The hub of the West, Galway attracts visitors from across the world, and this multicultural influence is apparent in pubs both traditional and modern. See below for details of some of Galway’s most popular pubs.
15 High Street, Galway City, Galway
Located on the city’s High Street, The Kings Head Pub is steeped in history, with original medieval fireplaces and windows dating back to the 16th century. Visit the pub and discover all the stories and legends surrounding this historical venue.
Customers can enjoy three floors of bars, stages, snugs, and seating in a magnificent medieval setting – making The Kings Head one of the finest bars in the city.
Cross Street, Kirwans Lane, Galway City, Galway
Busker Brownes: One venue, three bars, and 400 years of history. Old meets new in a fusion of tradition and modernity in an historic landmark of old Galway.
Buskers is an all-day bright ‘n’ breezy seafood bar, The Slate House offers log fires and lingering moments, and The Hall of the Tribes is a historic haven internationally renowned for its fresh food, oysters, seafood chowder, and wild Irish salmon.
Clonboo, Corrandulla, Galway
Conveniently located on the Galway – Ashford Castle road, Regans has an old world theme, with interesting bric-a-brac adorning the premises. Bar food is available daily, and there is a function room available for parties etc.
Regans’ main attraction is its musical evenings, which regularly feature the cream of the local talent.
Cross Street and High Street, Galway, Galway
With a DJ and late bar seven nights a week, the Front Door has become one of the most popular pubs in Galway. It serves great quality food and drink, and the service is one of the friendliest and fastest in the city. Food is served from 12 noon to late and the menu is traditionally Irish-based with an international twist.
Extending over two floors and two streets, the Front Door has something for everyone.
3 Eyre Street, Wood Quay, Galway City, Galway
McSwiggan’s Bar & Restaurant is located in Galway’s bustling city centre, just off Eyre Square. The popular ground floor pub with its well-kept traditional decor, terracotta floors, wooden snugs and open fires has a very friendly feel to it. McSwiggan’s upstairs carvery has previously won the Licensing World Pub Lunch Awards.
The busy second floor restaurant has 120 seats and an extensive mid-priced menu. Traditional sessions most week nights and a buzzing atmosphere attract an eclectic clientele.
The Square, Clifden, Galway
For over 100 years this pub has dominated the corner of Clifden’s main street and market square. Visitors can enjoy a relaxed and informal atmosphere in this beautifully restored pub and restaurant, while sampling the finest of local produce and listening to the best in traditional Irish music in the bar. An upstairs restaurant specialises in traditional and seafood dishes.
EJ Kings is internationally renowned for its oysters, seafood and wild Irish salmon, which can also be enjoyed outside.
Cleggan, Clifden, Galway
Located in Cleggan, County Galway, Oliver’s Bar has attracted well-earned accolades for its restaurant, which specialises in seafood.
Tastefully decorated and offering a warm welcome and efficient service, Oliver’s hosts regular traditional music sessions during the summer season.
Tullyscross, Renvyle, Galway
This bar is situated in the heart of picturesque Renvyle on the edge of the Atlantic, marking the gateway to a family paradise. Within a few minutes drive from this pub you can enjoy the luxury of safe sandy beaches and a host of associated activities.
The Angler’s Rest Bar guarantees a homely, friendly, and efficient service and offers the best of food and drink. Regular music sessions feature local traditional musicians.