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. As the whiskey bar of the year in 2018, we boast the largest and best collection of Irish whiskey in the Cork city with over 350 bottlings we 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. All of our regulars are greeted by name and we enjoy igniting new 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. Our staff take pride in the ability to pair the perfect whiskey to each visitor who comes through our doors.
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 our two 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 350 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. As a bar surrounded by a variety of excellent hotels and restaurants we have collaborated with local businesses to provide high quality foods for our guests who are peckish during their visit, simply choose your food and we will deliver it to your table. Our friends in Novecento pizzeria provide excellent pizza which can be enjoyed within the bar and the Fish Wife’s amazing fish and chips can be savoured in our outdoor area while enjoying the beautiful view of the Victorian Quarter.