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The Shelbourne Bar

17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 9615
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One of the best Whiskey Bars in Ireland

This was hands down one of the best selections of whiskey in all of Ireland including rare and... read more

Reviewed yesterday
jdog99
Fantastic whisky bar

Its a nice bar. And it contains lots of Irish whisky, which is great for a whiskygeek like myself... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Jcl81
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The Shelbourne Bar is a sophisticated Irish pub in Cork City with an authentic traditional atmosphere. Nestled in the heart of The Victorian Quarter of Cork City since 1895, it is renowned for its welcoming and knowledgeable staff, great service and extensive Irish whiskey offering of over 200 bottlings – the largest and best collection in Cork! We won the gold medal at the Irish whiskey awards for the best Irish whiskey bar in Munster and would be delighted to share our knowledge with you.
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  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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“irish whiskey” (9 reviews)
“fish wife” (6 reviews)
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17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 450 9615
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Reviewed yesterday

This was hands down one of the best selections of whiskey in all of Ireland including rare and limited special release bottling that you may not find anywhere else in the world. The vibe is great and the bartenders knowledge of the whiskey was top...More

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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Its a nice bar. And it contains lots of Irish whisky, which is great for a whiskygeek like myself. A must visit place for people interested in whisky. Fantastic staff with lots of knowledge. Thumps up. I love this place.

Thank Jcl81
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Metropole just next door and ventured over yo the Shelbourne. Inviting, cozy feel. The owner came over within 5 minutes and introduced himself and struck up a lovely conversation. Great small pub feel but very spacious. Coming to Cork? Get to...More

Thank CTFireman
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Come here on a Fri night as the bus stops outside the door - great athmosphere and usually a lower price between 5 and 8 with a special at the Gin Bar served in the big glasses and a complimentary bite - what more could...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Delighted you enjoyed your friday night here in the Shelbourne. Looking forward to catching up again. Regards Philip

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

i visited here early afternoon and there was plenty of activity, a mix of locals and tourists enjoying the food and drinks. as it was lunch time there was a bust trade in the food. the menu board showing a variety of sandwiches, wraps and...More

1  Thank John R
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it. Yes the snugs are proving very popular. Looking forward to meeting you again soon. Regards Philip

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went to the Everyman Theatre (next door) to hear The Crash Ensemble - fantastic. Then a takeaway from The Fish Wife (just across the road), eaten al fresco at the Shelbourne along with very good Beamish Stout. Could there be a better recipe for a...More

Thank rcoughlan200
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hi there Thank you for the great review, yes we have a great relationship with our neighbours the Everyman Theatre and the Fish Wife. We hope to welcome you again soon. Regards Philip

Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

very nice atmosphere, i directly liked the pub when i came in. Great choice of bee, cider and whiskey. Frienfly and very professional staff! Great choice music good songs, but also the right volume not too loud but hearable...

1  Thank Manuel496
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne bar Cork. Regards Philip

Reviewed 15 August 2017

We were served promptly by very helpful staff. There was an excellent range of drinks, sport on the tv. Only wish we could have stayed longer!

1  Thank JennyB1984
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2017

Hi There Thank you for reviewing us so kindly. We really appreciate it. Regards Philip

Reviewed 1 August 2017

I've visited this bar multiple times over the past 2 years and their whiskey options are amazing. Perfect to try some of the more expensive whiskies without buying the whole bottle! Staff is great as well - Steve is wonderful and knowledgeable!

Thank kaileebess
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 August 2017

Thank you for the great review. I will pass on your kind words to Steven. Kind regards Philip

Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Had a late breakfast/ early lunch, ordered sandwiches with salad and wedges. Very generous portions, plenty flavour and great value. Definitely would go again

Thank A C
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 July 2017

Hi There delighted you enjoyed your brunch and thank you for taking the time to write a review. Regards Philip

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