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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
Restaurant by day and lively bar by night, the Cellar has been a local favorite since the 1970s. During the day, enjoy a hearty and delicious meal from the varied a la carte menu, or indulge in the Cellar's legendary all-day breakfast instead. The bar offers an excellent variety of libations as well, with everything from beer and wine, to prosecco and cocktails. While the Cellar's food and drink selection is reason enough for its fame, the bar also features nightly entertainment, including cover bands, original singer-songwriters, DJs, stand-up comedy and more. Trad music is showcased every Sunday. Stop by the Cellar with family during the day for a delicious meal and with friends at night for a rollicking good time.
Comprising of four distinct venues, Electric Garden & Theatre is a clubbers delight. This lively, state-of-the-art establishment welcomes all who want to have a fun time. From live performances to DJ acts, cabaret to dance shows, they host various genre of music and shows. The main room - Electric is the largest of all its spaces and the veritable party hub. Accommodating 600 people, this is where all the parties and performances happen. Biteclub is all about street food, DJs and partying while The Glasshouse is a fabulous cocktail bar. Factory offers a diverse range of programs in the basement that varies from food to art and design. But one thing is sure, no matter whichever area you are in the Electric Garden & Theatre, you will have a memorable time.
Carbon offers one of the best clubbing experience in Galway with Ireland’s best DJ’s, alcohol, and a dance floor full of classy crowd. Deals happening every day makes this place phenomenal. Theme nights, live music, DJ beats and more keep this place always buzzing.
Sally Longs is Galway's only authentic hard rock pub. The exterior is embellished with a life-sized mural of past and present guitar idols that has come to be a local landmark since the bar first opened in 1988. The interiors are in keeping with bar's hard rock inspired ethos, with a pool table and jukebox to keep things lively. If live rock gigs are your thing, then this is the place to be at over the weekend, when various local bands play to a full house.