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The Shelbourne Bar

17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
+353 21 450 9615
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Friendly with Excellent Murphy's

Opposite our hotel as it was (the Isaacs) it would have been rude too not check out the Shelbourne... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Shaun_and_Suzi
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Somerset
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Favorite bar in Cork

Our first night in Cork we stopped in to try some whisky. Immediately the feel of the place was so... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
bittercrow
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Seattle, Washington
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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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17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Opposite our hotel as it was (the Isaacs) it would have been rude too not check out the Shelbourne. It was quiet as we were afternoon drinking during the week, but the reception was friendly and the beer tasty. Would have liked to try this...More

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

Thanks guys fro reviewing us. We really appreciate it. Regards Philip

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in Cork we stopped in to try some whisky. Immediately the feel of the place was so warm and welcoming! It’s a gorgeous space and all the whisky bottles around the room got us excited for a taste. The owner welcomed us...More

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

Hi there Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. It was lovely to meet you and I hope you enjoyed the remainder of your holiday. Best wishes. Philip

Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

Here I am a visitor to cork city. "A tourist city " an upon arriving at the Shelbourne Bar in on Mccurtain street cork city I entered this establishment with my traveling partner an on entering there we ordered alcoholic beverages. But to our dismay...More

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

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

Thank jdog99
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Thank you for the lovely review. we are really proud of our Irish Whiskey collection. we appreciate you taking the time to review the Shelbourne. Regards Philip

Reviewed 22 October 2017 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
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi Thank you for the great review. we are delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne. Regards Philip

Reviewed 16 October 2017 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
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2017

Hi there Thank you for the lovely review, we really appreciate it. Regards Philip

Reviewed 3 October 2017 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 12 October 2017

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

Reviewed 1 October 2017

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 2 October 2017

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 21 September 2017

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 22 September 2017

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

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