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Top bar recommendations from locals

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“Famous galway pub on Quay st. Great atmosphere. Sit outside with a drink and people watch. ”
  • 65 locals recommend
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“Upstairs you can just be lucky and get a taste of Irish traditional music sessions”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bar
“There's always something going on, be it comedy, music, disco, cabaret or other gigs. You'll never be bored, just check their programme. ”
  • 40 locals recommend
Bar
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“Lovely family run pub where you can enjoy a fine pint, a warm welcome and you can listen to lively traditional music every day of the week, all year round! ”
  • 42 locals recommend
Pub
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“It's an amazing pub/restaurant with stain glass, inlaid woods, Gothic arches and church pews. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“Our favourite - brilliant any time of day but we especially love brunch at this spot”
  • 35 locals recommend
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“Typical old Irish “teach taibhairne” pub and music venue with a stunning range of vintage Irish memorabilia. Also the pub in Ed Sheeran’s music video for the sing “Galway Girl”. Just note: it Does not serve food. ”
  • 33 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“One of our favourite places to eat with excellent seafood, lovely views and a relaxed informal environment. ”
  • 26 locals recommend
Pub
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“Located in Shop street, Galway. Great venue for Irish traditional musicians A must visit”
  • 25 locals recommend
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“The MOST famous of all Pubs in Doolin is the legendary Gus Oconnor's. Made famous by the Russell family this place provides nightly music and lively weekend day sessions, the food is top class and always consistent. It can get quite busy but there is ample table space with a little patience.”
  • 21 locals recommend
Café
“Iconic late night bar. Very busy at weekends but there is a good crowd every night of the week.”
  • 17 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“The claddagh used to be a fishermen village, it has long ago merged with Galway but it still keeps some curiosities, like a king! (yes, you heard well). It is a charming part of town, with super friendly local neighbors and right in the heart of everything.”
  • 16 locals recommend
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“great food especially fish and chips 🙌 great Guinness, local trad music during summer month's”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bakery
“The West Restaurant upstairs offers fresh seasonal local food with an ever changing menu. The Pins gastro bar downstairs offers standard pub grub, however the ice cream shop is worth a visit for unusual locally inspired flavors!”
  • 20 locals recommend
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“Bar with dancefloor at the back where you can hear great music and dance to the early hours”
  • 14 locals recommend
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“The homely and cosy McDermott's Pub provides fine food and local entertainment nightly. The famous Blackie and Cyril are normally here on a Monday and Wednesday night and in between those days there is always a decent band of local musicians.”
  • 14 locals recommend