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Address: 19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland

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Was terrific! If you like good Irish Live music...GO HERE

we watch the first performance drank Guinness, came back for another local band at 9 and didnt leave until the end and drank more Guinness. This place was packed with locals, old... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

we watch the first performance drank Guinness, came back for another local band at 9 and didnt leave until the end and drank more Guinness. This place was packed with locals, old not so old and young people all having a fantastic time. Be prepared to stomp your feet.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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57 reviews 57 reviews
8 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

I loved the entertainment and the lively atmosphere. It was fun watching everyone enjoy themselves with great beer. Get there early so you can get a good seat, otherwise, you will be standing..which is okay too.

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Toms River, New Jersey
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

On a ten day tour of Ireland we were seeking great Irish music in a fun bar that was not starting music after midnight!!! Jane and Patric and Beano were fun, Here we go from Jersey to find authentic Irish music and people and we sit next to people from????jerseyq

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15 reviews 15 reviews
4 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A lively pub for 'trad' music. One of the few where the music starts at a civilized hour. A bit touristy but fun. Huge bonus points for recovering and returning our lost iPhone.

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Medford, Oregon
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4 attraction reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Went to Taaffes in April '15, early evening...before the music got going. Its a pleasant place, but I wouldn't say its exceptional. Had no problems getting served, although the barkeep wasn't as outgoing as most we met on our trip. Having said that, there may be places with more to offer in Galway.

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

A fine bar with great stout and craic.the staff are a great bunch of lads and on the ball with the pints.

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Killarney, Ireland
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Bouncer was a bully would not give his name when asked tried to ring manager yesterday to complain phone obviously off the hook would not go back

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

Hi Mary M Firstly I'd like to thank you for you review as we always welcome our customer's feedback. We always pride ourselves on providing a high standard of customer service and it's from feedback like yours that helps us in improving our standards even more. I was very sorry to hear that you had an issue with our doorman... More 

Sligo, Ireland
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

If you are looking for a pub which offer traditional Irish Music and great pints of guinness and craic, this is definitely the place to be. However in saying that the place can get quite crowded but if you are like me and dont mind that you will love this place. Will definitely be back when visiting Galway again.

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Dublin. Ireland
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71 reviews 71 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

visited here in February. four of us walked up to the door and i just felt this hand across me with the door man saying i wasn't getting in as i was too drunk. I wasn't exactly drinking 7ups all day but I certainly didn't see the need for it. I actually thought he was messing. I told him "you... More 

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Gothenburg, Sweden
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65 reviews 65 reviews
15 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Went here with business associates for a pint a Wednesday evening. The place was full and the Guinness flowed. Nice small genuine Irish pub with live Irish music like it should be. Friendly staff and reasonable prices. Would definitely go back if I'm in town again.

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