Every once and a while I’ll pop out a post on Instagram asking the Irish Road Trip community for their recommendations.

It could be for guidance on things to do in a particular county, the location of some off the beaten track gems to discover or, as was the case in this instance, pubs to visit on a trip to County Kerry.

Hundreds of people responded and the list below was born.

It also helped to give birth to our interactive map of the best pubs in Ireland – simply open it up, zoom in on the place that you want to grab a drink in and voilà, a list of all the best pubs in that area.

Anyway… I’ll shut up now 🍺🍺

Here are 17 pubs in Co Kerry that the Irish road trip community thinks you should sink a couple of pints in after a hard day of exploring.

1 – Dick Macks Pub, Greene Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

dick macs pub dingle
Photo © The Irish Road Trip

2 – Foxy Johns, Main St, Dingle, Co. Kerry

foxy johns pub dingle
Photo by James Smyth

3 – South Pole Inn, Main Street, Annascaul, Co. Kerry

the souith pole inn pub
Via the South Pole Inn on Facebook

4 – The Blind Piper, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

the blind piper in kerry

5 – Murphy’s Bar, Brandon, Co. Kerry

murphys pub dingle

6 – Freddie’s Bar, Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry

freddies bar kerry

7 – McCarthys Bar, Upper Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

mccarthys bar dingle town
Photo by Evin O’Keeffe

8 – Tigh Ui Chathain (Kane’s Bar), Ballyferriter, Co. Kerry

kanes bar kerry

9 – Currans Bar, Main St, Dingle, Co. Kerry

currans bar kerry

10 – John Benny’s Pub, Strand St, Dingle, Co. Kerry

john bennys pub

11 – Foleys Bar, East Inch, Inch, Co. Kerry

foleys bar inch kerry

12 – The Mighty Session, Main Street, Dingle, Co. Kerry

the mighty session dingle
Photo by Helen Suk

13 – PF McCarthy’s, Main St, Kenmare, Co. Kerry

pf mccarthys pub

14 – O’Flaherty’s Pub, Bridge St, Dingle, Co. Kerry

o'flaherty's pub kerry
Via the Dingle Post

15 – Kate Kearney’s Cottage, Gap of Dunloe, Killarney, Co. Kerry

Kate kearney's cottage in kerry
Photo by Jonathan Haring

16 – O’Sullivan’s Courthouse Pub, The Mall, Dingle, Co. Kerry

O'Suillivans Bar Dingle
O’Suillivans Bar Dingle

17 – Sean Og’s, Bridge St, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Sean Ogs pub
And that's a wrap!
As always, I’m keen to hear what you think below! Is there a pub you’ve been to that should have made the list?