Now that the Six Nations Championship is upon us, it is time to grab a few pints and watch the game! We are showing every match in the tournament (even as early as 7:30 a.m.) on our projector screen with full surround sound, and are especially excited to see how the Irish come out. One of the most exciting games of the tournament should be the matchup with England on March 18, the day after St. Patrick’s Day. Find the full schedule here.
When you can’t be at the game or among the general chaos in Europe, our Irish pub serves as a spot-on substitute. Our rotating draft list of 26 craft brews and ciders will satisfy anyone in your party, and shareable appetizers alongside traditional dishes can conquer any craving. While you’re here, take a look around and check out our collection of rugby memorabilia. Our owner, Dane Gray, possesses a lifelong love for the sport, which is evidenced in the jerseys on the wall and in our staff’s own affinity for the sport.
Watching the international rugby matches and hosting viewing parties is great fun, but it is even more meaningful when we can be involved in our local rugby community. Dane explains, “Rugby is a physical and aggressive game, but there’s a lot of respect involved. A big tradition in rugby is that the home team supplies some food and beer for the away team once the game is done, and they’ll hang out and get to know each other.”
The Brandywine Men’s rugby team has been bringing opponents to Kildare’s in West Chester after games for a few years now, and it has been an honor getting to know them. Despite the competition on the field, they are true gentlemen at the table. Dane added, “On the field, they spend two hours trying to beat the heads off each other. Then as soon as the whistle blows, they sit down to have some food and a couple beers.”
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.