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Charlie's Bar

2 Union Quay, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 431 8342
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Old fashioned friendly bar

Visited on Sunday afternoon. Was very quiet when first arrived but soon filled when the music... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Crickhowell, United Kingdom
via mobile
Charlie's Rocks

My bf and I are from California and we visited Charlie's one night when we were staying in Cork... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
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3 weeks ago
“Old fashioned friendly bar”
11 Mar 2017
“Charlie's Rocks”
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Hours Today: 07:00 - 01:00
2 Union Quay, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 431 8342
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited on Sunday afternoon. Was very quiet when first arrived but soon filled when the music started. Very enjoyable atmosphere with a really friendly landlady who came and had a chat with us although got the impression she doesn't take any nonsense. I thoroughly recommend...More

Thank Beacon426
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

My bf and I are from California and we visited Charlie's one night when we were staying in Cork. We'd just eaten dinner and were heading back to our place when we realized that we'd forgotten exactly where our place was... Charlie's was nearby and...More

Thank bcheezer
Reviewed 9 August 2016

Its legendary …. if you haven't been to Charlies .. the locals will wonder why .. the morning bar is great fun .. great atmosphere .. the sunday session is fantastic .. its an old school spit n sawdust bar .. with a tough as...More

Thank Samantha O
Reviewed 1 August 2016

was there last night and lynch mobs played, beatles, hendrix, dylan.... absouletly brillant, great venue for music and drinks,

Thank Patricia293
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

Great live music. Don't stand to near mens toilet a bit of a pong.other than that great beamish and reasonably priced.

Thank peckerd
Reviewed 2 January 2016

The atmosphere is wonderful. The bartender was extremely friendly even when some of the guests were not quite as welcoming to non locals. Good Prices! Get a pint and little break in this small town feeling get away.

Thank HarleyDree
Reviewed 5 October 2015

We stumbled upon this little pub, which was very tiny...not much room to move. Maybe the room is 40 X 30 feet? Anyhow, we went in because we were tired and just wanted to have a quick drink. There were maybe 6 people in the...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 21 August 2015

No airs or grace about Charlie's Bar. It is what it is, a nice, quaint Irish pub, with decent beer, friendly staff, friendly locals and reasonable prices. You can't go wrong with a place like this, it's definitely worth stopping in for a pint In...More

Thank cozzygrimey
Reviewed 24 February 2015

Great athmosphere and Guinness Charlies sometimes for the trad music on Sunday afternoons, great music and craic with great barstaff they go to this pub.

2  Thank frossach
Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Great atmosphere, staff friendly and helpful, Guinness served to perfection. The place is a bit grubby tho and toilets downright gross.

2  Thank Anne B
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