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Taaffes Pub

19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #6 of 60 nightlife in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Shannon, Ireland
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126 reviews 126 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 NEW

Taaffe's is very traditional & cosy. It was busy & had a nice vibe. We came in for a quick lunch. You order at the bar. We had two toasted sandwiches, which were tastey & made on very nice brown rolls. Very reasonable at €6.95 per sandwich.

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

A great place to drink and watch live musicians! Bands and locals play! Was a great atmosphere will certainly go again! One of my favourite places in galway!

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Galway, Ireland
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

My boyfriend and I were having a enjoyable night in Taaffes Bar during the Galway races. While finishing a drink at the end of the night the bouncer grabbed me several times and pushed me towards the door. Shocked with this treatment I asked both him and the bar manager for his name but got no reply. Thankfully the bar... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

Such a fun pub, been here before few years ago. Brought my dad this time it was his 65th birthday , he had a few Guinness and ended up playing the spoons with the band

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Rome, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Stopped in early on in the night as the band was warming up and left, was not overly impressed. Came back a few hours later and they were ROCKING the place. Small little pub with a stage in the back, really good Ireland feel. The music was amazing and the atmosphere even better. Got a table close to the stage... More

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ft mitchell, ky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

This place offers live music around 530 and 930 each night. Sitting in a side room at 530 we could enjoy the music, have Guinness or 2, and talk. My brother went back for the later music and said it was a grand time.

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London, United Kingdom
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25 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

if you want traditional Irish music, this is the bar to be! Though it's open till late, there is a lock-in at around midnight so get there before. The beer is cheaper than spirits so keep that in mind whilst ordering drinks.

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Fairfax, Virginia, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Had a great time at Taaffes Pub listening to live Irish music and hoisting a pint. It was fairly crowded so get there early if you want to be up toward the front where the band is.

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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2014

Out of all the pubs in Galway, we had the best time at Taaffes Pub. Fantastic music, great drinks and atmosphere. We'll miss it!!!

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Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014 via mobile

If you want to experience traditional live Irish music, friendly atmosphere, interesting decor and lovely bar staff then I urge you while you're I Galway to visit this lovely little place!

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