Houston >Bars & Clubs > Kenneally's Irish Pub
2111 S Shepherd Dr, Houston, TX | Directions 7701929.746488 -95.410679
Mon. - Sun. : 3 p.m. - 2 a.m
Neighborhoods: Central, Neartown/ Montrose
Great place – Have been out of town _new job-but finally back in Houston & am so glad to get back to the Irish Pub. I missed it!! Same friendly staff (a few new ones) but same great pizza & cold beer. I am soooo looking forward to St.Patricks Day here-it is unbeleivable!!! Great crowds-cold beer-live music-great party! (Hope "the Lion " leaves them alone) POD
Best pizza for a hangover and some of the best Guiness served in the city.
Charging for water? Seriously? – Yesterday a girlfriend and I went to Kenneally's, ordered several drinks as well as pizza and when we asked for water the bartender brought us bottled water. We asked if we could have tap water instead and she explained that they have this policy of charging for water. She said it's because when it gets busy they run out of glasses. (Maybe if I brought my own plastic cup?) I used to like this place, but won't be going back to pay for water. Please.
Perfect Guinness Pour! – You'll feel like your in a neighborhood pub in NYC once you step inside this bar. The bartenders are skilled and you'll even find a shamrock on top of your Guinness. Great pizza too. Good happy hour crowd.
Wonderful place – Tonight was my first night there and I had a good time.. The pizza was great and the service was great.. I asked for some water and was told it was .50 for bottle water.. I said that was fine I pay more for that at the clubs and its not ozarka.. over all i will be back and take some more friends with me....
Former Regular-won't be going back – I used to be a regular at Kenneally's. They USED to have great service and a good atmosphere. That has since changed. I've quit going there due to my last experience. I brought a friend who was not a regular and she requested tap water. The waitress informed her she had to pay for bottled water. My friend persisted in requesting a glass of tap water; she thought the waitress was joking about paying for water. The waitress informed her their policy does not allow them to serve tap water; they consider it a waste of the bartender's time....yes, she actually said that. Then when the so-called manager came to our table to address the issue, he told my friend to quit being cheap. Needless to say, we haven’t been back and anytime someone suggests Kenneally’s, I let them know about my experience and that I won’t be going back. There are too many bars in Houston to waste time with a bar that is so money-hungry it forces bottled water on its customers and accuses its customers of being cheap. I’m actually surprised the TABC allows them to do that……..
Agree w/those below - pizza is awesome, atmosphere lacking – Have been here before, years ago, and visited the other night when we wanted some pizza and beers. The pizza was so divine, we ordered three in a row, but yes, it was very strange that they don't provide free water. Come on! Maybe I want a glass of water to go with my pizza and Stella Artois. It's not like we're scrubs coming in here to not spend on alcohol.
The atmosphere is a bit lacking. Also a regular of Red Lion's, I can say that pub knows how to do ambience - it's always fun & lively in there, with the authentic pub decor and fun tunes in the background. We'd spend far more for pints at Red Lion, but we'd get some atmosphere with it.
Ruined it with one little thing! – My wife and I joined friends yesterday for an evening out. The food was acceptable (the potato chips are exceptional) and the bar service quite good. However, when I pay for food, beer, and whiskey I expect complimentary tap water. The pub has a policy of not providing tap water for otherwise paying customers which really ruined an otherwise enjoyable experience. Now I realize that when one visits a pub it is usually to have a few drinks and enjoy pub food - exactly what we wanted, but I like to drink water along with my food and beer to stay hydrated and quench my thirst (beer tastes great, but is not a thirst quencher). They do offer bottled water at a very reasonable price, but that misses the point. I do not think it is too much to expect complimentary tap water when spending over $70 on the other fare. This was the first time I have ever been denied complimentary tap water in a bar and I, for one, will frequent those establishments that are not so stingy with their tap water.
Great Pizza, Great Fun....if you're in the mood – No doubt, this is the best thin crust pizza in the loop....and they serve it late!
The owners rock. The bar rocks...it's a great place if you want to roll up your sleeves, play some darts, eat good bar food and drink cold beer. AND they have an awesome juke box. I'd rather go here than Pearl any day.
Depressing, Smokey, Overrated – This place is overrated. It's true, the pizza is very good. But I've had equally good pizza elsewhere. It's always smokey, feels dirty, has rude bartenders and generally has a trashy / depressing vibe. Why would anyone opt for this place when there is Red Lion (an infinitely better pub) right across the street? Actually, all the bourgeois / depressing people, please don't cross the street. Stay where you are.
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