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This Dublin Bar Has Been Shortlisted as One of The Best Bars in The World

The Horseshoe Bar in The Shelbourne Hotel has been shortlisted as one of the best bars in the world for 2018 by luxury network Virtuoso.

Virtuoso is a network of the best luxury travel agencies around the world, with this year’s Best of the Best awards being selected by the network and editors of Virtuoso Life magazine.

Nominated for Best Bar in the world, The Horseshoe Bar is up against an impressive collection of bars from London, Rome, New York and Vienna.

The Horseshoe Bar’s name comes from the shape of its counter – that of a horseshoe – although some think it is through a long association with the racing and hunting set who often sat around the bar counter discussing the form and guessing the odds.

The Horseshoe Bar has always been a meeting point for politicians and journalists, sportsmen and movie stars. Visitors to the bar can delight in a wide array of drinks, including an impressive selection of Irish whiskeys.

Elsewhere, Adare Manor is up for the Hotel of the Year Award. The award winners will be announced on August 15th 2018.

The full list of nominees for Best Bar are as follows:

– Brown’s Hotel, A Rocco Forte Hotel—The Donovan Bar, London, U.K.Hotel
– Hassler–Hassler Bar, Rome, Italy
– Mandarin Oriental, New York–The Office NYC, New York, New York, U.S.
– Park Hyatt Vienna–The Bank Brassiere & Bar, Vienna, Austria
– The Shelbourne–The Horseshoe Bar, Dublin, Ireland

For more information and to view the full list of nominees in all categories, visit

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