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Loafers *

Where everybody knows your name...
Cork’s--and indeed one of Ireland’s--oldest gay bar has been going strong for more than 20 years. A diverse crowd enjoys a neighborhood bar feel and the good-sized patio, an important feature for smokers. Bartenders & crowd stop in their tracks to watch UK soaps on TV. Thursday nights informally known as Lesbian Night, but all are still welcome.

Tags: Mostly Women , Mixed Gay/Lesbian , 30-somethings , Dancing , Neighborhood Bar , Smoking Area , Pool Table , Outdoor Patio , $$ - Standard , No cover

26 Douglas St. (Between Rutland & White)
Cork, Co. Cork
South Side

+353 21 4975529


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  • Corkgirl gave this place *
    Unfriendly and unaccepting
    This is the most unfriendly bar I have been to. I took some straight friends of mine with my partner here on a busy weekend night. We waited at the bar for 10 minutes totally ignored until then and got told they were close when they were clearly open. I find it disgusting that having fought for gay rights all these years to go into a gay bar and be discriminated against for being straight. I was so embarrassed taking my straight friends to show them a good time and to then be excluded like that. Will never be returning there again with ANY friends

    September 7, 2013 ·

  • Zion78 is now a fan

    January 18, 2013 ·

  • eiskub gave this place *
    great place

    January 1, 2013 ·

  • eiskub is now a fan

    December 31, 2012 ·

  • markspark is now a fan

    June 4, 2012 ·

  • gerardcork was here

    January 23, 2011 ·

  • cybernoelie was here

    "Busy enough, it's someone's birthday and there's balloons up. Great vibe."

    January 7, 2011 ·

  • bfck is now a fan

    December 8, 2010 ·

  • corkdude gave this place *
    full of lesbians!
    Nice bar, but the place can be is full of lesbians during lesbian run weekends! I was there on such a weekend and there was far too many loud lesbians!

    October 31, 2010 ·

  • cybernoelie gave this place *
    Reliable and friendly
    Loafers is a great place to hang out and chill out. The music can get very loud later in the night but the sense of space (the place has like five or six 'sections' in it that you can roam around) means you can find your niche there. Always a great laugh, really popular with the lesbian community, and a huge comfortable smoking area!

    September 30, 2010 ·

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