Druid was founded in Galway in 1975 by graduates of the National University of Ireland, Galway, the first professional theatre company in Ireland to be based outside Dublin. Since its foundation Druid has been at the forefront of the development of Irish theatre. The company has toured to every nook and cranny in Ireland as well as touring to key global centres around the world including UK, America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, making Druid one of the best-known Irish theatre companies in the English-speaking world.
Monroe’s has been a pivotal landmark in Galway City since 1964 and has played host to internationally famed musicians such as Christy Moore, Paul Brady and many, many more. Located just across the bridge from the Claddagh, its distinctive historical building holds a tavern to be proud of. Monroe’s Tavern is renowned for its friendly staff, warm atmosphere and live music. To top it off, great food awaits in this wonderful bar in the heart of Galway’s Westend. Pop in any time for a tasty menu, rousing music and a genuine welcome.
The Secret Garden features a creative and relaxing atmosphere. The cafe’s layout is very open and includes a cosy lounge area where you can sit with cushions and truly relax. Handmade furniture and artwork from local artists decorate the space and make any seat in the cafe feel unique. The shop offers more than 100 types of tea from around the world and choosing from this diverse selection is made fun and easy by the friendly staff. You will be spoiled for choice with plenty of varieties of herbal, spicy, fruity, citrus, green, white, black, Rooibos, Mate, Moroccan and blooming tea. If you are a coffee drinker at heart, the cafe offers best in quality cappuccino, latte and hot chocolate in generous sizes. There are also scrumptious homemade cakes and pastries with gluten free and diabetic options also available. For those wanting to try something different, the cafe offers traditional shisha (hookah) smoking with a large selection of flavours to smoke from. During the day, the cafe features community meetings, workshops, book and album launches, club activities and art exhibitions. At night, the cafe transforms into a truly alternative place with acoustic live music and DJ’s playing ambient, funky, chill out sets, and more.
Roisin Dubh is one of the best music and comedy venues in the country, bringing established talent to Galway City whilst also providing a stage for emerging artists. With a great atmosphere, wonderful staff and a real commitment and passion to music and comedy it’s one of the best places to see the best national and international acts around. Roisin Dubh is also the driving force behind the Galway Comedy Festival. From the rooftop terrace you can see sweeping views of Galway.
Located in the city, this vast, historic pub has an extensive menu and three floors of bars, stages, snugs and seating set against a medieval setting. Great entertainment, food, drink, music and sport.
Taaffes Bar is found right in the heart of Galway City on Shop Street. The long-established pub is renowned for its traditional Irish music and visitors are always sure to catch a session in progress at any time of the day or night. The bar’s location in the middle of the main shopping thoroughfare ensures a busy daytime pub where the ceol and the craic take precedence.
With an eye-watering range of Irish whiskeys, this genteel old boozer in the city centre is a place of refuge for those in search of a pint and a seat on a busy Saturday night
The Front Door Pub has over the last 10 years cemented itself as one of Galway’s most popular venues. It is a large but intimate premise accessible from both High Street and Cross Street in the centre of Galway Cities Latin Quarter. This historic pub has been tastefully decorated with dark wood, textured walls, stained glass and cosy intimate alcoves. The Front Door has 2 entrances, Sonny’s on High Street and The Front Door on High Street. Sonny’s got its name as this part of the bar was once owned by well known Galweigan Sonny Molloy as a drapery shop. The counter of the bar in “Sonny’s Bar” is still the same as when Sonny himself was working behind it!
The Dew Drop Inn, which is widely known as Myles Lees, is located in Galway City. It is a small vintage pub filled with character. The interior is done in an old, simple style and is brightly decorated. There is also a heated and covered smoking area to the back of the pub. Additionally, the barmen at Dew Drop are known for their friendly manner.
Tig Coili is located on Mainguard Street in Galway city’s Latin Quarter. Famous for its traditional Irish music sessions it is a very popular spot for tourists and locals alike who want to sample traditional Irish music in a pleasant and relaxing atmosphere. Tigh Coili is famous for its impromptu music sessions where musicians often visit the pub for a relaxing pint and end up in the middle of the craic.
Tigh Neachtain is located on the corner of Cross Street and Quay Street. Since 1894, the former home of prominent animal rights activist Richard Martin has been a meeting place since it first opened its doors for a diverse and eclectic clientele. Tigh Neachtain’s strong connection with Galway’s arts and musical communities adds to the allure of its already welcoming interior. Whether you are looking for a seat by the fire on a chilly winter’s day or to soak up the atmosphere of Galway city while enjoying a drink in our beer garden, Tigh Neachtain’s door is always open.