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The Shamrock Irish Bar

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Address: Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
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+351 289 501 235
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The Shamrock Irish Bar is situated in the lively centre of Albufeira's Old...

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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What a night

What a place owner is top notch arrived early 9 pm football was on but at 10 singer came on brilliant stevie that's me wee bit tipsy lol but great night be back Friday... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
harthillmc
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56 reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What a place owner is top notch arrived early 9 pm football was on but at 10 singer came on brilliant stevie that's me wee bit tipsy lol but great night be back Friday EVERYONE COME FRIDAY not disappointed

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Thank harthillmc
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

Hello Stevie, everyone enjoyed your antics and Declan Ryan, our singer was in stitches! I think that you actually made our night and certainly we will remember you😜 As both myself and the staff said, we would welcome your good humour back anytime and hope to see you soon in the bar. If I reviewed you...it would be 5 stars... More 

Leeds
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38 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited the Shamrock in March and absolutely loved the place. Everyone was so welcoming and the staff are great. There is live music on and they also show all the sports games on the big screen TV. We had the Cheltenham festival shown everyday and the football on a night. The atmosphere is great in this bar and everyone... More 

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Thank GoreyAlan
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

..and I would return the same sentiment to you...we couldn't ask for more...loyal friendly happy customers who make our job easy and worthwhile. All the staff work hard on Paddys Day from 11am until late. I know I certainly run on adrenalin that day! The entertainers all make great craic and thank you for joining us and I am very... More 

Letterkenny, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been here many times and I look forward to coming back many more. Vicky and Ricardo make everyone welcome, Live music everynight.

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Thank Padmcg
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

That's such a nice review. Thank you for coming to see us again. Looking forward to a busy season and let us know when you are next visiting Albufeira. More 

Monaghan, Ireland
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41 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Visited a few times on my trip to albufeira and it was a typical irish bar 🍀 staff where very friendly and would chat away to each of us.

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

Morning Claire, thank you for the great review complementing all the staff. Ricardo has been with the bar for a long time and when he first arrived we knew he was going to be a great asset:). Andre arrived this year and has made such a good impression. Chris is part of the fixture and fittings and always has a... More 

Albufeira, Portugal
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125 reviews
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Certainly is one of the best and friendliest bars in Albufeira. Vicki and her staff do a great job and the entertainment is always a winner.

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Thank D J
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

I am so happy with your review, so thank you. We are like a small family and hope that we get things right including our entertainment. This year we hope to have guest singers as well as our regular singers. Let us know if you will be calling to see us in 2017:) Vicky More 

Cavan, Ireland
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270 reviews
62 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

the bar has a new games room since our last visit danny from Belfast was singing the nite we were there hes great craic involving the crowd with a bit of banter

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Thank stephen19689
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

The games room has given us a great space especially as we have no need to place the table top on the pool table! Perhaps as a regular customer you might remember that?! Danny is popular and has a great crowd following him who love his banter and we love the craic that he makes in The Shamrock. Thank you... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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5,756 reviews
1,671 attraction reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

The one thing you notice about reading the Tripadvisor reviews about The Shamrock Irish pub is that the majority of reviews are 5 which is Tripadvisors highest rating and there is a good reason for this as this is without a doubt one of the best pub's in Albufeira. Housed on the 2nd floor of a commercial building with great... More 

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1 Thank Neil K
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

Hello Neil, what can I say? An amazing review and the staff appreciate it when they get a mention:). Ricardo has been with us from the start and is great at seating the customers on busy nights. Andre is calm, polite and a very good bar man. Chris, a Dub full of wit and chat keeps the banter going and... More 

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2,005 reviews
375 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 688 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

The Shamrock Irish pub is one of the best pubs in the Old Town of Albufeira and is in an area were there are many pubs.Located on the second floor of a building called the California Commercial Centre it is easy to find just follow the signs.An excellent Irish pub with a traditional Irish pub interior with many items adorning... More 

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

Thank you Stephen for your continuing support. Its the most fantastic feeling to know that the staff and myself are getting the atmosphere right. We are looking to closing soon as the end of the season is approaching fast. We will recharge our batteries though and do it all again next year, 2017! Happy holidays x More 

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45 reviews
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Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Can't understand the good reviews for this bar. It's dingy not comfortable and we were really let down by it. Make over needed

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Thank Lorraine8210
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

Hello Lorraine, so sorry that the bar was not what you expected. We had a recent refurbishment only last year including our new comfortable sofa style seating. As we are inside the California shopping centre our windows are full size overlooking the street and let the sunshine in during the day although at night we do dim the lights ready... More 

Dungarvan, Ireland
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47 reviews
16 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

We found this a great place for a Pint and very friendly. Many of those enjoying the music had been to the bar previously and had made it their local in Albuferia. They had music every night. In a room off the bar they had a pool table and table soccer, plus a ring board, which is something I hadn't... More 

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Thank DanMcG_media
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

Hi Dan, it was nice to have your lovely family in the bar. Your little girl - who was mischievous kept us all entertained with her singing and your rendition was something else! The 'whoops' from the games room when you were all playing hoops and football made it clear that you were having a fantastic summer holiday, just as... More 

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