All pubs in Ireland (except for Dublin) are able to open, under social distancing guidelines, from 21 September 2020.

Restaurants and cafés were allowed to open from 29 June 2020.  Some venues which are mainly pubs do also serve food, and opened around this date as restaurants - customers were required  to purchase a meal worth at least €9 and sittings are limited to 105 minutes. 

This list will be updated as more venues make announcements.

1520 in Quay Street

Re-opened on 29 June 2020
Book by phoning +353 91 56960 or emailing 

An Púcán in Forster Street

Re-opened on 29 June 2020

Barr an Chaladh in Woodquay

Re-opened on 20 July 2020.

Bierhaus in Henry  Street

Reopened on 3 July 2020.
Open from Wednesday to Sunday with sittings at 5pm and 8pm for tables of 4 to 6 people only. Booking on Facebook, with bierhausgalway on Instagram or email

The Blue Note

Re-opened on Friday 4 September,  from 5pm.  Open Friday to Sunday only, serving pizza and salads, from the kitchen in their sister pub, Massimo.

Brasserie On The Corner

Re-opened on 29 June 2020

Buddha Bar in Mary Street 

Reopened Monday 29 June 2020

Bunch of Grapes in High Street

Reopened on 21 September 2020

Busker Brownes / Kirbys in Cross St

Re-opened on Monday 29 June.

Book by phone on 091 563377 (between 9am - 6pm only until the 29th), email or on the website.

Carrolls / The Crust Bucket on Dominick Street

Opened on 20 July 2020

Caribou in Woodquay

Reopened for call-and-collect takeaway food / drink from 8 May 2020

Cookes Thatch Bar in Newcastle Rd 

Reopening on Thursday 24 September 2020 at 2pm (link)

The Crane in Sea Rd 

Opened on 31 August 2020, serving Pizza Woozza

The Cellar Bar in Eglinton Street

Re-opened on 29 June 2020. Email to make a reservation

The Connacht Hotel on the Dublin Rd

Reopened on 1 July.

Crowes in Bohermore

Reopened on 22 July.
Hours 5-9pm tursday to Friday, and 2-9pm Saturday and Sunday. 

Coyotes / The Stock Exchange - in Shop Street

Reopened on 23 July.   Open daily, from 6pm, serving pizza.

D'Arcys in Forster Street 

Reopened on Friday 24 July.  Hours 2pm - 10pm daily, serving pizza from Pizza Pasta Napoli

The Dew Drop Inn in Mainguard Street 

Reopened on 20 August ... read more 

Fibber McGees in Eyre Square

Re-opened on 24 August.  Their food menu features three different types of pizza.

Freeneys on High Street

Reopened on 21 September 2020

The Front Door, Sonny Molloys and Tigh Nora

Reopened on 27 July

Galway Arms

Reopened on 9 July 2020

Garavans in William Street

Re-opened on 17 August 2020.  Lunch from 11:30am (soup and sandwiches from Espresso 44), dinner from Tucos Tacqueria is available 5pm is, last orders 9pm.

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

Reopened on 20 July 2020.

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

Harry's in Bohermore

Open for order and collect food and cocktails from 1 May 2020

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

Reopening at 4pm  on Monday 21 September 2020, featuresvinclude a brand new cocktail bar.

Hughes Bar in Woodquay

Reopened on Monday 21 September at 11am- link - and now planning to open at 11am daily (12:30pm  on Sunday)

Hyde Gin Bar in Forster Street

Reopened on  1 July 2020

John Keogh's in Dominick Street

Re-opened on 29 June

Jury's Inn

Re-opened on 29 June (possibly only for residents).

Kennedys Bar in Eyre Square 

After a food-less, false-start on 27 July - they re-opened on Monday 21st September 2020.

Short-lived reopening in July

Official re-opening in September 2020

Killorans in Salthill 

Reopened on 22 September 2020.

The Kings Head in High St

Reopened at 12-noon on Thursday 2 July   for lunch and dinner. Book by emailing  or in person.

