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The Best Five Best Music Venues in Cork


Home of the Cork Heritage Pub Trail, Cork, Ireland is rather well known for it’s pub and music scene. With several pubs to choose from with all sorts of different themes and atmospheres, how could you possibly choose? We’ve narrowed down the list to the top five best music venues in the beautiful city of Cork.

5) The Corner House

Located at No. 7 Coburg St, The Corner House offers several live performances regularly, the information for which can be found on their website. They can be reached by telephone at +353 21 4500655, but say they frequently don’t answer their email so not to bother trying.

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4) Crane Lane Theatre

Located on Phoenix St, this venue has rave reviews of their hospitality, atmosphere, and sound quality. They’re open from two in the afternoon until “late” Monday through Friday and noon until “late” Saturday and Sunday. They can be reached by telephone at +353 (0)21 427 8487, by email at, and you can find their list of upcoming events on their website.

3) Sin é

Located at 8 Coburg St, this local favorite features live performances daily from half-past six in the evening until close Monday through Saturday and half-past five until close on Sundays. They have a terrific atmosphere and focus on their tasty drinks and amazing musical performances, but they allow outside food as long as it’s not hot. They can be reached by telephone at 021 4502266 or found online at this website.

2) The Flying Enterprise: Cabin Bar and Lounge

This relaxed bar and lounge located just off of Sullivan’s Quay offers everything from breakfast in the morning to live performances at night. They can be reached by telephone at 021 4311846. More information and a listing of upcoming events can be found on their website as well.

1) Roundy

Located at 1 Castle Street in one of the oldest buildings of Cork, Roundy is café and bar. They’re open from half-past nine in the morning until half-past eleven at night Monday through Thursday, half-past nine until half-past midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon until eleven at night on Sundays.

They boast a calm and relaxing atmosphere in the day, perfect for your morning breakfast and coffee or a casual lunch, and live music and comedy in the evening, perfect for a fun night out.

They can be reached by telephone at +353(0)21 422 2202 or found on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Their list of upcoming performances as well as some information on their history can be found on their website.

Cork, Ireland is a great destination for great music venues. There are several places to grab a pint, kick back, and enjoy some incredible music. We hope we helped you narrow down the daunting list of where to go on your night out in Cork.

About the Author Ed McCarthy

Ed McCarthy is the manager and promoter of j90. Ireland’s favourite and most in demand party band. With over 10 years experience Ed founded Cherrypick Entertainment, an agency to cherry-pick and prepare the best bands in Ireland to be better and offer more.

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