Must-see nightlife in Cork City

  • Sin É

    Cork City

    You could easily spend an entire day at this place, which is everything a craic-filled pub should be – long on atmosphere and short on pretension (Sin É…

  • Franciscan Well Brewery

    Cork City

    The copper vats gleaming behind the bar give the game away: the Franciscan Well brews its own beer (and has done since 1998). The best place to enjoy it…

  • Mutton Lane Inn

    Cork City

    Tucked down the tiniest of alleys off St Patrick's St, this inviting pub, lit by candles and fairy lights, is one of Cork's most intimate drinking holes…

  • The vintage cosmetic display at Arthur Mayne

    Arthur Mayne's Pharmacy

    Cork City

    This unusual wine bar's former life as a pharmacy has been lovingly preserved – the window displays are full of vintage cosmetics and memorabilia. The…

  • The dark and cosy Oval bar.

    The Oval

    Cork City

    Come early to grab the seats by the crackling open fire, but even if you’re not lucky this time round, it’s still a great place to park for a few hours…

  • Tables outside Roundy pub.

    The Roundy

    Cork City

    This curved corner bar has no shortage of comfortable window seats but its real attraction is the outside tables which are indisputably the best people…

  • The Vicarstown has a cosy facade for winter

    Vicarstown Bar

    Cork City

    A stalwart resident on the Cork pub scene, the long and narrow interior here is dark and cosy with a decent alternative rock soundtrack. On the weekends,…

  • Rising Sons

    Cork City

    This huge, warehouse-like, red-brick building houses an award-winning microbrewery. The industrial decor of exposed brick, riveted iron and gleaming…

  • Long Valley

    Cork City

    A Cork institution that dates from the mid-19th century and is still going strong. Some of the furnishings hail from the White Star Line ocean liners that…

  • Oliver Plunkett

    Cork City

    Cork memorabilia (sporting, political and musical), a relaxed pub serving food from breakfast onward, rockin' live music and club nights make this…

  • An Spailpín Fánac

    Cork City

    'The Wandering Labourer' really clings to its old-fashioned atmosphere, with exposed brickwork, stone-flagged floors, snug corners and open fires. There…

  • Bierhaus

    Cork City

    A convivial bar with one of the best selections of beer in town. More than 220 varieties, both local and international, are on offer, mostly bottled but…

  • Abbot's Ale House

    Cork City

    A low-key, two-floor drinking den, whose small size contrasts with its huge beer list. There are always several beers on tap and another 300 in bottles…

  • Chambers Bar

    Cork City

    Chambers is Cork's biggest and liveliest gay bar, with DJs playing till 2am, themed entertainment nights and outrageous cocktails.

  • The industrial chic of Edison


    Cork City

    This award-winning cocktail bar has an extensive drinks menu ranging from timeless classics to unique creations, all shaken/stirred by their resident…

  • Suas Rooftop Bar

    Cork City

    You could easily walk along South Main St and never know that this sleek bar with heated roof terrace was right above you. The cocktail menu covers all…

  • Dan Lowrey's

    Cork City

    Genial is the word that springs to mind as you enter this timeless family pub and are greeted by generations of regulars. It's cosy in more ways than one;…

  • Havana Browns

    Cork City

    Long-running Havana Browns has three bars, a VIP room, an outdoor terrace and a fine line in neon and amber backlighting. The music doesn’t stray far from…

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