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Guide to the Pubs in Galway city and County.

When in Galway the 'craic' is always mighty at the various pubs that line the centre and promenade. Visitors can enjoy lively Traditional Irish Music, Jazz, Piano Bar sing-a-longs and Rock. Many of the pubs serve delicious bar food all day. If you're looking for the best beer gardens in Galway click here, For a list of the best traditional Irish music pubs click here. We hope that you get a chance to visit many of the establishments listed below. Whatever type of bar you are looking for, you are sure not to be disappointed by the superb selection and wide variety of pubs available here in Galway.
An Púcán, one of Galway's oldest traditional pubs has recently undergone a complete refurbishment. Keeping in line with its tradition of trad music An Púcán now offers live music daily - with trad and folk music at the front afternoon and early evening and with local music acts and and djs in the back for some late night dancing at the weekend. An Púcán offers over 150 remarkable whiskeys, along with craft beers and boutique wines. A full extensive food menu on offer until 8pm each evening.
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Galways largest and finest beer selection with over 60 different brews from around the globe. Lively, funky bar in located in the heart of Galway nightlife area. Also featuring Galways finest underground Djs on weekends.
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Brasserie on the Corner offers the very best in casual dining in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere. Specialities include locally-sourced quality seafood and prime steak dishes. The lunch and evening menu has been designed to combine dishes to suit all tastes. There is a variety of vegetarian options available along with a mouth watering dessert menu and extensive wine list with artisanal cheese offerings. With a moderately priced nenu, Brasserie on the Corner offers something for everyone, for every occasion.
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Busker Brownes and The Slate House have long been a landmark in Galway City. Since its establishment in 1615, it has been a meeting place of the Tribes of Galway, a Soldiers' Barracks, a Dominican convent and a Rendevous for Galway Society. It is now one of Galway's premiere bar and restaurants.
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Carbon nightclub is a popular dance venue on Eglinton Street just off Eyre Square. Now with new live entertainment, live bands and lots more. Food served in the bar daily.
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Cookes Thatch Bar is one of Galway's oldest pubs. We are located in the West end of Galway City a 5 minute walk from the centre of the City. Cookes has been welcoming customers through its doors for hundreds of years.
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Coyotes Late Bar is Galway's first purpose built American theme bar. Coyotes has 3 different themed areas, Sports Bar area, 2 dance floors, bucking bronco - mechanical bull area, Karaoke, pool table, jukebox, dancers & singers. All of our bars are available for party bookings and special occasions. All parties are arranged and planned to suit.
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This warm and homely traditional pub overlooking Galway's busy docks has a long and rich history and was once home to well-known Irish writer, Padraic O'Conaire. <br/><br/> The decor is rustic with exposed brick and reclaimed boards a strong feature giving it the feel of a tavern from years gone by. The drinks selection, however, is thoroughly modem with a wide selection of Irish and world craft beers and ciders (many available on draught) or you can enjoy a refeshing pitcher of homemade lemonade.<br/><br/> Dock No. 1 also serves gourmet pub grub from Monday to Saturday. Nibbles like baked camembert and bites like creamy Atlantic seafood chowder can fill a space while there is a selection of sambos and salads room. For something more substantial, enjoy fish pie, lamb sliders, Colleran's beef and Guinness casserole and much more. <br/><br/> Dock No. 1 has become a name not only synonymous with great live music and entertainment but with polite and professional service from the staff too, who are always ready to make a recommendation from the menu.
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Since opening in July 2015, Foley's Hop House has quickly garnered a good reputation in Galway City as one of the best pubs for is craft beers with a wide variety of top craft beers available along with 18 beers on tap, and a fine selection of Gins and Whiskies. Foley's Hop House also serve piping hot, delicous wood fired wood fired pizza along with breakfast and lunch in their landmark building situated in Woodquay area of the city close to the River Corrib, Town Hall Theatre and Galway Courthouse.
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McSwiggans Pub and Restaurant continues a tradition that began in the early 1900s. It was built on the site of an old Coach Building Forge, remnants of which can still be seen in the ground floor snug. Exceptional, mid-range restaurant as it appeals to all ages and all pockets. It is vast inside with multiple bars and also houses a restaurant on its upper floors. McSwiggans is renowned for the quality of its food and they certainly provide plenty of options. They serve food encompassing breakfast, full lunches and bar food from 10.30am until 7pm.
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