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“Two Aussies had a great Irish night out.”
Review of Griffin's Bar

Griffin's Bar
Ranked #14 of 34 Restaurants in Clifden
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, Pub
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Late Night, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television
Description: Traditional Old Style Bar . Great Irish / Rock / Disco Music all through the week and a real local gem
Melbourne, Australia
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“Two Aussies had a great Irish night out.”
Reviewed September 21, 2012

We visited Clifden and loved the town and area. We wandered around and decided to go into Griffins bar. What a great decision. Unexpectedly it was a music festival in Clifden, although we were told the entertainment is typical.
Two young talented guys played the violin and melodica. They were joined by another guy who sang traditional songs, then joined in the music with his bohdran and also played the spoons. One if the young guys also danced. It was exactly what we were looking forward to - a traditional Irish pub night. We had already eaten so can't comment on the food. we were told the next day they were joined by other dancers and musicians - wish we had stayed longer.

  • Visited September 2012
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“Great food and Guinness”
Reviewed September 19, 2012

Went here for a late lunch and pint of guinness, food was really tasty and the punt was perfect.
Really friendly staff, and the place was spotless.

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“Can't fault the place! Great service, great food and even better music...”
Reviewed September 14, 2012

We went to griffins a few weeks ago for a bite to eat, can't fault it- and cheap for what you get.
The same night we went to another pub, we left because there was no atmosphere and returned to griffins, where there was traditional Irish music. The bar man was very friendly and welcoming. Had a great night and would reccomend it to anyone!

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Issoire, France
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
“Nice pub, irish traditionnal athmosphere”
Reviewed August 24, 2012

Nice place to have a drink between friends, good musicians, who also take part to the irish nights in Roundstone. The pub is a bit little, so very quickly busy.

  • Visited August 2012
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“Very enjoyable”
Reviewed August 2, 2012

Really enjoyed our stay in Clifden. We spent a lot of time in griffins as they have great food during the day and had music at night. A local pub with a great atmosphere. If we ever return to Clifden we will definitely go to Griffins.

  • Visited July 2012
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