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The Shamrock Irish Bar

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Address: Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
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+351 289 501 235
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The Shamrock Irish Bar is situated in the lively centre of Albufeira's Old...

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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Found it by chance should have someone outside as it upstairs.Great place with games room pool etc we went 4 times in one week seen three different singers.First guy Declan good... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
watabotyee
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Found it by chance should have someone outside as it upstairs.Great place with games room pool etc we went 4 times in one week seen three different singers.First guy Declan good singer played to the crowd second was Scottish guy guitar/singer did songs by the pogues sounded bit like Rod Stewart good to listen too.Third guy was Danny from Befast... More 

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Thank watabotyee
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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

We came here twice on our holiday, we saw Declan Ryan the one evening who was really good and sang a good variety of songs. Avoid Danny Maverick if you don't want to see a lazy singer who was not interested in singing requests he didn't like. Other than that the staff were extremely friendly and the atmosphere in the... More 

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Boston, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Visited this bar as we used to know a previous owner and wanted to see how things had changed. The bar lacks any real atmosphere but is ok if you want a Guinness. The big problem is the appalling toilets which are along a nearby corridor. No locks on cubicles both toilets not flushed and badly soiled roller towel broken... More 

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1 Thank Flint1945
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Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

What a place owner is top notch arrived early 9 pm football was on but at 10 singer came on brilliant stevie that's me wee bit tipsy lol but great night be back Friday EVERYONE COME FRIDAY not disappointed

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Thank harthillmc
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

Hello Stevie, everyone enjoyed your antics and Declan Ryan, our singer was in stitches! I think that you actually made our night and certainly we will remember you😜 As both myself and the staff said, we would welcome your good humour back anytime and hope to see you soon in the bar. If I reviewed you...it would be 5 stars... More 

Leeds
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

We visited the Shamrock in March and absolutely loved the place. Everyone was so welcoming and the staff are great. There is live music on and they also show all the sports games on the big screen TV. We had the Cheltenham festival shown everyday and the football on a night. The atmosphere is great in this bar and everyone... More 

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Thank GoreyAlan
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

..and I would return the same sentiment to you...we couldn't ask for more...loyal friendly happy customers who make our job easy and worthwhile. All the staff work hard on Paddys Day from 11am until late. I know I certainly run on adrenalin that day! The entertainers all make great craic and thank you for joining us and I am very... More 

Letterkenny, Ireland
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Reviewed 29 March 2017 via mobile

Been here many times and I look forward to coming back many more. Vicky and Ricardo make everyone welcome, Live music everynight.

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Thank Padmcg
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

That's such a nice review. Thank you for coming to see us again. Looking forward to a busy season and let us know when you are next visiting Albufeira. More 

Monaghan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Visited a few times on my trip to albufeira and it was a typical irish bar 🍀 staff where very friendly and would chat away to each of us.

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

Morning Claire, thank you for the great review complementing all the staff. Ricardo has been with the bar for a long time and when he first arrived we knew he was going to be a great asset:). Andre arrived this year and has made such a good impression. Chris is part of the fixture and fittings and always has a... More 

Albufeira, Portugal
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Reviewed 12 November 2016

Certainly is one of the best and friendliest bars in Albufeira. Vicki and her staff do a great job and the entertainment is always a winner.

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Thank D J
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

I am so happy with your review, so thank you. We are like a small family and hope that we get things right including our entertainment. This year we hope to have guest singers as well as our regular singers. Let us know if you will be calling to see us in 2017:) Vicky More 

Cavan, Ireland
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

the bar has a new games room since our last visit danny from Belfast was singing the nite we were there hes great craic involving the crowd with a bit of banter

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Thank stephen19689
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

The games room has given us a great space especially as we have no need to place the table top on the pool table! Perhaps as a regular customer you might remember that?! Danny is popular and has a great crowd following him who love his banter and we love the craic that he makes in The Shamrock. Thank you... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

The one thing you notice about reading the Tripadvisor reviews about The Shamrock Irish pub is that the majority of reviews are 5 which is Tripadvisors highest rating and there is a good reason for this as this is without a doubt one of the best pub's in Albufeira. Housed on the 2nd floor of a commercial building with great... More 

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Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this review

Hello Neil, what can I say? An amazing review and the staff appreciate it when they get a mention:). Ricardo has been with us from the start and is great at seating the customers on busy nights. Andre is calm, polite and a very good bar man. Chris, a Dub full of wit and chat keeps the banter going and... More 

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