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The Shelbourne Bar

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Address: 16/17 Maccurtain Street, Cork, Ireland
Phone Number: +(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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Great selection of Irish whiskey and friendly bar staff and regulars, great food to be had all throughout the day

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Anthony W
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great selection of Irish whiskey and friendly bar staff and regulars, great food to be had all throughout the day

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great variety of whiskey and beer beautifull place. The staff is great even late on a Tuesday. They laugh with you and take an interest in your tastes. A must visit while in cork

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

Thank you for the great review and we are delighted to enjoyed our visit to the Shelbourne. We hope you make it back again soon. Regards Philip More 

Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is absolutely best place in Cork, thanks to the staff that make a great atmosphere you will always want to come back! They have amazing offer of whiskeys! It doesn't matter if you come alone or with a friends/family, you will have a great time! I would like to thank Soluna for great evening, she was lovely and friendly.... More 

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

Thank you for the great review. we are very lucky to have such great people working here with us in the Shelbourne. I will pass on your compliments to Saluna. Regards Philip More 

Province of Naples, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stopped in to this bar randomly for a couple drinks before dinner, and had one of the best experiences of our whole trip. The bartenders were extremely nice and attentive, and they were very knowledgable and helpful in suggesting different whiskeys to try.

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

I am delighted you had a great Irish Whiskey experience. I will pass on your comments to the lads, they are very passionate about their whiskey. I hope we get to welcome you back again soon. Regards Philip More 

Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I recently met a few friends for drinks in the Shelbourne Bar. It was quite busy with a lovely atmosphere. There were a great selection of beers which we tried and liked. The staff were pleasant and friendly. They were kept on their feet it was so busy. We will certainly go back again.

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

Thanks for taking the time to review us. It means a lot.I am glad you had a good time in the Shelbourne. Regards Philip More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our lunch, great value good ingredients, staff never stopped. Wish our local was as clever in relation to providing food. Good use of facilities,Definitely will return.

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

Thank you for your great review. We really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Regards Philip More 

Westport, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I stayed across the road in Isaacs hotel. I frequented the Shelbourne for three nights. I needed the three nights to get the full experience. Great whiskey collection with very knowledgeable staff Great wine by the glass great Gin selection. great craft beer, so you can see why with all this selection coupled with knowledge and service to admire it... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2016 via mobile

Great staff. Biggest choice of whisky in Cork. Can order in pizza from the across the road at the bar!

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

Thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it. Regards Philip More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016

This was on the list of recommended eats from our hotel recently. We didn't realise they only serve pizza/pasta and that this is in fact catered in from the Italian Pizzeria down the street! However we got a nice glass of wine from a friendly bar man, and grabbed a booth. The pizza we ordered arrived and we paid the... More 

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

Thank your for your review, we really appreciate you taking the time. We work closely with our Italian partners on the street. They make the Pizzas much better than we can . We hope to see you again soon. Regards Philip More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

Visited the Shelbourne while at a gig in The Marquee recently. Had bar food lunch here, food was freshly cooked & very tasty, reasonably priced for bar food too. Nighttime the place is much more lively. Friendly bar staff, no waiting for your order to be served. Over 160 types of Irish Whiskey available if that's your thing.

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

Hi There Glad you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne Bar and for taking the time to give us a positive review. We hope to meet you again soon. Regards Philip More 

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