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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Tim M
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Sep 2021
We can't thank Colm and his staff enough for making us feel so welcome in his pub. My wife and I were in Cork for five days and we made Costigan's our "go to" place for a pint (or two or three) and some great conversation. Whether you want to stop by for a drink in quiet solitude or engage in a lively discussion, Costigan's has it. I also want to point out how diligent they are in terms of COVID compliance.

Colm, THANK YOU for the great memories! We'll certainly be back the next time we are in Ireland.
Written 19 September 2021
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HI Tim, Sorry it took me so long to get back to you're review but trust me reading it filled me with joy. Its a pleasure to look after such a lovely couple. Until the next time take care colm.
Written 26 November 2021
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Ciaran
Cork, Ireland1 contribution
Sep 2020 • Friends
I was kind of apprehensive about going out during COVID but I had the friendliest experience ever. All of the staff were very responsive to the pandemic measures and they went out and over their roles to make us feel welcome and wanted this evening. We were frequently asked did we want drinks throughout the night and by God was that appreciated in this climate. Friendly yet removed in the best way possible, I would recommend Costigans to anybody that wants to have a good night out in Cork. The blonde waitress was so friendly and made us feel like we were born here. Cannot say a bad thing about this establishment.
Written 4 September 2020
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HI Ciaran Thank you so so much for your kind review, Its great when you hear that your hard work is being noted. I have pasted on your kind words to Holly the blonde girl that was looking after you. Looking forward to seeing you again soon. Thanks colm.
Written 26 November 2021
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Mark L
1 contribution
Jul 2020 • Friends
Went for re-opening pints and had the best customer service of my life. The blonde woman who served us was nothing short of amazing. We were never left wanting as she was so attentive and brought a great atmosphere. Definitely be back again.
Written 5 July 2020
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Hi There, Thanks so much for your great review.... Ive let rachel know and i think i seen her grow a foot in front of me. Looking forward to your next visit already. Thanks colm
Written 10 July 2020
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Captain Kirk
Dublin, Ireland27 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
Have visted a few times on random occasions, always get a good pint of Guinness. Non-pretentious & friendly attitude from those behind the bar. Would recommend for a drink on quiet or busy nights.

There's a lovely sitting area down the back for a small group, & the smoking area while small, is accessible from both sides.
Written 5 March 2020
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Hi Seamus, Thank you so much for the positive and enjoyable review, They are all badly needed at this trying time. Please god we will see you again soon Thanks colm.
Written 21 May 2020
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Nicole Catriona F
Cork, Ireland6 contributions
Dec 2019 • Couples
Colm is a right legend . Great bar man highly recommended .

Colm was a gent so helpful and ready to help
Written 31 December 2019
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Hi Nicole, Thanks so much for your amazing comments about colm. I'll be sure to let him know. Keep up the good work. Thanks Colm. :)
Written 8 January 2020
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CharlieC
Cork, Ireland575 contributions
Dec 2019 • Friends
Was here today with my buddies. Lovely bar, very comfy, lighting is great. Enjoyed a few pints of stout.
Went to the gents early evening and the smell was terrible. Lads please sort this out.
Written 1 December 2019
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HI Charlie, Thanks very very much for taking the time to review the pub. We are delighted that you enjoyed some of your experience but not all... and that is not what we are about !! trust me we will investigate what was the problem and make sure it never happens again... you have my word on that. Again thanks for letting us know and please check up on us our promise at some stage very soon. Thanks colm
Written 5 December 2019
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Torviclemdrum
County Cork, Ireland26 contributions
Oct 2019 • Friends
Visited for the jazz on Sunday and must say that despite the chaos of crowds and the great craic, the staff here were absolutely superb. Keen to serve and even the younger staff were on for bringing drinks down for female customers. Well done great staff.
Written 30 October 2019
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Hi Torviclemdrum, Thanks you so so so much for that review... we are so delighted to read kind words like that even when all around us is chaos ... which it was ... Thanks for calling to us, enjoying us and reviewing us Colm
Written 4 November 2019
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Pajoe2013
Dublin, Ireland93 contributions
Sep 2019
Visited here on a recent trip to Cork and loved it. Fantastic décor and a lovely cosy atmosphere. All drinks behind the bar priced for all to see - and very reasonably priced at that, which is an added attraction. The staff are polite and friendly and you can tell from the vibe that regulars love it. I wasn't in here before but I will definitely be in here again. If you want to see what a pub should be like, gibe it a visit. Fantastic spot!!
Written 23 September 2019
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Hi Pajoe, Thanks so so much for that cracking review... we are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed you visit to costigans Until next time take care Colm
Written 4 October 2019
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DeadHandsome
Belfast, UK19 contributions
Aug 2019 • Friends
My esteemed comrade and I popped into Costigan's for a restorative stout and fine whisky to send us on our merry way towards town. Our impressive host Zara, a fluent Gaeilgor, put us straight and pointed us in the right direction, whilst simultaneously correcting the spelling in my poetry. Legendary!
Written 24 August 2019
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Hi Llmaglianera Thanks so so much for your kind review... we are delighted that you had such craic with Zara she is impressive... and I'll let her know about your lovely comments Thanks again colm.
Written 26 August 2019
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beicher97
11 contributions
Aug 2019 • Couples
We've been there for two nights, awesome and very polite staff, amazing live music. And - not to forget - Beamish Stout and Chieftain beer. LOVE IT!!!
Thanks 😎
Written 6 August 2019
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Hi Becher, Thanks so so much for your glowing review... delighted you enjoy it
Written 12 August 2019
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