best range on draught in Cork, up to six Irish craft beers and some less common overseas offerings. An extensive bottle list is perhaps on the pricey side, but some decent lambics available should the mood take you. Very reasonably priced and well kept cask (with discount for beoir members) Quite Belgian cafe-like in feeling though feels a bit out of place.
When I was living on Cork this place was like my second home. Nice selection with rotative taps and guest beers and a good selection of Irish beers too. Theres no food on the pub but is the same street is a nice pizzeria and you can take your pizza to the Bar. Great, great place!
A good selection of draft, a great selection of whisky and there is an excellent bottle selection also. The only problem is its a bit small so gets full very quickly. You can get food from the next door restaurant (Bierhalle) or Uncle Petes pizza place and eat it in the bar if you like.
By far the best bar in Cork for a beerhunter, has the look and feel of a Belgian/Dutch cafe to it. Single room with a few chairs outside on the pavement. The floor is wooden, with blue tiles around the bar area. The walls and celling are covered with flags, beer memorabilia and chalkboards listing the beers available.
I used the place twice on a cold November Saturday in 2010. At 19.00 the place was quiet and a TV was showing a repeat Rugby match, no one seemed to be watching it (I did, it was of England beating Australia earlier in the day). At 23.00 the place was heaving, a DJ playing classic rock sounds (Brown Sugar, etc, etc).
The tap selection was large, the bottle selection huge: I didn’t note them all, but here is a mini list, on tap first; Hoegaarden, Krombacker Pils, Erdinger Wiessbier, Pilsner Urquell, Gulden Draak, Porterhouse Oyster Stout and some Irish Keg stuff as well.
The Oyster Stout was to die for, really creamy and rich.
The bottles were impressive, some unusual ones in the mix; Harvistoun, Meantime, BrewDog, Brooklyn, Wells Banana Beer and Youngs Double Chocolate to name but a few, plenty of Belgians available too.
A very nice place to drink in and as mentioned at the begining, the best bar by far in Cork that I found. I just felt at home straight away.
Chilled out bar across from the river. Decent if uninspired selection with some local micros. Overall I preferred the atmosphere of the Abbot so far as Cork beer bars are concerned, but this is a worthy stop as well.
Stopped by a rather dull sunday afternoon (the night before it was very crowdy).
In Irish standards the selection is very impressiv indeed - but I couldn’t help beeing a little dissappointet: The Irish and English selection looked quite good, but boring. And the range from the rest of the world was almost exclusively German (og Cech) pilsners and weissbiers plus some standard Belgians and a few of the less experimemtal American smaller breweries. ’DogFishHeads 90 Minutes IIPA’ is always a tread, but that was about it.
But if you’re in Cork: Go!
The best place in cork for beer lovers. most places ive been to have had the regular macros, us and euro, but this place has a ton of vareity and one of the best bartenders who knows and loves beer, no other place in cork is better than this.
September 2009 - Probably my favorite beer destination on this trip to Ireland, Bierhaus sports a solid beer selection for any location, but especially for Ireland, the best I saw in the country, with a great mix of Irish craft beers (some of which I found nowhere else), British, German, other European and even a smattering of American craft beers. Nice mellow crowd, even guys Wii-bowling in the corner.
Visited on a Wednesday afternoon in May, we sat in the corner by the windows and watched a game of football with the locals, listening to some mellow music and sipping our bottles of Northern Ireland brews. Friendly and helpful staff, they suggested we bring in a pizza from next door as they don’t do food (which was tasty if a little cold). Beer selection was great, especially for Irish beers, and in pretty good shape. Good place to go if you’re in town.