This fully preserved and original Victorian Family Grocers & Bar located in the heart of Waterford City was established in 1899 and remains unchanged since then. Outside of the capital city this is one of the most fully intact examples of its kind in the Republic of Ireland and perhaps the finest.
Packed full of original Victorian features a visit to JK’s, as it’s affectionately known, is as much a visual treat as it is a much needed break from the demands of modern everyday living. Sit in the snug and order through the hatch the Victorian house tea & coffee from the original grocery or have a pint of beer in the once men’s-only bar, uniquely served in old 1950’s glassware and poured from original 1960’s beer taps; when draught beer was first introduced in Ireland.
Truly an analogue place living in a digital world refusing to give in to 21st century modernity. Exuding solid world values and principles, once you step inside you can unplug and digitally detox from the world outside its doors, all the while being reminded of the old ways in which our ancestors lived.