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The Idle Hour

Albert Quay, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 496 5704
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Definitely one of great bars in city

Located on the docks in what is becoming a major spot in city with Goldbergs and The Sextant either... read more

Reviewed today
chepaddy
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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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Fabulous.

One of the best pubs in Cork. Great atmosphere and fabulous staff. You have to have an Idle night... read more

Reviewed 9 April 2017
SineadMac2014
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Cork
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“Definitely one of great bars in city”
9 Apr 2017
“Fabulous.”
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Albert Quay, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 496 5704
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Reviewed today via mobile

Located on the docks in what is becoming a major spot in city with Goldbergs and The Sextant either side of it. Of the three very much a locals bar but friendly nonetheless. They like their sport especially the horse but since it is owner...More

Thank chepaddy
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Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

One of the best pubs in Cork. Great atmosphere and fabulous staff. You have to have an Idle night when visiting Cork!

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Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

We had our annual night out in the idle hour on Friday night,my 1st time inside there,I was hugely impressed, the place is buzzing with character and charm,great staff and good selection of beers,ideal spot for a small party and the owner,John is a great...More

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Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

Best night of our weekend spent in here, great people brilliant music. Its a must when visiting Cork.

Thank Debian123
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Reviewed 28 September 2016

This is a fantastic pub,it is small but the craic is mighty. They have brilliant music on for the oct bank hol weekend (jazz weekend) The staff are brilliant and join in the craic also. The pints are lovely so im told i drink vodka...More

Thank Noreen H
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Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

A little gem of a bar on the docklands. Old school boozer with a nice "drinking" vibe . Pints are always good and you'll always find someone in there for a chat

Thank Tom H
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Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

I used to live in staggering distance to this pub and met the love of my life there. Great place to go on Saturday night as the owner John O'Connor has the best sound system and the music is proper old school disco . From...More

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Reviewed 15 June 2016

Tried all of the bars nearer to the city center but walked in here and felt right at home. Great conversations with great people.

Thank dee2123
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Reviewed 19 December 2015 via mobile

Great pub. Great location Smaller than it looks when passing by but when the music comes on this place comes to life!! Pizzas complimentary when you arrive with a party of a certain number!!

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Reviewed 6 December 2015

This just looks like a dockside bar with its formica tables etc. However, later in the evening the place rocks with people dancing on chairs, tables and a great buzz envelopes the place. Always a great atmosphere and it has to be seen to be...More

Thank JGrant44
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Noreen H
10 August 2017|
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Response from joconnor678 | Property representative |
Nothing def yet Noreen but hopefully Friday and Saturday.I will post up gigs when they are confirmed. hopefully be end odf this month thanks.
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