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Below are just some of Cork City pubs which you will find on your visit to Cork City, call in and say hello, most will have Live Music at some stage so shop around and find the ones you like. Smoking is no longer permitted in Irish pubs so lots of the pubs are equipped with a comfortable outdoor seating area for their customer! If you are in Cork it means you have to try either a creamy Guinness or Beamish, a hot whiskey or hot port at Christmas, and something bottled the rest of the year, or an Irish Whiskey can be sipped anytime of the year, all taken in moderation will taste good, the tipple of choice is yours, or maybe just ask your bar person for some ideas.....

Some long existing Cork pubs include on Patrick Street Le Chateau, with outside street seating to watch the shoppers go by with pub grub available.  The Long Valley, a pub just located off Patrick Street and the Hi-B just near the GPO (General Post Office) old world pubs. Just close by is The Old Oak a good music venue and also The Oliver Plunkett bar. For a old world feel bar also try the candle lit Mutton Lane, can be found on one of the lane ways heading into the English Market. The Pavilion off Patrick Street and just in Corks Huguenot Quarter is a well visited bar and music venue. The North Mall is where you will find the Franciscan Well Brewery and Brewpub located on an old Franciscan monastery and well site, you will have an opportunity to try some of there own brewed beer or any number of craft beers, it is a pub popular with tourists and students alike.

McCurtain Street, offers a number of pubs which you can visit such as the open pub area of Gallaghers on the corner of Bridge Street and the start of McCurtain Street with good food. The Shelbourne next door to The Everyman Theatre, and one of the older established names being the Dan Lowrey's pub for a pre-theatre drink in Cork City, also in this area you will find Hotel Isaccs & Greens Restaurant. Across the road you can call into the Gresham Metropole Hotel and enjoy a drink, usually the hub of activity for The Cork Guiness Jazz Festival in October and which plays host to numerous jazz acts and artists during the Jazz Festival in Cork. Further down the street you will find the LV and Brú Bar two very lively bars due to the Bru Hostel just located onsite!

Pembroke Street off Patrick Street and the South Mall also offers a host of long established bars from Counihans and Cantys and The Imperial Hotel at the end on the South Mall to the recent Arthur Mayne's, a pub which was previously a chemist's and which has held some of their old bottles and little oddities, so a really nice and quirky touch in this pub, call in and have a drink or something to eat. A very popular venue is the Electric Bar & Restaurant located very comfortably on the South Mall, popular on a fine evening with people finishing work on the sunny evenings as it has a wonderful area to sit out with river side views of the famous River Lee and in the distance the spires St Finbarr's Cathedral can just be seen Its a lively art deco pub and restaurant, starting with scones and pastries early morning, right through with lunches and dinners, tea, coffee or any drink of your choice throughout the day.

The bars on Washington Street are very popular with Cork student clientele so the bars on this street are always lively along with An Bróg on Oliver Plunkett Street. Reardens on Washington Street is a big venue pub as is Clancys on Princes Street and some good food to be had here also, a good place to catch some of the sports but not over powering, the Rob Roy on Cook Street also an option for the sports watchers. At the start of Barrack Street from the city side, you will find Fordes Bar and The Flying Enterprise two long established bars for a relaxed drink or two, further up being the livelier Tom Barry's well presented pub with beer garden, Mr Bradleys Bar and Nancy Spain's and Cissie Youngs popular with the students in the City.

The Sextant on Albert Quay is close for town and especially popular in the Summer time with their many BBQ's. The Clarion Hotel also has a very nice pub setting located riverside beside the River Lee with a nice board walk area outside and great food.

The Coal Quay area of Cork City and North Main Street have the following lively pubs The Roundy, The Coal Quay Bar, The Bodega,  The Raven, has the pubs such as

Charlie's Bar on Union Quay has a range of music and a little more hard core music can be found at Led Zepplins. Also new to the scene is Cork's own rock bar and music venue, Black Dog Saloon on North Main Street and out Washington Street, Preachers Pub offers Rock & a range of different music gigs. Maybe you can start with this lot and let us know how you get on!


