The Abbey Tavern
While-away an hour or an evening like 'the man at ease’ in a comfy nook or out the beautiful bijoux beer garden. A fierce good music policy applies & on Monday evenings it’s live with the Full Moon Club. The Abbey Tavern can be found a little further up the road from the St. Finbarre’s Cathedral. Stroll up and say hello! Any day after 4pm is a good time.
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Situated at the city end of Barrack Street, BarBarella is a plush, comfortable & friendly bar serving a range of Craft Beers, Cocktails, Wines, Whiskeys & Gins plus a cosy Beer Garden out back with “Hot Seats” to keep you toasty all night! Booth bookings also taken with complimentary finger food for groups of 10 or more. So if its a table for 2 or a booth for the crew, we’ll see you at BarBarella!
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The Bierhaus
☏ 021 4551648 B44
An absolute Mecca for beer fans! With [25 on Draught] there's always something new to try! ...18 rotating ‘Guest Draught Beers’ + a rotating Cask Beer + an extensive Whiskey, Rum + Gin Selection. Table Quiz Mon 9pm (free) + Tony’s Texas Hold’Em Tues 8pm + Any size pizza from Oregano Leaf Pizzeria just €8! Now a verified venue on Untappd! Get your BIERHAUS Teeshirts & Loyalty Cards!
Brick Lane
☏ 021 2290193 E44
'Yerra sure, it’s worth a look!'
Brú Bar & Hostel
☏ 021 4559667 B8
BRÚ is a Bar, a Hostel, with a Pool Table, Sports on TV, & Live Music 7 Nights a week (see WhazOn p21).
Charlie’s Bar
☏ 021 4318342 F8F8
Famous early morning Cork bar full of character & characters. Live music 5 nights a week. Stove fire everyday. Open Mon - Sat from 7am - late. Sundays from 12.30pm with lively Trad Music Sunday Sessions at 3pm.
Closed Good Friday
Coughlan’s Bar
☏ 021 4961751 H8+
Steeped in a history of two hundred years, Coughlan’s Bar is held fondly in the hearts of regular patrons & new visitors alike. Coughlans Live, one of Cork's newest live music venues, hosts performances by the best of national + international bands, local singers and songwriters, plus music sessions every Sun & Mon. 3 Sunny & sheltered beer gardens. IMRO Best Venue '14.
☏ 021 4277850 E66
This family run business since 1936, is situated next to another historic institution, Cork's GPO. A favoured spot for Cork’s brightest and best. Enjoy the best of live music at Counihans: THU. Caoimhe Barret plays piano, classic modern & sing-along. SUN. 9pm Arundo, Irish & latin rhythm. MON. 9:30pm Ricky Lynch Trio. The Lynch Mob play 1st SAT. of month. All Free. ‘UPSTAIRS’ is the chill out zone and perfect for parties.
Dan Lowrey's
☏ 021 4505071 B8
One of Cork’s finest traditional old world pubs. Winner of The Black & White awards, James Joyce awards and many more; this pub is packed with character. Traditional cooked meals, roasts & fish of the day. Why not try our beer taster menu. Great meeting place for predinner & Theatre goers. Lunch served 12.30 to 3pm. Evening Meals 7pm to 9pm. One of the last remaining family run Pubs in the city centre. Why not drop in. You will get a grand welcome!
Electric Bar
☏ 021 4222990 F5
One of the most popular social hubs in the city. This exciting river front bar is the ideal spot for a coffee, business meeting, date or if you want to just simply cut loose at the weekend. Electric serves up great cocktails, a wide range of world & local beers which will wash down the fantastic Cork food which is served from 12 midday daily. Brunch served from 10am Sat & Sun.
Fionnbarra Pub
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Beerhouse, Beergarden, Dive bar. Emporium of fine whiskeys, gin and art. Holy Shambolic Soup. Lurk. Walk in for 3D experience or Facebook
Franciscan Well Brewery
☏ 021 4393434 B22
A short leisurely, river walk from the city centre to Cork’s oldest micro-brewery. Serving award-winning speciality & seasonal beers, all brewed on site, along with an extensive selection of guest Ales, Ciders & Stouts. Come and enjoy our atmospheric heated beer hall or our cosy, candlelit bar. Pompey Pizza open 7 days 1pm~10pm. Whiskeys, rums & wines also available. Weekly Sessions include... Mon: Acoustic Blues. Tues: Trad. Sun. 6~8pm Gypsy Jazz. Also Daily Brewery Tours.
The Frisky Whiskey Bar
☏ 021 4222779 E7
Upstairs at The Oliver Plunkett Bar with Live Trad Sessions, Irish Dancing Shows, Céilí Mór and Bodhran Circles every evening. If you are a Whiskey Lover and want to experience a taste of yester-year, roll up to Cork's only dedicated Whiskey Bar and enjoy Craic Agus Ceol!
