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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (20 reviews)
“nachos” (17 reviews)
“guinness stew” (12 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 727 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

called in for a quick lunch ordered pizza and garlic bread , was fine guinness was nice all i all ok the place seemed a bit grubbyMore

Thank lynsey h
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear lynsey h, Thank you for taking the time to post a TripAdvisor review. Glad to hear you enjoyed your food and the Guinness. However, we are surprised to hear your feedback that the bar seemed grubby. We have a team of professional cleaners in...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Heard a lot about this Pub and Resturant but was disappointed with the staff and the quality of the food ,went twice once for just a drink and again for food.different staff both times and found them to be uninterested in their work and not...More

Thank Jeannie K
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Hi Jeannie K, Needless to say we are disappointed to hear your feedback on visiting the bar. Normally our staff are commended for their customer service and friendly nature towards those who join us for food and drinks. Your feedback has been discussed with both...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had dinner and drinks here during a family get together in Feb. Great band playing wonderful atmosphere and a really great meal. Service and staff excellent. Well worth a visit.

1  Thank Eleanor W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Local food and great bar old design but good to experience. whether it is night life or food at its best.

1  Thank Anna N
Reviewed 19 April 2017 via mobile

I often drop in here for lunch or a daytime snack. Despite being a very large operation spread over several floors - and several adjacent buildings, in fact - it manages to seem cosy and personal. Service is very good and food is always fresh...More

1  Thank corribryan
Reviewed 17 April 2017

Plan to eat at this bar if you want some fresh & delicious seafood. Plus the beer was great. We grabbed a beer at another bar prior & it tasted awful. Came to the Front Door & had the same beer, tasted 10 times better....More

1  Thank Jen E
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

Had a couple drinks here, handy spot and food looked good, but unfortunately we encountered quite a rude bar man which put us off going back.More

Thank Erica C
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Erica C, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a TripAdvisor Review. Needless to say we are disappointed to hear your feedback. Our customer service and friendliness of staff is something we pride ourselves on and receive compliments for regularly. However, we...More

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went on a Saturday night and stayed until closing. It was a great place to enjoy drinks and dance! The shooters were all very good and the service was prompt.

1  Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 6 April 2017

We came to Galway to enjoy the Gin fest. We went to the front door to par take in the Shake up your own Hendricks gin cocktails, from the experts. When we arrived we were told it was pre booking only, yet on the programmes...More

Thank Mike F
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Mike F, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, however we are surprised by your comments. Due to the demand for the event is was pre-booking only, this was clearly stated our social media in advance with an online booking system and discussed with...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

This bar is always busy, the food really good, not too expensive compare with few places in Galway, really good bar food and really recommend this place.

1  Thank D H
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Do you need reservations? If not, is it a long wait to get seated on a Sunday evening?
7 May 2017|
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Response from NKS2 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Zetgar, I have never made reservations here and the wait wasn't long. I think you'll be good just to show up. Brian
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, 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, Groups, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
11:30 - 02:00
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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