In 2019, there were over 60 participating venues where you could enjoy the weekend festival; a celebration of seafood, culture and music.


Whilst the Cork Oyster Festival is no longer going ahead this year, a number of these venues are open to the public and they offer a brilliant food and beverage dining experience.

We hope that based on last year's positive festival experiences, that you will keep these venues in mind when choosing places to eat and drink in Cork. Our hope is that we can all continue to support these venues where possible during these tough times (in a socially distant manner!) where it is safe and compliant to do do.

Please note that the below information might not be entirely accurate as situations and guidelines change daily. We do recommend you call ahead to any venue to make a booking and check they are open.




7 Pembroke St, Centre, Cork

(021) 427 9449

Arthur Mayne's is a 120-year-old chemist turned into a wine bar. Serving breakfast, brunch, lunch and evening meals 7 nights a week until 1:30am. Upstairs the cocktail bar is open until 2am Sunday - Thursday and 2:30am Friday and Saturday.


48 MacCurtain Street, Cork 

(021) 450 0913

Cask has been wowing the public and hospitality industry alike since opening in 2017 for its cutting-edge, seasonal, nature-led drinks menus, designed by manager and accomplished mixologist Andy Ferreira. Andy and his award-winning bar team have a passionate ethos of basing their cocktails around the wild ingredients that grow in Ireland, with a seasonal cocktail


Cornmarket Street, Cork

021 427 477

The Cornstore Restaurant specialises in premium dry-aged steaks, quality local seafood & Award-winning cocktails, whether you are dining with friends, family or work colleagues, the Cornstore is the perfect choice for quality food in a great atmosphere and is now celebrating 11 years in business, open 7 days for lunch and dinner.


Coutmacsherry, Bandon, Co. Cork

023 884 6198

Situated in The seaside village of Courtmacsherry on the wild Atlantic Way, dining in The Cork Tree Restaurant is a treat. Locally sourced meats and a wide choice of freshly caught seafood are specialities. A truly superb wine list offers an extensive selection of wines from around the world.


Crawford & Co.

9-11 Anglesea Street, Cork

021 427 5898

Crawford & Co. serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, groceries, coffees, pints, cocktails, parties, craic & conversation.


28 Washington St. Cork

021 427 4189

Dwyers of Cork, a gastropub in the heart of the city serves breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner 7 days a week. We source as many Irish & Cork ingredients as possible for our food, and the combination of home-grown ingredients and the passion of our chefs results in mouth-watering dishes that keep our customers coming back.


32 Mac Curtain St, Cork

021 241 5635

Gallagher's Gastro Pub is a traditional Gastro Pub with a contemporary twist. Named after Cork’s favorite Son, guitar ledgend, Rory Gallagher and situated at the mouth of Corks famous St. Patrick’s Hill. We have something for everyone with food served daily from 10:00am til’ late and live music seven nights a week. 


4 Victoria Rd, Centre, Cork 

021 496 5848

Inspired and located in the historic Jewish quarter of Cork City, we pride ourselves as a ‘New York Meatpacking’ style bar with a local welcome. If you are looking for a bar with that something a bit different, Goldbergs will not disappoint.


Perrott Avenue, College Rd, Cork

021 484 5915

As Cork city’s premier 5 star hotel, Hayfield Manor provides all the charm of a country house, uniquely posed within two-acres of beautiful gardens, and just a pleasant stroll to the heart of Cork city. The hotel is also located alongside the historic University College Cork.  A visit to Hayfield Manor is an experience Beyond the Best.


3 Mutton Lane, Cork

021 427 3471

A Cork pub much admired, the Mutton Lane Inn is probably one of the oldest drinking establishments in the city outside of the North/ South Main Street axis. Situated off St. Patrick’s Street, Mutton Lane is one of many alleyways that lead into the famed English Market and used to be where live sheep were run into the market at one time.


