Food & Drink | Posted 23 Feb 2018

For an authentic Irish experience, wander down the winding streets of the “rebel city” and settle down with a pint of Murphys in one of Cork’s many warm and welcoming pubs.

From quirky new age bars tucked away from the city centre, to microbreweries and heritage pubs bursting with live music and laughter, there’s no better place to celebrate St Patrick’s Day than in Cork. Here are five pubs in Cork to check out on your next visit. 

Sin É
Open the doors to a fantastic atmosphere and all the traditional Irish music you could wish for at the heritage pub Sin É. With a history dating back to 1889, it’s safe to say that in its many years, the pub has played host to some of the liveliest evenings the city has ever seen. Busy and bustling with locals and newcomers alike, the friendly vibe, talented musicians and delicious local beers keep customers coming back for more. If you get the chance, take a quick look at the gable end of the building where you will find a lovely carving inspired by Austin Clark’s poem, “The Planters Daughter”.

Just a 10-minute walk from Jurys Inn Cork.

Mutton Lane Inn
Cork’s oldest pub outside of the Old Town; the dark, brooding décor of Mutton Lane Inn makes the pub a cosy retreat for a nice cold pint and a quiet chat with friends after a busy day of sightseeing. But don’t be deceived by the soft lighting and flickering candlelight – come St Patrick’s Day, Mutton Lane Inn will be buzzing with conversation and great music. Once a popular haunt for those visiting Ireland’s famous English Market, to this day, Mutton Lane Inn continues to delight customers with its quintessentially Irish character and charm.

Just a 10-minute walk from Jurys Inn Cork.

Rising Sons Brewery
If you are ready to take a break from Murphys, head to Cornmarket Street, Old Town for a taste of some of Cork’s finest craft brews at Rising Sons Brewery. Winner of multiple gold awards for their seasonal selection of experimental and flavoursome beers, the family-owned business continues to go from strength to strength. Sports fans; pop by for a pizza and enjoy watching a game while sipping on the popular Midaza Stout – a brew that’s both a favourite among customers and was awarded gold at the 2017 World Beer Awards. 

Just a 15-minute walk from Jurys Inn Cork.

Gallaghers Gastro Pub
Complement your Murphys with an amazing meal at Gallaghers Gastro Pub. Situated on the corner of MacCurtain street, this foodie find promises high-quality, homely food within a stylish and comfortable interior. If you’re looking for a more contemporary establishment away from Cork’s traditional Irish pubs and bars, Gallaghers is the place to visit. Combining the old with the new, tourists can expect a modern drinks menu that boasts a vast choice of gin alongside traditional local beers and old favourites.

Just a 5-minute walk from Jurys Inn Cork.

Bright and bohemian with the work of local artists lining the wall, Fionnbarra shows a different side to Cork’s pub scene that is equally as exciting and compelling as the more traditional venues. Offering a good selection of local and international beers, it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a chilled, friendly pub experience. If the weather’s nice, you can’t beat Fionnbarra’s quirky, colourful beer garden on a gorgeous sunny day. Simply fall back into one of the pub’s plush outdoor sofas and relax.

Just a 10-minute walk from Jurys Inn Cork.

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