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Griffin's Bar

₹₹ - ₹₹₹Irish, ,
Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21370
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good26%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible10%
Travellers talk about
“soup” (3 reviews)
“great music” (18 reviews)
“live music” (19 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Barbecue
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It's a typical pub Good live music Very good atmosphere The boss is nice! Young and old come here. I'll be back :)

Thank Marc5585
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Clifden as a group and we were turned away at the door at 11.30.. the bouncer said that we were only in Clifden for only one night and he needed to "take care of the locals". Another group of our friends were...More

Thank Ciarajay
Reviewed 20 October 2017

We crashed in on Griffins as a group of friends reuniting here in this spot after 40 years.We were made feel welcome and after we started to play and sing even more welcome remaining there for 4 hours where we were treated like old friends...More

Thank Howard C
Reviewed 15 October 2017

Griffins was a great place for an evening out. There's music every night. Great service and welcoming locals. Intimate and welcoming.

Thank Stackfamily
Reviewed 13 October 2017

Great fun this place. Staff is outstanding and music always wonderful. David Griffin is a great fellow and we became good friends this trip, our third to Clifden and we have spent many nights at David's bar over the three years we have been in...More

Thank Michael S
Reviewed 9 October 2017

Great evening entertainment and lively crowd. Delicious beer and good friendly service. A nice place to relax after a long day.

Thank puppy_mom432
Reviewed 23 September 2017

We were told by a local to make sure we stopped at Griffin's and we weren't disappointed. The pints were cold and the atmosphere was true Irish. The tvs are all tuned to Irish football and the locals are friendly. It is not uncommon for...More

Thank Katherine S
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

Great experience, great live music, all around wonderful experience. Personal attention by David Griffen with our group and memories from an earlier visit by one in our family many years earlier made the visit more special. Craic.

Thank GoHawks17
Reviewed 15 September 2017

The last time I was here I remember leaving feeling like a regular and it has not changed. We arrived in to brilliant music, lovely atmosphere, a smile and a welcome. Got served really quick. They have a great space out the back, pool table...More

Thank CassGalway
Reviewed 13 September 2017 via mobile

A great experience. A lovely little pub. The food, drink, staff and atmosphere was what you would expect. Staff were chatty, personable and polite. All in all one of the better places we have eaten on our trip from Dublin to Limerick via the north...More

Thank cummo10
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub, Gastropub, Barbecue
Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21370
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Traditional Old Style Bar . Great Irish / Rock / Disco Music all through the week and a real local gem, Serves all day breakfast from 10 and lunch till 4,
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