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Kirby's is one of Galway's more recently opened restaurants, located just off the beaten track in the old quarter of the city. The atmosphere is intimate and friendly and the menu features contemporary and creative food options. The wine list is varied and includes many New World wines, and you can watch the world go by through the big windows facing the street.
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.
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.
Located beside the Druid Theater, Cactus Jacks is a fully licensed restaurant serving straightforward but tasty dishes. Thespians, locals and tourists alike frequent this restaurant, which features a combination of Irish, Cajun and Tex-Mex influences. A warm and friendly atmosphere awaits you and the staff are generally friendly and helpful. Steaks, seafood, vegetarian, chicken and pasta are all featured on the menu, along with a wondrous selection of desserts and ice cream. Groups are welcome and there is also a children's menu.
Just off Eyre Square and close to Galway's bus and train station lies this family-run business, which attracts its regulars with its reliably good food. Cormac Rabbitt bought the premises in the 1870s after his success prospecting for gold in California's Gold Rush. The pub is friendly and comfortable. Locals and tourists come for the Guinness and oysters, and stay for the chat.The oysters are also served in the restaurant with other delectable dishes, such as fresh scallops, salmon and trout. The homemade soups and traditional Irish Stew will satisfy the most ravenous appetite.
On the site of the old slate nunnery stands this impressive pub and restaurant. A place where the old meets new, Busker Browne's is one of the most popular places in Galway. Three bars are warmed by log fires on cold winter days. Busker's also serves good fresh food, including seafood chowder, oysters and fresh Irish salmon. The Sunday morning jazz sessions are a particular treat.