A small Selection of the Best Cork Pubs
An Bróg – Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork
This is probably the most popular pub for college students in Cork City. Open every night until 2am it regularly features local indie bands; there are great deals on pints and shots. Pints are often less than €3 before 10pm.
The Anglers Rest – Carrigrohane, County Cork
The Angler’s Rest is just a few miles from Cork City and features a riverside beer garden. There are private function rooms which has made it a popular choice for corporate functions, celebrations and birthday parties.
The Bodega – Coal Quay Cork City
The Bodega was recently renovated and has become the choice of venue for the mid to late twenties clique in Cork city centre. This vibrant and elegant venue is now one of the most popular late-night haunts in Cork.
Costigans – Washington Street, Cork
Costigan’s is one of the last real old style Cork pubs. It is a lively bar with a traditional and warm atmosphere. It has a brand new open air courtyard with plenty of seating perfect for relaxing when the weather is fine.
Scotts – Caroline Street, Cork City
Like The Bodega this is popular with the late 20s clientele. It is one of Cork’s most popular venues during the Jazz Festival and also features a lively night club and a good restaurant with lunch menu, evening menu and fine wine list.
Reardons – Washington Street, Cork
Reardons often has queues to get in and is popular with the many students and flat dwellers in the area and is always buzzing with activity. They have a very good menu throughout the day and is especially busy at lunch time.
Tarrants – Cobh, County Cork
Tarrants was twice nominated (2006,2008) for the coveted Board Failte Irish Pub of the Year. This pub has a great atmosphere and regularly features live music with perfomers such as the very popular Carl Long.
The Pike – Lisavaird, Clonakilty
The Pike is located 4 miles west of Clonakilty on the N71. It is a warm friendly pub which is popular with both young and old. It hosts regular music sessions and ideal location for all types of parties and celebrations.
The White Horse – West Village Ballincollig
The White Horse is a Gastro Pub which serves very nice food with a wide range of excellent dishes. It’s worth taking a look at their menus here.
Upstairs they have an intimate music venue regularly hosting national and international artists as well as theatre productions and the monthly Black Sheep Comedy Club.