Mardyke Entertainment Complex

Mardyke Entertainment Complex

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12:00 - 23:00
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
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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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Stephen G
19 contributions
Mar 2022 • Friends
Arranged an afternoon stag day here at the weekend. Bowling, pool, table tennis and really good food for a reasonable price.

Had a bar tab and wristbands to access the tab, all worked out well.
Written 29 March 2022
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Mags
2 contributions
Mar 2022 • Couples
2 of us came in without reservations at about 7.30pm on a Sunday. We were told bowling lanes are busy until 9pm. The restaurant had lots of space available. We had chicken supreme burger (I think it was called), bbq chicken wings and pornstar martinis. Delicious food and cocktails!
We then went for a walk and came back in for bowling at 9pm. We got another round of drinks. For bowling we paid 20 euro for the 2 of us. I was given bowling shoes because I had 4 inch heels on. No instructions were explained.
It took us about 10-15 minutes to play 1 game (10 rounds) between the 2 of us. I must mention that I came here about 2 years ago and we were given 30 minutes per session. So when the bowling set was not reset I asked if there was an issue only to be told that we only get that 1 game. The supervisor said that this is the new rule. Aparently its better if customers want to stop to have food (at 9pm on Sunday??), or to go for a 10 minute cigarette break (neither of us smoke). I wouldn't have played as fast if I knew we only have 1 game. No heads up was given.
I went back to our bowling alley, for us to finish the 2nd round of drinks. Before we even finished our drinks another group came to play at our bowling lane. Staff had no decency to let us know before the other group came over, which would have saves us from the looks the group were giving us. Felt rushed out of there, and extremely disappointed.
How come they had a set time for the bowling groups before us (until 9pm) but for us it ended after 10-15 minutes? Hardly all groups spend the same amount of time, groups of 2 vs groups of 6 people...makes no sence to me. And 10 euro for 10-15 minutes of bowling is too expensive.
Written 6 March 2022
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Jurgita P
Cork, Ireland8 contributions
Feb 2022
We had book staff party for the bowling and finger food. Everything was organised very well and professional. Great staff and atmosphere. Thanks a lot!
Written 2 March 2022
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Jessica C
1 contribution
Jan 2022
Awful experience, bouncers at the door refused entry even though we had a booking. Totally unacceptable way to treat customers. Won't be back and wouldn't recommend anyone to go.
Written 17 January 2022
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Cloud
Island of Malta, Malta1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
Phoned reception to book bowling for 8pm that night, I wanted to book online however the website would not allow me to enter student prices. Staff that answered the phone was extremely friendly and helpful, said all I would have to provide is student ID. When we arrived the bouncer was not friendly at all, asked for our COVID certs and then wouldn’t accept my ID, I had my student card, my vaccine card, a copy of my license and my passport. Wasn’t accepted and was asked to leave, we weren’t intending on drinking at all just wanted to go bowling but was shunned. I then attempted to ring reception to explain the situation and cancel our booking, rang several times over a 30 minute period with no answer to the phone. Eventually gave up and when speaking to others who had been at the mardyke before they said it was awful with poor customer service, they waited ages for their order to be taken and were ignored and left with dirty plates on their table all night. Glad we didn’t go in the end, decided to go bowling in leisureplex instead where we had a wonderful experience.
Written 9 December 2021
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Megan
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Drinks are nice and bowling is fun, however the bouncer is quite aggressive. I haven't been asked for I.d. in years as I'm 30 this year so I dont carry my passport around with me. I wasn't expecting to be shouted at so loud about this that I had to hold back tears. Probably wouldn't go back because of him. A few friends inside said the same.
Written 28 November 2021
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Kevin C
1 contribution
Nov 2021 • Friends
Was dead quite and still took nearly an hour to get a drink. Table service is shocking. No one comes around to take orders. When they do come around they take payment and then don't come back with the drinks. Also can't smoke in the smoking area.
Written 8 November 2021
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Sarah K
Cork, Ireland3 contributions
Oct 2021
A group of us had a fantastic time here over the weekend bowling and playing pool.
The service was wonderful, staff so friendly and helpful - couldn't fault them.
We decided to have some food after our activities after seeing it being served during our time there and have to say the food was absolutely fantastic. I'm going to be dreaming about those wings for a long time!
We also had some cocktails and the pornstar martini in particular was delicious.
We will definitely be back!
Written 2 November 2021
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Business Man
1 contribution
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, Ireland2 contributions
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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  • Mon - Fri 13:00 - 23:30
  • Sat - Sat 12:00 - 23:30


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