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Taaffes Pub

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Address: 19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number:
091564066
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First Irish Pub Experience

I enjoyed this pub, it was my first irish pub experience with music. The people were very friendly, it was fun to see everyone come in and socialize, as a central hub to the town... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
jdgaughen
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Columbus, Ohio
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Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I enjoyed this pub, it was my first irish pub experience with music. The people were very friendly, it was fun to see everyone come in and socialize, as a central hub to the town. There weren't alot of seats - we were lucky finding a spot by the fire, so we were warm and comfortable. I would recommend stopping... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Me and a friend came her for our first pub in Galway. It didn't disappoint. Very cute Irish vibe. Warm fire as it was a cold day. Only thing is the drinks were a little pricey but that's just compared to where I live. Overall I'd say it's a great place to drink and socialise. I think they have live... More 

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Tenby, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On business in this city and am here on Saturday Night , So I go walk about and I end up here , Irish Music here at 5.30pm and 9.30pm , I get in here at 8.30pm plenty of room to sit or stand at the bar .A long wait when your own .I get joined by a gent who... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped because of the traditional music they had that night, and it didn't disappoint. The atmosphere was great and although there were tourists (like us), it was packed with locals, which is always a good sign. The bar staff were attentive and we never had to wait more than a few minutes to place and order. We had to... More 

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Thank Victor P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2016 via mobile

Spent the day in Galway and visited Taafes for drinks and traditional music. The staff is welcoming and attentive. The music is spectacular. Highly recommended.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

Cute, quiet place. Perfect to have a pint and chat. Really great location with really great beer! Part of what make Galway amazing!

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Thank indieannabish
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016 via mobile

We went for the traditional music session, and it was great fun, packed to the rafters, though. Get there early if you want a seat, and very early if you want a table.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 18, 2016 via mobile

We showed up around 530pm to hear some live music while in Galway. Had to wait our turn for good seats but it was worth it! Great atmosphere and met loads of friendly Irish, old and young, great staff! Show up early on weekends, definitely coming back!! Ray Fox Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

We enjoyed pints of Guinness and Bullmen's cider as we listened to a three-man band squeeze themselves into a corner of this bar and play great music. The place filled up fast and there was barely a square inch left to stand on. Bar staff were friendly. If you like crowds, you'll love this place.

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

Great place to stop for lunch when shopping in the city. Food and service were good. On previous visits we enjoyed the live music. Traditional pub.

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