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Crane Bar

2 Sea Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 587 419
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Old neighborhood classic pub, rude tourists not tolerated

All the talented neighbors stop by till late for a great traditional music scene. Sadly, a local... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Michael R
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Austin, Texas
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Cash only, good music, local feel

The area where the musicians perform is small so show up a little early. The audience was made up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
TotalOfFive
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chicago
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2 Sea Road, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 587 419
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

All the talented neighbors stop by till late for a great traditional music scene. Sadly, a local passed just prior up when we were there, but they had a wonderful send off.

Thank Michael R
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The area where the musicians perform is small so show up a little early. The audience was made up of both tourists and locals. The music the night we attended wasn't trad Irish music exactly - it was more of a contemporary/trad mix. It was...More

Thank TotalOfFive
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Reviewed 3 June 2018

Well-known for it's music, we spent our time there during the day, so we didn't get to experience it. However, we enjoyed the quieter pace. It was recommended to us by a friend who used to live in the city, and it didn't disappoint.

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Reviewed 15 May 2018

Lovely little Irish bar, great place to people watch and have a nice pint of the black stuff. Live music daily.

Thank Peter R
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Reviewed 11 May 2018

Traditional music post 9pm in upstairs bar. Get there early to queue a seat when door opens at 9pm. Crowded - but then that adds to atmosphere. Not too refined but then this is a bar after all.

3  Thank yanhLondon_England
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Reviewed 9 May 2018 via mobile

Overall an excellent bar with a good beer selection. Also had authentic Irish music playing after 9pm which was really excellent.

Thank David M
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Reviewed 7 May 2018

A glorious mixture on a bank holiday Monday night. Easily the best pint of Guinness I've had on this visit, my last day. Keeping the best for last. Irish traditional music from 2 uilleann pipes, 2 flutes and a banjo made for a great night's...More

Thank Matt C
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

When we first entered the bar it was empty and felt like we were in the wrong place until the bartender directed us upstairs for the music. We got there right as the musicians started to play. I was told that it was two professional...More

1  Thank covalentblond
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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Did not get a good vibe from the start. Ordered drinks (8 of us). Got there early for good seats. Musicians started coming in we were seated at a table over from reserve table. Had 2 professional musicians with us. Was told about the session...More

Thank cherylhurley2016
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Reviewed 21 March 2018

This place is packed to the rafters with music lovers on the weekend. Talented musicians pass through here. Storytellers, too.

Thank Default270320189
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Response from Laura E | Reviewed this property |
I think it varies and it's mostly in the evening but they have a pretty good website with their music lineup so I'd check there
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