The Shelbourne Bar Cork
The Shelbourne Bar Cork
4.5
13:00 - 23:30
Monday
13:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
13:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
13:00 - 23:30
Thursday
13:00 - 23:30
Friday
12:30 - 00:30
Saturday
12:30 - 00:30
Sunday
12:30 - 23:00
About
The Shelbourne Bar is an Award Winning Irish Whiskey pub in Cork City nestled in the heart of Cork’s famed Victorian Quarter. We are renowned for our knowledgeable staff, exceptional service, and traditional atmosphere. We also boast a rather impressive collection of Irish Whiskey, with a selection of over 540 different unique bottles. We have expanded The Shelbourne brand beyond the bar and have developed a range of online products and services, including Irish Whiskey Gift Boxes and Online Whiskey Tastings. The Shelbourne Bar Cork has been widely acknowledged as an outstanding bar in Cork and beyond and boasts several awards, including the Gold Medal Best Whiskey Bar in Munster (2016, 2017 and 2019), and the Best Whiskey Bar in Ireland (2018 and 2019 2022 and 2023. In addition, our own Rory McGee is the Guinness World Record Holder in making Irish coffees, having prepared a staggering forty-nine Irish coffees in a mere three minutes (2020).
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  • Kelli | Whiskied Wanderlust
    Chicago, Illinois566 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The Shelbourne is Spectacular!
    The whiskey collection is absolutely stunning. If you’re struggling to decide which one to order, they offer a bunch of whiskey flights to help narrow down the decision. The bartender Thomas was extremely knowledgeable and fun to nerd out with. We had such a great time, we returned later that evening!
    HI There Thank you for the review. Delighted you enjoyed the whiskey collection. Best wishes Philip and team.
    Written 10 July 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited February 2023
    Written 19 March 2023
  • Peter S
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Kayleigh is a superstar
    We walked into The Shelbourne at about 7:30pm and were greated by Kayleigh who not only sorted us out with a brilliant spot by the bar, but 3 hours of some of the best service you could ask for. On a very busy Saturday evening, she was extremely efficient, but above all else, friendly, warm and accomodating. Everything you could ask for. Thank you!
    HI Thank you for the lovely review.I will pass on your positive coments to Ceili. Kind regards Philip
    Written 22 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 September 2023
  • Clare M
    30 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Exceptional staff! Positive vibes!
    Travelled down from Mayo for the Jazz Festival. Really impressed with the staff in the Shelborne.... efficient and so welcoming! Great service, delicious cocktails....cherry on top was the cheeky wink from dreamy, brown-eyed Tom!! 😉 Seems to be an amazing group or people working there who create such a positive and stress-free atmosphere. Looking forward to visiting again soon! 👍 Thank you!
    Visited October 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 28 October 2023
  • Martin N
    13 contributions
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    City bar with local and tourists
    Fine bar located in the city centre . Very efficient staff with a great selection of drinks including gluten free beer . Comfortable surroundings where locals and tourists mingle.The toilets are up a steep stairs and a heated smoking is to the front of the pub . Well worth a visit .
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 3 November 2023
  • sheila m
    Dublin, Ireland95 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A real Pub!
    Arrived with a group and have a spectacular couple of hours whiskey tasting and sampling Irish Coffees. The staff made it knowledgable and were very friendly. Top spot for Guiness and I don’t say that often. Well worth a visit !
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 15 November 2023
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Blaboy
Waterford, Ireland24 contributions
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
Called in here for some drinks with my partner... staff extremely rude, service shocking.. Little red haired girl with the tattoos working there would want to go away and do a course on manners as she was a pure dog from the minute we entered premises till the minute we left. Never ever again will we bother visiting here, I'm sure there's plenty other establishments in Cork City would appreciate our business...
Written 21 February 2024
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HI I am sorry to read your review and i would like to speak to you about it.. Could you email me at info@theshelbournecork.ie and i will contact you ?Regards Philip Owner.
Written 29 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

John H
Cork, Ireland28 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
Great bar, very lively and amazing bar staff. Well worth a visit, and I'll definitely be returning. In my opinion it's the best bar in Cork.
Written 21 February 2024
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Ross B
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Couples
My girlfriend and I are staying the night in Cork city and we decided to go to this bar for a few drinks. When we went in a young bar tender asked what we’d like to order. My girlfriend asked her for a bottle of Corona for myself and a gin for her. She asked me for ID which I happily gave her as I am 23 years of age and my girlfriend is 21. I gave her my passport to which she looked at and continued to keep looking up at me. She then went and asked another girl behind the bar if she thought it was me in the picture. She then returned and asked me for ANOTHER form of ID so I gave her my age card to which she started laughing at and staring at me shaking her head. She then proceeded to ask for ANOTHER form of ID. Everyone around the bar was already commenting as to why she was so unwilling to serve us. I ended up taking my ID back off her as it wasn’t worth the hassle she had already caused. I am disgusted, disappointed and embarrassed to say the least. We planned on staying here for 2/3 hours but in the end, we’re glad we didn’t spend our money somewhere that treats customers like this The outside seating was taken up by people who weren’t even drinking from the bar but they weren’t turned away. Don’t waste your time here!!
Written 16 February 2024
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HI I am sorry to read your review. I take all feedback seriously. If you would like to contact me please email me at info@theshelbournecork.ie Regards Philip Owner
Written 29 February 2024
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Aoif10
Dublin, Ireland61 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2024 • Couples
Good atmosphere, attentive staff, clean bathrooms. One of the better spots in Cork. Gets very busy so get there early or reserve.
Written 21 January 2024
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JLoh
5 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Couples
Whiskey menu was great. Busy pub. Staff not so friendly. One member was very rude. Wouldn’t go back plenty of other pubs in Cork with polite staff.
Written 19 November 2023
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sheila m
Dublin, Ireland95 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Arrived with a group and have a spectacular couple of hours whiskey tasting and sampling Irish Coffees. The staff made it knowledgable and were very friendly. Top spot for Guiness and I don’t say that often. Well worth a visit !
Written 15 November 2023
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Martin N
13 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2023 • Friends
Fine bar located in the city centre . Very efficient staff with a great selection of drinks including gluten free beer . Comfortable surroundings where locals and tourists mingle.The toilets are up a steep stairs and a heated smoking is to the front of the pub . Well worth a visit .
Written 3 November 2023
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Ian T
Cork, Ireland7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Excellent staff, very nice atmosphere. Specialises in Whiskies. I would recommend especially during Jazz festival
Written 29 October 2023
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Clare M
Co. Mayo30 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Friends
Travelled down from Mayo for the Jazz Festival. Really impressed with the staff in the Shelborne.... efficient and so welcoming! Great service, delicious cocktails....cherry on top was the cheeky wink from dreamy, brown-eyed Tom!! 😉 Seems to be an amazing group or people working there who create such a positive and stress-free atmosphere. Looking forward to visiting again soon! 👍 Thank you!
Written 28 October 2023
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Mtb M
9 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2023 • Couples
Fab place,cosy,warm,brilliant staff,always in good moods,great service,good spot for sport as few tvs here.Nice areas to just chat too.Defo worth a visit & defo will be back again & again.
Written 15 October 2023
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THE SHELBOURNE BAR CORK: All You Need to Know BEFORE You Go (with Photos)

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The Shelbourne Bar Cork is open:
  • Sun - Sun 12:30 - 23:00
  • Mon - Thu 13:00 - 23:30
  • Fri - Sat 12:30 - 00:30

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