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The Best Pubs in Cork

Irish Pub Cork

The city of Cork, Ireland, is known for its good restaurants and typical pubs. If you want to experience a local experience, meet Irish people and have a good drink, the pub is the place to do it all. To create this selection, pubs with a good variety of drinks, pleasant atmosphere and offering a unique experience were selected.

Those in Dublin need to travel about three hours by car or bus towards the south of Ireland to reach Cork, a charming city. The second largest Irish city is known for its gastronomy and traditional pubs. 

To help you experience some of the local culture, we have selected some pubs that you cannot miss. Check out!

Sin É

Irish pub Cork

Founded in 1889, this is perhaps the best-known pub in Cork. The place offers two environments to its customers, the lower room offers live music, while the upper part is a more peaceful environment, ideal for those who want to relax for a while.

This bar has also been voted one of the best places in the world to celebrate the traditional Irish holiday of St. Patrick’s Day.

For at least fifty years, the bar has maintained the tradition of playing live music every day, starting at 7pm.

Address: 8 Coburg St, Victorian Quarter, Cork, T23 KF5N

The Hi-B

Irish pub Cork

An iconic bar, with a friendly atmosphere and varied drinks. Located in the heart of the city, it is difficult to pass through Cork and not visit The Hi-B, which since 1920 has been welcoming locals and visitors with a lot of warmth.

The bar has some peculiar rules, so that everyone can enjoy the moment better. One of the rules, for example, is the ban on the use of cell phones.

Address:  108 Oliver Plunkett St, Centre, Cork, T12 E6CX

Mutton Lane

Irish pub Cork

Founded in 1788, this is the oldest pub in town, outside the “old town”. The environment preserves striking features, such as candle lights and wooden furniture.

The bar is on a narrow street next to the English Market. So, if you want, you can buy something at the market and take it to this pub, enjoying one of its distinctive drinks.

Address: 3 Mutton Ln, Centre, Cork

Other pubs in Cork

For those looking for a pub that also offers a good meal, Sober Lane is the best option. In addition to the variety of drinks, the house offers excellent snack options, such as its famous thin-crust pizza.

Another option is Rearden’s Bar, which is always full. The music, drinks and food stand out.


If you want to know a little more about the Irish tradition and the native people, you need to visit the pubs of Corks and, without a doubt, you will not regret visiting the bars listed above. Health!

Author: Thiago

I moved to Ireland 2012. I work as a business administrator and travel a lot to Europe with my work. I enjoy writing and athletics during my vacation and try to visit friends and family every year in Brazil.
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