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The Shamrock Irish Bar

Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
+351 960 066 585
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Lovely staff, relaxed and friendly

Chris was a lovely host, most pleasant man indeed. Myself and a few friends were welcomed by him... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Shannon Q
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Had a great couple of hours in here thought we would finish the night off with a short.We had 1 gin... read more

Reviewed May 14, 2018
Kitching27
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The Shamrock Irish Bar is situated in the lively centre of Albufeira's Old Town . We can be found upstairs on the first floor next to The Hotel California shopping centre. As the only Irish Bar on the main 'bar street' (Rua Candido Dos Reis) it is popular with tourists looking for a unique experience! Throughout the season we play a variety of music including traditional Irish. Come along and join in our live sessions. If you're a budding musician yourself, we welcome you to rock out on the guitar or perhaps the tin whistle! The bar has three large screen satellite televisions, showing all premier football matches, rugby golf and horse racing. Of course we show GAA, Irish games. Fully air-conditioned - Three large screen satellite TVs - Pool table - Free Wi-fi- and of course,- Live music. Opening hours are from 12 noon on Saturday and Sundays and weekdays, 2pm to 2am (doors to the shopping centre close at 12:00am) so make sure you get there early! We are a little tricky to find, so keep an eye out for our Shamrock bar flags flying above the popular 'bar street'. Cead mile failte!
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“great craic” (14 reviews)
“live music” (18 reviews)
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Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
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+351 960 066 585
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Chris was a lovely host, most pleasant man indeed. Myself and a few friends were welcomed by him who served is, we came know him as Chris, he’s was kind and full of useful information. Thank you to him for making us feel welcome.

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Reviewed May 14, 2018 via mobile

Had a great couple of hours in here thought we would finish the night off with a short.We had 1 gin tonic and 1 Tia Maria and coke it cost 16 euro dearest we paid all week very disopointed.

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Reviewed May 13, 2018 via mobile

By far the best bar I've been in, in a long time. I would 150% recommend the shamrock bar as somewhere you must go. Love all the staff and the entertainment is first class. I can't say in words how good the nightlife is in...More

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Reviewed April 24, 2018 via mobile

Lovely staff, drinks good (and cheap!), Damian is either smiling behind the bar, singing his heart out on stage for the appreciative dancing folk, or getting you up to join him if you have a little talent. Non-sectarian, this is a family pub with friendly...More

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Reviewed April 21, 2018 via mobile

Warm friendly welcome on arrival. Fabulous cooked breakfast with very good quality food. Sausages were amazing and lovely thick rashers of bacon. Great value for money.

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Reviewed April 19, 2018 via mobile

For a change in typical holiday spots, this turned out to be a good bar. It’s off the main pedestrian walkway but well worth seeking it out. The live music hit the right notes! Damien and his drummer played many favorites and didn’t try and...More

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Reviewed March 29, 2018

Delighted to find the new management is none other than Ricardo. Franks right hand man. Visited on his opening night although he was buzzing around trying to get everything ready he still had time to stop for a chat. Great drinks, great welcome, great staff....More

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Reviewed March 23, 2018 via mobile

Heard great reviews and wasn’t disappointed. Place was packed on St Patrick’s day and the rugby grand slam was on but barman ensured he got us seats straight away and brought drinks to our table. Had great craic with a gang of Canadians. An amazing...More

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Still offers the best pint of Guinness in the Algarve, and still has exceptional staff and even added new members. No trip to the argave is ever completed with a night with Danny Mavrick cracking me up.More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 10, 2017

How good to get such a rave review. Danny is surely one of my best entertainers and each season he brings the customers back just like you say-cracking you up! Myself and the staff and entertainers are all enjoying the Winter break but will return...More

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Reviewed October 10, 2017 via mobile

No visit into the wonderful Old Town would be complete without a visit to The Shamrock Pub . The pub is Fantastic,it's housed on the 2nd floor of a commercial building and the interior is awesome with a real pubby look to it with great...More

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded October 12, 2017

Such a fantastic review deserves a huge thank you from us! In the heat of the summer it's great to find ice cold beer that was obviously perfect for you. The match was really busy and everyone there makes a lot of noise and a...More

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Debbie M
June 4, 2018|
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Response from Y18181818Y | Property representative |
Dear Debbie, Thank you for contacting us. We do show all the GAA matches indeed! See you soon!
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Sinead B
November 29, 2017|
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Response from Victoria G | Property representative |
The Shamrock always opens officially for the biggest party of the year, St Patrick’s Day, March 17th. We will be open from then on including Easter. It’s a nice time of year and we look forward to seeing you in 2018.
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