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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.
Colloquially known as the "Skeff", this is pub reflects the Irish tradition. The wooden interior and traditional decor contribute to the comfortable atmosphere. With six bar areas on different levels, The Skeff Bar is a great place to meet friends and enjoy a drink. It usually gets fairly crowded at weekends, so if you would rather sit than stand arrive early! On weekend nights there is a late bar with a DJ providing the tunes.
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.
McSwiggan's is one of the better restaurants in Galway. This intimate and homely restaurant is on the third floor and features a warm, wooden decor. The menu offers a range of contemporary and Irish dishes, from stir-fry vegetables with basmati rice to gammon steak, cabbage and potatoes. The quality of ingredients generally exceeds expectations and the menu can leave you spoilt for choice. The staff are friendly and relate well to children.
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!