111, Barrack Street, Cork

Pigalle is a casual local bar & kitchen that serves an innovative provenance lead food menu with great wines and a selection of draught craft beers & delicious award winning cocktails. It also has a cosy heated garden. 


8 Coburg Street, Cork

021 450 2266

The long-established home of Irish traditional music in Cork city, the Irish words ‘Sin é’ literally translate to mean ‘That’s it’, in reference to the funeral parlour located next door.


City Quarter, Lapp's Quay, Centre, Cork

021 202 1002

Tequila Jacks serves authentic Mexican Food 7 days a week. We have the largest selection of Tequila in the country. We pride ourselves on creating a friendly welcoming atmosphere and catering to all our customers needs.


3/4 Pearse St., Kinsale, Co. Cork

021 477 2209

Voted one of the top 20 Seafood Spots in Ireland every year for the last three years and featured in Georgina Campbell’s ‘Best of the Best’ for 2019, ­ The Blue Haven is a well-known culinary gem, with a reputation for excellent food, friendly personal service, a great drinks selection and a little bit of Kinsale style! Blue Haven has an array of dining options to choose from, including ­the Fish Market Bistro, Rare Restaurant, Newport Lounge and luxurious award winning Blue Haven Bar. All dishes combine seasonal locally sourced produce and fresh seafood from local shores, carefully prepared by a team of the best international chefs. Open 7 days a week.


Model Farm Rd, Cork.

021 239 0011

Established in 1968, The Rendezvous is a landmark suburban Gastropub and restaurant located just 10 minutes from Cork city centre. A perfect location to catch up with friends to enjoy a delicious bite and choose from a great drink selection. Open from the morning, we serve food all day long from a menu created from the best of local ingredients.


The Lough, Cork.

021 496 2768

The Hawthorn Bar & Lakeside Restaurant is one of the few pubs in Cork City that is run by the same family for nearly half a century. It was built by the parents of the present owner Patrick Coakley in 1961. Over the years it has developed from a local pub to what it is today, one of Cork's best known Bar and Restaurant with an unparalleled view of the Lough.


Victoria Cross, Cork

021 480 0500

Overlooking the magnificent River Lee, The Kingsley offers guests a number of tempting gourmet dining options. Inspired by a passion for real honest food, Executive Head Chef Tim Daly’s menu draws influence from our local surroundings. Savour a sumptuous meal crafted from the finest locally sourced produce in the sparkling light reflected from the river.


The Metropole Hotel Cork, MacCurtain Street, Cork

021 464 3700

The MET is the new Bar & Restaurant at the Metropole Hotel Cork and is a new taste experience for Cork located in the heart of the Victorian Quarter. The MET is newly open after an extensive refurbishment. The atmosphere is relaxed and informal and is open daily from 12noon until late.



44-45 Cornmarket St, Centre, Cork

021 427 3756

The Old Town Whiskey Bar at Bodega – the grand dame in Cork’s Old Town, Ireland’s largest whiskey bar housed in one of the countries most beautiful buildings. Award winning food served 7 days a week with emphasis on locally sourced seasonal produce. All our dishes are prepared from scratch – brunch & steaks a speciality! 



54 St Patrick's St, Centre, Cork

021 735 5677

Welcome to the Oyster Tavern! We are delighted to have re-opened this historic venue. The space now comprises two floors, with a relaxed bar area downstairs and beautifully designed upstairs bar for late night drinks and dancing! We’ll be using only the freshest ingredients for our casual dining dishes sourced directly from the English Market, which lies just at our doorstep.



Western Road, Cork

021 493 7726

Just a short walk from Cork city centre, River Lee is a boutique hotel with a unique position in this charming historic city.



