County Cork Irish Pub

Bar, Eatery

4065 Main Street
Hilliard, Ohio, 43026
United States

(614) 771-1400 | map

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nrbw23 from Ohio

3.35/5  rDev -8.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 4

---This place is now closed and has become the Old Bag of Nails---

Pretty nice set up inside and out. Overall had a nice feel and was pretty busy through out the night. Parking not a problem at all.

Service was not bad had a couple issues but nothing that wasn't taken care of quickly.

Selection they had a beer list that well was out of date and needed quite a few changes. Bottles nothing really here to write home about. Draft list was just a bit above average. Typical Irish Pub style brews along with a rotating Bell's handle and Dogfish head 60 min. Prices were pretty good 5 bucks for a 23 oz. Also $1 off during happy hour.

Food was pretty good. Went with the Rueben. Typical bar food.

Pretty nice little place that's not too far from home. I'll go there again.

Jul 27, 2008
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prototypic from Ohio

3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

I've been to this place a few times for a drink and it's not bad at all. In fact, I'd recommend a visit for a beer. It's not a big place and it's pretty typical for a bar. I've seen a band there on one occasion.

As far as beer goes, the selection is definitely above average. They have the usual. But, they also have Sierra Nevada's Pale Ale, usually an offering from Founders (Centennial IPA recently) and Bell's (I remember having Oberon on one visit). The service is pretty good. I haven't had any trouble getting a beer.

As far as food goes, I have no idea. I've never eaten there. Prices were reasonable. Nothing outrageous.

I'd definitely recommend it. I wouldn't say it's the top bar in the area, but probably top five. Stop by and check it out.

Mar 01, 2007
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andrewmartin from Ohio

3.18/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3 | selection: 2.5 | food: 3.5

I was pretty excited to check this place out since it isn't that far of a hike from my place. After parking in the rear (plenty of spots on a Friday nite) I spent about ten minutes trying to figure out where the Yard Club was. It turns out the Yard Club has been renamed County Cork Irish Pub, although I overheard the waitress say that the ownership hadn't changed. This information was not on the Yard Club website, which I had checked earlier that day. The main difference, it seems, is the prices on food were less expensive and the menu was cut (also overheard from the waitress).

The atmosphere is the strong suite of the establishment. Seating is in front of a pretty impressive bar. Music in the background and a couple of TVs with news programs. The high ceiling gives it an open feel as well.

Beer selection, as others have noted, is not exception. Bottles are all domestic and import macros, the only drinkable one is Newcastle. Draughts were solid, if not exceptional-Smithwicks, Guiness, Bass, SNPA, Boddington's, a Bell's Seasonal (Oberon), and, interestingly enough, Lindeman's Lambic (I assume a fruit lambic)

I'm not sure how to rate the service-we had a good waitress, but she was the only waitperson on staff on a pretty busy friday night-they needed at least two more. Given the limited beer selection, I didn't need to ask her any questions, although my Oberon came out without a lemon or orange peel, which was a plus.

The food is pretty good-fish and chips were pretty standard pub fare, and the wings were good as well.

Overall, this is a good place to grab a meal as long as you don't expect a new beer experience.

Jul 25, 2006
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Dogbrick from Ohio

3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

Located in Old Hilliard (not too far west from the W 270 outerbelt), the Yard Club occupies an old building that was once the gathering place of the Oddfellows. Parking is limited to a tiny attached lot or street.

Inside the atmosphere is very nice. The right side houses the bar and is dark with a nice dark wood bar, which showcases their collection of "yards", which members of the Yard Club use to enjoy their brews. The left side is more brightly lit with lots of chandeliers and lights, and a huge pastoral mural.

The beer selection is where this place falls short. The draught selection consists of the usual ho-hum stuff you would find at any sports bar (Guinness, Smithwick's, and macros), plus a rotating tap along the lines of SNPA. The bottled selection doesn't really break much new ground either.

The service here is consistently good, even when they are at their busiest.

The food here is excellent. The burgers are large and cooked well, and the home made chips are very tasty. They also have a decent selection of salads and other upscale pub grub.

Overall this spot is definitely worth visiting, but I would not go for the beer alone.

Feb 27, 2004
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AtLagerHeads from Ohio

4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

A beautiful setting in the old historic area of downtown Hilliard, Ohio. This is an very comfortable venue for food and drink, although beer choices are not exceptional. The location is accessible from major interstate routes, but you must pass through rather busy commercial areas to get to the specific location. Parking available to the rear and, limited, on street parking. Good service and moderate pricing make this a popular stop near Columbus.

Jul 01, 2003
County Cork Irish Pub in Hilliard, OH
Place rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 5 ratings