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 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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Visitors find it strange that this pub is called "Top of the Quay" in English because the sea is nowhere to be seen. However, centuries back the tide did drift inland to this area. As one might expect from the name, this pub attracts local Irish speakers with a few tourists popping in during the summer. This is a popular place for watching a Gaelic football or hurling match. Everyone is welcome, but just remember to cheer for Galway!