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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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21 - 30 of 238 reviews

Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

I only popped in for an early evening pint, and sat outside in the lowering sun. Bar staff were chatty and friendly. Good selection of draught & bottled ales. Music started earlier than scheduled, 'because they were all there, so why not'! I didn't get...More

Thank 40wattbulb
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Great place for a pint while in Clifden. Popular with both locals and visitors. The bar staff were friendly and helpful. The bar has free wifi and plenty of seating. Right in the center of town it is well worth a visit.

Thank Frankie T
Reviewed 11 July 2017

Great selection of Food to suit all tastes, Appetites, and purses.All freshly made food Promt and friendly Service. Lovely atmosphere. Very popular with the locals and tourists alike. Weekend booking a table probably a must.

Thank Deirdre N
Reviewed 9 July 2017

Went to Griffin's Bar as part of a Hen party, a group of 30 girls. Having spoken to them earlier in the month we were told that they do not accept any Messing etc and that they ran a strict pub. This was plain to...More

Thank PartyGirldub
Reviewed 7 July 2017 via mobile

Wished i had read the reviews prior to visiting. My father and i were drawn in for the lively trad music. Great entertainment, but we were TOLD, not asked, to leave when we were unable to "keep up" with the continuous drinking that was expected...More

3  Thank beckyr12347
Reviewed 24 June 2017 via mobile

Lovely traditional Irish interior. Very friendly host. Top class Guinness.Had a lovely hour staring at the decorated walls.

Thank bobmsmart
Reviewed 13 June 2017 via mobile

I had a super night here for my sisters hen weekend. We had heard that groups are sometimes refused or thrown out for no reason, but we had no problems (and we're a lively group, though not messy). The dj played us literally everything we...More

1  Thank patsy_winters
Reviewed 5 June 2017 via mobile

After a brief encounter with Griffins, I looked up TripAdvisor to see if I'd just come on a bad day. Of the couple of hundred reviews, almost 30 were 'Terrible' so I read these reviews and every single one of them was accurate. The owner...More

13  Thank BWWWWW
Reviewed 3 June 2017

Our group had a great time at Griffin's and I would recommend adding it to your todo list if you visit Clifden.

Thank Bill M
Reviewed 3 June 2017 via mobile

We had opportunity to visit Griffin's Bar on a couple of occasions while in Clifden. The atmosphere was welcoming and friendly and the music provided opportunity to dance and sing along. There's a lovely upstairs area that serves as a beer garden/smoking area that shouldn't...More

Thank Eileen915
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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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