Pubs Of Cork
Ah…the Irish pub, known throughout the world as a welcoming and enjoyable place of ‘craic’ and conversation. Of course its also one of the most enjoyable places to sample some of the finest beers.
“Pub” is short for “public house.” The person who runs a pub is called a “publican.” All pubs offer beer, but the most important thing for a pub to provide is cráic (“crack”) — that's Irish for a jolly good time.
Pubs are the place to go for traditional music, or “trad,” as we like to call it. Larger places might bring in professional bands, but the most common format is the session, in which local musicians come with what instruments they have and just get down to business. The musicians in a session are usually playing for beer only, so there generally isn't a cover charge.