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The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant

High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 757
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  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average6%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“shepherds pie” (18 reviews)
“steak sandwich” (22 reviews)
“nachos” (19 reviews)
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Soups, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
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111 - 120 of 686 reviews

Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

My friends and I went on a Saturday night and stayed until closing. It was a great place to enjoy drinks and dance! The shooters were all very good and the service was prompt.

1  Thank Hayley S
Reviewed 5 April 2017

We came to Galway to enjoy the Gin fest. We went to the front door to par take in the Shake up your own Hendricks gin cocktails, from the experts. When we arrived we were told it was pre booking only, yet on the programmes...More

Thank Mike F
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dear Mike F, Thank you for your review on TripAdvisor, however we are surprised by your comments. Due to the demand for the event is was pre-booking only, this was clearly stated our social media in advance with an online booking system and discussed with...More

Reviewed 3 April 2017

This bar is always busy, the food really good, not too expensive compare with few places in Galway, really good bar food and really recommend this place.

1  Thank D H
Reviewed 2 April 2017

We really enjoyed this whiskey bar; the various different rooms are extremely cozy and quaint and made for a wonderful atmosphere.

1  Thank Kristin D
Reviewed 1 April 2017

Great pub, nice waitress. In my opinion was the best pizza that I've eaten in Galway. Big place, nice atmosphere.

1  Thank Öruch K
Reviewed 28 March 2017 via mobile

Popped into the Front door for an early dinner when passing through Galway. Service was very good, staff were really very obliging and nice. Had chicken wings to share for starters, was very tasty and good size portion, perfect for sharing. BBQ back ribs and...More

Thank st0401
FrontDoor, Manager at The Front Door Sonny's Bar and Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2017

Dear st0401, Thank you for your review and for all the positive aspects of your visit highlighted in your comments, they are always important to us and hopefully we will have you visit again soon. Our Steak Sandwich is one of the most popular dishes...More

Reviewed 23 March 2017

Although I understand that the meals here are very good, this has become an after dinner stop for us. The offer an excellent assortment of Irish Whiskies, along with all of the other bar standards, and there is usually a good local music act playing...More

1  Thank flyawayCT
Reviewed 21 March 2017

This place was super cool and surprising! You think you are just going into the small bar, but the farther you walk the more rooms and bars there are! It was a just a cool place! Loved all the rooms! And the food was really...More

1  Thank TravelAgentAmyZ
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Had meals here for 5 people Sat, 11th March. Food and service excellent. Catered for coeliac, thank goodness. Best food we had in Galway the whole weekend. Bar didn't have Dark Rum, though, only spiced golden. :(

2  Thank kindredspiritIreland
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Ended up here three nights (Thursday, Friday, Saturday) in a row with a group of friends. Good atmosphere, good tunes, friendly people and a great bartender, Mike, at the first floor bar made us feel at home each night. Place gets busy the later the...More

3  Thank teeterkeene
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7 May 2017|
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Response from Rachel S | Reviewed this property |
no you dont need to make a reservation and it depends whats going on in galway but I have never been left waiting :)
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
11:30 AM - 2:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: High Street | Cross Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 757
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