the best pubs in galway, ireland

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Galway Pubs

Galway pubs lie at the heart of this lively city on the west side of Ireland. The best pubs in Galway offer beautiful live music, whether it’s traditional or Irish pub rock, are a gathering place to meet friends, and just enjoy some good Craic.

The Crane

Located in Galway's West End, the Crane has live trad 7 nights per week on their second store. Get there early for a seat!


Located in Salthill, and featured in Ed Sheeran's Galway Girl music video, O'Connor's is a family owned pub with a cozy fire, live music, and great pints.

Tig Coili

Tig Coili is the type of pub where locals and tourists mingle together easily. You can’t miss its bright red exterior on Shop Street. Check out the daily live music sessions!


If you’re looking for more Irish pub rock instead of trad then Taaffes is the place to be any night of the week for their live music.

Tigh Neachtain

Tigh Neachtain is the coziest pub in Galway with little nooks that are perfect for reading a book on a rainy day and outdoor seating on a sunny day!