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Galway Nightlife

Pubs and Bars in Galway City

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.

Best Pubs in Galway for Live Irish Music

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. 

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. 

Tig Coili Bar Galway

Tigh Coili Pub in Galway City is one of the most popular bars in Galway and is famous for its traditional Irish Music sessions. Irish music and craic where you are likely to see well known artists like Sharon Shannon join the session.

The Crane Bar 

The Crane Bar is one of Galway's best known trad 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 atmosphere. Downstairs is one of the few remaining authentic traditional bars.


Popular Pubs in Galway

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!  

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. 


Best Nightclubs in Galway


DNA Nightclub is Galway’s premium late-night venue, located right at the heart of the city’s famous bustling nightlife. This stylish and plush club is the ideal place to party, dance and enjoy a brilliant night out while visiting the West of Ireland.

Monroes Live

Number 1 live venue in Ireland. Monroe's Live is on the second floor at Monroe's.  Live music every weekend from some of the country's best covers and tribute bands as well as original Irish artists.