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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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North Richland Hills, Texas
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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 29 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 26 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
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 

Thank kikimac1809
Rochdale, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 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
Bristol, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016 via mobile

This pub is perfect if you are looking for a real snug. Fire blazing and a very friendly welcome by the bar man. Spent the night chatting to the barman where he gaves us tips on things to see and do, and made some great whiskey/gin suggestions. Really made to feel at home. To top it all off the live... More 

Thank c2288
County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

We discovered this bar in our first night in Clifton and were guilty of neglecting the other local bars as we loved Griffins. The music each night was great and had something to suit everyone

Thank ThereisonlyoneSJH
Waterford, Ireland
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016

Consistency is the key here. Great value for money and a friendly staff that makes a return visit a must!

Thank 336vb123

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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, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, 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?