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Murphy's Bar

9 High Street, Galway, Ireland
+35391564589
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Ranked #7 of 59 nightlife in Galway
Traveler Description: Found at 9 High street in Galway, Murphy's Bar is a great example of an "old man's" pub.  There are only two small rooms and the atmosphere is of an... more »
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Galway, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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2 helpful votes 2 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
5 helpful votes 5 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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18 reviews 18 reviews
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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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Connecticut
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2013

As we were pub crawling, we came across Murphy's. It was a nice quiet place for a pint and some conversation.

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Athlone, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

Great spot on shop street in galway for an excellent pint of Guinness in an old world atmosphere. There always seems to be a local or a stragler that the girls behind the bar know coming or going which is always a good sign.

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Moscow, Russia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2013

No matter how tired you are if in Galway you got to go for a pint and Murphy's Bar is the best. Nice atmosphere friendly staff, nice music great people. The only problem is that you dont stop by the first or second pint, you keep on drinking.

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Sao Miguel, Portugal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

If you want a good pint of the black stuff, G or M, call in here. A real pub.

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Naples, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2012

Great fun place. I love Galway. Every trip to Galway is always fun. The people are laid back, fun and sometimes pretty wild. Everyone is welcome for a pint. Good people, good fun, Melissa Kelly O'Keefe

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2011

Was in Galway for one night and went into Murphy's for a pint. Nice relaxed atmosphere, decent pint, friendly staff and customers alike.

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