The Victorian Quarter showed their dominance in the land of all things liquor last night with Cask and The Shelbourne Bar coming up trumps at the 2019 Bar of the Year Awards.
Other Cork establishments that brought home the bacon for the Rebel county were Impala who won best craft beer bar and the Montenotte Hotel which won best Hotel bar.
Cork bar and restaurant Cask took home a number of titles including the overall award of Bar of the Year for the second year in a row, Cocktail bar of the year, bar manager of the year and also came second in the Innovative bar of the year category.
Cask Bar manager of the year Andy Ferreira said he was very happy that his bar managed to nab the title of best bar of the year for a second year.
“For us, it is all about consistency, our cocktails have to be as good on a Tuesday afternoon as on a busy Saturday night and to win the award for a second-year shows consistency.” Mr Ferreira said six of the senior staff members went to Dublin for the award ceremony last night and they had a brilliant night celebrating their achievements.
“It was a great night, we really let the hair down and we are also very proud to represent Cork and to put Cork on the map as a must-visit destination for a great night out.” The Shelbourne Bar was named 2019 Whiskey bar of the year.
Speaking to The Echo, Owner of The Shelbourne Bar Philip Gillivan said he was delighted with the win. “The Shelbourne Bar is delighted to win the best whiskey bar in Ireland for the second year running last night in Dublin.
“The team in the Shelbourne are passionate about Irish whiskey and this award is for the entire team who make it all happen in the Shelbourne.”
The winners of all categories were revealed at a gala awards ceremony last night at the Clayton Hotel, Dublin, hosted by Newstalk’s Tom Dunne.