County Cork Nightlife

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County Cork Nightlife

  • Live Music

    Cork Nightlife

    My stay in Ireland would have been incomplete without a visit to a pub with live traditional Irish music. So imagine my delight when on the last night of my stay Katherine offered to take me to such a session. She drove me to the city centre, having first checked which pub had live music on that day. The pub she chose, whose Irish name means 'a...

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  • Harvey's Bar

    Kinsale Nightlife

    Harvey's is where all the twenty-something crowd go on a Saturday night, so it's going to be crowded, loud and you're definitely going to get drink spilled on you or get a passing cigarette burn! It's quite modern for a small town.However Harvey's Bar is full of good looking and friendly people so you will enjoy it :) Smart casual.

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  • Sin é

    Cork Nightlife

    Widely considered to be the most authentic pub in Cork, this place is surely worth a visit for a pint or two. The pub opened in 1889 and received a name which could be translated as „That's it“ - a pun, as their neighbours are a funeral home. Before the pub, there was a barbershop in this place and its barbershop heritage can still be seen,...

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  • Muddy Maher's

    Kinsale Nightlife

    A wonderful pub with a great atmosphere, get bartender (John) and great live music. Spent my Friday night here and enjoyed the potato skins and Guinness while listening to live music and conversing with John. Only a block away or so away from the hostel so I didn't have to stumble too far to get to bed ;o)

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  • Mutton Lane Inn

    Cork Nightlife

    A small bar which is not that easy to find. Nevertheless, many people still find it every day which can make the place a little too crammed. In case you can't find a place, there is the non-heated outside area. Inside, you will find a cosy atmosphere and a good selection of beers. The groups you find in this place are pretty mixed, though you won't...

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  • The Bodega

    Cork Nightlife

    What sounds like a spanish restaurant is a good combination of nightclub, pub and restaurant with many different areas and bars. It is located in an old market hall which has been divided into several new stores with bodega getting the largest part. The market hall was completed in 1843 and known as the "Irish market" (compared to the "English...

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  • An Bróg

    Cork Nightlife

    A popular venue for live music, pints, gatherings, pub quizzes, whatever. It is one of the larger pubs on Oliver Plunkett Street, mainly known for Indie/Alternative style. A little more mainstream than Preachers, but also larger and with a stage and frequent live music. Indeed, it is one of the largest in Cork, unfortunately also one of the more...

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  • Reardens

    Cork Nightlife

    I was there on a sunday night, its free entrance and had a live band, who were excellent in my opinion. It was a big venue with lots of beautiful girls! The staff are friendly. Well worth a visit.

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  • The Hi-B

    Cork Nightlife

    Bizarre mix of friendly, interesting people ranging from 18 to 88. Some weirdos in here at times but that's part of the charm. Former proprietor occasionally frequents the place and is famous for his outbursts. Stopped the bar to conduct some Mahler to the congregation when I brought an Austrian friend there! Toilets are an interesting experience....

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  • The Thirsty Scholar

    Cork Nightlife

    The Scholar is a small pub which features a local traditional band on Monday nights. The atmosphere is very relaxed making it a great spot for sipping a few pints with friends. Dress is casual....I went in my jeans and flip-flops most nights.

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  • A Great Bar

    An Brog was a great place to start the evening. A bar that was filled with people - sure as it got later it was standing room only. But the atmosphere was excellent, people everywhere were all having a laugh and the music was great (DJ'd, but a great mix of songs: popular Irish, top 20s, alternative, some dance, etc.). Would definitely go back...

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  • The 90s

    Cubins was packed with people the night I went (a Thursday night I think). The only thing that sort of put me off the place was that a lot of the music was early-mid 90s - and so the club is targeted towards people in their mid- late 20s (my opinion). It was still a lot of fun, especially if you want to go dancing as there is a huge dance...

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  • Good Music

    I never got to take a picture, but Sin E was so much fun that we went back there for our last night in town. Besides live music, they have a ton of CDs behind the bar, mostly indie music and other offbeat stuff, if I remember correctly. The downstairs area is pretty small, but everyone was so friendly and the decorations, covering all walls and...

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  • Traffic at Dusk

    Cork City really seems to come alive at night-- live music in every other bar, lots of people dressed up and looking for a good time, and a good deal of traffic.

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  • An Early Start

    Nights in Cork end early (between 11pm and 1am in comparison to NYC's 4am last call,) so we started our Friday night a bit before sundown. Lebowski's lured us in with it's reference to the Coen brothers' movie, but I stayed for the cider (apple and pear.)

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