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“By far the best pub in Cork...” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The Idle Hour

The Idle Hour
Albert Quay, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 4965704
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Ranked #45 of 185 things to do in Cork
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Cork, Ireland
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“By far the best pub in Cork...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2013

The craic in here is mighty... Whether your going for a quiet one or a night out with the girls, this is the pub to go to. Music to suit all ages 23 to 73. Never fails to bring a fantastic night out in Cork. Great atmosphere and fantastic staff make this place even better. My friend and I are regular goers of this fantastic pub

Visited September 2013
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Cork, Ireland
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
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“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2013 via mobile

This pub really is a hidden treasure. The atmosphere is always wonderful, be it packed to the gills or half empty. Great fun to be had on major sporting occasions when crammed in with fellow sports fans. They also do a deal with The Fish Wife fish and chip shop on big sports days - a pint and fish/chicken/veggie supper for €10. Great little place.

Visited June 2013
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Cork, Cork, Ireland
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“Authentic Pub with Good atmosphere”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

With the advent of the super pub , the rock pub, the dance pub The Idle Hour still retains an authentic feel in the centre of Cork city. It is unpretentious and delivers what most people want these days in pubs which is good music (at a respectable volume) all live sports and a friendly staff and clientele.

When you enter the pub you can tell from its simple clean surroundings that it will tick all the boxes for you. It is within easy walking distance of the city centre on Corks quays and is hugely popular with the 25-75 age group.

What makes it stand out is the banter at the counter and the fact that whether you are looking to read the paper in the corner or engage in a discussion on the latest sporting event you will find someone to talk with. If the bar is quiet the bar staff will gladly oblige.

The Idle Hour is one of a reducing number of pubs in Corks city centre that I enjoy frequenting and spending time and I recommend that you do too.

Visited June 2012
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“Fantasic pub in central location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2011

We love the idle hour. Great pub a few minutes walk from the centre of the city. Very busy at weekends with great music.

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Cork
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“A mad gaff”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2011

The idle hour is a crazy little bar, off the beaten track, down near the docks on the way to Blackrock. Great atmosphere, good music and never fails to disappoint as the night gathers momentum and next thing you're dancing on the tables til closing time." A Mad gaff", as they say in Cork, boy!

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