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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“The Oliver Plunkett - is a traditional Irish pub. Very popular and good. They often have live bands and even Irish dances (check online). It situated right in the center of Cork. You can walk around on the street with same name Oliver Plunkett. The main street in Cork is called Grand Parade - and all small streets next to it. Nice place to browse around. (you can drive to center of Cork and park in any parking houses. About €2-3 per hour; on street parking free after 6.30 pm (in the very center from 8.30pm - you can see that displayed) and Sindays are for free).”
  • 33 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Delicious fire oven pizzas, plenty of beers to taste, big outdoor space, swing jazz on Sunday night”
  • 29 locals recommend
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“if there's a game on ...this is the place to watch it. But fabulous during the day to grab a good lunch in a great atmosphere”
  • 11 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Super place in the centre of cork with cathedral and river views. Bar food and restaurant. Coffee and cocktails”
  • 15 locals recommend
Mediterranean Restaurant
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“Med-style, Lebanese and Moroccan dishes, in a contemporary cafe/bar, yummy.”
  • 13 locals recommend
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“- Great night spot - Large outdoor covered and heated smoking area - great on sunny days and cold nights - DJ (Pop, EDM etc.)”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“The music is pretty good and you can even suggest songs to the DJ via SMS ! The food and the cocktails are very nice. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bar
“Candle-lit wine bar in Victorian chemist's shop with vintage pharmaceutical ephemera in cabinets.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Brewery
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“Great deal for the weekdays, a Pint and a full size pizza €10, can`t be missed! And this is also where they brew their beer and ales.”
  • 10 locals recommend
Bar
“This is THE college pub in Cork City, the pub is populated almost exclusively by UCC students. Owing to its popularity with the college crowd, the pub offers great deals on pints and shots before 10pm”
  • 6 locals recommend
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“always a great spot .... whether for a bowl of soup and a sandwich during the day, or a great atmosphere at night with live music regularly. A great Cork pub This traditional, late-night bar lures party crowds to mid-week live music and weekend DJ sessions.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“i haven't been here much...but it's always busy so must be another good one!”
  • 5 locals recommend
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“A little off the main drag but they do excellent lunch menu and the pint and "craic" is great too!”
  • 4 locals recommend
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  • 1 local recommends
Pub
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“Nice pints, nice mid-afternoon sandwich, or a wild live music venue at night. In the heart of Cork city.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Night Club
“Suggested for lunch - really good food made by a real kitchen, nice pub setting. Also good for a quiet afternoon read - this is a very busy pub at night, with live gigs.”
  • 5 locals recommend