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Great pub - a real gem

This pub is a real gem if you are looking for a real locals pub away from the tourst trappings. It... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Mark_Mason2014
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Somerset, United Kingdom
Wonderful evening

One of my favourite lacations to have a pleasant evening with friends. All night live irish musik... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Franz R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This pub is a real gem if you are looking for a real locals pub away from the tourst trappings. It is about 10 minutes walk out of the centre of Galway and is a bit tricky to find as it doesn't actually say "Crane...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

One of my favourite lacations to have a pleasant evening with friends. All night live irish musik with very good musicians.

Thank Franz R
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Crane Bar is traditional Irish pub with live jam sessions. The bathrooms are microscopic, the stairs steep and the crowd tipsy. Your feet will stick to the floor. We loved it!

Thank Marciwaz1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went there for traditional (Trad) music. It starts at 9:30, upstairs. Very nice traditional and real atmosphere, not scripted for tourists .Real trad music and cold Guinness.

Thank davidrH1314VW
Reviewed 11 September 2018

What can be said about The Crane that hasn't already been said? Fantastic trad session on a Saturday night. If you're hoping to get a seat, I suggest you arrive very early. Every time I visit a session here, it is absolutely packed. I wonder...More

Thank ladytez
Reviewed 9 September 2018 via mobile

Had an amazing time, went there 2 or 3 times during our stay around the corner in Galway. Reasonable price for a pint, great live music, friendly locals and tourists alike to meet and chat with. Free trad music most nights. Perfect pub.

Thank KL V
Reviewed 26 August 2018

I started playing trad here while studying in Galway in 2001, and 17 years later it was nice to see that the music was still going strong. Place was absolutely mobbed, so if you're a musician or listener, arrive early to get a seat.

Thank Jason G
Reviewed 24 August 2018

I'm not saying the trad music wasn't incredible. The bar is a classic Irish pub, the Guinness is delicious, the decor is great. We went there on June 8, a Friday night. Every single stool and chair was taken, upstairs and downstairs. We stood shoulder...More

Thank Steveage
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

You’re not going to find a better bar for traditional Irish music. The musicians really play well and nonstop. They bring the crowd into the music and make you feel as though you’re a part of the musical experience. The staff is a great bunch...More

Thank Tom T
Reviewed 25 July 2018 via mobile

Get there early for live music upstairs - the Tuesday night we went, the doors to the music area didn’t open until 9:30, but it was standing room only by 10 p.m. when the musicians actually started. This is a true pub - only drinks...More

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It’s hard to say. Around 10pm it heats up
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