Cork is a lively and cultural city with plenty of options for entertainment. Whether you are looking for live music, comedy, theatre, or nightlife, there is something to suit everyone’s preferences.

If you feel like staying in at the Kingsley Hotel, onsite options include the Springboard Restaurant, which offers guests a casual yet relaxed atmosphere, the fine-dining Fairbanks Restaurant, the relaxed and informal K Lounge, and the intimate Fishers Bar.

For those seeking entertainment close to the hotel, here are our top recommendations:

Sin é

Sin é first opened its doors in 1889 and, to this day, is one of the most popular venues for traditional Irish music in Cork. Check out the Friday and Sunday evening trad sessions which kick off about 6.30pm and for mid-week comfort seekers, the Tuesday 9pm session is the perfect remedy.

The Crane Lane Theatre

Part of the Cork Heritage pub trail, the Crane Lane Theatre is located in the remains of an old gentleman’s club in the centre of Cork City. An acclaimed multi-purpose venue, it hosts a variety of events, such as live music, comedy, theatre, and DJ nights. Visitors can also enjoy burlesque, swing, jazz, and country theatre performances, as well as the renowned ska & reggae festival at the end of July and the Cork Jazz Festival in October.

The Oliver Plunkett

If you are looking for great traditional live music, creamy pints of Guinness and signature cocktails in Cork City, then the Oliver Plunkett bar is the place to go. Between drinks, visitors can take the time to appreciate the quirky historical and current facts about Cork and its history which are dotted throughout the bar.

City Limits Comedy Club

The City Limits Comedy Club is the perfect place to go for a belly-aching laugh and a good time with your loved ones. In fact, it’s so popular that American comedian Eddie Brill once said, “City Limits is my favourite comedy club in the world”!

City Limits is the perfect size to see a comedy gig, big enough for 200 people, but still intimate enough that you can still see the passion in the comics eyes, come in and see for yourself this great club where comedians such as Tommy Tiernan, Dara O Briain , Colm Murphy and Jason Byrne began their comedy careers.

The Mutton Lane Inn

As one of Cork's oldest public houses, any visit to Cork City is incomplete without a pint at the Mutton Lane Inn.

Named after the long, narrow alleyway that was once a pathway for farmers bringing sheep to the Old English Market, Mutton Lane Inn was originally opened in 1787 by the Ring family, where they offloaded their famous moonshine whisky.

The candlelit interior and antique décor make for a relaxing, intimate setting for a drink with loved ones, and when you’re ready to explore the nearby surroundings, use the bar’s walkway to get to the busting city market.


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