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Taaffes Pub

19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #5 of 62 Nightlife in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs, Bars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
5 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Having visited Galway and more importantly Taaffes bar in March we decided to visit again last week, we wanted to see the Crazy Crowe Ballad band who play on a Thursday night, and are fantastic. Having had such a fab night when we were there in March we were a bit worried it may not live up to our expectations... More

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

Our walking tour guide recommended three pubs to hear traditional Irish music. We picked this one since they advertise two sittings for music each night. The first begins at 5:30 and we arrived at that time--not a seat to be had. The music "groupies," which appeared to be family and friends of the four players, had all the seats in... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

We had one of our best nights in Taaffes Pub. We arrived at about 8:30 on a Saturday night. It was very busy but luckily we found a seat right beside the stage. The bartenders were fantastic. They were extremely busy but always found the time to make suggestions for what Whisky we would like. The band came on a... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Staff were very rude and and the service was terrible! Do not waste your time or money here. It is in a great location so perhaps this is why it is still open for business!?

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Taaffes B, Manager at Taaffes Pub, responded to this review

Dear Laura N Thank you for your recent review as we do appreciate all feedback from customers. I was extremely disappointed to hear that you found our staff to be very rude and that you found the service to be terrible during you visit. I'd like to apologise sincerely for your bad experience at our bar. We pride ourselves on... More

St. John's, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

We made our way to Taaffes with a local fellow we met across the street in Tig Coili, which was amazing, but just too packed with people to be comfortable. Got into Taaffe's, and were so pleased that we went in! A lot of Irish people in this pub, not just full of tourists and students. We actually made friends... More

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Brandon, Mississippi
11 reviews 11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We first wandered into Taaffes Pub on our first day in Galway, looking for a bite for lunch. It was quiet and uncrowded, and had a very cozy feel. We ordered sandwiches, which came with more food than I was anticipating, and two Bulmers. They advertised live traditional Irish music nightly, so we went back that night to listen and... More

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Omaha, Nebraska, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

We stopped into this pub each day while we visited Galway - the live music was as good as it gets in town. Great people, clean pub, great Guinness and traditional irish music. We found our favorite bar in Galway by far.

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Tucson, Arizona
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4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

Anyone who visits Galway and doesn't visit Taafe's is missing a huge piece of the fun in Galway! This was my second visit in two years and I have to say that it was even better than the last time! Be sure to stay for the music but be prepared to stand and get smushed!!! A truly great Irish experience!!

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Shannon, Ireland
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80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

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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65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
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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