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Griffin's Bar

Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
+353 95 21370
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good27%
  • Average2%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible11%
Travellers talk about
“great music” (16 reviews)
“great pub” (15 reviews)
“front bar” (3 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Irish, Bar, Pub
$$ - $$$
Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Lots of great places to drink in Clifden but Griffins bar felt more of a local than something set up for tourists so a great atmosphere. Beer was great, boxing on a widescreen TV and a proper Irish music group on in the bar. There...More

Thank andy w
Reviewed 4 days ago

The back bar showed a variety of sports: we wanted to watch rugby, but golf was on. The guys in the bar were very friendly and accommodating- and the Guinness was wonderful!

Thank Christine S
Reviewed 1 week ago

Griffins distinguishes itself from an average Irish pub by presenting the best music in Clifden. As with most pubs the music may start up to 30 minutes later than advertised. The music is Irish folk and ballads. If you want Irish traditional (no singing) you...More

Thank Biltrish
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Griffin's is a great local pub in the center of Clifden that pours excellent Guinness and has traditional music most nights. We were there recently and saw a local group called the Slyne Heads who played traditional Irish music as well as taking requests. It's...More

Thank tacowolf
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Griffins is a traditional old Irish pub. A bit scruffy, not particularly clean, lovely friendly staff and a few regulars hanging around the bar. Perfect ! We were there for lunch. I had baked potatoes and they were delicious as they should be in Ireland....More

Thank andream0402
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Nice bar. Old fashioned benches. If only the music had started on time would have got the extra star.

Thank tcm2007
Reviewed 12 April 2017

They are so welcoming at Griffin's. Owner David and John the bar tender. Plus love hearing Peter Carey and is group sing traditional irish music in the small setting.

Thank Goldens4
Reviewed 11 April 2017

David Griffin along with Lisa Coohill were exceptional hosts that made us feel like family. We tried every seafood chowder from Galway to Lahinch & none surpassed theirs. The love music was exceptional, included the likes of Reckless Kelly, brother members of Mickey & the...More

Thank Dave T
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Went out for a night in Clifden. Tried to meet up with band playing in the Square that I knew personally and the local cycling club but the owner refused to let us meet our friends. Very disappointed.

2  Thank Kwcbmi
Reviewed 4 April 2017 via mobile

My experience here has solidified Griffin's Bar as a place to visit every time I come to Ireland. Many a troubadour has came through this pub and to shared their music. As a visiting American, I was surprised to hear how many of my heros...More

Thank Mark O
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Why are you so miserable have u small man syndrome
4 April 2017|
Response from welshboyo55 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you mr griffin
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Irish, Bar, Pub
After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Seating, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Main Street, Clifden, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Clifden
  • Phone Number: +353 95 21370
  • E-mail
Traditional Old Style Bar . Great Irish / Rock / Disco Music all through the week and a real local gem