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Address: Albert Quay, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 21 4965704
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One of the top places in town

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 6, 2015
JGrant44
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Cork, Ireland
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Slane, Ireland
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26 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 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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Cork, Ireland
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92 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 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 believed. Simply go.

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Thank JGrant44
cork ireland
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73 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015 via mobile

This is an absolute gem of a pub. Brilliant fun usually after 10pm with people singing from the bar counter and everyone else joining in,,unconventional to say the least . Anybody visiting Cork has to end up here

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Thank gerrysparrow
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2015 via mobile

Just visited this brilliant bar in Cork city. A real local with bags of character. Visiting from London the host has given us tips and ideas for our time in Cork tomorrow and we are defiantly looking forward to our return trip to Cork soon. Thanks for a lovely evening xxx

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1 Thank Monica H
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

What a little gem this place is. Go there after 9pm that's when it really gets going.place gets rammed packed people dancing on tables really good 80s and 90s music friendly bar staff great atmosphere and a unbelievable mix of different people.been there a good few times and never a hint of trouble

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2 Thank ber31
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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520 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015 via mobile

Popped in on a Sunday evening. A locals bar that is always very friendly. Located a few minutes from the City Hall in the docks area. The bar has a well stocked magazine rack in case you want something to read!!!!

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1 Thank chepaddy
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2015

I was here Saturday night 13th June with a group of girls after River Dance. It was recommended to us by my brother-in-law who had been here on a stag night and had a great time. From the moment we walked in (squashed our way in) we had such a good time. Everyone was dancing(on the seats) and singing and... More 

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3 Thank Sharonlobrien
Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Myself and 11 friends dressed in Hawaiian shirts called in on Saturday.....o.m.g.....what a reception...cheering, clapping it was just amazing. The regulars were so friendly and the banter was awesome. The music had us singing and dancing. To top it off a gentleman ( think he was called the chairman) got on the bar and mimed to goodbye Saigon....he had us... More 

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3 Thank 55wanderer081
Cork, Ireland
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

A large group of us went to the idle hour last night at 8pm to watch the Eurovision. On 4 ocassions the owner was re-winding the live show to suit himself and his friends at the bar. We asked him and the staff to stop doing this but he continued. Some of the group walked out half way through as... More 

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5 Thank Tom H
joconnor678, Owner at The Idle Hour, responded to this review

Firstly, before I reply to Tom H review, I'd like to thank all the other reviews on Tripadvisor. It's heart warming to read. Now on to the last review by Tom H. I must say I found the review a bit 'needy' and I think it crosses the boundaries of what Tripadvisor reviews are all about. For Instance, if I'm... More 

Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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520 reviews
113 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 302 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 via mobile

This bar sitting right on the docks on the edge of the old 'jewtown' is an absolute gem. It still retains the authenticity of a local bar yet is welcoming to tourists or any other visitors. Look out the door and you see you are located right in the heart of the dock area and yet you are only a... More 

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