Upon arriving in Cork City by bus from Galway, I hopped onto the number 7 bus into Douglas which took about 5 minutes. That bus dropped me just a block away from the East Village Bar and Hotel where I spent the next two nights during my stay in Ireland. I was greeted immediately by gracious staff who showed me up to my room. The room was perfect for me and super clean. Downstairs I found any sport I cared to watch and an amazing menu that serviced any time of the day. Not only did I enjoy their Full Irish Breakfast on Sunday morning, but my dinner the night before was memorable. The Rock menu was not only delicious but interactive. I started to wonder why I would ever leave the East Village. With so much offered the venue is perfect! I did venture out at one stage where I found a cab waiting just outside the door and willing to take me anywhere I needed to go. The bar was still going strong when I returned after midnight and I mingled until late into the evening. (Rather, early in the morning :) Super convenient to spend the final hours of the night in one of the busiest bars in Cork and then walk upstairs and fall down in your bed! At times when I visit a busy bar in the USA I often leave early due to slow service or safety concerns, however, I found that the service in the East Village was exceptional and the security staff incredibly professional! Smiling faces were everywhere and all orders were made promptly. I spoke with one of the door staff about the badges all door security seem to wear in Ireland Pubs and he explained to me the rules and regulations of the job in his country. Very safe! During my stay I also made the short trip over to Middleton to the Jameson Distillery there. Not only historical and informative, this attraction was exclusive and the whiskey and information I took away from the experience will last me a lifetime. (Well, at least the info will :) I can go on and on about my stay but in the end you need to visit The East Village Bar and Hotel for yourself. I had such a magnificent time that I took pictures purposely to share with anyone on Tripadvisor interested in a sure thing. If you visit Cork and miss this place you are certainly doing yourself a disservice during your travels abroad. Do not miss out! New age Irish culture at its finest! Thank you Dave and crew! I cannot wait to see you all again!
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- A hotel-restaurant-bar in Douglas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- East Village Cork