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“Great Place for drink, conversation and food! Donald” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Shamrock Sports Bar and Grill

Shamrock Sports Bar and Grill
Carrera 35 # 8 A 11, Medellin, Colombia (Formerly Shamrock Irish Pub)
582 1822
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Ranked #198 of 482 Restaurants in Medellin
Cuisines: Argentinean
Dining options: Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night
Medellin, Colombia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Place for drink, conversation and food! Donald”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Set in a beautiful tropical tree-ful part of Medellin, this is a delightful restaurant and bar. Its is a great change of pace from local culture.
Depending on the night, more ex-patriots, a dominant presence, or more Colombians.

Good times , laughter and laid-back.

The Owner, Albert, is a wonderful, warm, smart and entertaining person - and also of great integrity and values.


The bar is "irish" by name, though a mix of Scotland, Ireland and Colombia.

(Those Irishmen I see in the reviews here so disgruntled by this need to understand that in Colombia no one knows what a Scottish bar is (nor many other culture, national identities) . Albert had to change the name to something locals could understand. Not meant as an affront to their cultural integrity).

A very good place for all kinds of people.

Donald - American and long time resident of Colombia

  • Visited September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Bridgewater, New Jersey
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2012

youll find mostly tourist and english speaking people here from around the world....good times, laid back,,....lotsa laughter

Visited February 2012
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Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
55 helpful votes 55 helpful votes
“Not recommended”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2011

I agree that there's nothing Irish about this place. I can't understand why the owners call it an Irish bar. How come they didn't take the time to go to somewhere like New York or Atlanta to see what a real Irish bar looks like, that's assuming they couldn't afford to go to Ireland.. All those artefacts of Ireland, the music, the Molly Malones, the James Joyce statues, photos of the Cliffs of Moher etc. etc., all the things that give a place an Irish feel, there's nothing like that in the Shamrock bar. But
the guys didn't bother. They just prefer to open a bar and throw the term IRISH onto it. Doesn't work. And by the way, beware of the rats who can be plainly seen on a grassy patch right in front of the bar. Maybe 100 feet away. They're much too close to food and drink for my comfort. Best advice? Avoid this joint, it's garbage.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Food
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MDE
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2011

Good food, cold beer, cool people, hot waitresses..... need I say more.

Visited September 2011
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Medellin
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Great place to eat, drink and see some expats”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2011

The Shamrock has some great steaks, hamburgers, ribs, chicken and sausages. Full bar and even European and Irish beer. Attentive staff with cute friendly girls and a Scotsman and Dutchman running the place with their typical saucy sense of humors.

In Medellin this is one of the few places where ex pats go to hang out and on any given night there will be Americans, Canadians, Aussies, Brits, Dutch, Scottish, Kiwiis, Greek, German and local Paisas all under one roof having a good time. It is a must visit when in Medellin.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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