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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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Iowa City, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

We had a great time at Griffin's Bar. The owner and the bartender could not have been more friendly. We stopped in for an early drink and stayed for two. We left for dinner (they only serve lunch) and then returned after dinner and stayed until close. The live Irish music was wonderful - the singer had an incredible voice... More 

Thank iowatraveler560
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14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016

My Daughter and I visited Clifden this month and enjoyed the excellent music and craic it had to offer However after enjoying good Shan Nos music and a drink it was time to retire for the night and when we left at 11:15 it was raining so we called for a lift back to accommodation while waiting under the awning... More 

23 Thank Sean W
Cork, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Good atmosphere Would go back just to watch publican ,has all the grace of a blind bull in a china shop Young barman friendly and helpful

Thank MG C
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Went to griffins bar for drinks after an enjoyable day surfing. I have never come across such rude and ignorant staff as I have in griffins bar. From the moment we entered the pub the bar man was unfriendly and we were greeted with a grunt and a question as to why we were in the pub. We stayed for... More 

4 Thank niallfrancis
newry co down n ireland
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76 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2016

We called for Lunch and the food,atmosphere,and staff were very good. The service was excellent and the beer perfect.Great place to eat.

Thank jackie m
Amersham, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 August 2016

Had a drink here and listened to Irish music. There was an ice atmosphere.As we were in Ireland wanted to have a drink of Guinness and experience Irish music.

Thank slater1951
Clifden, Ireland
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016

I frequent this day everyday that I am working in Clifden, The Lunch menu is lovely and the Irish breakfasts are the best value in Clifden. 2 large sausages, 2 rashers, lovely soft eggs, hash brown, beans in a pot (which means the rest of my breakfast doesnt get polluted, lol), delicious black and white pudding and a fried tomato.... More 

Thank WildWestRita
County Meath, Ireland
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

We were expecting a warm welcome and a friendly atmosphere after reading other reviews unfortunately we were very disappointed. We arrived about 6.30 and the lounge was empty, the place was dark, the table was dirty and it felt grimy. The bar staff were unfriendly and unattentive.

7 Thank fredab230
Greater Cincinnati
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

We arrived into Clifden the evening of the last round of the British Open. They were the only pub to show the golf, all the other pubs were only showing the Irish football matches.

Thank AnneDoddySchultz
Peachtree City, Georgia
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 July 2016 via mobile

Our guide recommended this place for lunch and we're glad he did. Typical pub food, but prepared from fresh ingredients made each of our meals delicious. Stop here when in the area.

Thank Tom S

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Restaurant Details

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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?