On first entering O’Connells you would be forgiven for thinking this is a small city pub. However as you meander through past the bar you will first encounter an quaint old family living room style lounge and further on what is probably the best Beer Garden in Galway. Part heated & covered and part traditional outdoor garden, O’Connells has set a benchmark for all others in the City.
Address: 8 Eyre Square, Galway City
Tel: +353 91 563634
Radisson Blu Hotel Veranda Lounge
The Veranda Terrace, overlooking Lough Atalia is the upmarket option for those wishing to enjoy a drink al fresco in stylish surroundings. The Veranda Lounge has stunning chandeliers and modern decor which leads out to the roof terrance which is ideal for enjoying an office party, a work celebration, girls night out with cocktails and beers to suit all tastes.
Address: Lough Atalia, Galway City
Tel: +353 91 538 300
Jury's Inn Bar
Jury’s Inn beer garden is close to the Spanish Arch and Quay Street which means you are always close to the action of the city. The beer garden behind the hotel and overlooking the River Corrib means you have a little oasis of calm before you venture out for a night on the town. The beer garden has a large garden area and plenty of park benches ensuring a good change of getting a seat. Not better place is the weather is fine.
Address: Spanish Arch, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 566444
The large rooftop terrace in Roisin Dubh is a good option for an outdoor drink late at night. They have an extendable cover and outdoor heaters when the weather is not so good. Note this place can be very busy on weekends so expect standing room only during weekends or if there is a prominent gig happening downstairs.
Address: Dominick Street, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 586540
Murty Rabittes Bar
This traditional style beer garden has all that you would expect of a nice outdoor pub drinking area. The backyard is decked with covered areas and a beautiful historic stone outhouse making it a good option when the weather is good.
Address: Forster Street, Galway City
Tel: +353(0)91 566490