Casually elegant, Brasserie on the Corner makes a lovely spot for a romantic date or a lively meal with your family and friends. Their farm to fork menu comprises of the region's bounty where only the freshest ingredients are used. This ranges from the seafood to meat, wine, beer and whiskeys. Offering something for everyone, their fare changes regularly but you can be sure of delicious food.
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.
One of the best bars in the city, An Pucan will wow you with its vibrancy. Popular for its Irish folk music, it is also a well-known hub for sports lovers with huge televisions and two massive projector screens for live sports. The bar also takes great pride in its impressive list of Irish whiskeys. Nosh on tasty bites, cure your hangover with their all-day breakfasts or just relish their delicious pub fare.
The Dail Bar is one of the best cocktail spots in town. The exterior of the pub looks beautiful with pink and black paints, giving it the traditional Irish village home look. During the day, it is a serene place to enjoy delicious meals or roasts. But come evening, it transforms into a vibrant place with live music and regular DJ nights. This acclaimed watering hole is known for their friendly vibe and crafty cocktails. Drop in to join the fun at this late night destination.
The Roisin Dubh is internationally renowned as a live music venue. The Frames, and The Handsome Family have all played acoustic sets here, as have various emerging singer/songwriters. Also known as Galway's top comedy venue, the Roisin Dubh has featured top acts like Stewart Lee and Rich Hall. The Galway Comedy Festival draws both local and tourist crowds to the city, and is hosted here. The venue is intimate and atmospheric with good acoustics, and people crowd cozily into the wooden tables and booths. The outer bar is cozy and warm, ideal on a wet winter night. A fire usually blazes just inside the door, and the bar staff are quirky but usually friendly.
Located in the medieval quarter of Galway, this quintessentially Irish pub has a fun and fantastic atmosphere. Tigh Neachtain's is a century old family run business with a fairly regular clientele. Regulars range from the musicians who play sessions here to theater and media types to a healthy representation of Galway's gay community. Popular with visitors and locals alike, Tigh Neactain's is a great place to have a pint and a chat the night away.
An excellent pub, located near Thoor Ballylea and Coole Park, once homes to some of our literary revivalists. This pub and restaurant has won various awards, including 'Best Newcomer', 'National Pub 1998' and the 'Black and White Whiskey Pub' Award. Local seafood and mouth-watering steaks are among the specialties, and an excellent selection of wines from all over the world complement any meal. This comfortable establishment incorporates flagstone floors, stained glass windows and a heartwarming open fire. The Blackthorn is a real find for lovers of Irish set dancing; reels and jigs abound on Saturday nights.
This is a genuine old Irish pub with a fine old stone floor and antiquated furnishings. It always has a friendly, warm atmosphere, further enhanced by the turf fires burning on colder days. In summer the billboard outside reads "Ceol Anocht" (Music Tonight) and certainly on most nights there is a lively session in progress, offering a good selection of traditional Irish music.
This pub is ideally situated for the traveler exploring the surrounding area. The main road in Kilcolgan village leads to Limerick. Off to the right is a road leading to the Burren. For anyone who dreams of the perfect Irish pub, this is as close as you get. Moran's is covered by a thatched roof and boasts a comfortable wooden interior. Riverside seating in the company of swans completes the idyllic experience. Renowned for its exceptional seafood, Willie the proprietor is a champion oyster opener, and awe-inspiring surroundings, Moran's is worth a visit.
P.J.'s offers a welcome alternative to the bustling pubs closer to the promenade in Salthill, which cater primarily to tourists. P.J's can get busy, especially at weekends, but you can still generally get a comfortable seat and the crowd is friendly. It's particularly cosy here in the winter.
Stop by John J. Burke's for a traditional Irish meal with a view over the magnificent Mount Gable. The restaurant features a bar, formal dining room and balcony overlooking a splendid garden and the mountains beyond. On the menu you will find a variety of traditional seafood, poultry and meat dishes, alongside homemade baked goods and a full bar selection. The food is deliciously simple and the service in friendly, inviting you to linger at the table or dance along to the music with family and friends.