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The Shelbourne Bar

17 MacCurtain Street, Cork T23 P2WH, Ireland
+353 21 450 9615
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Visited this bar twice while on my trip to Ireland, very worth while doing, great bar with great... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
michaelheeney82
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Ohio, Illinois
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Great Irish pub with fantastic atmosphere and staff.

We stopped here for some drinks and a few snacks. We loved this place and would definitely return... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
CruncheyFrog
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Sudbury, Canada
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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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  • Very good16%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible1%
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17 MacCurtain Street, Cork T23 P2WH, Ireland
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Visited this bar twice while on my trip to Ireland, very worth while doing, great bar with great people in it. Bartenders were fabulous with a lot of knowledge! Brian sorted us out all night and recommended great drinks! All bartenders were flying and in...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Hi Thank you so much for the positive review.> I will pass on your good wishes to Brian. We hope to see you again soon. Regards Philip

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped here for some drinks and a few snacks. We loved this place and would definitely return. The staff were super nice, and gave us some names of pubs in Galway to visit. These turned out to be excellent recommendations.

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi there It was lovely to meet you in the Shelbourne bar.. I am glad my tips for Galway worked. We hope to see you again soon in Cork. Regards Philip

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great bar for a celebration,good choice of whiskey,great location if you want to get around cork city, only a few metres away from metropole Hotel,I have cling into this bar on and off for years and always had a good time

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

Delighted your visits over the years to the Shelbourne, we really appreciate it.

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Reviewed June 1, 2018

We wandered in one rainy afternoon in need of a spot to relax with a pint. Such a lovely place. Comfortable, quiet, lots of history.

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2018

Hi Mary We really appreciate you taking the time to write such a positive review. Kind regards Philip

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

We had a great time in The Shelbourne Bar. Best drink, best service by Bryan!! I really recommend to go there.

Thank Katherine S
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

HI Thank you for the great review. I will pass on your compliments to Brian. Kind regards Philip

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Reviewed May 28, 2018 via mobile

Came in to this lovely pub today on McCurtain steer cork , the barman Dan was so accommodating and even made us a custom drink .. the man deserves a raise !

Thank Katelyn C
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

HI Thank you for taking the time to write a lovely review. I will let Dan know about your positive comments. Regards Philip

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Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

Just finished a glorious open avocado and goats cheese salad sandwich. Almost like eating an edible rainbow!

Thank Arthur L
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Hi Thank you for the super review, yes it is one of my top five dishes. Regards Philip

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Reviewed May 15, 2018 via mobile

Recommendation from a couple of locals - service was fast, food was delicious. Guinness was flowing. Check it out!

Thank GailJM
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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Hi Thank you for the review, we really appreciate it. Kind regards Philip

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Reviewed May 12, 2018 via mobile

Great bar with excellent staff!! Food is great!! In the evenings you can order food from nearby eateries and they deliver to the pub!! Brought my friend from Argentina here loved the Guinness and is excited to come back and try the whiskey selection on...More

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 29, 2018

Hi Thank you for the review Sorry it was raining but everything else was great which makes us happy. Regards Philip

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Reviewed April 23, 2018 via mobile

Landed in Cork and walked in. I felt welcomed immediately and joined in with a Whiskey tasting that was planed for the evening.had a great time and learned so much about whiskeys. Thanks for a fun night.

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Philip G, Owner at The Shelbourne Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 1, 2018

Hi Tim Thanks for calling and taking the time to review us. We really appreciate it. Regards Philip

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