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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

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High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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11:30 - 02:00
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 02:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 June 2016 via mobile

I rarely take the time to leave a review for anywhere, let alone a bar and I've been to a few :) Called in here recently on a stag in Galway. I was late to arrive so the lads were well on their way. Security staff talked to us and warned that behaviour had to be good. Were all in... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 May 2016 via mobile

This place had gorgeous food, I had the chicken wrap and it was absolutely delicious. The staff is lovely and really good atmosphere😋

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3 Thank Lea K
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Thanks so much for featuring a review of The Front Door Pub, and for sharing such a positive experience. The Front Door is always a popular choice for people to pop in for a bite to eat at lunch time or in the evening with a drink. If you'd liked the chicken wrap, next time you call in try the... More 

Galway, Ireland
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20 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

Had lunch here and the food was fantastic I had sea bass and my partner had the burger both dishes were served beautifully. The burger had a barbecue flavour and the bun was really soft which is sometimes not the case in other restaurants my fish was so fresh and tasty served with butter prawns. Staff were friendly and efficient.

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2 Thank marthamoy
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

We are delighted you and your partner enjoyed your meal at The Front Door, and for sharing it on TripAdvisor. We really appreciate you taking the time. Our menu is carefully chosen and it’s important for us to source ingredients from local producers, including the steak burgers from McGeough's butchers. They really are delicious! As customer service is paramount, we... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016

Probably one of the funnest pubs in Galway. Drink prices are on par with every other pub, but I really enjoyed the vibe here. It's huge, so it's not overly crowded. Good music.

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1 Thank Michael F
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Michael, Thanks for taking the time to write a review of The Front Door Pub and to hear you enjoyed your visit! You're not the first person to tell us the pub is the funnest in Galway. Our customers also love the fact that we have a late bar and live music or a DJ 7 nights a week... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2016 via mobile

We visited after advice from our B&B hostess. At first had a little issue finding the "restaurant section". As we settled, we were served with decent and really big dinner. Prices were comparable to average pub prices and the staff were mostly helpful with exception of possibly one individual. Later on we changed tables, since the place was quite full... More 

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1 Thank Renata P
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Renata, We really appreciate you taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor. The Front Door Pub is always a popular choice with visitors to the area and we receive regular referrals from local accommodation providers for their guests to try our food and drinks menu. In fact we have a number of visitors to the city who... More 

Boulder, Colorado
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29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 May 2016

We ate here after a busy day and mostly snacking. We needed a hot meal and that's what we got. Two of us got the Roasted Chicken Dinner. It was tasty, well prepared. One with mashers, one with chips. We all ate everything on our plates as the live music started up...an electrified clarinet and a guitar, with vocals...Mostly American... More 

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FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Jyoti, Delighted to hear you enjoyed your dinner in The Front Door Pub, and for sharing the experience on TripAdvisor. Our customer service and quality of food are paramount so we are thrilled you have recognised both in your review. We have music 7 nights a weeks, you must have just been departing as it was beginning, it always... More 

Dublin, Ireland
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

Sonnys serve restaurant quality food at pub prices . They cannot be beaten on value. you can grab yourself a two course meal here for 14.95 or a three course for 17.95. You would struggle to eat the three courses though as the portions are so generous. I wish this pub was near where I live.

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4 Thank anniesaint
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Anniesaint, What a fantastic review you have shared on TripAdvisor. Thank you! The quality of our food and value for money are really important here at The Front Door. We might be a little far away from where you live but any time you are in Galway city we welcome you for a return visit! More 

Galway, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016 via mobile

The Front Door guarantees a great night out. There is live music and then great DJs every night. The atmosphere is fun and there are 3 very large bars, so drinks are always available. Open until 2am even on week nights. Definitely recommend!!

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2 Thank Mary O
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Mary O, Sounds like you had a fun night in The Front Door and thank you so much for sharing this review on TripAdvisor and recommend us o others. We're certainly at the heart of Galway's social scene, and being in the center of The Latin Quarter, Galway's cultural heart we have the best of everything on our door... More 

Rockaway Park, New York
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28 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

Stopped in for a drink or few on vacation the service was grand! My boyfriend enjoyed his pints the bar tender was nice the bar has old world charm its located right in the city of galway with all the other pubs

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2 Thank annemarie a
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Ann a Thank you so much for posting your review, the pub certainly has an old world charm and is actually quite historic. The building itself was two Medieval properties built in the 1600’s that formed part of the old Galway city walls in Norman times. We are so fortunate to be located in the heart of Galway city,... More 

Cork
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

Called in here mid-week for a drink and some food. Had a drink in the front bar before going to the restaurant upstairs. Bar staff were friendly and the Guinness was great. The menu had a good selection and I went for the chowder and the prime steak burger. Both was mediocre at best...the chowder was bland and the burger... More 

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Thank RazorCork
FrontDoor, Public Relations Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Rozorcork, we are happy to hear you enjoyed your drinks and the friendly bar service at The Front Door Pub but needless to say your feedback on the food and also the issue splitting the bill with your friend has been taken very seriously and has been reviewed in-house by management. If you wanted to contact us on info@frontdoorpub.com... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 02:00
Monday
11:30 - 02:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 02:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 02:00
Thursday
11:30 - 02:00
Friday
11:30 - 02:00
Saturday
11:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 757

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