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These are apparently the best bars in Ireland — but what are they like inside?

We took a closer look at the winners of the Sky Bar Awards.

ON MONDAY, THE Sky Bar of the Year Awards took place.

The awards honoured the best pubs in Ireland, so we decided to take a closer look at the bars that walked away with the all-important gongs.

First up…

Langtons, Kilkenny

Honoured with the prestigious title of Bar of the Year.

It’s a staple of the Kilkenny nightlife scene.

Midweek Wedding fun @langtonskilkenny !!! Source: eddiehughesdj

And the perfect place to drop into for just the one.

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Toners, Dublin

The popular Dublin haunt was named Dublin Bar of the Year.

And with good reason…

pub crawlin' #toomuchguinness #dublin Source: gillian_pryor

It’s an institution.

Cheers! #Dublin #pub #whiskey #guinnes #leuk met @e_2xm_a Source: mmaaikev

And there’s nowhere else like it on a summer’s day.

Enjoyed a drink at the beer garden on this gorgeous day! #seasonsgreetings #Dublin #Ireland Source: megelish

Empire Bar

The Swords establishment was named Leinster Bar of the Year.

Look at its swish garden.

Beautiful afternoon to enjoy a bite to eat and a drink in our beautiful garden area. #empireswords #lovindublin #bar #pub #food #swords Source: empirebarswords

And divine-looking cocktails.

Source: empirebarswords/Instagram

And swanky seating area.

Open from 11am today for coffee and 12 noon for lunch. We have live music with Tow the Line tonight followed by late bar and DJ. #sipsavoursocialise Source: empirebarswords

Sober Lane

Winner of Munster Pub of the Year.

Hear no evil... #cork #soberlane #pub #monkey Source: eo2n

Where you can stuff your face with pizzas and beer.

Wouldn't say no to this tonight.. #wishes #sendbeerandpizza Source: stephenjryan

And enjoy a Guinness over candlelight.

My happy Birthday in the paradise Source: wenmusic

An Pucán, Galway

Now known as Connacht Bar of the Year.

It houses ALL the whiskey.

Final resting place #anpucan Source: fionamurty

And the best chairs ever.

Rock me like a wagon wheel #ireland #irish #erie #guinness #friendstime #beer #barrel #bnw #bw #monotone #monochrome #blackandwhite #monocolor #ig_bw #blacknwhite #blancoynegro #pb #blancetnoir #igersbnw #blackandwhitephotography

Vintage Cocktail Club, Dublin

Awarded Cocktail Bar of the Year.

Celebrating @ameliajknight, prohibition style. Source: byjenniferswift

We are drooling.

Passionfruit pisco sours Source: arihutch93

To quote Liz Lemon, “I want to go to there.”

@edvaniaalves Source: craig__86

Soder + Ko, Dublin

It was named Innovation Bar of the Year. (We’re not quite sure what that means, but just go with it.)

My neighbours :) - I hope you've been inside. Impressive place..! - #dublinphotos #streetscene #architecture #artful #beautiful #citycentre #cityscape #ilovedublin #lovindublin #ireland #irish #streetscene #dublinstreet #lifestyle #places #perspective #photosofdublin #iphoneonly #VSCOcam #bevsco #thedublinbible #discoverdublin #dubliniger #instaireland #tv_strideby Source: hubble25

The George Street bar is new to the scene…

Smokey bacon French toast smothered in maple syrup for brunch in @soderandko #comfortfood #foodblogger #asianfood #breakfast #brunch #frenchtoast #bacon #maplesyrup Source: _maymelanie

But something tells us it’ll be around for a while to come.

Source: oliviashure/Instagram

A full list of winners can be found here.

By Amy O’Connor. Originally published on DailyEdge.ie.

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