Cork Pubs
Within walking distance.

Pubs in Cork City

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. Here are just some of the recommended pubs within walking distance of our Cork City centre hotel. 

Our Sister Bar - Cask

In early 2016, our sister bar Cask threw open their doors. Located across our courtyard in yet another gorgeous renovated Victorian building, this bar really stands out from the crowd with its stunning interiors, unique and ever-changing cocktail menus and delicious food.

Dan Lowry's Tavern

Dan Lowry’s Tavern 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.

The Shelbourne Bar

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.

Heritage Pubs

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.

Sin É

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

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 and just off Saint Patrick’s Street is a pub that packs in history. 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.

The Oval

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 Cork’s most important 20th-century buildings. Well known in the local area for its live music and great atmosphere, this pub is particularly busy on Friday & Saturdays.

Crane Lane Theatre

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.

The Bodega

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.

The Vicarstown Inn

North Main Street, Cork

Following the old Irish tradition of pubs being named after their owner’s birthplace so was The 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.

Arthur Mayne's Pharmacy

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.

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