Recommended pubs in walking distance of our Cork city centre hotel.
Cork has so much to offer on all fronts but authentic Irish pubs are definitely one that stands out. You’ll find delicious food, a wide selection of drinks, live music and great craic.
In early 2016 our sister bar Cask opened their doors, located across the courtyard in yet another gorgeous renovated Victorian Building. This bar really stands out of the crowd when it comes to the Cork bar scene, with it's stunning interiors, unique cocktail menus and delicious food.
Dan Lowry's Pub is a traditional Irish pub that is located directly across the road from Hotel Isaacs Cork. At Dan Lowry's you can work your taste buds by trying out the many craft beers on offer.
If you are into your whiskeys then the Shelbourne Bar, with its menu of '100 whiskeys to try before you die", will be the pub for you. As it is just across the road from Hotel Isaacs Cork, there is no reason for you not to pop in for a drink.
Our city has an excellent range of heritage pubs to choose from. In fact, in recent years, visiting all of them has become so popular there is now a Cork Heritage Pub Trail. All of these spots are within easy walking distance of our hotel at any time of the day.
8 Coburg Street, Cork
Sin É “That’s it” takes is name from the funeral parlour next door. This welcoming bar first opened in 1889 and has been a popular spot for live music ever since.
Mutton Lane, Cork
Officially The Mutton Lane Inn, is one of the oldest and most popular drinking spots in Cork City. Located down an alley towards the English Market. Outside the pub you will find an important mural for County Cork which is packed full of unique stories. During the Civil War this historic pub was divided right down the middle between pro and anti-treaty forces.
South Main Street, Cork
Located near the old Beamish Brewery, who had the pub custom built, The Oval is still in its original condition and is the only pub included on the list of Corks most important 20th century buildings. Well known in the local area for its live music and great atmosphere, this pub is particularity busy on Friday & Saturdays.
Phoenix Street, Cork
One of the most popular live music venues in Cork, Crane Lane Theatre features original décor from the 1920’s, 30’s & 40’s. The pub was built with many uses in mind; it was trying to be a local pub, stylish ballroom and burlesque cabaret. The Crane Lane Theatre is an exceptional unique venue with 3 bars, a beer garden, smoking area and it serves its very own brewed stout.
St. Peter’s Market, Cornmarket St
The most elegant bar in Cork city (and most likely Ireland). This stunning building once housed the St. Peter’s food market along the city’s quays. The Bodega boasts original works from some of Ireland’s most well-known painters including JB Yeats. A perfect spot for a relaxing lunch during the day and a great venue at night.
North Main Street, Cork
Following the old Irish tradition of pubs being named after their owners birth place so was theThe Vicarstown Inn named. This pub looks very traditional on the outside but inside has a modern twist. A perfect spot for traditional music, at night you’ll find a live DJ and during the summer a packed beer garden.
7 Pembroke Street, Cork
Previously an old style pharmacy, this 120-year-old building has been transformed into a trendy wine bar that serves delicious food throughout the day. You won’t find a better selection of wine anywhere in Cork with over 24 varieties on offer. The Arthur Mayne is perfectly located for a bite to eat while you’re out exploring the city.