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Griffin's Bar

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Irish, Bar, Pub
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Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21370
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Dublin, Ireland
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016

Very chatty barman. Knew all about the local area and willing to pass on all info. Great music here. Well worth a visit

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Thank helenmullins46
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016 via mobile

While having a great time at Lowry's bar, dancing, drinking, chatting and laughing with the friendliest, loveliest folk in all the world, our party decided to leave and see if the rest of Clifden provided a similarly warm welcome for us. We came upon Griffin's bar just down the road, and headed in. Looking for space at the bar, we... More 

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Canton, Massachusetts
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17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

We knew Clifden was a great place for music but never expected on a Monday night to find a small three man band, lead by the great Peter Carey, cranking out some of the best music we've ever heard in Ireland. Traditional music, ballads and Irish country. If you want to hear a song - just ask (nicely), give them... More 

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Thank Lori M
Dublin, Ireland
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2016

Seemingly spoiled fro choice we decided to start in Griffins and never actually left. A great music session with 3 musicians one of whom had an amazing voice (not that the others were bad) ensured we spent a very enjoyable evening in the bar

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Thank xxxJMKxxx
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 June 2016 via mobile

My fiancé and I accidentally skipped the bill on our drinks but on contacting Griffins they said, 'no worries!' Plus the staff were friendly and the Guinness delicious, so I will be heading back if ever in Clifden again...and will make sure to pay for the Griffins experience next time as it will be money well spent.

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Thank Laurafoz93
Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016

On cold wet day in Clifden, we arrived four adults, five young men (15yrs old) and two childrene looking for somewhere to have our lunch out and let young men play pool for an hour while on a break from Irish College, to be met rudely by a proprietor??? I hope not. He refused to let them play on a... More 

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Tuckasegee, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016 via mobile

My friend and I are on a golf trip and stayed in Clifden a couple nights. Went in on a Friday night and had a terrific time. Polite and quick bar service. The music was excellent with traditional Irish as well as some older popular tunes. The owner was very friendly and we had a fun time getting "locked in".... More 

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Thank Mickeyuk1
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016

Good trad session in the evening. Gets a bit noisy later on but there seemed to be good craic in both bars.

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North Richland Hills, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016 via mobile

Great Pub, friendly people! David, the owner is super friendly! Great crowd! Service is outstanding! We even got to see some Irish dancing while we were there! That was one of our favorite stops during our 10 day trip!

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

Just had a couple of drinks in the pub, felt very welcome by the staff and the locals. New landlady, only been there a couple of months so don't be put off by previous bad reviews of the landlord.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, Pub
Meals
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Groups
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
Description
Traditional Old Style Bar . Great Irish / Rock / Disco Music all through the week and a real local gem

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