Mardyke Entertainment Complex

Mardyke Entertainment Complex, Cork: Hours, Address, Mardyke Entertainment Complex Reviews: 3.5/5

Mardyke Entertainment Complex

Mardyke Entertainment Complex
3.5
Bars & Clubs • Game & Entertainment Centres
12:00 - 23:30
Monday
13:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 23:30
Friday
13:00 - 23:30
Saturday
12:00 - 23:30
Sunday
12:00 - 23:00
About
The Mardyke Complex is a unique all-in-one entertainment destination that combines bowling, pool, ping pong, and karaoke stations with a crafts beer bar, Holy Smoke BBQ restaurant, and Woolshed Baa & Grill, an only international sports bar in Cork city. Whether you are going out for an exquisite 100% Irish BBQ meal, catching up with your mates over a pint and a game, throwing a party, looking for a perfect event venue, or just dropping by to rack some balls, Mardyke Complex's got you covered. Aside from good-quality food, craft beer and specialty cocktails, and a wide range of activities, our venues also offer almost daily entertainment, including regular Thursday Pub Quiz and Friday Music Bingo at Woolshed, summer BBQ at the roofed outdoor area, game nights, game and movie screenings, and more. Story Behind: The Mardyke Entertainment Complex is occupying the building with over 250 years of fascinating history. It was formerly a renowned warehouse of Woodford, Bourne & Co. grocers and wine merchants. In many aspects the interior of the original warehouse was preserved, giving all the venues of the modern Mardyke Complex an unmistakable vintage and historic touch. For example, the low-and-slow pit-smoked BBQ restaurant Holy Smoke now occupies the wine and whiskey cellars of the original warehouse. With such a wide range of activities and venues, the Mardyke Entertainment Complex has something to offer to anyone. Drop by and see for yourself! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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2-3 hours
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Customer Service
Oct 2021 • Friends
Was in the Maradyke last night and at the door we were stopped to check QR codes and ID, there was a young lady in front of us who looked about 16, the Security lady asked her for ID and it was out of date so the girl wasn’t left in, but the female bouncer was using pro social modelling skills and was so professional and friendly, We haven’t been out since before Covid and this gave us peace of mind that things were very well run here, the health safety and welfare of patrons was paramount in this establishment, Well done to all the staff such a great friendly atmosphere, we had a great night! We will be back again!!! The food is amazing and cocktails too
Written 16 October 2021
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Hi trevoro347, Thank you for taking the time to post your review on Trip Advisor. I am so pleased that you had a great experience during your recent visit to Mardyke Entertainment Complex. I will be sure to pass this on to all of our staff who I know will be incredibly appreciative of your kind words. Looking forward to welcoming you back very soon! Best Wishes, Mardyke Entertainment Complex
Written 21 October 2021
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Kathleen G
Galway, Ireland1 contribution
Nicest service I experienced on our staycation to cork.
Aug 2021 • Friends
We visited tonight , to watch the cork v Limerick game (poor cork) , we are from Galway, visiting cork on our staycation , food as well as cocktails are extremely inexpensive in this lovely bar/restaurant. The service from start to finish was so well run profession and enjoyable.
From the email to confirm our reservation to the above amazing experience we received from staff. Sabrina made sure I was never even to ask for the Long Island cocktail I enjoyed. The food portions are just what was needed after a night on the beer.
We look forward to returning in the future
Written 22 August 2021
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tom raynold
3 contributions
Best service I've had in a good while
Oct 2020 • Friends
I was with a group of 4 friends. We had travelled down from Galway for a few nights and decided to go here. We got our drinks and food and all the waiters were so nice especially for the fact that most of them are definitely bar tenders. We had a male I think tallish brown hair and a small blonde hair girl as waiters and for a bar they were the best waiters I've had since lockdown. We've nothing like this up in Galway so going to this place to watch a match and have good pints and food is a treat
Written 6 October 2020
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Sarah O Connor
1 contribution
Annoying
Sep 2020 • Friends
Been to the mardyke quite a bit for bowling and pool, or to watch the matches, normally a great experience, two of the last three times however have not been so great. Both times we had the same server, a small girl with short enough blonde hair, she can be exceptionally rude to customers and seems to think she can say and treat customers however she likes. A little attitude adjustment would go a long way.

