7 Adventures not to be missed this summer at Cork Heritage Pubs

1.Learn how the World’s best beer is made

Book a brewery tour at the multi award winning Rising Sons Brewery and learn how the World’s Best Beer is made! let us take you through our history, our beer making process and finally a guided beer tasting of two to three of our beers. Our tour guides, who are self-confessed beer nerds, will briefly bring you through Ireland’s rich brewing history and explain how our family-owned and independently run brewery fits into Ireland’s current thriving beer scene. click here for more info

2. Dive into the story of local history with a guided whiskey tasting

Whiskey tasting at the Old Town Whiskey Bar

The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega is housed in one of Ireland’s most beautiful buildings! This old market building is steeped in history and is Ireland’s largest whiskey bar! The Old Town Whiskey Bar was voted Ireland’s best tourist pub 2018 and with good reason! as well as learning about local history and whiskey you can enjoy some of the countries finest traditional Irish music Sunday – Thursday from 7pm. Feeling peckish? why not indulge in some of Cork’s finest food? The Old Town Whiskey Bar was voted Cork’s Best Food Pub in the 2017 VFI bar of the year awards! to book a whiskey tasting or learn more about the jewel in the Old Town, check out the website here

3. Dance a Jig & a Reel in Crane Lane at Ceili by the lee – Crane Lane Theatre

Ceili By the Lee

Ceili by the Lee is a traditional Irish social gathering. It’s hard to be all things to all people, but we try our best: whether you want to learn to dance in the old Irish style, get fit, make new friends, or simply have the craic we have you covered! Combining the hectic energy of a party in an ocean liner steerage with the nostalgia of a Gaeltacht days fado, this is an activity that won’t disappoint! Come along from 8, and the MC will show how they used to do in old Ireland. Neither aptitude nor experience is required, as the Messrs O’Toole are renowned for turning two left feet into a matching pair. Mondays at 19:30 in Crane Lane Theatre on Phoenix Street Admission €5 Check FB for more info!

4. Put your new skills to work at Cork’s longest running traditional Irish Music Session – Sin é Coburg Street

The long-established home of Irish traditional music in Cork city, the Irish words ‘Sin é’ literally translate to mean ‘That’s it’, in reference to the funeral parlour located next door.

Non-stop traditional music 7 days a week from March 630 – close Monday – Saturday, and from 5.30 on Sunday.

5. Soak up some sunshine and music – Sundays at the Vicarstown

All summer long Cork’s favourite beer garden plays host to some of the best day time parties in the country! Every Sunday from May to October you can grab an ice cold beer and dance the afternoon away! Some of Ireland’s finest DJs take up residence in the garden, from the legendary Cook Out parties hosted each Bank Holiday Sunday, monthly reggae bonanza “Uptown Sundays”, take a journey into all things funk with “Groovespace”, or chill out with the “Hip-hop Sunday Service” check out Vicarstown Bar’s Facebook for more info

6. Step back 300 years and enjoy a delicious cocktail – Upstairs

Cocktails at Upstairs

Originally built in 1720, Upstairs at Arthur Mayne’s is Cork’s newest late night cocktail bar. Enjoy hand crafted cocktails by candle light in this intimate space hidden away above one of Cork’s favourite late night apothecary/bar Arthur Mayne’s 

While you soak up the atmosphere why not indulge in some light bites between friends? food is served until 130am 7 nights a week.

We are open 7 nights a week from 5pm – 2am serving some of the finest cocktails, spirits, local and international beers.

7. Enjoy a drink in the English Market at Mutton Lane

A Cork pub much admired, the Mutton Lane Inn is probably one of the oldest drinking establishments in the city outside of the North/ South Main Street axis. Situated off St. Patrick’s Street, Mutton Lane is one of many alleyways that lead into the famed English Market and used to be where live sheep were run into the market at one time. Enjoy a pint in the lane way today and you will meet market traders, customers and various curiosities alike!