West Village, Douglas, Cork

021 489 1574

Designed in a traditional, turn of the century style with flagstone floors and dark timber the South County has the look and feel of a 'real Irish pub'. Serving a selection of traditional and delicious home-cooked meals 7 days a week. A great selection of Irish Whiskies from Middleton and Irish Craft Beers. The pub also boasts some great features such as a cosy outdoor area with open fires, private snug and great unique sections in the bar. South County also offers live Irish Music 4 nights a week.


52 N Main St, Centre, Cork

021 239 3375

Old in character but with a modern twist, the Vicarstown Bar follows in the great Irish tradition of pub owners naming their premises after the village or townland that they themselves originated from.


Fota Island, Cork

021 488 3700

With a tempting selection of bars and restaurants showcasing the very best of Irish and International cuisine, dining at Fota Island Resort promises to amount to nothing less than an exceptional culinary experience. Enjoy menus inspired by delicious seasonal local ingredients, showcasing the best produce the region has to offer. Indulge in a gourmet meal in the elegant Fota Restaurant, relax and catch up with friends over lunch or afternoon tea in the stylish Amber Lounge or enjoy the magnificent views of the 18th green of the Deerpark Course at The Spike Bar at The Clubhouse.


53 N Main St, Centre, Cork

(021) 239 3371

Surround yourself in vintage 1970s New York/ Cork decor and explore this hidden secrets. BDSM has sourced some of the finest tequilas and whiskies from around the world exclusively for BDSM, all while putting together a unique array of premium quality wines, beers, cocktails and call shots. There is also live music from world renowned bands and DJs playing the very best of ska, indie, alternative, rock and metal.


Charleville, Co. Cork

063 33700

The Charleville Park Hotel is the ideal venue for weddings, conferences and all events. Our award winning Greenfinch restaurant and the Park Bar and Grill offer Irish and international cuisine all fresh and cooked to order.


11 Washington St. West, Cork

021 427 3350

Costigan’s Traditional Irish pub is one of Cork’s oldest and finest pubs, nestled in the heart of Washington Street, Cork City. Retained its Irish character. It is an old style public house


Phoenix Street, Cork City

021 427 8487

Part of the Cork Heritage pub trail, the Crane Lane Theatre is located in the remains of an old Gentleman's Club in the dead centre of Cork City and has been the scene of many a notorious event over the last 100 years. Featuring one of the most favoured Beer Gardens in Cork City centre.


1 Point Road, Crosshaven, Cork

021 483 1829

Sean, Thecla, Denis and Joleen run Cronin’s, a family owned traditional Irish pub. The history of Cronin’s Pub goes back to when Sean’s parent’s Jo and Denny bought the former Kennefick’s Hotel in 1970.


3 Union Quay, Centre, Co. Cork

El Fenix, Located in a historic terrace on Union Quay in Cork City. The perfect spot for sundowners, El Fenix is an intimate riverside haven of indulgence – Good Music, Good Company, Good Surroundings abound!


Gougane Barra, Ballingeary, Macroom, Cork

026 47226

Gougane Barra Hotel is nestled close to the beautiful Gougane Barra Church & lake.


48 MacCurtain Street, Cork

021 455 2279

The food at Greenes Restaurant is innovative, modern and devoted to place. Bryan McCarthy heads up the kitchen team at Greenes and recognises the uniqueness and quality of the outstanding ingredients that are available in Cork. His talented team works in tandem with the best of Cork’s food producers, and producers in other parts of Ireland, to create a menu that’s devoted to local, seasonal, foraged, and organic ingredients.


Douglas, Cork

021 491 8331

Bellini’s Bar, offering gourmet fayre & boasting 2 AA Rosettes, has an eclectic atmosphere. Our mixologist has a fantastic variety of molecular cocktails to ensure fun filled festivities.  Soak up the atmosphere in elegant surroundings with some fantastic artisan spirits and local craft beers to wash down pretty amazing food.


Cork Airport Hotel, Cork

021 494 7500

Olivo Italian Restaurant Cork is an experience not be missed. Open for dinner daily and known for its amazingly tasty and very well priced Sunday lunch menu, Olivo is a real treat. Serving classic Italian dishes with a unique Irish flair. Every meal is cooked with locally sourced produce. 


