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The Oval Bar

25 South Main Street, Cork, Ireland
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One of great bars in Cork city

This venue was built in the early years of the 20th century by the Beamish and Crawford brewery... read more

Reviewed 1 January 2018
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Cozzy student bar

Late night place with loud music, young peopple who are moving arround. A typical Irish bar with... read more

Reviewed 6 November 2017
Goran H
Kastav, Croatia
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Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
25 South Main Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 January 2018

This venue was built in the early years of the 20th century by the Beamish and Crawford brewery which previously operated across the street. The Oval is still in its original condition with an open fire where the smell of peat can sometimes be smelt....More

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Reviewed 6 November 2017

Late night place with loud music, young peopple who are moving arround. A typical Irish bar with good Gin list :-)

Thank Goran H
Reviewed 18 May 2017

A nice Irish pub that can pass unonticed if you don't pay attention on the street. Good place to have a pint of Guinness if you are trying to visit all the heritage pubs in Cork.

Thank Rosi S
Reviewed 5 May 2017

The staff here are very friendly and helpful. They were able to recommend places in Cork to check out for lunch/dinner (they don't server food) and we enjoyed their friendliness so much we went back after for a few drinks. The bartender was knowledgeable about...More

Thank ak195
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This is an unusual bar on the corner by South Main Street and offers a more traditional pub experience. It has a lovely cosy snug and is somewhere I think alot of corkonians don't need know exists. Not much room but nice all the same.

Thank AshAlly2014
Reviewed 16 March 2017

The Oval Bar was a excellent bar, once you have entered through the curtain you have gone into a different atmosphere lit up by candlelight. A lovely place to relax and enjoy a few drinks

Thank ghotchkies
Reviewed 1 March 2017

We had found a brochure at another pub that listed the "historic" pubs of Cork and decided to try to see several of them. This was on the list. We almost weren't sure the place was open as the front door was so dark, but...More

Thank sweet_insurgent
Reviewed 22 February 2017 via mobile

Great, unique place, nice decoration, candles, amazing pizza!!! Is it worth it! I had also one cocktail with gin but I don't recall the name! Good choice!

Thank Ηλιας Γ
Reviewed 5 January 2017

Let me tell ya one thing, The Oval is brilliant! I visited the pub with few friends from Cork, it was my first time there even though I have been to Cork few times. If you are heading to Cork, make sure to visit this...More

Thank cahenri
Reviewed 2 December 2016

?well known bad pub??? this place is really wonderful, we thought it was closed, curtains prevent light and music reaching outside at all. But pushed open the door, and perfect place to spend a couple of cozy hours. Low light good for conversation and maybe...More

Thank AlistairKLM
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