Costigan's Pub
Costigan's Pub
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16:30 - 00:00
Monday
16:30 - 00:00
Tuesday
16:30 - 00:00
Wednesday
16:30 - 00:00
Thursday
16:30 - 00:00
Friday
16:30 - 23:30
Saturday
14:30 - 23:30
Sunday
15:30 - 23:30
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"Serving the people of cork since 1849" Costigan's Traditional Irish pub is without doubt one of Cork's oldest and finest pubs, nestled in the heart of Washington Street, Cork City. What began as a Fish Mongers, then became a coach house and years later a sweet shop, it blossomed into the charming pub that it is today. Through the centuries it has retained its Irish character. It is an old style public house with its long bar counter, snug and parlour area; not to mention the open fire and heated beer garden. With an extensive local whiskey and gin selection from Cork and the rest of Ireland, Costigan's Traditional Irish Pub is the perfect setting to enjoy a drink or two. Costigan's stunning individual architecture provides the ideal atmosphere to enjoy one of Ireland's most traditional pubs. Céad Míle Fáilte!
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Jerry Mulqueen
1 contribution
Oct 2022
I had my retirement party in this brilliant bar. I can not thank Colm and Brian for their exceptional help and their professionalism.
Due to circumstances I had to change the date three times and the lads were so understanding and a pleasure to deal with.
It was unfortunate there was a power cut on the night of the party. I have to commend the entire staff on how well they coped under so much pressure, these guys are true professionals. Despite the power cut we had a brilliant night and again i would like to thank the entire staff for making my night one to remember.
I would highly recommend this lovely pub for an excellent night out.
See you again Colm and Brian next time I'm in Cork.
Written 6 November 2022
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Hi Jerry, Thank you so so much for taking the time to review the pub, i have to say it was a pleasure looking after you and the gang that night. Even when we couldn't see ye:) Until next time take care. Colm
Written 25 November 2022
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Gavin K
York, UK57 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
So glad we found this little gem. A real taste of Cork. Fantastic authentic pub with great live music. A must visit if in Cork.
Written 16 August 2022
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HI Gavik, Thanks so much for your kind review, You picked up on so much for what we try to do here in Costigans. Until the next time take care. Colm.
Written 1 September 2022
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uberteeb
Glasgow, UK89 contributions
Jul 2022 • Couples
The best pint of Murphy's on my trip, really nice old pub and the barman was heavy sound and joined us a for a pint once his shift finished.
Written 11 July 2022
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Hi there Uberteeb, Thanks so much for taking the time to write your kind review, I'll let all the guys behind the bar know about it. Thanks colm.
Written 23 July 2022
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Kate H
1 contribution
Jun 2022 • Friends
During my month long stay in Cork, I had the absolute pleasure of spending most of my nights at Costigans Pub. If you’re looking for a great pint of Murphy’s, fantastic music (hey Ryan), and forever friends look no further.
They have more bottles of whiskey than you can count, and the Guinness is quite good. (ask Brian the steps involved in pouring the perfect pint!) Oh and be sure to ask Dan to make you his favorite drink!
The atmosphere and people are by far the best in Cork. Though located on busy Washington street, Costigans is cozy and the people there make it feel like home (thank you, Jack for your incredible dance moves). Every night, I made a new friend who gave me yet another reason to come back. Thank you specifically to Brian, Marty, Jack, Lauryn, Aisling, and Dan for a wonderful month.

I can’t recommend this place enough. When you go in for your next pint, tell whoever’s pouring that Kate from North Carolina says hello xx

Costigans, you have my heart (and wallet!)
Written 25 June 2022
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Hi Kate, Well ohhhhh my god what do we say about this review, We are so happy you found a home away from home in costigans... and please god we have one when we all hear out to north carolina on a jolly holly. We do have to thank you for making our job so easy by being a kind and funny person, we cant wait to see you in front of and behind the bar the next time your here. Thanks col.
Written 8 July 2022
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Oscar Gómez
3 contributions
Jun 2022 • Solo
Nice To enjoy live music. The pub has several rooms and also option to terrace. Friendly staff
Gooooooood placeeeeeeee
Written 22 June 2022
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Hi Oscar, Thanks so much for taking the time to review our pub, we are so so delighted you enjoyed the pub. Thanks colm.
Written 8 July 2022
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Bláthín
2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Friends
From the moment we entered till closing time, the atmosphere and staff were incredible, so friendly, and easy-going, just created such a fun and welcoming energy! You can just tell that’s it’s a place where everyone is happy to be there and really enjoy themselves, highly recommend it!
Written 19 February 2022
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Hi Blathin, Thanks so much for your kind review, you picked up on everything we work hard to try and get right. Ps your right we all love working here. Thanks
Written 18 March 2022
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Conor B
4 contributions
Feb 2022 • Family
I'd be a man for supping porter and in my humble opinion the Guinness here is second to none. The service in the premises was wonderful and one barman caught my eye... Brian was simply delightful his warm conversation and dashing looks kept me wanting more and more...and boy did he give me more... Porter. The music was great and really got me in the mood. I said to myself, by God the boom is back. Overall feeling 10/10 porter 11/10 service and 1000/10 Brian.
Written 12 February 2022
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Hi There, Thanks so so much for your kind review... Brian has seen your review and is buzzing after reading it. We look forward to seeing you for more supping soon. Thanks
Written 18 March 2022
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Cathal Kennelly
1 contribution
Dec 2021 • Friends
My experience is this pub was nothing short of fantastic. It was my first time going and I was greeted at the door with smiles and felt like I was at home! I had a great night beside the fire with my friends and the staff were all incredible. I went back a week later and when I went in the door I was greeted with a “you are back again”, a greeting you won’t get in many city pubs nowadays. If anybody is in Cork then call in for a visit to Colm and the staff and you will never look back.
Written 19 December 2021
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HI 39 catwalks Its very easy to greet someone with a massive smile with a smile, We both love to see you back again and to see the back of ya :) We cant wait to see you again sir until that time take it easy if ya get it easy Colm
Written 2 February 2022
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njciantar
London, UK13 contributions
Dec 2021
Massive Irish pub with very friendly staff. Guinness was great and it would be ideal for large gatherings and to watch the sport.
Written 6 December 2021
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HI Njcaintar, Thanks so much for your kind review and or the mention of the Guinness.... if you do say so ourselves its only massive. Thanks colm.
Written 2 February 2022
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Oct 2021 • Friends
Was there last Thursday night with 3 of my friends. We all walked in and there was no hassle at all. I forgot my entire handbag in the place and a girl named holly found my bag and safely put it away. I called back in again today and holly returned the bag again back to me. I can’t explain how accommodating and how kind the staff were by even keeping my bag as most places would simply dispose of the bag. I would like to truly thank holly and all the staff behind the bar and the man attempting to take down umbrellas for being so accommodating and kind. I cannot recommend costigans enough and I look foward to coming back again
Written 25 October 2021
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Hi Marian, I'm so so sorry it took me so long to come back to you, We are only delighted to hear such great comments about all our staff. I have told Holly about your lovely comments and she was trilled too hear them. look forward to seeing you again, Thanks colm.
Written 26 November 2021
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Costigan's Pub is open:
  • Sun - Sun 15:30 - 23:30
  • Mon - Thu 16:30 - 00:00
  • Fri - Fri 16:30 - 23:30
  • Sat - Sat 14:30 - 23:30