Cornmarket Street, Cork

021 241 4764

Rising Sons Brewery is Cork's finest independent and family owned microbrewery and brew bar. Situated in the heart of the city, they have won a multitude of International awards for their beer.

The menu, including their famous Italian style pizzas, burritos and calzones lends to a relaxed dining experience in an atmospheric setting. 

Brewery tours are available by request 


77 Grand Parade, Cork

Contact Phone no 021 422 4040

At SoHo the aim is simple - to bring entertainment and hospitality to new levels. That's why we have 4 floors you can choose from. Whether it's a night on the town with friends our a corporate venue with a difference, well find the right level for you from early 'til late, seven days a week. 


Coolymurraghue, Carrigrohane, Co. Cork

021 487 1167


41, South Mall, Cork.

021 422 2990

From oysters to freshly caught fish, prepared right in-front of you, the seafood at our Fish Bar is nearly impossible to beat. Our local fisherman Zeik delivers fresh fish caught from the Corona Gloria, daily! You can rest assures that our produce is the freshest available. The incredible views of the glass room and high tables only add to the experience!


10 Winthrop St, Centre, Cork

021 427 2144

The Long Valley Bar is located in Winthrop Street in the heart of Cork City. With a long history serving local customers as well as visitors from overseas, you can be sure you’ll always get a great pint and a hearty sandwich at the Long Valley!


13 Oliver Plunkett St, Centre, Cork

021 427 6165

Old Oak has live music every Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Sunday nights, and has a DJ on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. Bar food is served daily.


John Redmond Street, Cork

021 452 9200

The newly refurbished 4 star Maldron Hotel Shandon Cork City is located in the heart of Cork City, in the historic cultural quarter, near the famous Shandon Bells and just a few minutes walk from all Corks shops, bars & restuarants. Enjoy comfortable, spacious and affordable accommodation, plus complimentary access to Club Vitae leisure centre.


Cork International Hotel, Cork Airport Business Park, Cork

021 454 9800

For a light snack, quick lunch, dinner and a match why not visit The New Yorker Bar in Cork International Hotel. This Cork Bar boasts a wide variety of wines, spirits, whiskeys and cocktails from around the world. 



25 S Main St, Centre, Cork

021 427 8952

Located on the corner of historic South Main Street and Tuckey Street, the Oval is named for its stunning interior ceiling – a central feature of this particular premises – and is one of the most popular pubs in Cork.



54 St Patrick's St, Centre, Cork

021 735 5677

Welcome to the Oyster Tavern! We are delighted to have re-opened this historic venue. The space now comprises two floors, with a relaxed bar area downstairs and beautifully designed upstairs bar for late night drinks and dancing! We’ll be using only the freshest ingredients for our casual dining dishes sourced directly from the English Market, which lies just at our doorstep.



17 MacCurtain Street, Cork

021 450 9615

The Shelbourne boasts the largest and best selection of Irish whiskey in Cork City with over 350 different choices to enjoy. We were honoured to be recipients of the 2018 Whiskey Bar of the Year award. Along with being winners of the Gold Medal at the Irish Whiskey Awards for the “Best Irish Whiskey Bar” in Munster. We have also been honoured to be selected to appear on The Irish Whiskey Trail for both 2017 and 2018. Our partnership with Novecento allows us to provide beautifully authentic Italian pizzas which can be enjoyed in our cosy Irish bar, along with our partnership with The Fish Wife who produce delicious Fish and chips which can be enjoyed in our outdoor heated smoking area. This sophisticated Irish pub in Cork City has an authentic traditional atmosphere, perfect for any occasion!


113, Barrack Street, Cork

Tom Barry’s is a pub for all seasons with a beautiful beer garden and cosy bar. It serves delicious pizzas and has a DJ playing chilled out tunes every Sunday.


