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Address: 42 Oliver Plunkett Street, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number:
+353 21 427 0074

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Real pub with good atmosphere

Had a couple of drinks here last Saturday night. This is one of the few pubs around that still feels like a real pub. Great pub atmosphere...we popped in for drinks before heading... read more

Reviewed 7 September 2016
Barcelona, Spain
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
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Reviewed 5 March 2017

We had a great night here! good atmosphere, cheaper beers/drinks than in other pubs we've visited in Cork! A definite highlight, with a great jukebox!

Thank 86Bubs
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 November 2016

From a classic Irish pub, where you can enjoy a quiet drink, to a lively music venue, The Bodhran can be all of these things and more at the same time. It has it all. Great atmosphere, friendly staff, wide variety of customers and drinks, in a authentic setting. One of my favourite pubs in Cork, and there are many... More 

Thank Michael O
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52 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited with a group of friends on a Sunday night. Found the place to be lively and with a great atmosphere. the staff were very attentive and engaged with us a lot throughout the night which made for a pleasant night. Would recommend it if in the city. They do not serve food so arrive fed!!

Thank Shane C
Barcelona, Spain
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85 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 September 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of drinks here last Saturday night. This is one of the few pubs around that still feels like a real pub. Great pub atmosphere...we popped in for drinks before heading down to Counihans for live music. But I'm sure it would be a good place to spend the night too.

Thank GabbyHearne
Klagenfurt, Austria
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12 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I have been here multible times and it is my first place to go to in Cork for a night out with my local friends. Pubquiz nights are also good craic.

Thank sonicelec
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38 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Good pint and friendly staff in the heart of Cork city.they don't do food.I would recommend this place.

Thank rebelsean77
Liverpool, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 May 2016

We visited on a midweek night, the bar was pleasantly full with a great crowd. The service was good and the local Irish band was excellent. A great nights venue

Thank x2x
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25 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

Went to An Bodhran last night. A rather tiny bar, but the atmosphere was cozy and intimate with friendly staff. The best part was the two piece live band. Great original songs and music. A perfect first stop for a pub crawl.

Thank Ying-Hong L
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288 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016 via mobile

Great decor in this tiny pub. Lucky to catch a talented young Singer /guitarist on the night - very entertaining Nice venue - authentic

Thank Dweezil28
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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799 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 396 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2015 via mobile

One of the main draws for this establishment is the excellent jukebox! Very centrally located on one of best streets in Cork for eating & drinking.

Thank chepaddy

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