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The Shelbourne Bar

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Address: 16/17 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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+353 21 450 9615
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The Shelbourne bar has the largest and best selection of Irish Whiskey in...

The Shelbourne bar has the largest and best selection of Irish Whiskey in Cork City. We won the gold medal at the Irish whiskey awards for the best Irish whiskey bar in Munster.

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Love Whiskey

Excellent selection of Irish whiskey, probably the best in Cork. Highly knowledgeable and passionate staff on the subject. I could spend days there just sipping away at there... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Shane D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent selection of Irish whiskey, probably the best in Cork. Highly knowledgeable and passionate staff on the subject. I could spend days there just sipping away at there selection

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Thank Shane D
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Hi Thank you for the great review, we are very lucky here in the Shelbourne to have such passionate people working with us. Delighted you enjoyed your visit. Philip More 

Wakefield, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a fantastic bar. Welcoming staff and an open fire along with pizzas delivered to eat in the bar....my friend thought he was in heaven! There's a great friendly atmosphere in the Shelbourne, we will definitely call in again on our next visit to Cork.

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Thank Carol M
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Hi Yes the Pizzas are a big winner here in the Shelbourne bar . Delighted you got a seat by the fire.Thank you for your positive comments. Regards Philip More 

Cork, Ireland
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19 reviews
3 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

Huge selection of whiskey available. You could spend a couple of weeks just for tastings. Either for cold rainy day with outdoor heating or fireplace inside enjoying a whisky or for a dry day on the esplanade enjoying a cold Pint of beer. Atmosphere always great, always attracts loads of people and service is great. Irish spirit all spread here.

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Hi there Thank you for the great review. We really appreciate it. Philip More 

Cork, Ireland
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We had our office Christmas night out there. We had reserved seating area (just 10 of us) and finger food. The staff were amazing. Really friend and professional, regularly checking for drink orders and if everything was ok. Table service so everybody was able to just chat away and all had a a really great night.

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Thank Mandy Y
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the lovely review. Delighted you enjoyed your Christmas party. Kind regards Philip More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Starting from the outside with a great little outdoor area for smokers or nonsmokers alike to have a look into the day to day, night to night hussle and bustle of the Victorian head quarter Mc Curtain st. With such great food on the street itself, the shelbourne bar embraces that in every aspect and let's you order food to... More 

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Hi John Thank you for taking the time for leaving such a positive and detailed review. Very much appreciated. Regards Philip More 

Cork, Ireland
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

The Shelbourne is a lovely bar with great atmosphere, friendly staff, warm fire and tastey food! Just what the doctor ordered

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Thank Paula D
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Paula We really appreciate your great review. Kind regards More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016

A great pub that is just as perfect for a nice lunch as a great night out! The cozy bar with an open fire which is a great place for a lunch after shopping all day, or just to sit at their outdoor seating area and watch the world go by while drinking an ice cold beer. It is none... More 

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Thank CarKor
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to give the Shelbourne a great review. we really appreciate it. Regards Philip More 

Cheshire UK
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 335 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

We were recommended the Shelbourne by the reception staff of our hotel in the premise that it has the best whiskey choices in town, over 140. Well this is true but I was also very pleased to find that they have 15 different varieties of gin with different tonics available too. Fabulous friendly staff helpful & knowledgeable on all things... More 

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Hi there Delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne bar. I will pass on your kind words to the team. Regards Philip More 

Dublin, Ireland
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180 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

The pub has everything - from huge selection of drinks and food to excellent service and great atmosphere. They show live sports as well. Would definitely go back for more.

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Thank Sead J
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. It is much appreciated. Regards Philip More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Came with my husband for a drink after dinner. Nice mix of locals and tourists, everyone was friendly and made us feel welcome. Staff were very friendly and attentive, dealt with a lot of customers but never made you feel forgotten.

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review. The Shelbourne staff are really what make the pub so special, we are very lucky to have such great people working with us. Regards Philip More 

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