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The Shamrock Irish Bar

Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
+351 289 501 235
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Great entertainment

Just back after a 5 days break in albufeira. Find the shamrock on the last night in the old town... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
kath-mayo
via mobile
Not bad

Hard to find this place as it is on the upper floor over a supermarket, beer was cheap, baby... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kevin M
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Stradbally, Laois, Ireland
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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 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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“great craic” (12 reviews)
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Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
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+351 289 501 235
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Just back after a 5 days break in albufeira. Find the shamrock on the last night in the old town. Two lads behind the bar very friendly we got there around 11pm it was very busy but managed to get ourselves a sit with the...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hard to find this place as it is on the upper floor over a supermarket, beer was cheap, baby Guinness cheapest we found, excellent live music, we got he VIP area which was good, attentive staff. yeah.. I'd go back

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this pub on 3 nights during our 9 night holiday. Myself and my partner are both musicians from Ireland so we loved the bands/singers around Old Town at The Corner(Dominos/Twist), Vegas Bar and the court yard to name a few. We were fairly disappointed...More

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Reviewed 11 June 2017

Was in Albufeir for 10 nigh and spent five of my nights in the Shamrock fantastic atmosphere the craic 2nd to none excellent entertainment thank you to Richard the bar manager and to Victoria the landlady hope to see you all again soon Paul and...More

Thank Paul S
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 12 June 2017

Hi Paul and Kim, it was lovely to meet you both too! Thanks for saying how much you enjoyed our entertainment. Our singers and musicians know many of the favourite tunes and each night the Craic is mighty! Hope you travel to Albufeira again soon!...More

Reviewed 8 June 2017 via mobile

Called into this establishment last niight. We had a really good nites craic. The lady owner came over & had a chat with us & made us very welcome. She shared the history of the bar & her story was so inspiring. All in all...More

Thank Peter L
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2017

Well, what a vibrant review! The energy and craic that we had comes through in your words! It was lovely to meet you all and I'm glad you liked my story and we had a good laugh about the photos from my past! Hope to...More

Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We met the owner during lunch in a restaurant, she invited us to her bar. We went there that night, lovely place, with live music, great environment. Really fun with fun and cool people. We had a great time.More

Thank Tânia S
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Hello Tania Your compliments are lovely. I was delighted when you both came to the bar and proud to show off the way the holiday makers party in the Irish Bar. I hope you enjoyed your Baby Guinness. I will try to visit some of...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Came across bar by accident but had a very enjoyable night here,Danny maverick was the entertainment ,very good and funny guy ,staff were excellent .More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 8 June 2017

Thank you for the very good review. The staff have their work cut out and it's a great boost to them when they hear such nice comments as they work hard. Danny Maverick has a rapport with the holiday makers and has to be seen...More

Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We came here a few times.. The lady Vicky is the owner she is very nice she welcomed my family here.. The bar staff are lovely always chated away to us. Lovely Irish lad keron was very welcoming gave us places to visit he's Hes...More

Thank Sinead B
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Hi Keith and Sinead, thank you for your fab review and I love the headline 'Queen Vic'! As you know the staff work really hard and Kieran has only joined us this year but we definitely won't be letting him go! I have 4 girls...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Found it by chance should have someone outside as it upstairs.Great place with games room pool etc we went 4 times in one week seen three different singers.First guy Declan good singer played to the crowd second was Scottish guy guitar/singer did songs by the...More

1  Thank watabotyee
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi there, thanks for the fab review describing the entertainment styles perfectly. Sorry I wasn't there but seven days and nights take their toll and I had a much needed break with my family before the season kicks in! Hope to meet you later in...More

Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

We came here twice on our holiday, we saw Declan Ryan the one evening who was really good and sang a good variety of songs. Avoid Danny Maverick if you don't want to see a lazy singer who was not interested in singing requests he...More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

Hi Joanne, I love your comment-'very green and very Irish'! As usual, I keep saying that if the bathrooms need servicing, please let us know but thank you for your understanding! The staff are exceptional and even allowed me a few days away to catch...More

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Sinead B
25 April 2017|
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Response from Victoria G | Property representative |
Hi Sinead, local beer is @€3 and it's a hot country so they definitely sell ice cream!
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marydollScotlandUk
10 March 2017|
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Response from Victoria G | Property representative |
Oura beach is a pretty area near a steep hill called 'cardiac hill'. You will be close to the 'strip'. Albufeira is a short 10 minute taxi ride away and the Shamrock Bar is just around the corner from 'fisherman's beach... More
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