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Murphy's Bar

9 High Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 564 589
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A local favorite

If you'd like a taste of a low-key drinking establishment, this is it. It has a homey feel, great... read more

Reviewed 3 October 2017
Rick L
Murphys, California
A true Irish Pub

We popped in here after being turned off by all the tourists at The King's Head. Oh, what fun... read more

Reviewed 22 July 2017
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  • Very good32%
  • Average2%
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“small pub” (2 reviews)
“great pint” (2 reviews)
9 High Street, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 3 October 2017

If you'd like a taste of a low-key drinking establishment, this is it. It has a homey feel, great local atmosphere, and nice people... patrons, and staff alike. Sports and good conversation are the main attractions in this bar. Stop-by, and enjoy a pint or...More

Thank Rick L
Reviewed 22 July 2017

We popped in here after being turned off by all the tourists at The King's Head. Oh, what fun hearing locals talk about politics or hearing two locals greet each other after not seeing each other for ages. Atmosphere was very friendly. We were seated...More

Thank shoebits
Reviewed 6 July 2017

Somewhat drab, but full of local personalities and flavor. A non-descript joint where you can always find good conversation and a good pint.

Thank THEJetSetGirl
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

I was visiting Galway and went in to Murphy's with a group of about 10 friends. We had 1 drink that was fine then when I went to the bar to older men that where sitting at the bar just verbal abused me.. I actually...More

3  Thank Mikewhyte
Reviewed 22 March 2017 via mobile

This is what I like to call an "old man pub" but it's great. Interesting booths and heaps of different beers and ciders to try. Staff and locals are really friendly inside as well :)

Thank Ellen L
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Nice, small little pub for a pint. Liked seeing all the fire, police, emt patches from all over the world

Thank Mary D
Reviewed 5 March 2017

A lovely spot for a quiet mid-afternoon pint, a safe haven away from the bustle of the streets outside, very friendly staff and a great pint of Beamish.

Thank thirstyw0rk
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

Many time I have visited galway and murphys bar never dissapoints! Great pub to drink in with a fine pint of guinness and a great atmosphere! Also a great place to get to know many of the locals 🍻🍻

Thank Kev G
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

It is an old mans bar right in the centre of galway and it takes pride in this as it does not try to attract people with fancy food or cocktails, the bar has its own locals who enjoy a pint and a bet here...More

Thank Declan M
Reviewed 23 November 2016

This pub is unusual given its location right in the heart of Galway's main tourist area in that in does not serve food or have music. However it appears to be frequented by many Locals and it does serve the best pint of Guinness I...More

Thank PatOMH
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Andy E
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not is a traditional irish pub and a must when visiting galway
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