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The Shamrock Irish Bar

Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
+351 289 501 235
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Another great visit.

No visit into the wonderful Old Town would be complete without a visit to The Shamrock Pub . The... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Neil K
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
via mobile
Great night

Been coming to albuferia for a few years now this yr decided to pop in a give the shamrock a visit... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Damien R
via mobile
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The Shamrock Irish Bar is situated in the lively centre of Albufeira's Old Town . We can be found upstairs on the first floor next to The Hotel California shopping centre. As the only Irish Bar on the main 'bar street' (Rua Candido Dos Reis) it is popular with tourists looking for a unique experience! Throughout the season we play a variety of music including traditional Irish. Come along and join in our live sessions. If you're a budding musician yourself, we welcome you to rock out on the guitar or perhaps the tin whistle! The bar has three large screen satellite televisions, showing all premier football matches, rugby golf and horse racing. Of course we show GAA, Irish games. Fully air-conditioned - Three large screen satellite TVs - Pool table - Free Wi-fi- and of course,- Live music. Opening hours are from 12 noon on Saturday and Sundays and weekdays, 2pm to 2am (doors to the shopping centre close at 12:00am) so make sure you get there early! We are a little tricky to find, so keep an eye out for our Shamrock bar flags flying above the popular 'bar street'. Cead mile failte!
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“every night” (26 reviews)
“great craic” (13 reviews)
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Rua Candido dos Reis 12 | Centro Comercial California, Loja Z, Albufeira 8200-103, Portugal
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+351 289 501 235
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

No visit into the wonderful Old Town would be complete without a visit to The Shamrock Pub . The pub is Fantastic,it's housed on the 2nd floor of a commercial building and the interior is awesome with a real pubby look to it with great...More

Thank Neil K
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Such a fantastic review deserves a huge thank you from us! In the heat of the summer it's great to find ice cold beer that was obviously perfect for you. The match was really busy and everyone there makes a lot of noise and a...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Been coming to albuferia for a few years now this yr decided to pop in a give the shamrock a visit . Great friendly staff Kieran Mandy and the owner Vicky very welcoming. The entertainment was Danny maverick, singing all the Irish songs we love...More

Thank Damien R
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks a million! Danny never takes himself too seriously and says himself that 'it's just a bit of craic'! The old songs are the best and I'm pleased you loved them. Keep coming back! Maddie, Kieran and Vicky

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Staff so friendly Great live music with excellent audience interaction Good mix of folk that make the night memorable Very central Deffo worth a visitMore

Thank sarah-lynette
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

As you say we are central in the heart of the old town, Albufeira. Easy to find if you look for our Shamrock and Guinness flag flying above your head on bar street and then climb the few steps inside the California shopping centre. So...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Advertised to be showing Celtic match one Wednesday night the bar didn't open until 8pm and no match on 😩. One disappointed husband. Did however enjoy a night here with Declan Ryan entertainingMore

Thank Audreyrobertson77
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Oh dear! So sorry we were closed until 8pm but as we are a small bar run by myself, my daughter and Kieran, the logistics mean that very occasionally its necessary to change the opening hours. This is not a regular occurrence. We always leave...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here to watch the all Ireland football final. Great atmosphere. Plenty of seating and the screen was huge and sound good. Staff very friendly and helpful!More

Thank DolanA1
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

What a great game! We recently opened our games room to expand our seating on busy match day finals. Our Bose speakers and our massive screen certainly offer a good quality as you mention. Hope you got the result you wanted and if not perhaps...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Such a good night here with Declan Ryan singer xxx highly recommended for a great niight.. Friendly and welcoming xxxxMore

Thank Dawn F
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Declan is probably our most popular singer and boasts a blue tick beside his FB profile...(not quite sure what that means)! He sings three nights a week and fills the place with happy people! Thank you for joining us and hope you return many times....More

Reviewed 25 August 2017 via mobile

This is a great wee bar that's full of good crack, all the entertainers are great fun and loads of laughs. All bar staff are very welcoming and friendly and the drink is ice cold which is such a plus in Albufeira.

Thank Emma-mac21
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Soooo....important to have cold drinks in the heat of August, it leaves me melting! Glad that you enjoyed our great nights entertainment. Hope you will return soon. Vicky

Reviewed 22 August 2017 via mobile

great music and entertainment with lovely staff. drink was great value. would definitely recommend this bar 😊

Thank carsg g
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your recommendation and compliments about our lovely staff. Every night we have live music and the staff work hard to keep the drinks flowing. Hope you return again.

Reviewed 18 August 2017

Me and my friend traveled from Lisbon to Lagos and after that to Albufeira. We did that by car, so we have discovered a lot of different places and bars. Out of all these bars and clubs , the Shamrock in Albufeira became our favorite...More

Thank Moritz M
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

How lucky that you stumbled across our bar after travelling through Portugal. We are so pleased that we made you feel at home and the staff are really the secret to this hospitality. Hope you travel our way again. Vicky

Reviewed 1 August 2017 via mobile

The alcohol is reasonably priced and decent quality. The entertainment is good what more can I say - give it a goMore

Thank janep1
Victoria G, Owner at The Shamrock Irish Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your good review. We serve well known brands of alcohol and have a good reputation for our reasonable prices. Keep spreading the word about our we bar which many of you say is a hidden gem. Hope to see you again soon....More

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Sinead B
25 April 2017|
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Response from Victoria G | Property representative |
Hi Sinead, local beer is @€3 and it's a hot country so they definitely sell ice cream!
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marydollScotlandUk
10 March 2017|
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Response from Victoria G | Property representative |
Oura beach is a pretty area near a steep hill called 'cardiac hill'. You will be close to the 'strip'. Albufeira is a short 10 minute taxi ride away and the Shamrock Bar is just around the corner from 'fisherman's beach... More
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