The Gables
☏ 021 4313076 H66
A traditional style pub with a traditional style Snug if you fancy a quiet one. Home to the “Gables Trad Session” for over 30 years and still one of the most popular with sessions every Wed & Sun at 9pm. Live acoustic rock/ blues sessions every Saturday at 10pm. All Sports events are shown. Parties also catered for. The Gables is located just minutes from the city centre.
Henchys Bar
This fine old traditional bar is situated opposite the picturesque St. Lukes Church ~ now a live music venue. Henchy’s is a landmark bar and has served generations of Corkonians & Blowins in equal measure. Old world stained glass windows & new world wide screen televisions you will find Henchy’s is a fine place to enjoy conversation, sports, live music, visual arts or a quite, bright sunlight corner on an sunny evening.
Hi-B Bar
Hit the high notes with live music on Wed & Thu evenings in this ‘Mobile Phone Free Zone'. Yes, this cozy upstairs bar is a rare gem with original 1920’s decor & family run since 1924. A great place to meet friends, enjoy wide ranging conversations and listen to timeless music. You'll find it opposite the GPO.
L’Atitude 51
Wine Café & Wine Workshop
☏ 021 2390219 F8
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Open daily for breakfast, lunch and light evening meals. Over 50 wines available. Deli-style food with a French & Italian influence. Wine tasting evenings & Wine Appreciation Courses. Craft Beers and good music. Check FB for gigs and winemaker events. Free WiFi.
Le Cháteau Bar
☏ 021 4270370 D66
This charming bar was established in 1793 and is a landmark public house ever since, being the only bar located on the city’s main promenade of Patrick St. Inside you will find a warm, cosy & friendly place with a full menu specialising in Irish dishes, with best local foods from the city’s famous English Market. Le Château is a Reidy’s Heritage Bar and boasts twenty perfect pints on tap, the finest collection of premium Irish Whiskeys, Wines & Spirits and Cork's best Irish Coffee.
The Oliver Plunkett
☏ 021 4222779 E7
A Grand Traditional Irish Bar with live entertainment 7 nights a week free of charge over 2 floors. From Soft Rock to Traditional Irish Music we have something for everyone including The Midnight Rambles and other weekly sessions. Open for food Mon-Sat from 8am-9pm and on Sun from 12-9pm. “Come On, Let us entertain you!”
Preachers Bar
☏ 021 4658107 E3
A Rock & Sports Bar with a decor celebrating iconic gigs and musicians from around the globe. Music requests taken. All sports shown live on our HD TVs. 13 Beers on tap and also a wide range of bottled craft beers. Food is served daily including Pizzas, Nachos & Sliders. PS4 in house with range of games to choose from. Free Wi-Fi. Find us on Facebook.
☏ 021 4658100 E3
The newly renovated Reardens of Washington Street is a specious but cosy late night bar with a genuine feel-good atmosphere and live music, where the finest food and drinks are served with a smile. By day enjoy a cup of coffee, fresh pastries, gourmet sandwiches made with Arbutus sourdough bread, soups, salads, and traditional pies with creamy mash. By night choose from pizzas, nachos or burgers prepared on our Josper grill; exclusive to Cork our red Josper combines a charcoal grill with an oven to give our burgers a distinctive flavour.
Reidy's Vault Bar
☏ 021 4275751 E1
This grand Victorian style, long-bar, is the first point of welcome approaching the city from Western Road, a short ramble in from UCC. Offering fine food & refreshments from early evening until late. Many curiosities of the city’s history can be found through out the bar and in the quaint courtyard garden. The bar counter itself was crafted in 1835 from dark honduran mahogany. Irish Coffees at the Vaults are famous. Opens daily 5pm.
The Sextant
☏ 021 4840667 E9
Trip Advisor Excellence Award. Great garden, great grog, great grub, great craic. Free Food Fridays After-Work. Live DJ’s Fri & Sat~2.30am! Breakfast & lunch served Mon~Fri. Build Your Own Burger BBQ on Saturdays 4~8pm. Brunch Sundays 11am~3.30pm followed by pizzas & the Quaynote DJ’s in the garden from 4pm. A traditional pub that rocks on the docks! For upcoming events follow us on Facebook & Instagram. The Funk & Soul of the City.
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The Welcome Inn
☏ 021 4279402 E8
One of the oldest and last remaining traditional bars in Cork, frequented by Locals & Wayfarers since 1845. This little gem of a bar houses the widest selection of Irish Whiskeys. You are always assured of a warm welcome 'we still believe in having a chat with our customers' and if you are looking for free live music then drop in every Tues+Fri+Sat Nights & Sun 8-10pm. ‘No food!’ only quality company, conversation, beer & liquor.