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From 3pm on 24 December 2020 (Christmas Eve) restaurants and pubs that serve food are only allowed to serve on a takeaway or delivery basis, and wet-pubs are closed.
The list below shows Galway city pubs which are open in this way, or which have announced that they will do so.  It will be updated as more pubs open or close.

See pubs in Galway which were open for a list of places that were open between June and 21 October 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

From 7 October- closed.

Open from 4 December 2020. Groups of 4-6 people only, sittings at 5, 7 and 9pm. 

Closed from 23 December. 

Opening att weekends for takeaway bottled beer and a limited food menu, from 12 March 2021.


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.

From 7 October- limited seating only, but tickets through Eventbrite.

From 22 October, an off-licence selection of craft beers is advertised for a click-and-collect service, and growlers (craft beer jugs) will be filled.

From 4-23 December 2020, opening for meals.   Closed for January and most of February.   Re-opened for craft beers sales (growlers and cans) from late February.

Crowes in Bohermore

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

From Wednesday 7 October open for takeaway food, and operating an off-license, Thursday through Saturday.  

The Oslo in Salthill

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

From 7 October  serving food and drink in a refurbished outdoor area.  Opening Hours: Thurs- Sun: 12pm - 11pm.  

From 21 October, closed.

Re-opened for dine-in from 4-24 December - book by emailing 

From Friday 12 March 2021 - re-opening for takeaway food and craft beers / cocktails.

Richardson's in Prospect Hill 

The off-licence was open for a few hours each week from approximately June - and takeaway pints are also available.   This has continued throughout December, and into 2021 during the Level 5 restrictions.

The Salt House in Raven's Tce 

Reopened at 1pm on Monday 21 September 2020.
From 7 October- closed.

Re-opening for to-go growlers and cans, from 3pm on Friday 12 March 2021:   no pints, no drinking outside within 100m of the pub.

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