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Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law 2 Pearse Street, Athlone N37 R5V9, Ireland
+353 90 642 3753
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good23%
  • Average7%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible4%
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“burger” (23 reviews)
“wings” (5 reviews)
Open Now
10:30 am - 8:30 pm Hours
Cajun & Creole, Irish, Bar, Pub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
Murphy's Law 2 Pearse Street, Athlone N37 R5V9, Ireland
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Tried out the food here after looking through your pictures on trip advisor and i have to say they didn’t disappoint what so ever. From starters tru to main course and on to desserts it was A1 and we weren’t robbed. The kids were happy...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank 273gary
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We went to Murphy’s Bar on two occasions while staying in Athlone based on a recommendation from the front desk clerk at the Sheraton. On our first night in Athlone we walked over for a late night dinner. I had the gyro and it was...More

Date of visit: October 2018
1  Thank KTRWAnderson
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Murphys is a modern bar with very friendly and attentive bar staff.They engaged in conversation and made us very welcome.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank moorecaroline07
Reviewed 10 November 2018 via mobile

We looked online and saw good reviews for Murphy's Law but we were both disappointed with our meals. The starters were amazing but the mains and dessert were a big let down. The burgers tasted very processed, the chips and onion rings were lovely though....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank NinaH387
Reviewed 5 November 2018 via mobile

Murphy's law is an amazing establishment.. the new premises is bigger and the new menu is fab.. It's really hard to choose from all the delicious dishes. The staff are all so friendly and efficient and they cater so well for families as well as...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank ruthiechad
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Lovely atmosphere and staff so friendly. The food was ok. I got the burger and found it a bit too greasy for my liking but not to worry. It also has a lovely family atmosphere.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank jvee1987
Reviewed 25 September 2018

My husband had a creamy chicken on puff pastry, which was fine, I made the mistake of ordering the fish and chips. Greasy and thick batter, almost no fish and what there was, was dry and tasteless. Not a good experience.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank 8joan
Reviewed 20 September 2018 via mobile

We stopped here for lunch with a group traveling through Ireland. The beef and Guinness stew was the best of all the ones we tried, and that’s saying a lot. The restaurant was clean and is mostly frequented by locals. It’s not much to look...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank PollyH756
Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

We were in athlone for the night and tried out this place. The main course was so nice. I had the steak on a stone special which was delish. I got soup to start wich was cold and was changed straight away. My partners nachos...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank louisek415
Reviewed 10 September 2018

Recently visited the bar and had two drinks prior to ordering food. At 8.30 pm I asked for a menu and the waiter spoke to a guy behind the bar. I was then informed that last orders were 8.30 pm and I could not place...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank frevagh12
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 17
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
10:30 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Murphy's Law 2 Pearse Street, Athlone N37 R5V9, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Westmeath  >  Athlone
  • Phone Number: +353 90 642 3753
  • E-mail
Murphy's Law is a family run traditional Irish Bar with live music & a large open-air beer garden. We serve food 7 days a week from 10am & cater for parties. We also specialise in food challenges. Above Murphy's Law, we have a Bed & Breakfast with all rooms en suite & offer very competitive rates. Murphy's Law is situated right in the heart of Athlone with most amenities on your door step.
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