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Pubs

This is a list of pubs and wine-bars in Galway which are open now.


See pubs in Galway which were open for a list of places that were open previously,
or Galway pub re-openings after Covid-19 for detail about re-opening dates and conditions.

See off-licences in Galway for a list of specialist beer and wine shops.


1520 in Quay Street

A busy bar / restaurant, with a recently-introduced tapas menu.  Previously the bar of the Spanish Arch hotel.






An Púcán in Forster Street

A bustling bar/restaurant, with perhaps the biggest beer-garden in Galway.

Aras na nGael in Dominick Street

A small specialist bar, Irish-speaking preferred but not essential.





Barr an Chaladh in Woodquay

A small bar with a big following, especially among students.  Regular live music.




Outdoor "dining", June 2021






Bierhaus in Henry  Street

Galway's original craft-beer pub, with spacious seating, and an arty The West feel


 






The Blue Note - William Street West

Known by some as "The Boozer", this is perhaps the soundest pub in Galway, with a hatch for takeaway craft beer sales, and a great look.








Brasserie On The Corner

A classy bar and adjoining restaurant, part of the Front Door family. 





Blakes Bar, Mary Street side - July 2021





Buddha Bar in Mary Street 

The casual bar end of the Asian Tea Hose - but serving food in their own right.




June 2021, outdoor dining and cocktails in The Buddha Bar




Bunch of Grapes in High Street

One of Galway city centre' classic pubs:  next door to the Front Door, but stoically independent.  And they serve pints to diners in High Cafe.

Bunch of Grapes pub-front, July 2021








Busker Browne's Bar and Kirby's Restaurant in Cross St

A big bar and restaurant, in a building with lots of history - it's been a convent among other things.











Caribou in Woodquay

A 21st century pub, with an interesting range of beers and (sometimes at least) gourmet quality food at burger-restaurant prices.  Board games were available before Covid-times, not sure if htey've come back yet. 







Carrolls / The Crust Bucket on Dominick Street

Previously McAlindens, and temprarily Jimmy Fahy's while a new sign gets made, this pub is famous for the bus in the backyard, and the pizza restaurant in the bus.








The Cellar Bar in Eglinton Street

A reliable bar/restaurant, with a history of open-mic nights and alternative music gigs.  And yes, they have a downstairs area.




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Cookes Thatch Bar in Newcastle Rd 

A traditional old-man / small town pub - finely balanced in between the university, the city and the west side of Galway city.   One part of the building has a thatched roof, even.









Coyotes / The Stock Exchange - in Shop Street

Upstairs, part bar, part nightclub.  Bright coloured lighting completes the look.  Drinking in the laneway was strictly post-Covid, and everyone's back in side now/





Coyotes Galway, outdoor "dining" in Churchyard Lane, June 2021.








The Crane in Sea Rd 

The unassuming the but world-famous home of Irish music in Galway's The West



Summer 2021 outdoor dining area in The Small Crane





Crowes in Bohermore

A large suburban family bar, on the edge of the city centre.  Great beer garden.   Recently refurbished and painted black, so hard to photograph.









The Dáil Bar and Liquor Lounge in Cross / Middle Street

Another member of the Front Door family, this is a bar downstairs and restaurant upstairs and a well-dressed look about the place.









D'Arcys in Forster Street 

Closest pub to the Galway Railway Station, in teh buidling which was Foxes for many years. 





The Dew Drop Inn in Mainguard Street 

Incorporating An Tobar, this was a family-owned put for many years, and is now part of the Galway Bay Brewery group.










Fibber McGees in Eyre Square

A student pub at it's finest.   No outdoor area, very popular with people who hare just old enough to drink in a pub.











Freeneys on High Street

One of the few family owed, old-style pubs left in Galway's main street, this pub incorporates a fishing supplies shop.










Garavan's in William Street

The first pub you come to as you walk towards Shop Street, Garvans in an excellent whiskey pub, a warm and welcoming spot for locals and visitors alike, and has great life music.


Harry's in Bohermore

For a long time a small neighbourhood bar, Harrys is thoroughly refurbished, with a reputation for serving excellent food.








Hughes Bar in Woodquay

One of the few family owned pubs left in Woodquay - with a very well positioned back door.


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The Front Door, Sonny Molloys and Tigh Nora

One of Galway's super-pubs, as well as an excellent restaurant, the Front Door runs between High and Cross Streets, and has three different identities









Galway Arms

Next door to the main Garda (police) station, this is a very calm bar, restaurant and hotel.










Hole in the Wall in Eyre Street / PJ Fahy and Son

Is this the most aptly-named bar in Galway?  It's certainly a great example of a small pub which has grown organically to take in the surrounding buildings.









Hyde Gin Bar in Forster Street

Classy, and close to the coach station, Hyde is a great meeting place.








John Keogh's in Dominick Street

A gastro-pub for Galway' West end.






Kennedys Bar in Eyre Square 

An un-pretentious old-man pub at the very top of Eyre Square.


Short-lived reopening in July


Official re-opening in September 2020


The smoking area at Kennedy's has been turned into an "outdoor dining" space.






Jury's Inn

There's a public bar in Jurys.  And a beer garden that catches the afternoon sun with views over the River Corrib.






Killorans in Salthill 

One of a pair of traditional pubs left on the Salthill seafront, Killorans offers a warm welcome, and a wonderful spacious back room with a woodburner.






The Kings Head in High St

This bar and restaurant has the best ever story about how it got it' name - and every tourist who comes to town hears about it.







