Eating Out & Entertainment

Cork City is renowned for it’s entertainment and dining experience. You will find the city awash with traditional and modern pubs as well as an abundance of eateries that will suit even the most discerning taste palettes.  

We recommend you wander and discover the city during your visit to DGINS 2023 and enjoy the best of Cork hospitality for yourself. 

To help you, we have put together a small selection of recommended pubs and restaurants that will make you very welcome during your stay in Cork for DGINS.

Recommended Resturants & Casual Dining

The SpitJack, Cork
Picture: Miki Barlok

The SpitJack Cork

34 Washington Street

The SpitJack Rotisserie Brasserie serves only the highest quality local produce, expertly prepared, with exceptionally high service standards and the most beautiful dining spaces.

Market lane

Market Lane

5-6 Oliver Plunkett St

Mar­ket Lane is an award-​winning restau­rant and bar sit­u­ated on Oliver Plun­kett Street, in the heart of Cork city cen­tre. Serv­ing over two floors we offer great food and amaz­ing value.


41 South Mall

Electric is an Art Deco style restaurant and bar in the heart of Cork City, on the boardwalk between Grand Parade and South Mall. Enjoy an amazing meal in the restaurant or some delicious food at the bar.


Orso Kitchen & Bar

8 Pembroke St

ORSO serves fresh, flavour-forward, seasonal and healthy hot & cold dishes from our stylish and intimate neighbourhood restaurant premises. We use food sourced locally and everything we serve is prepared with the season in mind, by us, in our own kitchen.


Quinlans Seafood Bar Cork

14 Princes St

For the freshest fish in Cork City, sourced from local fishermen along the South West Coast. You can dine indoors or outdoors. You are guaranteed the freshest of food each day and we provide generous portions of our very tasty chips. 


128 Oliver Plunkett Street

Serving fantastic fish and more, Goldie is a little restaurant in the big heart of Cork City. A lively seafood bistro which offers well priced and delicious meals that will appeal to all palettes. Goldie offers a pleasant vide and great service.

Glass curtain

Glass Curtain

Thompson House McCurtain Street

Flavour is our holy grail. All of our menus are based closely on the seasons, working with the best of local suppliers. Our menu is designed to offer you lots of flavour, and choice.

Greene's Restaurant and Hotel Isaacs,
MacCurtain Street, Cork - Tel. +353 21 450 0011 - Email:

Photo Joleen Cronin


48 McCurtain Street

The food at Greenes is innovative, modern and devoted to place. Expect signature dishes of a seasonal nature, refined food with a simple food philosophy – local, fresh and staying true to each ingredient’s essence.


16 Lancaster Quay, Mardyke, Cork

With its emphasis on rich, com­plex flavours and a focus on sea­sonal ingre­di­ents, the Par­adiso kitchen deliv­ers an excit­ing and plea­sur­able din­ing expe­ri­ence while putting veg­eta­bles front and cen­tre.


Elbow Lane

4 Oliver Plunkett St

Set in a handsome building at the end of Oliver Plunkett street in Cork City, our restaurant combines an in-house nano brewery with a smoke house serving exciting food and drinks including our own elbow lane beers.



2 - 5 Winthrop Lane

We pride ourselves on generous portions of homemade cuisine at affordable prices and a fast, friendly service. Our casual, lively restaurant is popular with diners of all ages and parties of all sizes.

Son of a Bun

29 Mac Curtain Street, cork

The home of the best burgers in Cork! Great vibe. Lovely staff. Incredibly tasty food. Enjoy the best-tasting burgers served in our casual dining experience in the Victorian Quarter, Cork.

Recommended Bars & Live Music Venues


The Long Valley Bar

10 Winthrop Street

One of the most famous landmark pubs in Cork. With a long history serving local customers as well as visitors from overseas, you can be sure you’ll always get a great pint and a hearty sandwich at the Long Valley!


Goldbergs Bar

4 Victoria Road

Inspired and located in the historic Jewish quarter of Cork City, we pride ourselves as a New York Meatpacking style bar with a local welcome.  Goldbergs will not disappoint.

Tom Barry's

113 Barrack St.

Tom Barry’s is a Cork institution. Situated on one of the city’s oldest streets, it sits in the shadow of St. Finbarr’s Cathedral and is steeped in history. A charming and traditional with lots of hidden nooks and crannies.

Sober Lane

Sober Lane

5 Sullivan's Quay

Sober Lane is a lively Gastropub in the heart of Cork City with an extensive menu offering delicious burgers, goujon’s & wings, nachos and creative vegan dishes.


Franciscan Well Bar

North Mall

The home of craft beer in cork city! The Franciscan Well Bar & Brewery is a vaulted pub with medieval heritage and a garden that serves beers brewed in its own micro-brewery.

Callan's Bar

Callanan's Bar

24 George's Quay

Cosy family-run public house on Georges Quay in the heart of Cork. No tv or loud music just chat & craic. Open Tues, Thu, Fri & Sat nights.


Mutton Lane

3, St Patrick's St, Mutton Lane

A much admired pub, the Mutton Lane Inn is probably one of the oldest drinking establishments in the city. The Mutton Lane Inn is dark, wooden and candle lit. The staff are exceptionally friendly and the music is always good.

Sin e

Sin E

8 Coburg St, Victorian Quarter, Cork

The long-established home of Irish traditional music in Cork City.Non-stop traditional music 7 days a week from 6pm. 

corner house

Corner House

7 Coburg Street, Cork

Enjoy a cozy atmosphere, friendly chat and the finest Irish stout and porter. This family run pub since 1994 has hosted many talented musicians and artists. Drop in, listen to the tunes, and have a pint.

Shelbourne Bar

Shelbourne Bar

McCurtain Street

The Shelbourne Bar is a reflection of the true Irish spirit, where the craic is always flowing and the drink is always pouring. From the moment you step through our doors, you’ll feel right at home amidst the friendly atmosphere and cosy surroundings. 



Washington Street

Costigan’s Traditional Irish pub is without doubt one of Cork’s oldest and finest pubs, nestled in the heart of Washington Street, Cork City. It is an old style public house with its long bar counter, snug and parlour area; not to mention the open fire and heated beer garden.


An Bodhran

42 Oliver Plunkett St

A typical Irish pub. A must if you are in Cork. It sits on a busy thoroughfare in the centre of Cork and as such there are people popping in and out all the time. Situated on Oliver Plunkett Street not too far from the English Market.