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“Great spot for a boogy, a belly laugh and a story or two” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Idle Hour

The Idle Hour
Ranked #13 of 87 Nightlife in Cork
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London, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Great spot for a boogy, a belly laugh and a story or two”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 April 2014 via mobile

I have friends who have frequented this bar for years on and off and have regaled me with stories of crazy nights. If you stay seated in this bar you would have to be tone deaf, they play some great tunes and a mix for everyone. It is the kind of place where you go "Oh No" but then once there your are having such a laugh that you stay. The staff are treasures.

Visited April 2014
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English first
Cork, Ireland
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108 reviews
48 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
“Hard to Walk Past”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2014

Have walked past this pub so many times on my way to or from work and it always draws me in. Whether its quiet and the big screen has sport on or its a rocking Saturday night I always wanted to visit but hadn't until the other day. Went in after a tough day at work and the place was quiet but still instantly warm and friendly. Was served straight away by the barman and the Guinness was great. To top it all off the barman then went round offering pizza to everybody from a local takeaway. It was a lovely touch and just topped off the experience. Unfortunately we couldn't stay very long but after this I will find it even harder to walk past it.

Visited January 2014
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Dublin, Ireland
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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
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Ireland
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35 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 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
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Cork, Ireland
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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
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