Situated at the worlds second largest natural harbour, the Titanic Bar & Grill pays homage to the worlds most famous ship, in the last town that it stopped in before the ill-fated maiden voyage. Relax in the beer garden and marvel at the impressive cruise liners that visit Cobh, and if you’re visiting Cobh for a weekend break, the regular live music sessions ensure the Titanic Bar is one of the busiest in town. The Titanic Bar & Grill has also built up a great reputation locally for its food, and can be extremely busy during the summer period and bank holidays, so reservations would be advised should you wish to dine at The Titanic.
Located a stone’s throw from the Jameson Distillery, J.J Coppingers is a modern Irish pub in a historic Cork setting. This gothic building is over 150 years old, and while the decor is a sleek modern design, you can get a real sense of the character of the bar. When it comes to visiting Midleton, whiskey needs to be high on the list of things you want to experience and Coppingers doesn’t disappoint. With over 100+ whiskies from Ireland and abroad, this is a whiskey fans dream bar, and a must visit when in Midleton.
If it’s a good old-fashioned traditional pub that can guarantee a warm welcome to put a smile on your face, look no further than Ma Murphy’s in Bantry. Ma Murphy’s attracts plenty of locals over the weekend, so if you want a real taste for everything Bantry has to offer, look no further. The outside beer garden and small shop also prove a hit with many visitors.
Located a short walk from the world-famous Blarney Castle and Blarney Stone, Muskerry Arms is a popular music and sports bar that also offers accommodation for visitors travelling to Blarney. With an adjoining restaurant, the Muskerry Arms is a welcoming traditional pub in the heart of this idyllic town.
An iconic Clonakilty pub and something of an establishment in the town, De Barra’s has been bringing some of the best live music gigs to West Cork for over 30 years. From trad sessions to up and coming bands, if you’re travelling through this part of Cork, you simply must pop into De Barra’s. Grab a beer and soak it all up.
A proper Irish pub experience, Cahalane’s Pub on Bridge Street in Skibbereen is a cosy pub where you can be sure of a tasty pint and a warm welcome. During the colder months, Cahalane’s is all you would want from an Irish pub, with its roaring fire and Irish whiskies keeping you warm. Cahalane’s is also a popular venue for watching live sports, and particularly busy during the GAA season.
Like many pubs in Kinsale, the Spaniard Inn has built up a great reputation in recent times for the great food on offer. With wonderful views over the town of Kinsale, this is the perfect place to stop off for a beer and some food, as you explore South Cork. With a beer garden outside and Silly Park nearby, it’s a great spot to relax on a warm summers day.
Part of the Cork Heritage Pub Trail, and one of the oldest pubs in the city, Mutton Lane is a pub that is a hit with both locals and visitors alike. This charming pub is located on Mutton Lane (hence the name) and is perfect to escape the hustle and bustle of the city centre for a relaxing drink.
This famous brewery pub is a must see when visiting Cork City. While the Franciscan Well brand has become famous around Ireland, this craft brewery has managed to maintain lots of its charm and character with the city centre brewpub. With a range of house lagers, ales and stouts on tap, food served 7 days a week, trad sessions on a Tuesday and Thursday, and a jazz session every Sunday, you’ve lots of reason to visit The Franciscan Well. You can also join a tour of the brewery to find out more about one of Ireland’s most popular craft beers.
Located just off the River Lee, the beer garden at The Franciscan Well is one of the best places to be during the summer months in Cork City.