Ilen Street, Skibbereen, Co.Cork

028 21277

Taking full advantage of the peaceful River Ilen, The West Cork Hotel offers the best of both worlds – tranquillity and location. Situated in the town centre, with all that Skibbereen & the surrounding area has to offer on our doorstep, the hotel is more than ideal for a complete break from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. 49 spacious, uniquely decorated guestrooms satisfy a variety of accommodation requirements.


19-20 Paul Street, Cork

021 425 3931

Founded in 1750, the historic Woodford  Bar an is a Cork institution. We offer the very best local and fresh produce on our varied menu.



Atlantic Offshore Adventures

Garretstown Beach, Co. Cork / Blackrock Marina, Blackrock, Cork

087 944 3796

Try Stand Up Paddle Boarding in the city or Surfing in Garretstown Beach.

Atlantic Sea Kayaking

The Abbey, Skibbereen, Co.Cork

028 21058

This urban kayaking trip takes place in Cork city, highlights the unique history and nature of Cork, “The Venice of the North”.

Cobh Heritage Centre

Deepwater Quay, Cobh, Cork

021 481 3591

The story of Irish Emigration from the harbour of Cork from the 1600’s to the 1900’s. An emotive and educational exhibition with great stories about amazing people.

Cork City SUP

Cork City

086 259 7688

Cork City Sup is a stand up paddle board tour taking you around our amazing city. See all the sights from the water while enjoying this awesome activity.

Cork Ghost Tours

Cork City

A city walking tour that intermingles Horrible Hilarious Histories, Tall Tales, Ghost Stories, Shenanigans and a few Surprises! Cork Ghost Tour is in it's fifth year and is loved by both locals and visitors alike!

Cork Harbour Boat Hire

The Quays Bar & Restaurant Pontoon, Cobh, Cork

087 074 7926

Cork Harbour Boat Hire provide thrilling High Speed Sea Safari Tours of Cork Harbour. See the beauty that the second largest harbour in the world has to offer!

From Roches Point to Spike Island and the beautiful towns of Cobh and Crosshaven just to mention a few.T hese Sea Safari Tours offer a fun way to learn about our magnificent harbour and you might even spot some wildlife along the way.

Elizabeth Fort

Barrack Street, Cork

021 497 5947

Elizabeth Fort was built in the early 17th century to defend Cork City. It has a fascinating history, having been used as an army barracks, a convict depot and a police station. The fort is now open to the public where wonderful views of the city, photo opportunities and guided tours are available.

Frank Hederman at The English Market

Unit 51, The English Market, Grand Parade, Cork

021 229 1288

Frank Hederman, a self-taught craftsman for nearly 40 years, is world-renowned for his smoked salmon. He has the only authentic timber smokehouse where fish are hung for smoking – including wild Irish Atlantic salmon caught on the Lee estuary, mackerel, haddock and mussels. Take this opportunity to visit his English Market shop, a magnet for international food journalists and chefs, as well as loyal local customers. 

Ocean Escapes

Unit 6, Island Enterprise Centre, Little Island, Cork

021 233 9049

Ocean Escapes offers customers an opportunity to create an experience they’ll never forget. Offering cruises around Cork Harbour on board our Tour Boat to high speed thrill rides on our RIBs, we have packages to suit all. 2019 saw the addition of our onboard bar which is available on private events on our Tour Boat.

Titantic Experience Cobh

20 Casement Square, Cobh, Cork

021 481 4412

Nestled in the heart of Cobh heritage town, Titanic Experience is located in the original White Star Line Ticket office, the departure point for the final 123 passengers who boarded the Titanic. Customers get the chance to follow in the footsteps of one of those passengers through guided tours.

Cork Oyster Festival,

The Metropole Hotel Cork,

MacCurtain Street,

Cork City, Ireland. T23 EEC3

+353 (0) 21 4643700




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