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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“shepherds pie” (18 reviews)
“steak sandwich” (23 reviews)
“nachos” (19 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did genuinely love this pub, and was a regular, until Christmas Eve when I was refused service (wanted food and drinks for a group of 5) because I was wearing a Christmas jumper.... it was Christmas EVE!! Ridiculous rule and they’ve lost me!More

Thank Jane G
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Jane G, We are very surprised by your review as wearing a Christmas Jumper isn't normally a reason for refusal of entry, in fact some of our staff were wearing Christmas tops on Christmas Eve. If you want to contact us to discuss the...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub twice during our recent stay in Galway. It is so cosy and welcoming. Beautiful fire and really friendly staff. The food is delicious too. Would highly recommend!

1  Thank Rosie K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Delicious and big portions!!. BUT the atmosphere was on top. We experienced the typical Irish pub dream. It suits all different types of parties and it is a place with a friendly and helpful staff, good pub food and a must see place in Galway.

1  Thank Lee S
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to eat here before but was too busy so this time picked mid afternoon and it was still busy! This place boasts the best pub grub in Galway and I think they might be right. We had the lunch menu and the choice was...More

1  Thank DinjoLiverpool
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What appeared to be a small, run if the mill bar, entered from a doorway on High Street, expanded into a multi-room, multi-level, multiple bar capable of seating hundreds. A seeming rabbit warren of rooms and passage-ways. Went here for lunch. We eventually seated ourselves...More

1  Thank bobjanh
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The Gin Bar in this place is the best Gin Bar I've been in. My wife is a Gin drinker and was really impressed by the range of gins available and by the knowledgeable staff. For me - the Guinness was good! It's the atmosphere...More

1  Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice cosy pub in the heart of the town. SImply ended up here.I was walking around the town, was hungry, saw this place, looked interesting ..got in! That's about it. It spread over two floors has a total pub feel, with multiple large screens...More

1  Thank OwlOnAProwl
Reviewed 4 December 2017

called here on recommendation as it was our first visit to Galway. this is one of the late night bars I believe till 2am every night. we called on our last night both earlier on then after Taaffe's closed. live music earlier then a DJ....More

1  Thank vbullough
Reviewed 3 December 2017

Had lunch here on Saturday with family, while up for the xmas markets. 2 adults and 2 kids, Friendly efficient staff, five minute wait for food. Great food and service, at a reasonable cost. Will definitely return

1  Thank Dec K
Reviewed 26 November 2017 via mobile

5 ladies had a wonderful 3 hours on a damp afternoon in this great pub. we had a very knowlegable barman who knew his gins-we sampled a few! A lovely big fire and a fabulous cosy bar with great company. On exploring we found different...More

1  Thank Caitriona D
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6 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
no you dont need to make a reservation and it depends whats going on in galway but I have never been left waiting :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 757
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