Lough Inn in Woodquay 

Re-opening on Monday 21 September 2020

Massimo in William St West

Re-opened from 29 June - bookings essential

McBrides in Dominick Street 

Reopened as a gastro-pub on 22 July. 
Open Wednesday to Sunday, sittings at 3 dining slots available each evening: 5.30pm, 7.30pm and 9.30pm.  Bookings, email or phone (086) 044 7301. 

McGinns Hop House

Re-opened on Monday 29 June at 4pm as a restaurant.
Bookings essential, book by emailing

McGettigans on Prospect Hill

Reopened from 12-noon on 29 June. Bookings email

McSwiggans in Woodquay 

The bar re-opened on 22 July at 3pm 

Menlo Park in the Headford Road

Has been serving order and collect / takeaway for some weeks
Carvery / bistro re-opens at 12-noon Monday 29 June - diner 3-10pm

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

Reopened in mid-July 2020.

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.  Bookings, email or phone (091) 583 397. Walk-in customers are welcome depending on availability.

Hours:  Mon - Thurs 4pm - late, Fri - Sunday 12pm - late.

Murphys in High Street 

Reopened on 21 September 

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 or call 086 180 6348

Tigh Neachtain in Cross/ Quay Street

Reopened on Thursday 16 July, houre 12-noon to 9pm.

Nova in Sea Rd

Reopened on Thursday 13 August, with food from the neighbouring vegan (plant-based) Greens & Co restaurant.

Walk ins are welcome but capacity is restricted so booking are highly recommended. Book by WhatsApp Messaging them on  085-2064645.


O'Connells in Eyre Square 

Reopened on 22 July, with food from  Dough Bro's Pizza and Handsome Burger.
For bookings email 

The Ol' 55 in Prospect Hill 

Reopening one day in the week starting 21 September 2020 - exact day to be advised. 

The Quays in Quay Street

Re-opened on 28 July 2020

O'Connors in Salthill 

Reopening on Monday 21 September 2020.

O'Reillys Bar and Kitchen in Salthill 

Re-opened from 12pm on Monday 29 June.  Book through Facebook, Instagram or phone on 091 522 610.

The Oslo in Salthill

Re-opened for takeaway beers and burgers from 21 May 2020.
Reopened as a restaurant from the end of June. 

PJ Flaherty's in Lower Salthill 

Open from 10 August, serving food from Siam Street Kitchen and others.

R M McCabes in Salthill 

Reopened on 29 June 
Bookings phone 091 - 330296 or email 

Richardson's in Prospect Hill 

The off-licence was open for a few hours each week throughout the Covid-19 closedown.

As of 23 July 2020, they were offering take-away pints.

The bar re-opened fully, complete with an in-your-face new colour scheme on 21 September 2020.

Roisin Dubh - bar and live music venue in Dominick Street

Reopened on Tuesday 9 September 2020 - serving burgers from Iconic Catering.   Open from
6pm Tuesday - Thursday, 5pm Friday - Saturday and 12-noon on Sunday.

Sally Longs in Upper Abbeygate Street

Re-opened on 14 August 2020.

The Salt House in Raven's Tce 

Reopening at 1pm on Monday 21 September 2020.

Seven Bar in Bridge Street

Re-opened on 29 June 2020. To make a booking, email

The Sliding Rock in Newcastle Rd

Reopened on 29 June 2020.  Bookings being taken now.

The Skeffington Arms ("The Skef")

Reopened on 29 June at 12-noon.
To book a table, email
or phone 083 4387 024.

Taaffes in High St 

Re-opening on Thursday 23 July at 12-noon, with a new menu.  Book by phoning  091-564066. 

Taylor's Bar in Dominick Street 

Reopened at 5pm on 20 July, offering chicken dinners from Roost

Tigh Choili in Mainguard Street

Re-openied on 4 August 2020

Trappers Inn on the Tuam Road 

Reopened on 20 July 2020, initially daytime hours only

The Universal cocktail bar in William Street West 

Reopened in the week starting 29 June.

Wards in Lower Salthill

Open from late July 2020

The Western in Prospect Hill

Re-opening to guests on 29 June 2020

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