by Sofia R
July 8, 2003
The pub itself is gorgeous. This is perhaps the one thing that entirely swept my misgivings (being a metal fan, I don't usually hang out in places such as the Old Oak) away. It is a beautiful place. Big and beautiful, with dark wood counters and light parquet floors.
The music is definetly great if you enjoy hit music mingled with old favourites. Even I was entertained by the great DJs who played The Beatles and AC/DC at request.
They have many types of drinks here, but don't go asking for a White Russian as they don't sell cocktails. This is also a place where no matter who you are, you will most probably get someone buying you a drink if you just hang about for long enough. The good side? You don't have to pay for anything. Apparently the men are so keen to buy you drinks, they may even buy two in very quick succession (while you're still sipping the first one). The down side? You may get a drunk admirer sticking to your side for the whole night. It may be worth it though.
Dancing is a bundle of fun here, although sometimes the dance floor is deserted and you may need plenty of guts and alcohol to start moving your body in front of everyone.
This is a pub that everybody in Cork will (and should if they don't) know. And after a night of sweaty boogeying, you can step into the Central store a little further ahead on Oliver Plunkett Street and buy a refreshing ice-cream or non-alcoholic drink, open on Saturday till 4am!
From journal Living in Cork