As someone who lives in Cork, I think I'm fairly qualified to let you all know which pubs are worth visiting and which to avoid. My favourite pub in the city is Fred Zeppelins, which is on Parliament Bridge just off South Mall. Lots of goths and metallers hang out here but everyone is really friendly and there's live music upstairs most nights. Drinks are fairly reasonable but wear comfy shoes (or get there early) cos there aren't many seats. Another pub I like is An Brog which is on Oliver Plunkett St and is a student hangout. There are always loads of sexy men and the drink is cheap but like Freds, seats are scarce so grab one if you can! Avoid The Goat Broke Loose at night which is on Grand Parade unless you like big crowds and smoke so thick you can barely see through it. It's a good pub during the day, they serve lunch and make delicious cocktails but after 7 o'clock it's way too busy and noisy to have a decent conversation and getting to the bar can be a problem. Rosie O'Grady's (off Washington Street) is popular with tourists and although small has a friendly crowd and plenty of seating. For the over 23's Reardens on Washington Street is the place to go if you want to avoid young drinkers as they're strict on ID and there is a club upstairs, Havana Browns, if you want to go dancing but are too drunk to leave the building.