UK-based brewery and bar chain BrewDog will open its first Cork bar tomorrow, Friday.

Controversy dogs Cork’s newest bar

A multinational brewery and pub chain will pour its first Leeside pint tomorrow, Friday, when it opens its doors to the public.

BrewDog Cork on Washington Street is to be the second of its kind in Ireland after the chain opened its first Irish bar in Dublin in 2019.

Doors will open tomorrow at 12pm on the dot and the first 100 people will be in with a chance of winning free beer for 1 whole year.

BrewDog was founded in Scotland in 2007 by James Watt and Martin Dickie and quickly established itself as one of the most well-known craft beer brewers in Europe.

However, along the way, the chain has attracted some controversy based around the treatment of its staff.

Although the owners have apologised on numerous occasions to ex-staff, a boycott campaign here in Cork has been gathering momentum since the new bar was announced.

The Twitter campaign has amassed more than 2,500 followers and is calling on the people of Cork not to support the BrewDog brand.

The Cork Independent reached out to BrewDog for comment but none was received by time of going to print.

Cork city’s newest bar boasts no less than 30 lines of craft beer, plus an epic bottle selection featuring guest breweries from Ireland and overseas.