The Long Valley Winthrop Street, Cork City,


The Old Oak Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City,


The Grafton Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City,


Larry Tompkins  Lavitts Quay, Cork City,

An Bodhran, Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City,

An Bróg, 74 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City,

An Cruiscin Lan, Douglas Street, Cork City,

An Spailpin Fanach, South Main Street, Cork City,

Annies, 89 Sundays Well Road, Cork City,

Arthur Mayne's, 7 Pembroke Street, Cork City

Barry's, Douglas, Cork,

Black Dog Saloon, North Main Street, Cork City

Canty's Bar, Pembroke Street, Cork City,

Charlie's, 2 Union Quay, Cork City,

Cissie Youngs, 80 Bandon Road, Cork City,

Clancy's, 15-16 Princes Street, Cork City,

Commons Inn, New Mallow Road, Cork City,

Corner House 7 Coburg Street, Cork City,

Coughlan's Live, 7 Douglas Street, Cork City

Counihans, 3 Pembroke Street, Cork City

Dan Lowrys 13 MacCurtain Street, Cork City,

Dennehy's Bar, 11 Cornmarket Street, Cork City,

East Village Douglas, Cork City,

Eugene's Bar, 33 Shandon Street

Flannerys Glasheen Road, Cork City, Co Cork

Fordes 2 Barrack Street, Cork City,

Franciscan Brewery, North Mall, Shandon, Cork City

Fred Zeppelin's Parliament Street, Cork City,

Gallaghers MacCurtain Street, Cork City,

Jim Cashmans Academy Street, Cork City,

Larry Tompkins  Lavitts Quay, Cork City,

Le Chateau  St Patrick Street, Cork City,

Loafers Douglas Street, Cork City,

Long Island 11 Washington Street, Cork

LV Bar, 55 MacCurtain Street, Cork City,

Mardyke Tavern  Sheares Street, Cork City,

McCarthys Bar & Bistro Model Farm Road, Cork City,

Mutton Lane Inn Mutton Lane (Patrick Street), Cork City,

Nancy Spains Barrack Street, Cork City,

Newport Paul Street, Cork City,

O'Flahertys Parnell Place, Cork City,

Paddy the Farmers Old Blackrock Road, Cork City,

Rendezvous Model Farm Road, Cork City,

Rob Roy, Cook Street, Cork City

Ryans Bar, 43 North Main Street

Shelbourne Bar  McCurtain Street, Cork City,

Sin É Coburg Street, Cork City, Co Cork

Soho Bar, 77 Grand Parade, Cork City

The Bailey Courthouse Street, Cork City, Co Cork

The Bishopstown Bar Curaheen Road, Cork City,

The Briar Rose Douglas Road, Cork City,


The Coal Quay Cornmarket Street, Cork City,

The Courthouse Tavern Hanover Street, Cork City,

The Crystal Lounge  Gilabbey Street, Cork City,

The Douglas Hide  Douglas Street, Cork City, Co Cork

The Exchange George's Quay, Cork City,

The Franciscan Well  North Mall, Cork City,

The Funny One Like Pembroke Street, Cork City,

The Gables 32 Douglas Street, Cork City, Co Cork

The Gateway Bar Barrack St, Cork City,

The Grafton Bar, 64 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City

The Hawthorn The Lough, Cork City,

The Hi-B Bar Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City,

The Lobby Bar Cork 1 Union Quay, Cork City, Co. Cork

The Long Valley Winthrop Street, Cork City,

The Market Anglesea Street, Cork City,

The Office Bar Sullivans Quay, Cork City,

The Old Oak Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City,

The Ovens Tavern Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork City,

The Raven South Main Street, Cork City,

The Rochestown Inn Rochestown Road, Cork City,

The Roundy 1 Castle Street, Cork City,

The Sextant, Albert Quay, Cork City

The Shelbourne Bar, 16-17 MacCurtain Street, Cork City

The Temple Inn Ballintemple, Co Cork

The Thomand Bar, 2 Marlboro Street, Cork City

The Vicarstown Inn North Main Street, Cork City,

The Washington Inn, Washington Street, Cork City

The Woodford Grand Parade, Cork City,

Thirsty Scholar Western Road, Cork City,

Tom Barry's, 113 Barrack Street, Cork City

Welcome Inn, 24 Parnell Place, Cork City

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