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The west side of the city is generally characterised by more traditional pubs, but the Blue Note is the exception to this rule. The unobtrusive lighting and contemporary decor attract a trendy, mid-twenties crowd. DJs play seven nights a week here, featuring everything from house to funk to soul. Notable DJs such as Fatboy Slim and Stevie G have performed here. The bar staff are kept busy but stay friendly.
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.
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.
Ask around the neighborhood for the place that serves top quality beer, and you are sure to be pointed towards The Oslo. Whether you're a fan of beer or not, this bar will leave you impressed with its fabulous collection of brews and light meals. Claimed to the first microbrewery in the city, this bar offers a wide range of brews infused with the spirit of Galway. Boasting a selection of 20 beers on tap, along with a sizable collection of international beers, its unlikely that this bar fails to produce one that suits your taste.