Holy Smoke Cork – A Taste of Cork Event

Holy Smoke Cork

Holy Smoke Cork is located on Little Hanover Street, Centre, Cork, part of the Mardyke entertainment complex, and sits to the rear of The Porterhouse craft beer pub. Holy Smoke specialises in pit-smoked barbecue, cooking 100% Irish meat low and slow between 4 to 16 hours.

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The Rebel Review were delighted to be invited to Holy Smoke for A Taste Of Cork event. This event incorporated a six course feast paired with local craft beers, whiskey and informative talks from John Relihan, Caroline Hennessy and Gerard Garland. After hearing many great things about Holy Smoke we were excited to see if it lived up to the expectation.

Holy Smoke Cork


The decor really intrigued us, so much so we wanted to find out more about the Buildings History!

Holy Smoke is housed in the original Woodford Bourne Cellars et.1875. At one time, there would be over 50,000 gallons of Dublin and Cork whiskey, Jamaican Rum, French Cognac, ports, sherries and cask of wines.

Holy Smoke, Cork

Holy Smoke contains the red-bricked and vaulted ceilings of the original building and the room is sectioned by metal wire grills with wretched filament- light bulb fittings. The combination of the decor mixed with the low lighting creates a retro and trendy decor with calm and chilled vibes.

Six Course Feast

Holy Smoke, Cork
Course 1 – Gubbeen Hot Links Sausages paired with Rebel Red Ale
Holy Smoke Cork
Course 2 – Wet rubbed Baby Back Ribs and homemade cornbread with Howling Gale Irish Pale Ale
Holy Smoke Cork
Course 3 – Pulled Pork Slider and Stonewell Cider
Holy Smoke Cork
Course 4 – Pit smoked BBQ Chicken wings, pickles, celery, blue cheese, sweet potato fries with Barefoot Bohemian Pilsner Lager
Holy Smoke Cork
Course 5 – Brisket Burnt End Sliders with Franciscan Well Chieftain IPA Chieftain Pale Ale and Green Spot Irish Whiskey
Holy Smoke Cork
Course 6 – Brownie with whiskey sauce and cream paired with Amber Ella

The Result

Overall a very enjoyable event, great atmosphere and tasty food. 

Our Favourite  

Drink, Stonewell Cider for sure! Food, definitely the Brisket Burnt End Sliders and pulled pork sliders are both gorgeous. The sauce in both is on point👌

 On the sweet side, the dessert was a little mouthful of heaven and we definitely recommend it😋

Holy Smoke Cork


If your a local or a visitor in Cork and craving a bit of Bbq food and Craft Beers or looking for Carnivore heaven, Holy Smoke may be the place for you!

Holy Smoke Cork

Any suggestions where we should try next?
If you have any suggestions, let us know in the comments below or on Twitter!

Chat soon,
The Rebel Review 

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