There are many pubs in Ireland, especially Cork. In order to make the selection easier check out the list with my best Irish pubs in Cork Ireland for the real taste of Guinness.
Best Irish Pubs in Cork Ireland
This pub is one of my most favorite pubs in Cork. Why so? First of all there is life music every single night, which was exactly what I was looking for when I moved here. What better is there than listening to Irish life music? Furthermore, it has the cutest dining area, just like in grandma’s living room, with comfortable couches, candles and rustically interior design. Also the food is delicious. I recommend the Pork Bun, Rips, Chicken, or Calamari.
This is the pub with the biggest outside area. Deep South is really inviting with the heaters keeping you warm in winter and the hanging light bulbs creating a warm atmosphere to have great conversations over a few pints. Unfortunately, as far as I know, there is no live music though.
Mutton Lane Inn
This one is the most inconspicuous pub, as it is located in the tiniest street you could imagine, off the main street St Patricks. Also the pub itself is rather small but very cozy and inviting. Because of its location it is so unique and makes people curious of the inside.
Franciscan Well Brewery & Pub
This pub has the best pizzas in town. Super thin and fresh, made in an original stone oven in front of your eyes. Delicious! Especially the one with Parma ham. Franciscan Well also has an outside area with heaters which is very inviting even in winter. This pub has its own brewery attached on the back of the pub, so you can be sure to get the best quality beer right from the tap.
This pub has its own brewery attached as well with a wide selection of beer flavors. It offers pizza as well and is a very spacious pub. It has a big screen where you can watch rugby or soccer games live with a great atmosphere.
Crane Lane Theatre
This pub is like 2 in 1. It has an eating area apart from the pub atmosphere, where you can sit down and enjoy your food. Then there is a part where you can listen to life music or sit in an open space and enjoy some pints.
One thing they all have in common is that they are all located in Cork city centre or within 5 minutes walking distance, so it is very easy to reach them all, in case you plan on doing a pub crawl to try them all.
@Locals: Did I forget any?