I remember being in there a handful of times in the 1993-1994 timeframe. Two things I remember about it were the smoky fire (not sure if it was turf or coal) and drinking cans or flagons of cider.
I also seem to remember feeling like it was falling down…which might have actually been true!
I know around the same time there was a lot of bars in Limerick where it was commonplace to serve cans/flagons of stuff they didn’t have on draft, but I remember it being unusual in Cork city. Or at least, unusual where I was frequenting.
I worked in a well known city bar with live music, (I probably served Soundy!) on and off for most of the 90s and I don’t remember us selling cans, except as off licence sales. Even at that it was really only an “emergency” stock of off licence stuff!