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Crane Bar

2 Sea Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 587 419
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Fantastic experience

We were 3 couples that made it to the Crane on our second night. We stopped short on our first... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Halifax, Canada
via mobile
Rip off

£15.60 for 2 drinks and a lack of friendliness or atmosphere. Disappointed as reviews promised so... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Glasgow, United Kingdom
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  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
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“trad music” (20 reviews)
“great music” (22 reviews)
2 Sea Road, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 587 419
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were 3 couples that made it to the Crane on our second night. We stopped short on our first night. I think everyone wishes we would have made it both nights. I read 2 recent reviews with much laughter. If you can find fault...More

Thank Halifaxvoyager
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

£15.60 for 2 drinks and a lack of friendliness or atmosphere. Disappointed as reviews promised so much more. Would not recommend going out of your way to find.

Thank JoanneB861102
Reviewed 5 days ago

We sought out the Crane Bar based on recommendations from several locals who said we should go here instead of Monroe's (on the same side of town). It was certainly worth the pretty walk across the river Corrib. The bar was nice, make sure to...More

Thank Victoria K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Crane Bar is a nice pub with good beer and traditional irish music, but they cheated me, asking for a pint and half a pint of beer 17 €. It was a shameful behaviour, because it was evident that we were tourists and the bartender...More

Thank Silverwave56
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We chose Ireland for our honeymoon. When my husband (whose last name is Crane) and I first met, he told me if he ever made it to Ireland he HAD to visit The Crane Bar in Galway. 2 years later we were listening to Trad...More

Thank SuzeAnneRae
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy to find, just cross the bridge near Jury's hotel, turn right and it is on Sea street. A small old pub that hasn't changed much over the years. Sessions upstairs start at 10.00 ish with doors opening at 9.30pm. Get a seat early if...More

Thank Oscar1812
Reviewed 31 July 2017

The Crane Bar is the place to go in Galway to hear traditional Irish music. They have a trad session every night of the week. There is something organic and deeply spiritual about this music, If you're a lover of roots music, you need to...More

Thank ScottfromSoCo
Reviewed 24 July 2017 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 9 July 2017

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 1 July 2017

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
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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