We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Murphy's Bar

9 High Street, Galway, Ireland
+35391564589
Improve this listing
Ranked #9 of 60 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 »
Write a Review

12 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    7
    5
    0
    0
    0
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, Florida
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
182 attraction reviews
720 helpful votes 720 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

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
London, United Kingdom
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Galway, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
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

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brookline, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 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

Was this review helpful? Yes
Harrisonburg VA, United States
Senior Contributor
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Galway
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Connecticut
Top Contributor
635 reviews 635 reviews
338 attraction reviews
705 helpful votes 705 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Athlone, Ireland
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
17 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Moscow, Russia
Reviewer
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Sao Miguel, Portugal
Senior Contributor
42 reviews 42 reviews
15 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1

Travelers who viewed Murphy's Bar also viewed

Galway, County Galway
Galway, County Galway
 
Galway, County Galway
Galway, County Galway
 

Been to Murphy's Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Murphy's Bar, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing