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Crane Bar

2 Sea Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 587 419
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Real Irish Pub

A real Irish pub with Irish musicians who likes to jam together. It was a perfect date in Galway... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Marianne M
via mobile
Good Place to See Traditional Music in Galway

A great place to see traditional music in Galway. The playing was great and the atmosphere was... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Cambridge, MA
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  • Very good25%
  • Average4%
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2 Sea Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 587 419
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A real Irish pub with Irish musicians who likes to jam together. It was a perfect date in Galway! Really chill place :)

Thank Marianne M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place to see traditional music in Galway. The playing was great and the atmosphere was good, what more could you want?

1  Thank mrbiskit
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Unbelievable music. It started pretty late, around 10 p.m. the whiskey and beer selections were great. The best thing is the ambiance and music. A must stop if you get to Galway

1  Thank tommyboyks
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Called into this pub Saturday afternoon after strolling through the markets. Lovely old pub, a few people sitting around. Got into a conversation with an elderly lady who visits here after her volunteer work nearby. Asked about the music that was advertised in a brochure....More

1  Thank Diane D
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We ended up here because a very drunk old man sitting at a pub told us about it, and we took his word on it. Glad we did! We wanted to see a "Trad session" at one of the pubs and apparently this was the...More

1  Thank kmg01
Reviewed 7 June 2017

We came here after dinner for the music downstairs. There was a session of about 8 musicians and they were fantastic. The main guy, who managed a couple of times to completely hush the very lively pub so his solo singing could be heard, is...More

1  Thank ppw
Reviewed 4 June 2017 via mobile

Very disappointing bar. Peopled by pissed locals who try to open their eyes and act Irishly as the tourists come in. The tourists mostly come in through the front door and go out through the back door. One or two have a quick soft drink....More

1  Thank FrankMcLynn
Reviewed 31 May 2017 via mobile

As avid fans of the Jack Taylor TV series based in Galway, we kept meaning to visit The Crane Bar - Jack Taylor's local haunt. This time we did. With music every night starting at 10 there is something for everyone. Low key single musicians...More

1  Thank CheshireDancingqueen
Reviewed 25 May 2017

This pub has great music most nights and it is very cheap. The music is authentic and it is the most real Irish experience you will get.

1  Thank selenita239
Reviewed 17 May 2017 via mobile

We went there because it was recommended by the hotel and TripAdvisor one day in Galway. The music did not start tii about 10 pm so we did not get to listen much as our bus was leaving early the next morning. But it was...More

1  Thank vasile123
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30 August 2016|
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