the train station.

3 double rooms all ensuite, with your own private entrance to the B&B you can enjoy and relaxed stay with The Auld Shebeen.

Contact Details

Get Directions
Upper William Street, Athy, County Kildare, R14 RY62, Ireland.

Social Channels

Opening Hours

Mon-Sun : 12pm - Close
Food served until 9:30pm