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Murphy's Bar

Address: 9 High Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +35391564589
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Ranked #21 of 63 Nightlife in Galway
Type: Bars
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northern ireland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
4 attraction reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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222 attraction reviews
819 helpful votes 819 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
15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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
3 helpful votes 3 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction 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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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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17 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
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
4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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