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Address: 9 High Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +35391564589

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A nice quiet pint

dropped into this bar on our recent visit, traditional in every sense, nice pint, good service. A few locals at the bar and the barman was friendly. Would reccomend here for a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 25, 2015
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Dublin
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57 reviews 57 reviews
10 attraction reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

dropped into this bar on our recent visit, traditional in every sense, nice pint, good service. A few locals at the bar and the barman was friendly. Would reccomend here for a quiet pint.

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Adelaide
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I agree with modt of the descriptions of this bar - dark, quiet, friendly staff and decent beer. I think tourists looking for more "Irishness" might not be that interested as a quiet pub with all the locals chatting to one another in low voices over their pints can be, frankly, a bit dull. Still, if quiet is what you... More 

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Galway, Ireland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

TV invariably on - with regulars along the bar offering comments on the misfits, chances and criminals that hog the television airways. Has made fewer concessions to tourism than many Galway pubs and even employ Irish staff, and unlike the American reviewer below do know the difference between stout and beer. Hence people pop in while doing their shopping or... More 

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northern ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Was in Galway for the weekend and on Friday night, & decided to go into Murphys for a drink only to be told at the door by the bouncer/doorman that we couldn't come in! My brother asked why not? we were a party of 4 in our 40's & 's, respectably dressed & sober. TOURISTS NOT ALLOWED IN was his... More 

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Orlando, Florida
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344 reviews 344 reviews
259 attraction reviews
907 helpful votes 907 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2014

Near Cross Street, Murphy’s Bar is on High Street—quite appropriate! Obviously with me sharing the name, I chose this pub. Irish beer on tap is allowed to breathe, which changes the color. Small bubbles in the amber Irish stout rise slowly and affect the rich flavor. For Americans accustomed to immediate service, this gives time to ask the barkeep about... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

This is what the non tourist Irish pub is all about. Conversation, friendly locals and great porter. The two beverage technicians Fiona and Mary are the friendliest two barmaids in Ireland. If you want a quiet, excellent pint of ale this is the place for you.

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Galway, Ireland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Best Pub in Galway if not in Ireland for athmosphere, service and friendly staff. Good seating area with plenty of Televisions varied Sports for customer viewing and comfort. Special treatment and discount for O.A.Ps

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Brookline, Massachusetts
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28 reviews 28 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2013

I had a chance to visit Murphy's Bar in Galway on my last trip. A friend of mine from Brookline MA used to be a bartender there. My wife and I met the owner and had a wonderful time talking with him about our mutual friend and the general area we were in. I highly suggest visiting Murphy's if you... More 

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Harrisonburg VA, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2013

We thoroughly enjoyed the food and music. Two young lasses danced a bit or Irish Step Dance, too. It was a fun atmosphere and not roudy. We enjoyed the friendly atmosphere. I think it was the best soup I had while in Ireland. My husband had the lazagna which was good, too.

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Galway
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30 reviews 30 reviews
3 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2013

This is a great spot when all you fancy is a quiet pint without fighting the crowds elsewhere. Always quiet and chilled, but still atmospheric. Great Guinness too!

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