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The Swagman

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££ - £££
Irish, Bar, Pub
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No 5 Wine Street, Sligo 0000, Ireland
+353 71 914 2280
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5 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I feel compelled to write this after my experience this afternoon. I normally don't complain but this was terrible. The staff need training. If you are not a personal friend of the staff you are wasting your time here. To get served here is like winning the lotto. The staff only became alerted when the in house music stopped. I... More 

Thank JohnPDonegal
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Called into The Swagman for lunch and a few drinks. Got a great welcome from staff and owner. Food was good, stout was good and the craic good!! Decided to go back that evening after chatting with the owner. He said the previous night they had a late licence so tonight would be quieter and earlier but his wee band... More 

Thank Jimmyy54
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an excellent bar with great drinks and craft beers. Food is top class and generous portions. Staff very friendly and good live music at the weekends.

Thank DublinLittleman
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 October 2016 via mobile

Lovely pub in the heart of the town Friendly and attentive staff Plenty of choice for alcoholic beverages The bar's own beer is one to try, lovely Food was lovely too

Thank Sharon R
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57 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016 via mobile

We were there to see the best Pearl Jam tribute in Ireland. Olace was hopping on a Thirsday night. Great atmosphere, wonderful bar staff. Had a blast. Will certainly be back.

Thank Enda W
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

Currently in Sligo on my holidays and popped in to the swagman today for a couple of pints, what a great pub, lots of choice of beers and larger but the main thing I noticed was what a warm welcome I recieved and how friendly and polite the staff were, also well priced. Will definitely return

Thank Daveydoc66
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Great service. Recommend local beer Shtuff. Food was really good as well. Typical Irish pub. They play the footbal games and music was good as well

Thank Felipe M
Kristiansand, Norway
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11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

Lovely pub ,great staff have there own cider from down under red back worth a try,outside beer garden for the smokers or if u just like a cold one in the sun

Thank gavino451
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We came across this gem while walking to the ATM. The music pumping out of the large smoking area enticed us in the door. The Guinness was excellent and we decided to spend the whole night here. The outdoor area had plenty of seating and room to dance. The inside bar was very busy with locals enjoying a Thursday night.... More 

Thank Ronan H
Stony Plain, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Not unlike a fellow reviewer, we were steered to this venue by another pub after we indicated a desire to try local (Irish) beer. ...the local beer(s) and cider(s) were plentiful and tasty... The menu offerings (we were repeat customers during our stay in Sligo) satisfied hungry travelers without reservation. Multiple visits required to enable sampling of even a portion... More 

Thank lostcoo

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$11
Irish, Bar, Pub
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Cheap Eats, Groups, Child-friendly
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: No 5 Wine Street, Sligo 0000, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Sligo  >  Sligo
  • Phone Number: +353 71 914 2280
Great Vibe, Exellent Value, Brilliant Food.Home made food and great service just like it used to be.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?