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Kirbys Irish Pub

Owner Spotlight: Kirby’s Irish Pub


Noah Griffith
by Noah Griffith Kirby's Irish Pub

Bar name: Kirby’s Irish Pub

Location: 818 Kempton Street, New Bedford, MA

How long has Kirby’s been open?

March 10, 2011 will be our three year anniversary.

What made you decide to get into the bar business?

Getting into the business was suppose to be a fun family adventure. However, after a tremendous amount of adversity and a completely reconstructed pub, it became a project of determination!

What did you do before owning Kirby’s?

Everyone involved had and continues to sustain a full time job.

What is your favorite part of running the business?

Enjoying time with family, friends, neighbors, and patrons. We are a true neighborhood pub!

Kirbys Irish PubHow would you describe the dining experience in your bar?

Even though we have the appropriate license, we don’t have a kitchen so we don’t serve food. However, we have a great relationship with Solonika’s Pizza and the Grand Wok Chinese restaurant. Not only is ordering something from one of local restaurants permitted, it’s encouraged.

What is the meaning behind your business name?

Our name was chosen after much debate. We had several names to choose from and Kirby’s fit, as it (the building) was built by a Kirby (Bob), owned by a Kirby, and run by Kirby!

What kind of regular specials do you have?

kirbys owners
Kirby's owners Brian and Jay.

We have Rolling Rock (after all it is a premium beer) for $1.50, $2.00 shots and weekly seasonal specials!

What big event do you have coming up?

We have a DJ on Thursday nights, Live music on Friday nights, and Free Juke Box on Saturday nights. Next week we have a blockbuster line up of events starting Tuesday(11/23/10) night with the NBHS Gridiron Hall of Fame post-party kicking off at 9pm. Wednesday night (11/24/10) we have DJ J. Krack spinning music and hosting Karaoke. That starts at 9pm immediately following the rally and bonfire. Thanksgiving morning we’re open at 8am for indoor tailgating! We’ll have Bloody Mary’s, Mimosas, Irish coffee, breakfast pastries, and Deep Fried Turkey catered!! We’ll close at 3pm and reopen at 7pm with Free Juke Box for everyone! We can’t wait to see you all there!!


About ngriffith25

An official Tough Mudder. I grew up in New Bedford. Graduated from UMASS Dartmouth with Operations MTG Degree (BA). I'm the Head of Sales for RocketFish Media and New Beford Guide. I've been a Bartending for over 9 years and still love it. I try to stay very active and enjoy being outside. Getting married in September (9/10/11) Hobbies: Snowboarding, MMA, riding motorcycles, going on vacation, SCUBA diving, anything outdoors Favorite Authors/Books: Lee Child, George R. R. Martin, Tim Ferriss, Tucker Max, "The Dragons Path"

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  1. Rolling Rock for $1.50? Are you kidding me? Thats gotta be the best deal in the freakin’ city! …and its one of my favorit beers! I’ll be checking out Kirby’s now. Thanks for the information!

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