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The Shamrock Irish Bar

Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
+351 960 066 585
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A little bit of Irish

Nice lively pub, good atmosphere, great tunes, friendly people, quite hard sometimes to hear the... read more

Reviewed July 15, 2015
whaig25
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Lovely bar

Spent 10 nights in albufeira and 5 of these 10 nights I spent in Shamrock Bar!! Loved it here!! All... read more

Reviewed July 13, 2015
ClareLass83
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The Shamrock Irish Bar is situated in the lively centre of Albufeira's Old Town . We can be found upstairs on the first floor next to The Hotel California shopping centre. As the only Irish Bar on the main 'bar street' (Rua Candido Dos Reis) it is popular with tourists looking for a unique experience! Throughout the season we play a variety of music including traditional Irish. Come along and join in our live sessions. If you're a budding musician yourself, we welcome you to rock out on the guitar or perhaps the tin whistle! ♫ The bar has three large screen satellite televisions, showing all premier football matches, rugby golf and horse racing. Of course we show GAA, Irish games. Fully air-conditioned - Three large screen satellite TVs - Pool table - Free Wi-fi- and of course,- Live music. Opening hours are from 12 noon on Saturday and Sundays and weekdays, 2pm to 2am (doors to the shopping centre close at 12:00am) so make sure you get there early! We are a little tricky to find, so keep an eye out for our Shamrock bar flags flying above the popular 'bar street'. Cead mile failte!
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Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
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Reviewed July 15, 2015

Nice lively pub, good atmosphere, great tunes, friendly people, quite hard sometimes to hear the singer as its in a long narrow street and every bar is competing against each other for sounds!!More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2015

Fabulous reviews as you obviously had a brilliant holiday and enjoyed our bar. We are lucky to be inside the Comercial shopping centre, upstairs away from the hustle and bustle of the street. This year 2015, we have moved our stage and our amazing Bose...More

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Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Spent 10 nights in albufeira and 5 of these 10 nights I spent in Shamrock Bar!! Loved it here!! All of the staff were so friendly and I will definitely be returning! Great entertainment and a very lively atmosphere!! Made my holiday very enjoyable!!

1  Thank ClareLass83
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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2015

Thank you for keeping us company for a good share of your holiday. It's so nice to hear that we will see you again. X Vicky

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Reviewed July 11, 2015 via mobile

Good for old families ie grannies. 3.50€ for a pint with as much foam as a bubble bath. Flat cider. Entertainment was poor which led us to asking for their Wifi password which doesnt even work. Old decor. Very disapointing all round.More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2015

Every customer is entitled to their opinion and hopefully your comments will enable us to look at how we can improve. Our bar is family friendly which includes young and old alike, everyone is welcome. Our customer care is our highest priority and if anything...More

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Reviewed July 10, 2015

Fab bar with great atmosphere and lovely staff! Felt very welcome and the live music was great fun! Vicky is doing an amazing job keeping the bar going and keeping it busy in memory of Frank. Ricardo, Mossy and Zara tended to our every need...More

2  Thank Ana G
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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2015

Ana and Mel, your enthusiasm for our 'fab bar' is infectious. So nothing more to say except a big thank you and see you next year. X Vicky

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Reviewed June 29, 2015

Just home after spending a week in the beautiful Old Town of Albuferia. Had a lovely time here. The Shamrock bar is one of the best bars I've been too. The staff are so welcoming and friendly, they made us feel right at home especially...More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2015

Hi there, I have tried several times write your name...but each time the predictive text changes it to 'wine'! My favourite tipple! Anyway, down to business...sorry for the late reply and the staff are all pleased that you loved every minute of your time with...More

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Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

Gutted to hear about franks passing but must say that Ricardo and Shane are doing a great job with letting his legacy live on! Was over at the start of May and spent a good few night singing and dancing to Shane's ballads, I know...More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 23, 2015

What a great review! Shane's reputation is now firmly confirmed as 'international'. Amazing that you had enjoyed his singing before! Ricardo was determined to help me (Vicky), keep the bar running and all the team have really offered me and our daughters good support after...More

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Reviewed June 16, 2015 via mobile

Small but nice Irish pub upstairs in shopping mall. Cracking live music by same singer from Wexford most nights who very good vocalist and entertainer. Worth a visit if you like live music and very family friendly with no stag or hens allowed.More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 18, 2015

Hi there, fab review and always glad to hear that our live entertainment is great for everyone.. Most stag and hen party's prefer the noise and excitement of 'the strip' and so don't usually find that we are as mad as they want! We are...More

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Reviewed June 12, 2015 via mobile

Myself & my boyfriend have just come back from Portugal and in the whole time we were there we visited shamrocks 4 times, great atmosphere..great people & great Guinness :) the entertainment was brilliant throughout..shane is an awsome singer an even learnt a song for...More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded June 14, 2015

Hello Grace and Richard, Thank you for returning again and again throughout your holiday. Shane has an amazing way- making The Shamrock buzz! His singing and the songs he knows is unbelievable and I am so glad you liked them too. Look forward to seeing...More

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Reviewed May 13, 2015

Really sorry to hear of Frank passing away. As I said in my review last August a nicer man you couldn't meet. Shed a few tears when I heard the news as felt I had lost a good friend as he made you feel that...More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2015

Hi Johnny, this is Vicky, Franks wife, thank you for making such fitting comments and welcome too. The bar remained open despite Franks illness and the staff made that possible. They are a great crew and Frank will certainly be looking down and I hope...More

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Reviewed May 5, 2015

Lovely little bar, it was like a bar we drank in at home, the staff was brilliant & very friendly & Derek is a great entertainer

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded May 15, 2015

Thank you for saying that you had a great time and loved our singer. Don't forget to come back next holiday ! 😎

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Sinead B
November 29, 2017|
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Response from Victoria G | Property representative |
The Shamrock always opens officially for the biggest party of the year, St Patrick’s Day, March 17th. We will be open from then on including Easter. It’s a nice time of year and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
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