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Taaffes Pub

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Address: 19 Shop Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: 091564066
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A Great Pub

Visited Taaffes Pub on a Tuesday night & it was hiving with both locals & tourists. The Guinness was fantastic & the trad music was excellent. A great bar with very helpful staff... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Belfast, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited Taaffes Pub on a Tuesday night & it was hiving with both locals & tourists. The Guinness was fantastic & the trad music was excellent. A great bar with very helpful staff. Looking forward to getting back down at some stage.

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Taaffe's came recommended from friends in Dublin. We popped in and had a few pints mid-day. The service was great and the atmosphere was relaxing and cozy. Good for a few pints with good people. We did not have any food while visiting but the meals I saw looked good. Families, friends, couples, loads of different people were here so... More 

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Rhone-Alpes, France
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A very nice, rustic Irish pub in the heart of the bustle of the City Centre of Galway, serving simple, delicious food! Great atmosphere! Friendly competent waiters. An excellent find.

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dublin
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

As I write this I am sitting at the bar here in Taaffes Bar. Everything had been fine up to what I have just witnessed happen between staff members and some slops left in glasses on the beer tray. When I came in at 5.15 there were two glasses with what looked like ''draw'' from a new barrel. Why these... More 

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Shelton, Connecticut
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in here in the hopes of finding some impromptu trad music and we really got lucky! Shortly after we arrived we grabbed seats at a little table near a corner where, within 30 minutes, 3 members of a trad group showed up and began to play! In the course of about 2 hours the group grew to 7 or... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Randomly picked this bar to have a drink while hanging out in Galway. Found out this is THE place to go for live music. Fun place to hang out.

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Thank John S
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very friendly bar with a good selection of beers and an enjoyable luncheon menu. We wet to go back for the music in the evening but it was too full.

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Thank Paul C
Denver, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

As many have mentioned, it's a smaller pub. However, it gave us a good reason to squeeze in with some local guys who were super fun to chat with! We enjoyed ourselves so much more than if we'd sat at our own table or stood along the wall. People are friendly: jump in! Haha. The service wasn't amazing, but the... More 

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Thank Jessica K
Euclid, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

So we went to this pub on thursday june 30th at the 930 band playing, these guys were so good I could not believe it. I wished I could buy a CD but they do not do that. I would recommend this to all Great time even greater musicsians

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Thank Linda H
Chattanooga, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

Everyone we talked to suggested Taaffes. There were hardly any tourist in there. Just a bunch of friendly locals all drinking Guinness.

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