We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
$25 Amazon.com Gift Card Get yours when you book a hotel on TripAdvisor and review your stay!
Sponsored by:
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Sponsored by:
Get directions
Address: 9 High Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +35391564589

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 30 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 18
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rural Ireland at its best

Popped in here last weekend to meet a few friends. Lovely pub ....looks like time passed it by. Full of characters and character. Well worth a visit if you are in Galway.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
michaelbN2229MM
,
Limerick, Ireland
Add Photo Write a Review

30 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 29: English reviews
Limerick, Ireland
Level Contributor
4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Popped in here last weekend to meet a few friends. Lovely pub ....looks like time passed it by. Full of characters and character. Well worth a visit if you are in Galway.

Helpful?
Thank michaelbN2229MM
Dublin, Ireland
Level Contributor
64 reviews
18 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A gem of a spot, the guiness is asgood as you'll get the Boss informed me! A small pub with massive atmosphere, a good mix of young and old all enjoying the banter.

Helpful?
Thank Yvonne74x
Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Level Contributor
232 reviews
66 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great stop for beer and watching sports. This small venue has a big heart and great people. Being Americans, we had great conversations with locals watching football. Nice stop for a beer!

Helpful?
Thank Fretboard
Level Contributor
53 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

springday heavy rain as asual what else could you do: yeah pop in here for a pint of guiness and life the irish way of life cool beer with original irish folk what u want more for life???

Helpful?
Thank Manfred G
Leverett, Massachusetts
Level Contributor
37 reviews
20 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2016

Ourbus driver James recommended eating lunch at Murphys. Yum!!! So happy we did. While he recommended the fish and chips we chose chower. It was a cold damp day and the chowder hit the spot. It was a clean neat place and the food was great.

Helpful?
Thank trisht7k
Venice, Florida
Level Contributor
22 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2016

We stopped here one night during a recent trip to Ireland and enjoyed it so much we came back the following night. Murphy's doesn't serve food, so this is a place to enjoy a pint and to join in on the conversation. It is obviously a place that locals know and regularly patronize, so we felt part of the Galway... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Bob M
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Level Contributor
12 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

While shopping on the streets of Galway and walking through the Quay St area, this was a great stop for a beer and food. Honestly, the food was excellent as well as the service.

Helpful?
Thank Tony N
County Tipperary, Ireland
Level Contributor
33 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

This is not one of your trendy bars - it is a proper, old Galway bar and I love it. No visit to Galway is complete without a trip to Murphy's for a few pints of their wonderful Guinness. And in my experience (which is extensive) it is the best pint in Ireland. The staff are seriously efficient and there... More 

Helpful?
Thank brianirl966
Kyrenia, Cyprus
Level Contributor
18 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2016

The real Mc Coy of an Irish pub. Staff were great and had a great homely feel to it. The Guninnes was the best in the town. Does not serve food so a real drinkers bar.

Helpful?
Thank Cyprusbluenose
Okeechobee,Florida
Level Contributor
338 reviews
191 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 346 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

We were touring Galway and and doing a little shopping and our feet were a little sore so we picked this pub to stop at. We were very surprised by the show as he was very good. The drinks were reasonable and even though it was obvious we were tourist were incredibly hospitable. We had a great time and stayed... More 

Helpful?
Thank ErininOkeechobee

Travelers who viewed Murphy's Bar also viewed

Galway, County Galway
Galway, County Galway
 
Galway, County Galway
Galway, County Galway
 

Been to Murphy's Bar? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Murphy's Bar and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Questions? Get answers from Murphy's Bar staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do I have to buy a ticket for my infant?
  • How do I get there using public transportation?
  • Is there a restaurant or café onsite?