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The Reel Inn

Opens in 24 min: 11:00 - 21:00
Open today: 11:00 - 21:00
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I'm a local, home on holidays, and had somehow never visited this pub before. It was an amazing... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
via mobile
Great atmosphere

Went here on my own on a Fri night. Great mix of locals & tourists, music & overall friendly vibe... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Calgary, Canada
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  • Very good17%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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The Reel Inn is Donegals No.1 venue for live Irish Traditional Music. A family run business providing live Irish music and entertainment 7 nights a week.
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Hours Today: 11:00 - 21:00
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Bridge Street, Donegal Town, Ireland
+353 86 251 2004
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm a local, home on holidays, and had somehow never visited this pub before. It was an amazing night, great pints, great atmosphere, brilliant musicians, I would thoroughly recommend it!

Thank edelparam
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Went here on my own on a Fri night. Great mix of locals & tourists, music & overall friendly vibe. Really enjoyed it! And the service & drink prices were great too!

Thank Jno100
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Called in for a few pints and was pleasantly surprised. There was quite a large crowd, mostly tourists, and some traditional Irish music being played. The atmosphere was very good, the bar staff friendly and the pints good.

Thank Gerry T
Reviewed 9 August 2018 via mobile

The staff were nice enough, the pub has a nice vibe. Not a great selection of local gins or cider. Bit packed.

Thank MCLovell
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The reel has music 7 nights a week, ask at the bar when Chris, Brian and Paul are playing they are brilliant. Get in around 8 to get a seat as the back room gets full very quickly, its an open mike so you can...More

Thank Hugh M
Reviewed 22 July 2018

The night we went, there was a band playing trad music. I understand that other nights, they have dancers as well! Get there early to get a good seat, because it becomes packed when the show starts. The only reason I would rate this 5...More

Thank Echonuker
Reviewed 26 June 2018 via mobile

Great crack great music and great banter in this little pub in Donegal it was the day after my sisters wedding so we had a session as you do in Ireland !!!the bands were fantastic and the management extremely nice

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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We stopped in here on our one night in Donegal to hear some traditional music and it ended up as one of the highlights of our trip! The music was great and it was wonderful to get to meet both locals and fellow travelers. Slainte!

Thank Erin H
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

Went in for a Pint Guinness and we left hours later after a night of great music and singing 🎤. Friendly atmosphere with good service and loads of cheer

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 23 June 2018 via mobile

On a recent trip to Donegal Town, my husband & I inquired where we could listen to traditional Irish music. Everyone recommended The Reel Inn & what an experience!!! The place was hopping & the music was fantastic! I recommend arriving early if you’d like...More

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Response from Jim C | Reviewed this property |
Live music every night, great atmosphere