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  • Number of Ratings: 63
  • Atmosphere: 73%
  • Hospitality: 54%
  • Pint Quality: 70%
  • Talent: 64%
 
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Tom Barry's

65% out of 63 ratings

Barrack St Cork, Cork City


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  • Pub Type: Alternative

  • Pub Age: 21+

  • Food: Yes

  • Smoking Room: Yes

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Ratings

 

100%

14/05/2012

 

100%

26/04/2012

Really great pub, have never experienced the staff to be anything than really friendly!
kevin

 

60%

17/01/2012

should be an excellent pub- nice decor, spacious beer garden/smoking area but this is negated by the staff employed there. I have witnessed some of the most ignorant and abusive behaviour from them to decent people merely having a quiet drink. Abusing their power for the sake of it, I will never visit again.
Finbarr.

 

45%

22/12/2011

Nice pub but the staff are volatile and because of this it's best avoided.
ted

 

35%

22/12/2011

staff are pigs drink is more expensive than city center
Irish

 

80%

21/12/2011

Very rude staff The only reason I do not go back there
Keith

 

20%

20/12/2011

Came from england 1st time to Ireland went in with my sister and the barmaid refused us service stating regulars only she had a Disgraceful manner very Unfriendly
jake robinson mitchlestown

 

80%

02/12/2011

i like men
Siobhan

 

100%

29/11/2011

I was a nanny when I was going to Tom Barry's pub. I went there almost every day of every weekend and there's no other bar like it. I'm from America and Tom Barry's Pub is my favorite pub to this day. It didn't hurt that the owner was easy on the eyes. The people who worked there were great, the people who drank there were great. The atmosphere was fantastic. I can't wait to come back!

 

100%

15/11/2011

What?? 3.5 rating?? This is the best pub in Cork, especially during the summer with it's lovely beer garden. Caters for all drink tastes - cheap bottles of wine chilled or creamy pint of stout.

 

55%

05/11/2011

 

45%

05/11/2011

Lovely pub, nice pints but unnecessarily rude staff whom I witnessed making a few customers very uncomfortable for what appeared to be no apparent reason.

 

80%

19/09/2011

Went here for the 1st time tonight and really enjoyed it. Stunning beer garden. Staff a bit abrupt but mostly friendly. They weren't any worse than staff in the centre. Great atmosphere. Love the indoor and outdoor fireplaces. Great place to go for a quite drink and a chat...and a game of scrabble! Definitely going back.

 

80%

30/08/2011

Very nice and big beer garden with wonderful flowers. I like the open fire in the garden shed!!

 

100%

13/08/2011

Best scene I've been to in Cork!

 

80%

26/06/2011

 

55%

13/06/2011

 

50%

05/06/2011

Not a bad pub only for the sometimes eccentric staff..

 

50%

07/03/2011

Staff are the opposite of what ya want for a pub, extreamily rude and come across as not very nice people. I live up the road but dont go in there anymore cause of this.

 

25%

26/01/2011

JohnL

 

40%

01/12/2010

Amazing how rude the staff are & prefer to chat than serve customers...

 

20%

25/10/2010

omg the staff are bad

 

55%

20/08/2010

Staff are very rude and presumptuous to say the least.

 

90%

14/08/2010

Hard to find because there is no name on the door and there is a pub opposite with Tom in the name so it can be easy to get confused
B.oS

 

20%

13/08/2010

 

100%

25/07/2010

james

 

55%

04/07/2010

bad staff, like the pub tho
Pedtro

 

65%

25/06/2010

This would be a far better pub if the staff were not so pig ignorant. Its like you should feel honoured to be served by them. The guy who stands at the door is not much better either. Shame

 

55%

06/06/2010

Some of the staff members are very rude and dont diserve to work there .Tom would want to take a good look at the staff

 

75%

25/05/2010

Real welcoming bar for a quiet pint. Great snugs and smoking area

 

55%

07/05/2010

Have never met such inhospitable hosts. Disgraceful.
JP

 

50%

23/04/2010

Have to agree with most of the comments here. The staff are very rude and don't seem to care about the customers who are paying the wages. Are they going for the Hi-B vibe with the staff, cause if they are, Brian was one of a kind and ye are by no means a Brian.
dave

 

90%

04/03/2010

one of the best bars in cork - staff always sound i have found
Critic

 

30%

27/02/2010

Horrible staff. Unnecessarily mean to people. (Personally, I have never been refused but watching it happen is enough to turn you off the place). The location and layout of the bar is bringing people there so I dont see them changing how they treat people any time soon. Unfortunately :(

 

20%

19/02/2010

 

100%

03/02/2010

AP

 

50%

24/01/2010

I was there over Xmas 2009 and the pub is quite busy. Again I saw like other reviewers that the female bar staff refused a lot of people. Given the time of year there were a few groups of pub crawlers so I guess refusing them might be ok since the pub was full and some of them very very drunk. However, I also saw other people being efused for no apparent reason, including those who drink there regularly. I don't go there often but if you did not know the place you would find this very unfriendly.
walter

 

30%

10/01/2010

awful pub, run by people with no manners trying to be Maître d'. it feels as if your being judged, cant relax at all inside there.not an irish pub, better suited in mayfair or one of those places.
Dar

 

90%

15/12/2009

Great pub-and next Pigalle next door isn't bad either.

 

75%

09/12/2009

Janet

 

100%

24/11/2009

Amazing pub, only went there for the first time recently and it blew me away, gorgeous beer garden, open fires inside and out!! Stout great and I found the barstaff very friendly.

