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Charlie's Bar

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Address: 2 Union Quay, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 431 8342
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07:00 - 01:00
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Sun 12:30 - 00:30
Mon - Sat 07:00 - 01:00

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Charlie's Rocks

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... read more

Reviewed 11 March 2017
bcheezer
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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 had wifi, so we popped in, explained our situation, and Charlie's took care of us... More 

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Thank bcheezer
County Cork, Ireland
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15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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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 nails landlady with a heart of gold .. Just go there .. :-)

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Thank Samantha O
Cork City Ireland
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23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016

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

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Thank Patricia293
Cork, Ireland
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16 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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Thank peckerd
Clarksville, Tennessee
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155 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
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.

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Thank HarleyDree
Oakville, Canada
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61 reviews
24 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
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 pub. After starting our drink, a band started up - a 4 piece band, if... More 

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Thank Laura B
Dublin, Ireland
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170 reviews
70 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
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 a bit! Stephen

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Thank cozzygrimey
Los Angeles, California
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5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
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.

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2 Thank frossach
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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219 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
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.

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2 Thank Anne B
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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799 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 394 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2014 via mobile

This bar located only a stone's throw from City Hall is a must visit pub in Cork. Small and dark with a real fire, this pub is frequently packed. Has great folk / traditional music sessions that add to the atmosphere. When we were there a group played a wonderful acoustic version of The Beatle's ' Across the Universe'.

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Thank chepaddy

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