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“a horrible place that should be shut down”
Review of Hi-B Bar

Hi-B Bar
Ranked #10 of 88 Nightlife in Cork
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Reviewed February 3, 2012

i and my friends had a most awful night in this place. the owner, who is some sort of local character is in my opinion completly unsuitable to be in the company of people. without any reason 2 of my friends were told to leave the pub and never to come back. he muttered abusive remarks about us and built up an unprovoked anger. suddenly without warning he grabbed me by my hair and shock my head. thank god for the stranger at the bar who took the owner off me. this incedent was and is very traumatic for me. i was in the company of 2 pharmacists and 2 doctors, not that it should matter. we were sober, respectful. my friends were also horrified by the attack. on speaking to the guards afterwards i was told that this was not the first incident of assault to have occur in the premises. i am still quite shaken from my ordeal.

10  Thank cariaCork
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Reviewed September 16, 2010

Apparently this is a well know bar in Cork but I came about it by accident and was very glad that I did.
Great music on a Wednesday night. I could have had a good night in any bar in Cork but I had a great night here.

2  Thank Phillippa40
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Reviewed August 29, 2010

ive enjoyed a pint here many a time. I would question the other review on this pub. Believe me folks you will love this pub. Its a real old irish pub locked away in the heart of the city. Make sure to turn your mobile phones off before goin in, they are not welcome. Trust me, you have to stop and give it a call. I can guarantee that you will find the other review wrong and that you will enjoy your time here

2  Thank mr_ron0g
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Reviewed July 3, 2008

I would just like to let anybody who is thinking of having a drink in the HI B Bar to think otherwise. Though it is advertised on the Ryanair Booklet which you get on board, The Irish Tourist Board and many others, the staff and owner are far from pleasent to Tourists. I am from Cork and have drank there on a few but not many occasions, and decided to bring 2 visitors from Dubai. Firstly were blocked by the obvious regualr patrons as walked to the bar, by them blocking it with outstreched arms!! Then the Bartender said no to serving my friends and while walking away muttered something about Foreigners. Shocked and Embarrassed we walked away not wanting anymore of a scene, On leaving the premises I saw the owner of the bar downstairs at the door, he did not see the incident. As I informed him of the man who blocked our way he replied to me "If I don't like it then [--] off back to Africa!!" So ignorant he must think anybody with a tan is African!

I am taking this matter further as it's a total disgrace, my friends and I were not drunk, my 2 guests from Dubai don't drink and we were all well dressed. I can not explain how furious and disgusted I am by this ignorant comment and would encourage anybody who has dignity to stay well clear and tell others Racism is unfortunately very real in Cork and definately it seem's that this bar is very proud of it.

23  Thank delee
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