 

20%

05/09/2009

New Bar Staff didnt know what she was doing, stopped serving our group of 30 at 1130 because we were "too" drunk, I had 3 drinks there. NEVER GOING BACK!!
JohnO

 

60%

11/08/2009

Lovely beergarden, nice crowd. However you might be randomly refused for no reason by the bar staff. Happened me once, said I was drunk, which I wasn't. Whatever. Cork has plenty of pubs.
Bernadette

 

100%

05/05/2009

Love the crosswords they leave out for people to do and the cosy atmosphere with candles and flowers.

 

30%

04/05/2009

 

40%

19/04/2009

On Easter Sunday night, at about 11pm, myself and my friend went to Tom Barrys, to meet up with a group of friends from school, who were already there. We are all 30 or 31, a respectable enough bunch, we don't look like trouble basically. My friend went to buy two drinks for us, to be informed by the barman that I wasn't been served. I looked at my friend who said was he serious and looked around in dismay at my group of friends, who looked on in disbelief. I was completely sober after no drink at all! I asked for the drinks again and after been refused again, I asked for the reason I was not been served. I was told that I had had enough to drink. At this a female member of staff told me I should leave. I asked her for the reason I was been singled out, she said I was rude to the barman. More of my friends asked her why I was not been served, to be told that I had had enough to drink. We suggested that the rest of the group could all leave the bar too, to which she replied "that's grand." I left and my friend who went there with me left too. We went to a nearby bar, where I was served. I asked the barman if he thought I was drunk, he said no. I informed him of what had just happened, he said that he had heard similar stories about Tom Barrys. I have since heard that their staff routinely treat people like this. The way I was treated by the staff was absolutely disgraceful. They are rude to the point of being obnoxious, displaying a very bad attitude and behave in a tactless manner. I used to go to this bar occasionally but given the way I was treated there and what I have found out about the pub since, I am never going there again.
nobody cares here.

 

40%

12/01/2009

poor staff,very unwelcoming,id prefer to enjoy my pint in a proper pub......
Paul

 

90%

01/12/2008

One of the best pubs I'v ever been in . I used to live down the road from it and sometimes I wish I still did!.The beer garden is to die for ... even in winter!The whole place is just one wonderful experience … Go go go!

 

50%

17/11/2008

apart from the staff; the girls particularly; place is ok...

 

100%

11/11/2008

de loin mon bistrot favori, de tres loin mem.. ;-I top1 pub ive seen so far...... cyp

 

75%

13/08/2008

Great place to watch the students at play.
Mark

 

55%

24/06/2008

Lovely pub. Would rate it more but the barmaid, can be very rude. I have seen her refuse people for no reason. Used to drink there most Fridays but now I couldnt be bothered. Cant get a seat after 7pm!!
Valintino Murphy

 

90%

17/06/2008

Lovely authentic old pub, great beer garden, gets very busy with only a very small serving area. some gorgeous barstaff! (beautiful tall long haired smilie girl - marry me pleeeease!!)

 

100%

12/05/2008

Our Local

 

85%

30/04/2008

 

90%

22/02/2008

 

70%

10/01/2008

 

35%

22/12/2007

Been going there for a while but now sick of the place... its a great bar and the beergarden is fantastic some of the staff are lovely... one is a lunatic, very odd... i wonder how long it will keep going

 

60%

27/10/2007

not the best pints ...needs more heaters out the back,rarely get a seat inside so have to sit out in the cold

 

65%

26/10/2007

Tell the staff that the people they are rude too do not expect or deserve that attitude.. people are people no matter what side of the bar your on.............

 

60%

24/10/2007

Pretty liberal place .

 

30%

08/10/2007

Very rude staff, making you feel they are doing you a favour letting you drink there.

 

100%

25/09/2007

Such a nice pub... excellent barmaids (and they're all hot too) and some good looking birds (and guys, myself included) drinking there!! Pints are smashing, and the atmosphere is super!!

 

50%

14/09/2007

ignorant female bartender refused to serve myself and a friend after work on a Friday evening recently and would not give reason. First time it ever happened in that pub but have since learned others have been similarly humiliated. never drink there again, Disgraceful attitude

 

100%

30/04/2007

Top notch pub with the best beer garden in town

 

80%

16/04/2007

Fantabulous beer garden!

 

60%

16/10/2006

Used to be great but between most of the staff looking down their nose at you and the "Posh Cool" gang starting to go there, gloss is fading fairly quickley

 

100%

28/08/2006

 

95%

08/08/2006

 

70%

28/06/2006

 

20%

27/06/2006

 

100%

26/06/2006

Graat indoors, better out (Rain permitting)

 

65%

20/06/2006

Good atmosphere (if not too packed), so-so talent, but nice pints and nice beer garden. Pity the owner is so anal about everything - his staff are lovely, but he can ruin your night for no reason.

 

95%

20/06/2006

Best pub for all stout drinkers. Murphys, Beamish, Guinness all excellent. Good old fashioned snug type pub too.

 

85%

26/05/2006

great pub.intimate.great pints and friendly staff.good mix of people.

 

70%

25/05/2006

 

70%

25/05/2006

 

95%

00/00/0000

Great pub, hard to pin down exactly what it is; good music, get a few old regulars, lots of young folk and exchange students too. Great beer garden and smoking area, they always have a fire going in the corner too!