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Reviewed 23 May 2020 via mobile

While at the lisdoonvarna matchmaking festival we came across the matchmaker bar. Such a great atmosphere here during the festival but I’m not sure what the pub would be like on a normal weekend. We were chatting to a few lads that were actually 10...minutes down the road of us that we never knew so it’s definitely worth a visit 💃🏽 .More

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed 6 September 2019

I went over for the festival and my mind was blown! The bar is a really adorable water hole and Willie was so welcoming! Curiosity made me book the trip, it was just beyond imagining. What a set up, what a weekend!

Date of visit: August 2019
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Barbara S, Assistant Manager at The Matchmaker Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 October 2019

Thank you very much for your review. We are very glad that you enjoyed yourself. Lisdoonvarna for the 'craic' Kind Regards.

Reviewed 3 August 2019

Dont know ht I as expecting but there was little atmosphere on a Friday evening in August. Entertainment was enjoyed by German visitors it wasnt for me.More

Date of visit: August 2019
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Barbara S, Front Office Manager at The Matchmaker Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2019

Thank you for your review. We are sorry you didn't enjoy your visit to our Matchmaker Bar. In the spring and summer we have traditional Irish evenings with dancers hence it is a different atmosphere than during Matchmaking Festival in September with country and western...More

Reviewed 8 July 2019 via mobile

Very colorful enticing pub from the outside . Though we didn’t eat here , we enjoyed a few drinks . The staff were friendly and engaging . Complete with its own snug , which doubles as an office for the local matchmaker during the festival....Framed posters of Mr Lisdoonvarna & Miss Lisdoonvarna adorn the walls and add to the quirkiness. A great place to soak up the true essence of all that Lisdoonvarna has to offer .More

Date of visit: July 2019
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Barbara S, Front Office Manager at The Matchmaker Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 August 2019

Thank you for your review. We are very glad you enjoyed your visit to our world famous Matchmaker Bar.

Reviewed 24 November 2018

We were traveling through the area and our driver told us about the matchmaker town and the festival. We had to see if for ourselves. Its a very interesting phenomena that has stood the test of decades. The Bar is the Matchmaker meeting spot during...the festival. We are all married and not in need of a matchmaker but were interested to learn the detailsMore

Date of visit: October 2018
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Reviewed 5 September 2018

Portion size was huge, I couldn't clear the plate. The food was very good, served hot and fairly promptly. I enjoyed a delicious steak that was perfectly cooked. However service was very haphazard despite there being plenty of staff on. The rush time was over...and the restaurant was pretty empty, yet I still had to ask 3 times before receiving for the forgotten steak sauce. Certainly a good place to eat if visiting Lisdoonvarna, especially during the Matchmaker's Festival.More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 2 September 2018

quaint pub for a pint, a bite to eat and music...I can't imagine what his town must be during the Matchmaker Festival...fortunately I have a good match.

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed 1 August 2018

i was in this pub couple days ago, is a quaint pub, they had traditional irish music and i could drink a nice pint of beer good atmosphere, not to missed in lisdonvarna

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 30 July 2018 via mobile

Went for a few drinks here last sat night.. Nice little pub with Good traditional music.. Good selections of Gins too..

Date of visit: July 2018
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Reviewed 23 May 2018

Go at the right time of year and you'll be lucky to get a seat here! Great atmosphere and someone, somewhere had a great idea at sometime and are they milking it now! Well done to them! Very popular during the Matchmaking Festival. Pints are...good, as in every other pub! ENJOY!More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 May 2018

We were staying at the Imperial Hotel in Lisdoonvarna for 4 nights and one evening we were told by other guests it would be worth our while going through to the adjacent Matchmaker Bar, which comprises part of the hotel, to see the entertainment. This...started at 9.00 PM and we got there at 5 minutes past 9 to find the room packed and all the best seats taken. We did get seated but I was behind a pillar for most of the performance. There was one older man and two younger men playing a variety of instuments and two young girls performing the type of traditional Irish dancing made famous by 'Riverdance'. All the performers were very talented. However their leader should note that not all the audience were German, there was a coachload of us from Scotland also staying at the hotel. We were the ones belting out the chorus to 'The Wild Rover' in English! I also enjoyed a pint of Guinness during the performance, the best I tasted in Lisdoonvarna, and not the dearest. All in all it was a pleasant way in which to spend an hour or so and we had no hesitation in putting something into the collection for the performers.More

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 17 December 2017

watching people dressed up and dancing so professional arms and hands in exactly the the right place.....and when leaving seeing the elderly ladies coming to dance...a wonderful experience

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 9 December 2017

Food was nice and well presented Good choice of menu and reasonably priced Good service Not very busy when we were there Would go back there again

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 17 September 2017 via mobile

Went in here couple of times this week and watched the dancing whilst matchmaker festival on. As per usual prices are up for the month of September.

Date of visit: September 2017
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Reviewed 11 September 2017 via mobile

Was here in a stag. What a laugh! Look it's a big pub with live music and lots of funny people have a good time. Drinks. One in plastic glasses and cans but the atmosphere make it all worthwhile. Smile it's fun.

Date of visit: September 2017
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5