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Address: 19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland

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A night to remember

My husband and I visited Taafes in Galway on 2 occasions over St Patricks Day weekend. It certainly is the place to be and in my opinion the best pub in Galway pub. The music is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited Taafes in Galway on 2 occasions over St Patricks Day weekend. It certainly is the place to be and in my opinion the best pub in Galway pub. The music is fantastic and on St Patricks Day was performed by 2 extremely talented musicians, The crowd loved every minute. Lots of people of all nationalities... More 

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Brno, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

Simply the best Galway pub. Went there for St Patrick's day. Great music, great people and great Guiness. But you will have to like crowd :) Thanks Taaffes !

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Hands down best pub in Galway. The bar staff are the nicest, the drinks are the coldest, the music is the best! If you don't go you're missing out!

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Tiverton, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015 via mobile

Possibly one of the best evenings I've ever had. My first experience of a proper Irish music night. Can't wait to come back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

Taaffes never lets you down where there is live music in the back! Most nights have live music, usually some Irish pub songs, but not the cheesy stuff. It's really music--loud and hectic. The pints are cold and well-priced. If you are out in Galway, you must stop off in Taaffes.

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Galway
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014

Sausages were sliced down the middle and obviously reheated . The man that served me was friendly and prompt. No complaints there . Just the quality of the food was below par.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Got the sausage sandwich which was under 6 euros. Good tasting food. Small place with little seating so we kind of felt rushed to get out so other people could sit down.

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Eyemouth
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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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