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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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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“shepherds pie” (24 reviews)
“steak sandwich” (25 reviews)
“guinness stew” (14 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
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11 - 20 of 730 reviews

Reviewed 19 April 2018 via mobile

Have been here before on previous visits to Galway and again it didn't disappoint. The seafood platter was just the best ever and the speed of the service was 2nd to none. The music got a bit loud after a while so we went down...More

2  Thank morafferty
Reviewed 18 April 2018 via mobile

Nice place. Good music. Awesome food (price/quality excellent). Lovely people. Went in with 3, at 20h. Seated immediately.

1  Thank RadioMike1
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

We ducked into The Front Door for shelter from the rain during a downpour on a Saturday in Galway. Lucky us! We found some of the best food of our trip and were able to experience a rugby match on the TVs. I had the...More

2  Thank Taryn W
Reviewed 8 April 2018 via mobile

Was here two weeks ago with friends and had a great time it’s a really nice pub with great atmosphere, until I went up for a drink.., I asked the barman what the cheapest pint was (being a student it’s a necessary question) and his...More

1  Thank tiernan1234
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear tiernan1234, Thank you for your reply but of course we're surprised by your feedback. Your question shouldn't cause any issue with our bar team. If we had any further details like the date of when this happened or what bar you we served at...More

Reviewed 6 April 2018 via mobile

Walked in today 6th April for quick bite and Guinness. Picked Chicken wings Louisiana style with chips. Fantastic hot finger licking chicken that really warmed me up on the cold chilly and wet day. Staff polite and very friendly, well done to all

1  Thank Bruce S
Reviewed 4 April 2018

Decided to call in for a lunch time drink while in Galway shopping. Well what a deceptive 'little' pub this is. Contained within this veritable 'Tardis' are numerous nooks and crannys to enjoy a drink / cocktail / food, as well as impressive Whiskey and...More

1  Thank Carmil2013
Reviewed 2 April 2018 via mobile

Have been to this bar many times but this was my first Espresso Martini 🍸 and it was delicious, so much so, we had to have another. Padraig was the perfect barman who gave us loads of advice on restaurants etc. Great bar, great staff,...More

1  Thank CarrRobin
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Went here on the bank holiday for st Patrick's day. The layout of this pub is fantastic as it has various spaces so it always feels atmospheric. The lunch menu has great variety and is very reasonably priced . We were served quickly and staff...More

1  Thank Vickie M
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

Walked in with a party of 8 and had no problem finding a seat for lunch (Monday). Service was good and staff was nice as service was prompt. They were very accommodating and the food was delicious!! We had two strollers and we had plenty...More

1  Thank leisure9traveler83
Reviewed 23 March 2018

I went to Galway with a few of my friends and decided we'd go to the front door on 13th March at about 11:50 pm, as we had won a gift card in a Pride Society Drag Race earlier that day. When I went to...More

5  Thank Joe G
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 April 2018

Dear Joe G, Needless to say we are very surprised to read your TripAdvisor review. The feedback you have given is very different to the account relayed by both our bar staff and security staff. The incident had been logged and discussed with our management...More

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7 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
no you dont need to make a reservation and it depends whats going on in galway but I have never been left waiting :)
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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
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
11:30 am - 2:00 am
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
  • E-mail
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