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A real Irish experience

The Crane is a great pub to stop into for a pint, mid-day but it really comes alive at night when... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Hamilton, Canada
Traditional pub

We met local friends in this bar and we were congratulated on our choice of location. Very... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Jane C
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2 Sea Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 587 419
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Reviewed yesterday

The Crane is a great pub to stop into for a pint, mid-day but it really comes alive at night when the musicians start rolling in and playing traditional Irish music upstairs (free, nightly). This place is the real thing.

Date of experience: March 2019
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We met local friends in this bar and we were congratulated on our choice of location. Very traditional pub, regular music sessions and a very good pint of Guinness. Got the last table in the pub, very busy. Worth seeking out.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Jane C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A group of us stopped here after dinner. As one of the few Americans in the company, I was interested in hearing traditional Irish music. It was fascinating to see the evening unfold. At first there were three people playing. Over the course of the...More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank GerryBaron06
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We received a recommendation for this pub for traditional music. It was standing room only as the room was filled with lively music. Low key, neighborhood pub.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank bobdelw
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

For someone not from Ireland, its like stepping in to a book or a movie! The band starts a song, and everyone can join. Loved it! But remember, you can only pay with cash.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Karlssonmartiina
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I would highly recommend attending the early session (downstairs). I think it started at around 6. This music was undoubtedly the highlight of my time in Galway.

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank Margaret B
Reviewed January 30, 2019

I went to this place with my wife and a friend, just to lsten to the music. It was an unforgettable experience! We skipped the food and focused on the music prsented by excellent musicians.....and Guinness.....While we there, a lady who was sitting at our...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 181j_rgenb
Reviewed January 26, 2019

During our visit to Ireland we wanted to experience traditional Irish Music and thanks to a recommendation from our lovely AirBnB hostess we got to the Crane about 8:45 on a Saturday night. We ordered drinks in the downstairs bar and were a bit surprised...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank 661jonc
Reviewed November 25, 2018 via mobile

I really don’t understand why people with absolutely no personality and awful manner work with the public the barman who was on Sunday evening was so rude and cranky I was surprised he even served us .... maybe he should consider a job in an...More

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank masonlaura
Reviewed November 1, 2018 via mobile

We spent beautiful evening there. Improvised (great) traditional irish music, great ipa beer, fantastic atmosphere. Highly recommended.

Date of experience: November 2018
1  Thank snarkySK
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Closer to 9 than 10 to guarantee