Galway is home to a vibrant nightlife scene. The city has numerous pubs and bars as well as a few nightclubs along with some of the finest theatres and comedy clubs in the country. The possibilities are endless, from a quiet night out with friends with traditional Irish music or a night out dancing to the early hours, with so many things to do in Galway, you will not be disappointed. Visit our special offer page for a list of great valueGalway Hotel Breaks.


Monroes Tavern Galway
Monroes Tavern features traditional Irish music every night and it is one of the main Irish language pubs in the City, Live music is played there seven nights a week.

Crane Bar
The Crane Bar is one of Galway’s best known traditional music pubs. It has long been a haunt of those who love to play and those who love to listen to them. Upstairs at The Crane Bar is a much loved venue, seating 70 in an intimate and relaxed. Downstairs is one of the few remaining authentic traditional bars with live sessions nightly, and an atmosphere only an Irish ‘local’ can create.

Tig Coili Bar Galway
During the summer months you will always see people overflowing from its front door. As a traditional Irish pub experience Tig Cóilí has it all, great atmosphere, music and craic

Taaffes Pub
One is almost always sure to catch a traditional Irish music session in progress here at any time of the day or night. Taaffes is a great traditional pub in the centre of the city, with live sessions at 5pm and 9pm each day.

O’Connors Pub
Located in Salthill, and famous for its hospitality & live music, O’Connors is Irelands original singing pub and a must for all visitors to Galway.


O'Connells Bar

Best Beer garden in Galway - Ed Sheeran Recently shot his Galway Girl video here, located on Eyre Square - highly recommended to try out!

The Quays, Galway
The Quays is one of Galway’s most famous and historic drinking establishments. For close on 400 years The Quays has catered to both Galwegians and visitors to our city.

The Kings Head
The Kings Head Pub is located on High Street in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter. This landmark pub has earned a fantastic reputation for live music and comedy and great craic over three floors

Roisin Dubh
Roisin Dubh has been universally regarded as the West of Irelands finest music venue. Great atmosphere, wonderful staff and the very best place to see music and comedy, old and new

The Salthouse Bar
With over 120 bottled craft beers from around the world, and 21 taps of which at least 6 rotate, the Salthouse Bar is a unique find for those who love their beers. 

The Front Door
The Front Door is a much loved historic Pub in the heart of Galway Cities Latin Quarter. Popular with both locals and tourists alike it is a must on any night out. A great night out in Galway always starts at the Front Door

This premises is the epitome of what are often called “Old Mans Pubs”, and you will find plenty of older Galwegians chatting over pints of Guinness. The relaxed atmosphere and friendly chat is a hallmark of this premises.



Halo won the Theme award for “Best New Late Night Venue in Ireland” in its first year of operation. Featuring 4 unique bars on 2 levels, 2 dancefloors, a private courtyard, cloakroom and luxurious seated sections

Quickly becoming a clubbing phenomenon in Galway, Carbon offers the finest quality clubbing experience in the west of Ireland.


Electric is a new type of nightclub – laid back, wholesome, educational and convivial. Its as much about off the stage as on the stage. Electric aims to create a space that approaches nightlife differently


DNA provides Quality Clubbing in Safe and comfortable surroundings. Entertainment line-up is made up of Galway’s favorite DJ’s along with exclusive theme nights and Celebrity appearances. 

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