Murphy's Bar
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Reby
4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Feb 2024 • Friends
We were recommended this place as thf best Guinness in town.... they weren't lying.
Hospitality first class. Lots of fab stories of the history of Galway from the bar man. And some great local recommendations for other places to go.
Really just such a gem of a find.
Written 14 February 2024
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Clodagh K
2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Sept 2023 • Solo
This pub is very warm and cosy, and in a great location in the heart of Galway City. I was served by a girl named Hannah, who was very friendly and is a credit to the business. I will be back, thank you!
Written 19 September 2023
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schmidtmg
Switzerland1,106 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
This bar is in the Latin Quarter area of Galway. It is not as touristy as other pubs in the area, and , thankfully, quieter, especially inside the premises. Not only serves up a nice pint of Guiness but also has a nice selection of local whiskies, of which I liked the Connemara 12 yrs most. Also thankfully does not show Premier League on TV but local horse racing......
Written 30 August 2023
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Charlie B
Solomons, MD38 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2023 • Couples
The people the people the people. This place had great drink and great atmosphere! It’s Rustic…not upscale….not modern.
Written 27 August 2023
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George smyth
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2023 • Friends
After a lengthy closure and extensive refurbishment,this fine old pub has opened its doors again.Thankfully,it has retained its former character while embracing a new vibe,to chime with the demands of the present age.But,the pint,now and always,is the thing with this place.And the Guinness remains a thing of beauty.i suspect that a whole new generation of pubgoers will enjoy what this gem has to offer,drinking alongside the hardy annuals who will have been happy to get their pub back
Written 5 May 2023
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BrunswickFisherman
Brighton and Hove, UK218 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Mar 2020
Our 4th pub on our first evening in Galway.

We were informed right away this is not a singing pub which was made apparent when an old Irish man starting singing out a belter and was told to stop.

We didn't mind we thought let us have a pint in this traditional boozer and see what the craic is..

The old Irish man we ended up chatting with and finding out he lived not far from us back in England! We had a chat with him and his wife and then went back to our seats. He then came over and challenged us to a riddle.. If we couldn't get it he said we'd need to buy him a drink.

The Riddle:

Which famous rock group once had an American president in it?

The answer will be at the end of the review so you can play along.

Anyway, we couldn't work out the riddle so he asked if I could get him a hot whiskey that contained hot water a lemon slice stuffed with cloves and a healthy serving of whiskey.

I asked for two..

I drank my hot whiskey and we continued drinking and laughing and generally having some good craic. It was in this pub we learned you must wait until your Guinness is as black as the ace of spades before drinking.. Which I and my comrade stuck to the rest of the trip and will continue to stick to back in blighty.

After getting quite sozzled here and having great craic we decided to head onwards to another pub as we only had 2 nights in Ireland and had to make the most of it.

In hindsight this pub even though there was no singing had the most craic in my opinion and everyone was very friendly..

Riddle answer: Mount Rushmore! Not a band at all but a rock group!
Written 12 March 2020
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Robert B
Dublin, Ireland17 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Jan 2020 • Couples
Great little find in the heart of Galway town staff very friendly,service very good and the cost of a drink is very reasonable well worth a visit.
Written 27 January 2020
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Carol W
4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2019 • Friends
Visited on Sunday 22 served by young bar man wouldn’t give his name. So rude terrible service not recommended ..,,.
Written 22 December 2019
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ruby1904
Ireland4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019 • Friends
Was here with group of friends for the weekend, lovely wee pub, sound staff, great wee spot that while it was busy managed to get seats for us all which is a bonus on a Saturday night, friendly locals, will definitely head there for a drink when visiting Galway again.
Written 26 November 2019
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RPS
York, PA677 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
Nov 2019
Stopped in for a Pint after getting off our bus tour. Pub with locals, and they were polite but not overly friendly. Really wanted some Pub food with our Pints but did not see a menu or offered one. Not busy while we were there. Every other Pub was crazy busy becaude of College Christmas Night, (November 14th). Somewhat disappointed for not being offered food.
Written 15 November 2019
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