A Cork Bar Has Been Named The Best In All Of Ireland

What's the best bar in Ireland? For the second year running, newcomer Cask bar in Cork City has claimed the #1 spot.
The inside of Cask, named best bar in Ireland for the second year running

What's the best bar in Ireland? For the second year running, newcomer Cask bar in Cork City has claimed the #1 spot.

Ireland is home to some of the oldest pubs and bars in the world, like Sean's Bar in Athlone, which dates back to 900 AD. But some newcomer bars are giving them a run for their money! 

At the Irish Bar of the Year Awards, held Monday night at the Clayton Hotel in Dublin, Cask in Cork's Victorian Quarter was named Bar of the Year. It was Cask's second year in a row snagging the top award, which is especially impressive considering it only opened in 2017. 

Cask bar, Cork. Photo: TripAdvisor

Cask bar, Cork. Photo: TripAdvisor

A beautifully appointed cocktail bar, Cark specializes in using local Irish ingredients. Aside from the spirits, everything that goes into their cocktails is grown and made in Ireland. They also serve up a menu of small plates, tapas, and street food. 

They seemed delighted to have kept the title for a second year!

Other categories included Local Bar of the Year, which went to The Old Orchard in Galway; Trad Bar of the Year, which went to Lowry's Irish Music and Whiskey Bar, also in Galway; and Tourist Bar of the Year, which went to perennial favorite Durty Nelly's Bar in Clare, right near Bunratty Castle. 

Check out the full list of winner below. Have you been to any of these? Let us know what you thought in the comment section or on social media. 

Bar of the Year - Cask, Cork

Local Bar of the Year - The Old Orchard, Galway

Trad Bar of the Year - Lowry's Irish Music and Whiskey Bar, Galway

City Bar of the Year - Café en Seine, Dublin

Hotel Bar of the Year - Panorama Bistro & Terrace @ The Montenotte Hotel, Cork

Hotel Bar of the Year (Five-Star Hotels) - The Sidecar Bar @ The Westbury Hotel, Dublin

Tourist Bar of the Year - Durty Nelly's Bar, Clare

Restaurant Bar of the Year - Wild Honey Inn, Clare

Bar Food of the Year - Blakes Corner Bar, Galway

Gastro Bar of the Year - Knights Bar @ Clontarf Castle, Dublin

Outside Space of the Year - The Central, Meath

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Some photos from a special party this weekend. Today is the day, we are enroute to Dublin for the @baroftheyear_ awards where we are finalists for three categories , Best Designed Space, Best Outdoor Space, Best Newcomer and also shortlisted in the Peoples Choice for Bar Of The Year. We are delighted to have even been shortlisted and would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody sincerely for your support and who has been part of our Reidys story to date. Irrespective of the results, we would like to say we are very proud of our reidys team, our acts, suppliers, designers and to thank you all for hard work and continued efforts. Wish us luck 爛 #barawards19 #teamwork #killarney #lovekillarney #jmreidys #goodvibes #allgood

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Best Designed Bar/Best Inside Space - J.M. Reidy's, Kerry

Live Entertainment Bar of the Year - The Workmans Club, Dublin

Late Bar/Nightclub of the Year - Opium Club, Dublin

Best Bar to Watch the Match - Buskers On The Ball, Dublin

Cocktail Bar of the Year - Cask, Cork

Craft Bar of the Year - Impala, Cork

Gin Bar of the Year - Russell's Saloon, Louth

Whiskey Bar of the Year - The Shelbourne Bar, Cork

Best Newcomer - J.M. Reidy's, Kerry

Innovative Bar of the Year - The Virgin Mary Bar, Dublin

Dog-friendly Bar of the Year - Peadars Bar, Westmeath

Wine Bar of the Year - Piglet Wine Bar, Dublin

People's Choice Overall - 101, Limerick

People's Choice Dublin - Igo Inn

People's Choice Leinster - Left Bank

People's Choice Munster - 101, Limerick

People's Choice Connacht/Ulster - Janey Mac's

Special Recognition Award - Charlie Chawke Group and Louis Fitzgeralds Group

This article was originally published by our sister site, Food&Wine

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