Curating a beer list for a pub can be a daunting task, but at Kildare’s in West Chester, we love the possibilities. We’re able to provide guests with time-tested European classics and fresh local brews, and offer a variety of styles to suit any occasion. We also love hosting our monthly beer dinners, and tapping sought-after beers, as we’ll be doing on January 26th with Bourbon County Brand Stout. However, being an Irish pub at heart, we also encourage our guests to never get too wrapped up in their beverage selection. As we all know, at the end of the day, the best beer is a cold one.

Need more reasons to pop in for a pint? Check these out, and then hurry down to visit us at Kildare’s in West Chester:

1. Variety

Our 26 draft lines provide us with the opportunity to stock a wide variety of beers and ciders, and we boast an extensive list of bottles from around the world. We love being able to carry everything from the latest local products to brews from the legendary Weihenstephaner.

2. Careful Curation

Our love for beers light and dark results in a meticulously kept chart of draft lines, organized by style. Our owner, Dane Gray, said, “We have our dedicated European beers, and then others mapped out and organized by style. So we might have at least three or four IPAs on at any time, three ciders on at any time, and room for dark beers, pilsners and kölschs.” Having 26 draft lines could get complicated, but we take pride in offering an array of world-class brews.

3. Easygoing Attitude

While we love to offer slow-sippers and rarities, we also don’t like to get too hung up on what is in our glass. Dane said, “It’s important for me to have beers where you can sit and have three or four of them, and spend time in the pub with your friends. So a lot of time, I stay away from beers that are too funky or too strong.”

We carry our share of crazy beers, but it is not at the core of what we’re about. “I don’t want to have 50 people in here drinking out of snifters,” Dane said. “It doesn’t suit what goes on here. I want people drinking their pints and having fun.” We believe that our list is an accessory to the good times you can have with the people around you.

4. Consistently Irish Offerings

At our core, we’re an Irish pub. That means we’ll always have the classic such as Guinness, Smithwick's and Harp on tap. The American craft beer world includes all sorts of beers, but sometimes, nothing beats a burger and a Guinness.

Kildare’s in West Chester is a destination: an authentic Irish pub that has something for everyone. We’re a place to bring the family for weekend brunch; cheer your favorite soccer (or American football) team; enjoy next-level fare at a business lunch, dinner with friends or special event; spend happy hour (questionable dance moves and all); and, of course, imbibe great beer, whiskey and other adult libations. Join us and find out why we’re not your average Irish pub.

Jay Breslin