Lonergans Atlantic Bar in Salthill

The other hald of the Killorans-pair.





Massimo in William St West

Once a gastro-pub, just before Covid Massimo rented out their kitchen, and concentrated on being a bar.  Now back to focussing on the pub-trade.







McGettigans on Prospect Hill

A classic Oirish tourist and sports bar, just off Eyre Square.





McGinns Hop House

Previously The Stage Door, this well refurbished building in now home to McGinn's - with the owners name being on the door.   Great pizza, and beer.






McSwiggans in Woodquay 

Still a classic Galway restaurant and bar, with a menu that is safe for anyone.





Merchant's Bar - in Eyre Square Hotel, Forster Street

Not remarkably soul-fill, this is the house-bar of the unimaginatively named Eyre Square Hotel.






Monroes in Dominick Street

Selling takeaway pints along with meals, and are also running a dial-a-pint van service, from mid-May.  
Reopening for in-bar food and drink from Monday 20 July 2020.  Closed from Wednesday 8 October.
Re-opening from Friday December 4th - 24 December.

Re-opened for takeaway food and drinks from 29 April 2021.   Dial-a-pint van service also resumed.











Murty Rabbits in Forster St 

Reopened at 5pm on Monday 29 June.
Regular hours from 1 July will be 2pm until the last booking at 9:30pm (so 11pm  closing).
Bookings are required:  email reservationsMurtyRabbitts@gmail.com or call 086 180 6348

From 3 October,  opening the Garden only from 3pn.  
Open from 4-24 December.   Bookings by phone on 091 566490 only.



Nova in Sea Rd

A very cheerful bar in the West End






O'Connells in Eyre Square 

One of the most historic pub-premises in Galway, with a fantastic beer garden experience.

O'Connells Bar, Eyre Square, July 2020.

O'Connells,  December 2021




O'Connors in Salthill 

A character-filled, traditional bar in the middel of Salthill village.












The Office in Salthill

Re-opened for takeaway drinks, from early May 2021.






The Ol' 55 / Tigh Mossy on Prospect Hill 

No one says it better than the review someone left on Google Maps:  "An old-man pub for young people".









The Oslo in Salthill

Brewery in the back?  Large warehouse style pub in the front.   But they make great beer.







O'Reillys Bar and Kitchen in Salthill 

Historically O'Reillys.   Lohans for a good few years.   Now back to being O'Reillys, these days complete with a rooftop bar.
 

July / August 2020.




Sheridan's Winebar in Churchstreet

Galway's longest-loved wine-bar ... read more




Tonery's on Bohermore 

Large bar, popular with locals.



Trieste Winebar in Buttermilk Walk

Opened in early 2020, this is the brave winebar that could ... read more.






The Western in Prospect Hill

A smaller bar, with a strong following - underneath one of the nicer non-corporate hotels in Galway.






The Quays in Quay Street

Small on the outside, mega-pub on the inside.   







Richardson's in Prospect Hill 

Does being at number 1 Eyre Square make this the first pub in Galway?   Or the first one you will walk past? 








The Salt House in Raven's Tce 

One site  - lots of names.   Great view over the canal, nevertheless.






PJ Flaherty's in Lower Salthill 

A country pub in the suburbs.





R M McCabes in Salthill 

Lots of people have opened here with gastro-pub intentions, and rapidly gone back to being a pub that does food.   Nice food.




McCabes February 2022







Roisin Dubh - bar and live music venue in Dominick Street

The city's most famous live music venue, with a pronounceable Irish-language name which means Black Rose.








Sally Longs in Upper Abbeygate Street

The traditional biker pub, but calmer now than it wad a few years ago







Seven Bar in Bridge Street

Another of Galway's super-pubs, this bar and restaurant is a busy daytime food spot and night time music and dance spot at the same time. 







The Sliding Rock in Newcastle Rd

Named after a famous spot around the corner in Shantalla, and still called The River Inn by many.







The Skeffington Arms ("The Skef")

Unofficially the Australian embassy, this looks like a classic, but has distinct super-pub leanings, with DNA nightclub in the alley behind the main building. 






Taaffes in High St 

A very traditional pub in the middle of the Latin Quarter.









Taylor's Bar in Dominick Street 

After a few years as a "gentleman's club" Taylor's is back to beomg a traditional pub with a fabulous beer garden.


Taylors Bar Galway, outdoor dining June 2021



The Lane Wine and Cheese - Kirwan's Lane

Wayyy classier than the average pub!    ... read more






Thirteen on the Green ( previously called Garveys Inn) - in Eyre Square 

Renamed after the first Covid lockdown, Thirteen is a very handy meeting place.


Workermen installing new signs saying 13-on-the-green in Garvey's Inn hotel in Eyre Square, Galway







Tigh Neachtain in Cross/ Quay Street

A favourite spot for Galway's artistic community

Neachtin's dressed-up for the Cuírt Literature Festival, 2022



Tigh Choili in Mainguard Street

The home of traditional music, with no TV anywhere in the pub, except perhaps a miniature one in the leprechauns' house.








Tom Sheridan's in Knocknacarra

 The only pub in all of Knocknacarra, this is a very popular sight in the midst of some well established housing estates.




Trappers Inn on the Tuam Road 

Country pub hospitality on the Fringe of Galway's industrial areas.







The Universal cocktail bar in William Street West 

After replacing the Old Forge, this is a spot of sophistication in the WestEnd.





Wards in Lower Salthill

Unassuming and suburban, This is a quiet oasis on the way to Salthill, and very popular with the locals.



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