Live Music

To listen to and appreciate some of the very best in rock, metal, blues and alternative music, there’s no finer bar in Cork city to visit than the Black Dog Saloon & Mezcaleria (BDSM Cork).

Open seven nights of the week, you can enjoy some of the finest bands and musicians Cork has to offer for FREE from 9pm, supported with live DJs in the house on Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday evenings from 11pm to 2am.

Music is our absolute love and obsession, which is why we transform our window to the world (aka North Main Street…) into a live music venue in order to give a regular stage to some of the best up and coming Blues, Rock and Metal bands and musicians.

If you’re interested in performing, drop us a line.

Otherwise, pop in to enjoy the tunes. Best accompanied by a couple of cocktails or craft beers…

DJ Menace!

From 11:00:pm/Sat, 22nd July

Everybody’s favourite DJ is back this Saturday playing the best Rock, alt, metal and Indie for your Saturday needs! Get your fix from 11pm all the way through to 2am!

Big Daddy Can!

From 11:00:pm/Fri, 28th July

11pm Friday night has BDC back behind the decks gettin’ all you crazy kids dancin’, moshin’ and everything in between! He’ll be rockin’ the joint till 2am. Don’t miss it!

Other Pubs We Like..

  • Bodega

    Housed in the unique setting that is St. Peters Market on Cork city's Coal Quay, visiting the Bodega is an unforgettable experience no matter the time of day or night. One of Cork's finest restaurants by day – with food sourced on a daily basis from the city's famous English Market – the Bodega transforms into a vibrant nightclub as darkness descends.

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    Arthur Mayne

    A 120-year-old chemist turned wine bar, Arthur Mayne's Pharmacy has brought something a little extra special to Cork's nightlife in recent years. A state-of-the-art enomatic wine system allows customers sample 24 different wines by the half glass or glass while nibbling on a range of tasty snacks and treats throughout the day.

    Visit Website >
  • The Vicarstown Inn

    Named for an area of county Cork just north of the city, the Vicarstown Inn is a pub that is old and traditional in character, but with a modern and very different twist. Fish tanks, DJs and a range of local and craft beers are some of what this bar is about, all while set on the unique pathway that is the citys North Main Street.

    Visit Website >

    The Oval

    A pub like no other, The Oval is located in one of the most historic parts of Cork city. Famed for its stunning interior ceiling and its status as an important 20th century building in Cork, the bar has a clearly indie vibe with its warm peat fire drawing the crowds. The pub is reported to be haunted by a soldier in ragged uniform.

    Visit Website >
  • The Mutton Lane Inn

    Located right next to the citys famous English Market, this pub is as Cork-centric as you get. You cant enter the Mutton Lane Inn and its adjoining laneway without noticing the colourful mural running the entire length of the lane itself, and theres few better places to enjoy a quiet pint than this wooden and candle-lit establishment.

    Visit Website >

    Sin É

    If it's quality traditional Irish music and genuine craic youre looking for, go no further than the Sin E on Coburg Street. Home to some of Cork's finest musicians and creative talents, this place is all about enjoying the stout, horse racing, live music, the art of conversation and maintaining a positive outlook on life.

    Visit Website >
  • Crane Lane Theatre

    Steeped in history that reaches back to the 1920s, the Crane Lane Theatre has established itself as one of the finest live music venues since it opened its doors in 2006. Think Hunter S. Thompson meets Joyce around midnight – with a choice of bars, craft beers and a unique smoking garden.

    Visit Website >

Other Pubs We Like..

  • Bodega

    Housed in the unique setting that is St. Peters Market on Cork city's Coal Quay, visiting the Bodega is an unforgettable experience no matter the time of day or night. One of Cork's finest restaurants by day – with food sourced on a daily basis from the city's famous English Market – the Bodega transforms into a vibrant nightclub as darkness descends.

    Visit Website >

    Arthur Mayne

    A 120-year-old chemist turned wine bar, Arthur Mayne's Pharmacy has brought something a little extra special to Cork's nightlife in recent years. A state-of-the-art enomatic wine system allows customers sample 24 different wines by the half glass or glass while nibbling on a range of tasty snacks and treats throughout the day.

    Visit Website >
  • The Vicarstown Inn

    Named for an area of county Cork just north of the city, the Vicarstown Inn is a pub that is old and traditional in character, but with a modern and very different twist. Fish tanks, DJs and a range of local and craft beers are some of what this bar is about, all while set on the unique pathway that is the citys North Main Street.

    Visit Website >

    The Oval

    A pub like no other, The Oval is located in one of the most historic parts of Cork city. Famed for its stunning interior ceiling and its status as an important 20th century building in Cork, the bar has a clearly indie vibe with its warm peat fire drawing the crowds. The pub is reported to be haunted by a soldier in ragged uniform.

    Visit Website >
  • The Mutton Lane Inn

    Located right next to the citys famous English Market, this pub is as Cork-centric as you get. You cant enter the Mutton Lane Inn and its adjoining laneway without noticing the colourful mural running the entire length of the lane itself, and theres few better places to enjoy a quiet pint than this wooden and candle-lit establishment.

    Visit Website >

    Sin É

    If it's quality traditional Irish music and genuine craic youre looking for, go no further than the Sin E on Coburg Street. Home to some of Cork's finest musicians and creative talents, this place is all about enjoying the stout, horse racing, live music, the art of conversation and maintaining a positive outlook on life.

    Visit Website >
  • Crane Lane Theatre

    Steeped in history that reaches back to the 1920s, the Crane Lane Theatre has established itself as one of the finest live music venues since it opened its doors in 2006. Think Hunter S. Thompson meets Joyce around midnight – with a choice of bars, craft beers and a unique smoking garden.

    Visit Website >