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The Shelbourne Bar is a sophisticated Irish pub with real traditional values located in the heart of The Victorian Quarter of Cork City since 1895. We boast the largest and best collection of Irish whiskey in the city with over 300 bottlings and are proud to share our knowledge of Irish whiskey with anyone who graces us with their custom.

Located next door to one of Cork's oldest theatres, The Everyman, theatre go-ers and performers alike regularly call-in to enjoy the comforts and surroundings of The Shelbourne Bar. We know all of our regulars by name and challenge ourselves to ignite friendships with the many tourists that come through our doors. Cruise passengers docking for the day in the beautiful Port of Cork and those taking part in walking tours of Cork City are no strangers to The Shelbourne Bar. This eclectic customer base really adds to the character of The Shelbourne Bar.

Our walls are laden with cabinets displaying our impressive collection of Irish whiskey. We have something to suit every palate; that of the Irish whiskey novice all the way through to the real Irish whiskey connoisseur.

Walking through the doors of The Shelbourne Bar is like talking a step back in time. The décor is true to a traditional theme with intimate snugs contrasting with high bar stools circling our central island bar. The large open fire at the back of the bar is a real winner in the winter months and makes for a great photo opportunity.

With over 300 bottles, The Shelbourne Bar boasts the largest and best Irish whiskey collection in Cork City; however, no bottle is neglected. Each Irish whiskey on our shelves displays a handwritten swing-label highlighting all that is special about each individual bottling.

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