From Thomastown to Syracuse
Kitty Hoynes opened in Syracuse, NY in July 1999 in the historic Crown Building on the corner of West Fayette and Franklin in Armory Square. The Pub is named after David’s mother, Catherine (Kitty) and her spirit continues to inspire us every day to offer a truly genuine Irish Pub experience — the warmest hospitality, One Hundred Thousand Welcomes, and Mighty Craic!
The roots of Kitty Hoynes are in Thomastown, County Kilkenny, Ireland in 1920 where Grandfather, William Hoyne, started a thriving hardware, grocery, bar and undertaking business, Wm. Hoyne & Sons, Ltd. A typical Irish small town business, its diverse history included buying things like rabbits for export to the UK during World War II, buying wool from sheep farmers, cutting their own meats for the grocery store, making hand hewn coffins, selling farmer’s feedstuffs, bottling Guinness and Whiskey from wooden casks into individually labelled bottles, auctioneering land and tillage, and stocking builders materials.
David spent his childhood helping his father, Michael Hoyne, run the family business. It was there that David learned the hospitality trade before moving to America and working in and managing fine Irish pubs and restaurants in the Washington, DC and Virginia areas. David met Cindy (a native of Syracuse) in Washington, and they were married in 1991. They relocated to Syracuse in 1999, opening Kitty Hoynes in July 1999. bar tradition continues today in Syracuse. Look around you and you will see the many bric a brac items from back then. The stained glass Pheasant doors and Fisherman from Kavanagh’s Pub, an old road sign from Kilmacthomas, old clay jars from the shop along with the many signs, fixtures and fittings that make Kitty Hoynes a traditional Irish Pub & Restaurant.
Our Chef, Damien Brownlow’s philosophy of food is founded on his culinary principles of freshness, seasonality, and a focus on quality, locally-sourced ingredients scratch made with care to enhance their flavor. Through his travels to Ireland, combined with his endless creativity, Chef Damien takes on tradition, bringing classic Irish flavors to new heights.
Our menu conjures up feelings of nostalgia, comfort, and excitement.
Our mission is to continue to offer the very best draught beer experience. We refuse to settle, constantly adapting our draught list with changing seasons and trends.
From allowing kegs of Guinness the proper time to settle before tapping, and professionally cleaning our draught lines bi-weekly, to maintaining proper temperature control and ensuring clean glassware, our staff works hard to always guarantee the perfect pint. Cheers!
Fine Cuisine Created by Executive Chef Damien Brownlow
Choice of house fries, champ, or side house salad. SUB: Sweet potato fries, onion soup, soup du jour, side caesar, coleslaw, fresh vegetables +2
**MENU ITEMS SUBJECT TO CHANGE
Beer, Wine & Spirits at Kitty Hoynes
Jameson Midleton Distillery, Co. Cork, Ireland
Jameson Caskmates Stout Edition
Jameson Caskmates IPA Edition
Jameson Black Barrel Small Batch Reserve
Jameson Distiller’s Safe
Jameson Bow Street 18 Yr. Cask Strength
Mitchells Green Spot
Mitchells Blue Spot 7Yr
Mitchells Red Spot 15Yr
Mitchells Yellow Spot 12 Yr.
Mitchells Green Spot Chateau Montelena
Midleton Very Rare 2018
Midleton Dair Ghaelach Bluebell Forest
Midleton Barry Crockett Legacy
Redbreast 12 Yr.
Redbreast 15 Yr.
John Powers Gold Label
John Powers Signature Pot Still
John Powers John’s Lane Single Pot Still
John Powers 3 Swallows
Tullamore Distillery, Co. Offaly, Ireland
Tullamore Dew Carribbean Rum Cask
Tullamore Dew 14 Yr.
Tullamore Dew 15 Yr. Trilogy
Bushmills Distillery, Co. Antrim, Ireland
Bushmills Black Bush
Bushmills 16 Yr. Single Malt
Kilbeggan Distillery, Co. Louth, Ireland
Conemara 12 Yr. Peated Single Malt
Kilbeggan Single Grain
Tyrconnell Single Malt
Tyrconnell 15 Yr. Medeira Cask
Tyrconnell 10 Yr. Madeira Cask
Tyrconnell 10 Yr. Port Cask
Tyrconnell 10 Yr. Sherry Cask
Tyrconnell 16 Yr. Single Malt
Tyrconnell 16 Yr. Oloroso Moscatel Cask
Greenore Single Grain
Teeling Irish Small Batch Rum Cask
Glendalough 13 Yr. Mizunara Single Malt
Union Hall, Cork, Ireland
West Cork Glengarriff Peat Charred Cask
West Cork Glengarriff Bog Oak Cask
West Cork 12 Yr. Port Cask
Proper Twelve Blended
The Sexton Single Malt
Irishman Single Malt 12 Yr.
Knappogue Castle 14 Yr.
Lambay Single Malt
Prize Fight Irish Whiskey