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Mardyke Entertainment Complex

Sheares Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 86 391 0369
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Pros: Staff were very helpful and polite the whole time we were there. We had brought a cake for... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
FoodGirl123456789
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County Dublin, Ireland
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Most Ignorant Bar Staff in Cork

Went to play some pool with my friends. Pool was overpriced, cues were terrible and we were missing... read more

Reviewed 22 April 2018
barrybrennan619
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Cork, Ireland
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The Mardyke Complex is a unique all-in-one entertainment destination that combines bowling, pool, ping pong, and karaoke stations with a crafts beer bar, Holy Smoke BBQ restaurant, and Woolshed Baa & Grill, an only international sports bar in Cork city. Whether you are going out for an exquisite 100% Irish BBQ meal, catching up with your mates over a pint and a game, throwing a party, looking for a perfect event venue, or just dropping by to rack some balls, Mardyke Complex's got you covered. Aside from good-quality food, craft beer and specialty cocktails, and a wide range of activities, our venues also offer almost daily entertainment, including regular Thursday Pub Quiz and Friday Music Bingo at Woolshed, summer BBQ at the roofed outdoor area, game nights, game and movie screenings, and more. Story Behind: The Mardyke Entertainment Complex is occupying the building with over 250 years of fascinating history. It was formerly a renowned warehouse of Woodford, Bourne & Co. grocers and wine merchants. In many aspects the interior of the original warehouse was preserved, giving all the venues of the modern Mardyke Complex an unmistakable vintage and historic touch. For example, the low-and-slow pit-smoked BBQ restaurant Holy Smoke now occupies the wine and whiskey cellars of the original warehouse. With such a wide range of activities and venues, the Mardyke Entertainment Complex has something to offer to anyone. Drop by and see for yourself! We look forward to seeing you soon!
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Hours Today: 1:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Sheares Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Pros: Staff were very helpful and polite the whole time we were there. We had brought a cake for one of the groups birthday and they kindly hid it for us until the time was right. The food and beer was good, and the range...More

Thank FoodGirl123456789
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Reviewed 22 April 2018 via mobile

Went to play some pool with my friends. Pool was overpriced, cues were terrible and we were missing a ball. Went to get a pint and were interrogated by the barman who was obviously on a power trip. This is not the first time I’ve...More

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Reviewed 10 April 2018 via mobile

Went tonight to this place found it extremely relaxing . Serving up a pitcher of HEINEKEN for 15e 🤗. Food was excellent too had burger and chips 😁. Played bowling and went to arcadia in same complex loved the old 80s games I'm a Pac...More

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Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

The place that has something for everyone. Bowling, sports bar, arcades, board games, snooker, pool and ping pong tables. And different food outlets throughout. Staff are friendly esp in the barcadia part. And lots of different types of drink. Highly recommend.

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Reviewed 22 January 2018

I visited Mardyke recently, as part of a work group. We were going bowling, and also enjoyed some food (the big platter) and drinks while we were there also. The staff were very nice, checking in on us a few times. The food and drinks...More

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Nadia_Mardyke, Public Relations Manager at Mardyke Entertainment Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Thanks for your great review! It means a lot to us that you had a good time! Hope to see you again for some bowling time soon! Kind regards, The Mardyke team.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Last night, my family booked a lane to bowl from 8-9pm. My youngest sister is 16, so when we turned up the girl at the counter immediately asked how old she was and told us that because it’s a licensed premises, she wouldn’t be able...More

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Nadia_Mardyke, Public Relations Manager at Mardyke Entertainment Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 5 January 2018

Dear Laura, We understand that coming over and not being served might be disappointing. However, we have to note that this information is indeed stated on our website (at the bottom of the booking page http://mardyke.com/bar-bowl/leisure/ it clearly states, "Unfortunately, due to licensing restrictions Under...More

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Reviewed 17 November 2017 via mobile

Went there on a Thursday night with some friends to have food and a game of pool. Its was lively but not overly busy. The service was absolutely terrible. Took us 20 minutes to order food, at least 15 minutes everytime to order a drink...More

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Nadia_Mardyke, Public Relations Manager at Mardyke Entertainment Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 20 November 2017

Hi there. We are very sorry to hear about your unfortunate experience at the Mardyke on Thursday. We'd love to get to the bottom of it and figure out why exactly that happened to make sure it never happens again. In order to do so,...More

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Reviewed 12 September 2017 via mobile

I wasn't too sure of what to expect of this bowling plan with my work colleagues... We had so much fun! The place itself is really well organised and you can easily order a pint while waiting for your turn on the lane. Staff were...More

Thank Carmen C
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Nadia_Mardyke, Public Relations Manager at Mardyke Entertainment Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 13 September 2017

Thank you so much for the great review, Carmen! We are really glad you enjoyed your time at the Mardyke! Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 19 August 2017

Went to a tabletop games night here. I believe the organizers are called "Cork Action League". I went in by myself, they were very friendly and we played a few fun games. A nice place, has bowling also.

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Nadia_Mardyke, Public Relations Manager at Mardyke Entertainment Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 21 August 2017

Thanks for your review, Brian! Glad you enjoyed your time and hope to see you outside of Action League nights as well! :)

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

Was here for a work night out. Nice atmosphere and lots of entertainment. Unfortunately my experience here was kind of tainted by the fact that I was charged 12 euros for a gin and tonic. It was a good quality local gin, but as the...More

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Nadia_Mardyke, Public Relations Manager at Mardyke Entertainment Complex, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2017

Hi Jack, We are very sorry to hear that the pricing issue tainted your overall experience. The gin you had was Bertha's Revenge, small batch milk gin, that is priced 9.50 per shot. However, even though the gin's RRP might be 50 EUR per bottle,...More

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