This is my only bad review I’ve ever written, that’s how annoyed we were.
Written 3 October 2020
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Charlene M
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Great fun with amazing staff
Aug 2020 • Couples
Went for the first date night since COVID and have to say it was a fantastic experience. We had the pleasure of being served by Ciara. I have never been in a restaurant or a bar where someone has been so attentive, friendly and accommodating like Ciara. She made the whole experience personable, yet safe. Upon arrival she greeted us with the friendliest manner and there wasn’t a moment where we were without service. She was able to recommend exactly what we wanted and still managed to have the craic. Ciaran her manager was absolutely outstanding also. I will definitely be returning to the Mardyke and recommending to friends and that is purely down to the outstandingly service we received from both Ciara and Ciaran. From a very happy customer :)
Written 7 August 2020
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Hi A3498HLcharlenem, Many thanks for your very kind review. We are absolutely delighted that you enjoyed your time here. We will be sure to pass on your feedback to the wonderful Ciara and Ciaran who I know will be so appreciative of your kind words. We look forward to welcoming you back very shortly. Warm Regards, Mardyke Entertainment Complex
Written 9 September 2020
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Rafalkinsale
Kinsale, Ireland137 contributions
Well organised
Nov 2019
The staff in the Mardyke very helpful and frendly. Great place for starting night out with frends. Would definitely recommend.
Written 25 February 2020
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steven c
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
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Feb 2020 • Friends
Always love a trip to the mardyke have been 3 times in just over a week. Great place with great staff and facility's. Friendly crowd and service :) pool snooker and a arcade downstairs makes for a fun night out 😁
Written 10 February 2020
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Hey Steven C thank you for leaving a great review, our staff will be thrilled by your praise! We look forward to your next visit! If you enjoyed snooker and pool you can call in on a Monday for 1hr of free snooker or pool for every 1hr you buy! :)
Written 11 February 2020
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BeccaG123
Cork, Ireland2 contributions
Group booking very well organised
Jan 2020
We had a work night out with a group of about 24 people. The staff in the Mardyke were very helpful and were well equipped to cater for larger groups. Would definitely recommend.
Written 4 February 2020
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Hi BeccaG123 thank you for the 5 star review, we appreciate it! We're glad you and your co-workers had a good night! Thank you for the kind words about our staff and establishment :) We hope to see you again soon!
Written 11 February 2020
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Aisling H
2 contributions
21st birthday
Nov 2019 • Friends
Without going into details I just wish to say that the attitude and general service reflected in the recent reviews here i completly agree with.
I have had other family parties at the mardyke without any hassles but now customer care is non existant and the grab your money now go away attitude is the overall feeling from staff and security, management are not to be seen.certainly more staff required in bowling/ pool reception and party groups are just in the way.Do NOT expect a welcome or any desire to help you have a pleasant evening.
Fine for a game of pool but do NOT look to here for a happy party experience.
Written 9 November 2019
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Kevin
3 contributions
Bad attitude
Oct 2019 • Friends
Two weeks ago on a Friday evening around half 6 my friends and I just wanted to get a couple of drinks at the mardyke. Now the man at the bar said the place would only be serving over 21s after 7 and we had to leave after the first round. My friends and I were all under 21. We all provided him with an ID regardless and got our drinks. We were happy to comply with what the barman had said. He was very nice about it.

We sat down in the smoking area. 10 minutes later a rather aggressive security man/bouncer came up to all of us and demanded he saw our IDs. He was vile in the way he treated us. He was more or less shouting at us demanding that we leave straight after our drinks (which we were doing anyways). My friends and I were humiliated even though we did nothing wrong. I could only justify the bouncers behavior towards us if we had bought a second round and stayed after 7.

I never intend on returning and wouldn’t recommend to anybody considering that’s the way customers are treated for doing very little wrong. Maybe a bit of commutation between staff would be a good idea.
Written 3 November 2019
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