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Traditional live music and great beer

We spent beautiful evening there. Improvised (great) traditional irish music, great ipa beer... read more

Reviewed 1 November 2018
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Hidden gem

Do yourself a favor and head just across the river for an authentic experience. Downstairs bar is... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2018
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2 Sea Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 587 419
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

Thank masonlaura
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

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

Thank snarkySK
Reviewed 23 October 2018

Do yourself a favor and head just across the river for an authentic experience. Downstairs bar is super cozy and a great place to have a beer and a conversation. You can head upstairs where there is another bar and a more open room where...More

Thank daniel107845
Reviewed 23 September 2018

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

1  Thank Mark_Mason2014
Reviewed 22 September 2018

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 18 September 2018

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 14 September 2018

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
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14 September 2018|
Response from tomtR5988XZ | Reviewed this property |
It’s hard to say. Around 10pm it heats up