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The Shelbourne Bar

#11 of 85 Nightlife in Cork
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Address: 16/17 MacCurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
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Combination That Works

We learned from others that you can order your fish & chips from Fish Wife, then across the street order your beer from Shelbourne's Bar and sit outside on Shelbourne's sidewalk... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 2, 2015
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Clemson, South Carolina
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Clemson, South Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

We learned from others that you can order your fish & chips from Fish Wife, then across the street order your beer from Shelbourne's Bar and sit outside on Shelbourne's sidewalk seating area. It's a combination that works. It sure did for us.

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

Thank you for your positive review of the Shelbourne bar and the cooperation that exists between the Shelbourne bar and the Fish Wife. We look forward to seeing you in the near future. More 

Cork City
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

Absolutely love this bar. Lively location, great staff and just a great environment in general. Many a good memory and many more to come I have no doubt.

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Cork
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We Visited Cork Recently and Had A Great Time Around The City.The Pubs Were Great Fun And Full Of Friendly Locals And Helpful Staff.Except When We Went To The Shelbourne Bar.The Staff Here Were Not Friendly And The Tap Beer Was Poor.This Is Not What We Were Expecting And We Will Not Be Going Back To This Bar On Our... More 

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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We called in to this bar for a quick drink but ended up staying for some time! Lively atmosphere, friendly and helpful bar staff and fun clientele made it great fun.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

That's lovely surounding. Could be more people but liked it. Coctails are awesome! Greetings from LTU to Shelbourne bar! Nice job!

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

This bar was directly opposite our hotel, so became the main first stop on our pub tour of Cork, what can I say we often stayed here for a few beers, were as normally we would have hit 1 pint 1 bar rule, The staff were most friendly and always supplied us with information on where to go next, what... More 

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Cork, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

I've had lunch a few times in the Shelbourne and the food is great. The lunch menu has sandwiches and baguettes rather than full meals but there is so much in the sandwiches that they are as filling as a full meal. I would highly recommend the Shelbourne baguette with chicken, stuffing, bacon, melted cheese........ Lovely!! The service is quick... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

In Cork for the weekend with friends we called into the Sherbourne for a pint. The staff were friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere was good as was the drinks. We enjoyed ourselves so much we returned again on the Saturday.

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Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

You know how in the movies the main character walks in a bar and before he gets to order, the drink is there waiting? That's how I feel at the Shelbourne. Philip and his staff are second to none. I especially recommend Fridays, they serve comp finger food and prices are even lower than usual. These people will make you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We stopped here for lunch while visiting Cork. It looked and felt like good pub. While the selection of beer was good, the food left a little to be desired. But this seems more like a night time hang out where football and rugby fans congregate. It might be worthwhile trying at night.

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