We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“Nice gesture”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Idle Hour

The Idle Hour
Ranked #13 of 88 Nightlife in Cork
Attraction details
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Nice gesture”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2014 via mobile

We were getting wedding photos taken across the road at the docks and the barman came over to us and offered us a complimentary drink for the whole bridal party. Lovely gestures like these don't go unnoticed.

Visited December 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Fergiealloneman
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Write a Review

28 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    25
    2
    0
    1
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Ireland
Level Contributor
39 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“What a craic!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

Was in here for the first time last Saturday night and will definitely be back! Brilliant music and fantastic atmosphere. Would not have guessed from the outside. A little off the beaten track which makes it a little gem.

Visited October 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Brendan O
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
5 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“By far the best pub in Cork...”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2013

The craic in here is mighty... Whether your going for a quiet one or a night out with the girls, this is the pub to go to. Music to suit all ages 23 to 73. Never fails to bring a fantastic night out in Cork. Great atmosphere and fantastic staff make this place even better. My friend and I are regular goers of this fantastic pub

Visited September 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank AoifePatricia23
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
24 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Hidden Gem”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2013 via mobile

This pub really is a hidden treasure. The atmosphere is always wonderful, be it packed to the gills or half empty. Great fun to be had on major sporting occasions when crammed in with fellow sports fans. They also do a deal with The Fish Wife fish and chip shop on big sports days - a pint and fish/chicken/veggie supper for €10. Great little place.

Visited June 2013
Helpful?
2 Thank Estelle M
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC
Cork, Cork, Ireland
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Authentic Pub with Good atmosphere”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2012

With the advent of the super pub , the rock pub, the dance pub The Idle Hour still retains an authentic feel in the centre of Cork city. It is unpretentious and delivers what most people want these days in pubs which is good music (at a respectable volume) all live sports and a friendly staff and clientele.

When you enter the pub you can tell from its simple clean surroundings that it will tick all the boxes for you. It is within easy walking distance of the city centre on Corks quays and is hugely popular with the 25-75 age group.

What makes it stand out is the banter at the counter and the fact that whether you are looking to read the paper in the corner or engage in a discussion on the latest sporting event you will find someone to talk with. If the bar is quiet the bar staff will gladly oblige.

The Idle Hour is one of a reducing number of pubs in Corks city centre that I enjoy frequenting and spending time and I recommend that you do too.

Visited June 2012
Helpful?
4 Thank GrangeWeb
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC

Travellers who viewed The Idle Hour also viewed

 

Been to The Idle Hour? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing