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2 nights here in a row!

Great singers, good vibe, reasonably priced cocktails, overlooking the river. What can you ask for... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Interesting place

This is the old shamrock hotel turned bar with interesting clientele really good food and good... read more

Reviewed 11 December 2018
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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...more
Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
+351 960 066 585
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great singers, good vibe, reasonably priced cocktails, overlooking the river. What can you ask for more after a day walking around the old town :)

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pub was round the corner from our hotel so we popped in most days after our walking tours around Rome (53km in 3 days) when we needed a sit down and a recuperative drink. Drinks and service are fine and a reasonable price. The...More

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 11 December 2018 via mobile

This is the old shamrock hotel turned bar with interesting clientele really good food and good prices. Will return.

Date of experience: December 2018
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Reviewed 29 October 2018 via mobile

Went here on my first day of holiday after a recommendation, it said there was a live singer on - don’t know where he was. It was dark and dingy. Had to leave as I felt like I was in a scruffy local pub at...More

Date of experience: October 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

Have been here many times over the years and have to say things have gone downhill ....fast! Not a big fan of "Irish bars" abroad but the shamrock used be good. Decor is drab and predictable, entertainment even more so.....the Belfast guy is truly dreadful...More

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank NoelnGeraldine
Reviewed 26 September 2018

Dark, and out dated, the bar have entertainment, Irish guy playing guitar, ok, nothing that i will go back again to hear. On the main street on the Old Village, top floor of a mini shopping center, smoking area near the window facing the busy...More

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank Joe R
Reviewed 21 September 2018 via mobile

We have visited this bar in the evening and apart from the green walls fpr us it has nithing to do with the irish pub. Of course staff was nice and it is located in the city center but still wasn't cosy and really couldn't...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 17 September 2018 via mobile

Upstairs in the old town we called in (4 lads) for a good pint of Guinness got that ended staying 2 hours.The craic was ninety singer for Belfast on called Danny Maverick doing alsorts music from Irish to country to rock and roll and having...More

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 16 September 2018 via mobile

Called in with family to watch the Leinster game. Location is upstairs and could definitely do with some modernisation. Toilets didn't even have seats to pull down. Must improve.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Culture770663
Reviewed 28 August 2018 via mobile

What was once an Irish Bar now has no Irish staff or management. Just another mediocre bar with some Irish memorabilia. A long way from the great place it was a few years ago. Ricardo is gone. Rude bar staff. Dodgy drinks. Won't be back....More

Date of experience: August 2018
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4 June 2018|
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Response from Y18181818Y | Property representative |
Dear Debbie, Thank you for contacting us. We do show all the GAA matches indeed! See you soon!
29 November 2017|
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Response from Victoria G | Property representative |
The Shamrock always opens officially for the biggest party of the year, St Patrick’s Day, March 17th. We will be open from then on including Easter. It’s a nice time of year and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.