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Taaffes Pub

19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
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Ranked #4 of 60 Nightlife in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Bar/ Clubs
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Brandon, Mississippi
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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 NEW

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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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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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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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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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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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
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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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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6 reviews 6 reviews
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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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