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The Shelbourne Bar

Closed Now: 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
Open today: 10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
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Night out with friends

Great cozy, friendly bar too visit in mc curtain St,cork..been here many a time great for a chat... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Martin H
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Best Bar Ever!!

First timer in Ireland and the Shelbourne is the place to be. I ended up there solo, my friend... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
marilynv08
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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...more
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17 MacCurtain Street, Cork T23 P2WH, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great cozy, friendly bar too visit in mc curtain St,cork..been here many a time great for a chat with friends,great staff too...worth a visit...

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Martin H
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Hi Martin Thank you for the great review. We really appreciate it. Regards Philip

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

First timer in Ireland and the Shelbourne is the place to be. I ended up there solo, my friend wasn’t feeling well and had great drinks. I’m a big gin fan, and the bartender Tomás was a big help! He was knowledgeable of the local...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank marilynv08
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks Marilyn, delighted you enjoyed yoursself, I will pass on your positive comments to Tom. Best wishes Philip

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and my friend always go there the bartender are really nice ( especially Tomas..lol) and the food is really good too.. they just need to have more different types of vodkas ...lol

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Stephanie L
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks Stephanie for the great review. Yes we will definitlely look at our Vodka collection. Regards Philip

Reviewed December 16, 2018 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere. Really impressed with the service, particularly at such a busy time of year. Tomás was helpful and engaging.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Kaza89
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your great review, I will pass on your positive comments to Thomas. Regards Philip

Reviewed December 5, 2018 via mobile

Stellar service, Tom and Brian looked after us for the night, they really know how to host a party. We’re still here

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Aisling O
Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 8, 2018

Hi Thank you for your positive review, we really appreciate it. I will pass on your comments to Brian and Tom, they are great guys. Regards Philip

Reviewed November 19, 2018 via mobile

Mark and Thomas were very knowledgeable about their whiskey..... totally cool vibe .... warm and relaxing atmosphere

Date of experience: November 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 19, 2018

Hi Thank you for the great review, I will pass on your positive comment to Mark and Thomas. Regards Philip

Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Myself and wife went in for lunch today(nov 7th).the food in here is so wholesome and filling and the chef bruno from Brazil is so passionate bout food and it resulted in a delicious lunch and the host was so friendly when we entered to...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 8, 2018

Hi Philip Thank you for your lovely review, I will pass on your positive comments to Fionnuala and Bruno. Much appreciated. Regards

Reviewed November 2, 2018 via mobile

Tomas is the greatest “Barkeeper” ever!, With his knowledge, he gives you the best recommendations- so that your Drink would be as good as possible.

Date of experience: November 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 5, 2018

Hi Thank you for your great review. I will pass on your positive comments to Tom. We are very lucky to have him working in the Shelbourne. Regards Philip

Reviewed October 13, 2018 via mobile

My wife and I were visiting Cork and planned on partaking in our own little Pub Crawl. We only got to stop #2 (Shelbourne Bar)... Mark introduced us to some very fine Irish Whisky’s. He was passionate and knowledgeable, took time with us to learn...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Hi Thank you for the great review, delighted you enjoyed your visit to the Shelbourne. I will pass on your positive comments to Mark and Sarah. Regards Philip

Reviewed October 4, 2018

If you want to experience the many great whiskeys of Ireland this is the place to do it. Over 200 plus different ones to choose from and a relaxing setting to enjoy them in. Sarah and Dan are awesome Bartenders. They had great drink suggestions...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 15, 2018

Hi thank you for the great review, we really appreciate it. I will pass on your positive comments to Sarah and dan. Regards Philip

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Could someone let me know where the Shelbourne Bar is in Tortosa? Many Thanks Debbie
March 14, 2006|
Response fromnobrot|
Hi Debbie As you drive through the town from the AP7 side towards the market on your left,there are a couple of roads just before the market but after the blue bridge on the right.One leads to an underground car park,keep going up and cross over another road till you reach a small junction(near a college type building)The Shelbourne is on the left and usually opens about 8 ish. Try the Kebab house, few doors up from the gunshop near the bridge as well......