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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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“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
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“It's an amazing pub/restaurant with stain glass, inlaid woods, Gothic arches and church pews. ”
  • 37 locals recommend
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“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
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“Upstairs you can just be lucky and get a taste of Irish traditional music sessions”
  • 50 locals recommend
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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
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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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“One of our favourite places to eat with excellent seafood, lovely views and a relaxed informal environment. ”
  • 25 locals recommend
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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.”
  • 20 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
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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“The famous McGanns provides first rate pub grub and entertainment. Each night you will find music here with the best nights probably Sundays and Tuesday when Blackie and Cyril play, accompanied by the lovely voice of Geraldine. Throw in a bowl of McGanns Beef stew and you have a recipe for a great night. As Doolin is famous for Irish music you can never be quite sure who may turn up for an impromptu session, many a famous artist has turned up to thrill the nightly crowd”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“Great Bar for watching sports or a live band at the week! Or out in the massive beer garden out back! Drinking Blue Moon Beer served with a slice of Orange like a cocktail!”
  • 15 locals recommend
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“A cosy pub, with a great outdoor seating area located at the back of the building. The mussels are fantastic as well. ”
  • 6 locals recommend
Dive Bar
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“This is the most photographed area of Galway. It is midpoint on the Wild Atlantic Way and a rugged path runs along the coast to the beaches in Salthill. ”
  • 14 locals recommend