Costigan's Pub
Costigan's Pub
5
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
About
"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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  • Joe H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Grand Gaff
    Fantastic pub. Staff are friendly, experienced and knowledgeable in their trade. Live music regularly from fantastic local artists and they pull the best pint of Guinness in Cork city. Savage gaff
    HI Joe, Thanks so much for taking the time to review the pub. We are delighted with the title of "grand Gaff" which for the non Irish reading this means lovely House :) Until the next time Joe. Thanks,
    Written 18 July 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled solo
    Written 1 July 2023
  • Rose C
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic Pub!!!!!
    My family and I spent 2 weeks in Ireland and one of those days was a memorable one in Cork. I traveled with my husband and 4 children 19 and up. We hoped we would experience a true Irish pub and we did!! Costigan's Pub lived up to everything you would imagine an Irish pub would be. The Pub has been there since 1849, awesome music, the Guinness was great and Colm and his team were fantastic!!! We all talked and laughed with Colm while sitting outside the bar and my kids had a blast with the bartenders and locals in the pub. Thank you, Colm (and everyone else), for giving us such a lovely evening. It truly was a memorable night and hope to be back one day soon!!!! Rose
    Hi Rose, Thanks very much for you kind review and i remember clearly that evening at the door. I have to say you made my night move faster and it was great to see a family so close with each and having great craic. We look forward to seeing you the next time you visit. Thanks colm.
    Written 27 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 15 September 2023
  • Esther M
    10 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fantastic place to be with friends and family. 5 🌟 🌟 🌟🌟🌟
    I booked an area with Colm and he made everything so relaxed and easy. We went to Costigans after we got married with all our friends and family. The staff on the day were excellent, so friendly and helpful. The finger food was delicious. It was a great day. Thanks again.
    Hi Esther, Thanks you so much for taking the time to leave a review of our pub. It was a pleasure to look after you and the rest of the ladies.... Great craic. I look forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks, Colm
    Written 23 November 2023
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    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 1 November 2023
  • Gavin K
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Best pub in Cork
    Great place to go have drinks with friends. Brian, Colm and their staff are top class. Huge selection of drinks and savage pizzas Ryan is one of the best doormen I've ever met, always courteous and polite. I came here on a Thursday night and the live music with Darragh Lee was simply outstanding
    HI 569Gavink, Thanks so so much for your kind review, I be sure to let all the lads know about your kind words. Until next time take care my friend.
    Written 30 April 2024
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    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 2 March 2024
  • Emanuele F
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing experience
    Costigan Pub embodies Irish charm with traditional decor, a wide beer selection, and welcoming hospitality, and nice live music! Sofia's infectious personality is what truly sets her apart. Warm, welcoming, and always ready with a friendly smile, she makes every patron feel like a valued guest.
    HI Emanuelef, Thanks so very much for taking the time to write such a kind review. I have already shared your high praise with Sofia and she is truly delighted. Thanks Colm.
    Written 30 April 2024
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    Visited March 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 26 March 2024
  • Jack H
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A Home away from Home
    When myself and my housemates first entered Costigans pub in September of 2020 we were on the hunt for a pub which could provide the perfect balance of local warmth and vibrant nightlife and I think it’s safe to say that we found that in spades. With its cosy atmosphere and the friendliest of staff, it’s no wonder we never stopped going back. From its incredible whiskey selection to its creative cocktails there was something for all of us, including the best Guinness in Cork! One of the things that sets Costigans apart is it’s welcoming ambience. Whenever we entered the pub throughout our time living close by we were always able to rely on a friendly face to cheer us up. Another highlight of our time in Costigans was it’s live music on the biggest of nights. The pub often hosts talented local musicians, adding a lively and entertaining element to every big party we had (and there were many). Costigans is a pub that has provided us with four years of enjoyable memories. Thanks to Colm, Brian and all the many wonderful staff for their fantastic hospitality throughout the years, and for tolerating some Kerry troublemakers, which was never easy! If you’re ever in Cork I could not recommend it highly enough for a memorable pub experience that was a huge part of our lives for so long! Slán Leat!
    Visited May 2024
    Travelled with friends
    Written 13 May 2024
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Sean H
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
Best Guinness in Cork City without a doubt! Dan and Dylan behind the bar are really nice and handsome.
Written 1 May 2023
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Hi There, I love the heading, Thanks so very much for taking the time to leave such a kind review of the pub. I'm sure the lads will be delighted to hear about you comments. I'll be sure to let them know. Thanks,
Written 16 May 2023
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802marionh
Portlaoise, Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2023 • Couples
A 1st class pub with lovely friendly staff. We visited it Tuesday/Wednesday nights and very surprised that they had music both nights (a lovely surprise tho). The atmosphere was amazing. A lovely clean pub. We will be back in the not too distant future. The Guinness was good.
Written 5 April 2023
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HI Marionh, Thanks so so much for taking the time to review the pub, We are delighted you enjoyed your visit and more importantly came back again. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Thanks Colm.
Written 17 April 2023
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Jor
3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023
Fantastic Pub, Great Atmosphere and Sound Staff.

I booked a table for a party here last weekend and to say it was hassle-free is an understatement. Booking it was super handy and everything from the amount of tables to the finger food was exactly as discussed.

Great atmosphere regardless of whether you're looking for a quick pint or a group gathering!
Written 4 April 2023
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HI Josh, Thanks so very much for making the effort to post your review. We were delighted to have you and the group in the pub and even happier than you had such good craic. We will see you when your a married man the next time. Thanks,
Written 17 April 2023
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Ryley M
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Friends
love the feeling of the pub, such a homey feel. Good music, and the staff are amazing. Live music some days as well! always a good shout!!
Written 1 April 2023
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Hey Ryleym, Thanks for your kind words, Its always nice to get great feed back. Thanks,
Written 17 April 2023
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Manteca1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2023 • Couples
Hands down the friendliest pub in Cork. Marty was super helpful on trying new whiskey and the staff there are amazing!
Written 25 March 2023
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HI david, Thanks for so much for making the effort to leaves us the review. We will let Marty know about you kind words along with the rest of the team. We look forward to seeing you again. Thanks Colm.
Written 3 April 2023
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Jerry Mulqueen
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK131 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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, UK79 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
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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