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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
Phone Number: +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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One of the best!

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.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 weeks ago
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Albufeira, Portugal
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Albufeira, Portugal
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Cavan, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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4,936 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles 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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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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5 of 5 bubbles 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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1 of 5 bubbles 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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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great place, brilliant atmosphere, excellent prices, lovely staff, good music. A lovely afternoon we really enjoy calling when in the old town albufeira it's such a good craic!

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

Hi girls, thank you for your company. You were like a breath of fresh air when you walked in and its so good to have such a simple but positive review. Come back soon! Vicky More 

Galway, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Was looking forward to visiting this bar from reading reviews but did not think much of it when arrived was disapointing

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Thank sweetamer2012
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

Sorry that you were disappointed. Everyone looks for a bar that suits them and our bar has built its reputation on good friendly service, our staff are often complemented and we are well renowned for brilliant entertainment. Danny is legendary and Declan has a following from far and wide. Ian Donnelly, a Dub gets the craic going and Sunday is... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

went to sample a night out in an irish bar while on holiday and what a bar the entertainment that night was ian donnelly nd what a night ian took time out to chat with us and make us most welcome cant rate this bar highly enough we enjoyed so much meet up with ian a day or so later... More 

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

Ian is one of our very experienced and professional entertainers. Being a 'Dub' he knows how to have the Craic and he is very good at making it! Thank you for your great review x Vicky More 

Cork, Ireland
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4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016 via mobile

Absolutely great pub. Went a few times over the week me and my girlfriend spent in Albufeira. Friendly people inside. Friendly staff and funny/friendly owner. We had a really early flight next morning and had planned to only stay for one pint here and ended up closing the pub 3 hours later.

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

I love that you were not expecting to stay for very long but from one Shamrocker to another, thank you x I hope that you meant funny ha ha, not funny peculiar? Lol x. It was so nice to meet you and glad that The Shamrock was a memorable part of your holiday in Albufeira x Vicky More 

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