Find out About the Best Irish Pubs in Cork

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

Oliver Plunkett

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.

Find out About the Best Irish Pubs in Cork Ireland: Oliver Plunkett
Oliver Plunkett Pub in Cork

Deep South

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.

Find out About the Best Irish Pubs in Cork Ireland: Deep South
Deep South Pub

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.

Find out About the Best Irish Pubs in Cork Ireland: Entrance to Mutton Lane
Entrance to Mutton Lane: Photo on Flickr by cotitoo / CC BY-NC 2.0

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.

Find out About the Best Irish Pubs in Cork Ireland: Franciscan Well Brewery
Franciscan Well Brewery: Photo on Flickr by Irish Jaunt / CC BY-SA 2.0

Rising Sons

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.

Find out About the Best Irish Pubs in Cork Ireland: Crane Lane
Crane Lane Pub

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?

About Sixtina


Me. Sixtina. (yes that’s my real name!) World traveler, who long-term lived in many different countries and therefore has many homes and friends around the globe. Be it Germany, Mexico, The Netherlands, Spain, USA or Ireland.The diversity of those countries, is exactly what my personality is like today. Growing up in Germany, spending one year in an American High School as a teenager, studying 4 years in The Netherlands, going 6 months abroad to Mexico and doing an internship in Spain…all have developed and contributed to the person I am today. Speaking several languages (more to come), being open-minded and patient, funny and entertaining as well as spontaneous are just a few traits of mine.Of course I love traveling as a tourist as well, since I won’t be alive long enough to actually have lived in each country on this planet. My personal goal is to visit one new country each year. On my blog I want to share my experiences, to make it easy for other people, who still want or currently are already discovering the world.

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