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The Reel Inn

Closed Now: 12:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Traditional Irish music nightly! Always a great local and out of town folks! You are immediately... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Cherry Hill, New Jersey
Charming and authentic

Popped in for a quick drink. Nice Irish bar. Did not have time to stay for music but bar felt real... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
London, United Kingdom
via mobile
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  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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The Reel Inn is Donegals No.1 venue for live Irish Traditional Music. A family run business providing live Irish music and entertainment 7 nights a week.
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Hours Today: 12:00 - 23:00
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Bridge Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 87 933 8456
Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 19 February 2012

Finding this place was like finding a bottle of Perrier after 2 days without water - refreshing, delicious, welcome, good for the body and soul, and you want more straight away. When proprietors John and Denise say that all are welcome, they mean it. Although...More

6  Thank WillyRuby
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 25 February 2018

My wife and i went in to listen to some traditional Irish music on Sat night which was brilliant . However we were not impressed with the chants by two women from Downpatrick and others of UP THE IRA towards the end.

7  Thank tomB843IB
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Traditional Irish music nightly! Always a great local and out of town folks! You are immediately made to feel at home and to participate!

Thank Bettyvan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick drink. Nice Irish bar. Did not have time to stay for music but bar felt real and authentic . Would have liked to spend an evening there. Interesting wall of photos and memorabilia

Thank PennyMat
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in Donegal 3 nights and went to the Reel Inn each night, great music. An audience that appreciated the music made it 3 great nights. Each night we ate at the Harbour but made sure we were seated in the Reel by 8:30. Thanks...More

1  Thank John S
Reviewed 13 October 2018

This is a very entertaining bar. It feels like a real throw-back. The owner plays the accordian and the music is wonderful. Lots of sing-a-longs and laughter!

Thank Patty J
Reviewed 8 October 2018

This pub was walking distance from our B&B and was recommended by our host for music. The musicians are in the back room and there are chairs there if you are early. We were lucky to find stools in the main bar area and could...More

Thank visitor08Vancouver
Reviewed 5 October 2018 via mobile

Called in mid week for some delicious Guinness! Sharon really looked after us. This is a proper pub and they offer traditional music every night! First night we were there you couldn’t get a seat so get down early! You will be well looked after!

Thank Lisa M
Reviewed 2 October 2018

Great sing along singing loads of Irish song meet loads of good people meet Joe a good coach driver...

Thank Mario13158
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

Went after dinner while in Donegal town to listen to traditional music. Fabulous music, great atmosphere plenty of seats. Good drinks. Offer music every night

Thank Cali-Em
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile

I'm a local, home on holidays, and had somehow never visited this pub before. It was an amazing night, great pints, great atmosphere, brilliant musicians, I would thoroughly recommend it!

Thank edelparam
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Went here on my own on a Fri night. Great mix of locals & tourists, music & overall friendly vibe. Really enjoyed it! And the service & drink prices were great too!

Thank Jno100
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Shauna B
1 August 2018|
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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
Live music every night, great atmosphere
12 October 2017|
Response from Jgray0615 | Reviewed this property |
I don’t understand your question .
26 May 2016|
Response from Angelo G | Reviewed this property |
Hi Warrus, sorry for the delay in answering your query I just called the Reel Inn and they told me they will most definitely be open on New Year's Day. Their phone number is +353 87 411 9994