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Griffin's Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21370
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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 

8 Thank ginger2011
Tuckasegee, North Carolina
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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 

Thank Mickeyuk1
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
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.

1 Thank Oliver W
North Richland Hills, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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!

1 Thank CarolAnn1956
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 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.

Thank Andy T
Ontario, Canada
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28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 May 2016 via mobile

We went to Griffin's Bar on two separate occasions. The first night there was a family band playing and they were incredible. On the second night, the booked band didn't show up, so a local took a guitar off the wall and started singing. Talk about a true treat! The bartender was great and highly personable...the owner was a bit... More 

1 Thank Erin045
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Listening to Robert Earl Keen outside this great pub in downtown Cliften, Ireland. Lovely evening, great music and Dan Kelly's Cider. Going to toast the great Guy Clark later this evening with David Griffen, the proprietor of this grand establishment and listen to Hernon family and traditional Irish music.

1 Thank pam b
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

Great Irish Music with Carey Family. A real Irish Pub with a lot of choices beers and whisky. Very good moment

1 Thank Nicolas S
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

We visited this bar Saturday night with a hen party. There was trad band playing in the front bar and a dj playing out d back bar which was great for all age groups. The DJ was amazing played all our requests and made us feel very welcome. A great night was had by all. The music from the disco... More 

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Rochdale, United Kingdom
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116 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 May 2016

Popped in here one lunchtime - a bit quiet and so not much atmosphere, but that probably changes next month. Pleasant staff and excellent seafood chowder to go with the guiness.

Thank majdw

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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, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, 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
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?