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Best Pubs in Galway

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The Hole in the Wall

Situated within strolling distance of Eyre Square, this pub has been a student haunt for many years. The charming half thatched roof and whitewashed walls make for a picturesque exterior, while the interior feels like a comfortable old cottage with its low ceilings and stone floors. It gets fairly crowded in the late evening so go early to grab a seat.

Galway, Republic of Ireland
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O'Connell's Bar

O'Connell's has been around for so long that it has come to an indispensable and iconic part of Galway's nightlife scene. Inside, an ornate tin roof, solid wood seating and stained-glass windows lend credence to the idea that the bar is frozen in a time. Good cheer and bonhomie can be found aplenty at this classic Irish pub where whiskey and beer are served with a smile. The bar is also home to fabulous beer garden and an outdoor BBQ area where friends can gather over a pint or two. As for entertainment, look forward to a varied line-up with televised sports, live music and more. Stop by O'Connell's for an authentic taste of Irish hospitality and an all-round good time.

Galway, Republic of Ireland
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The King's Head

The King's Head Pub is steeped in history. Cromwell granted this site to James Gunning, the executioner of King Charles on the 30th of January 1649. Visitors should note the exceptional chimneypiece dating from 1612. Executioners are long gone and today the King's Head consists of three floors with several bars, a live music stage and various nooks and crannies. The jazz sessions on Sunday afternoons provide a mellow way to wind down your weekend.

Galway, Republic of Ireland
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McGettigan's

McGettigan's is a popular pub complete with live music, sports, fine drinks and great food. It has an attractive decor with an indoor garden. Catch the latest action in sports on any one of their many high definition televisions or enjoy live music by top local musicians. Tipple on exquisite artisan cocktails or nosh on delicious pub fare. They even have a separate menu for kids, making it a complete family experience.

Galway, Republic of Ireland
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Monroe's

Monroe's hosts the best rock bands and offers a wonderful gastronomic experience. One of the popular music venues in the city, this is where some of the Galway's best upcoming bands keep the crown alive with their music. Apart from good music, Monroe's is also known for its many local specialties, tasty beers and an atmosphere that's filled with excitement. A real must for rock and good food lovers.

Galway, Republic of Ireland
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Bierhaus Pub

The Bierhaus Pub is one of the newest pubs of the city, just born in 2005. A typical Irish pub, replete with hardwood furniture, wood paneled floors, dim-lighting and packed with a lively crowd, this place is ideal for a round or two of drinks with your friends after a busy working day. It is mostly renowned for its wide selection of different beers from all over the World that is the largest of Galway. Here you will be able to taste local specialties, drink a different beer each time and listen to good live music or party with the best DJs.

Galway, Republic of Ireland
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