BOOKING A PARTY IN GALWAY
Special shindigs require special surroundings. Birthday bashes, hen parties, baby showers and everything in between are occasions that need to be remembered. So, if you’re searching for the ideal location to host your celebration, look no further.
Whether it’s a cosy group of 20 or a big aul shindig of 120 of your closest mates, John Keogh’s caters to groups big and small. You can avail of finger food, a DJ and a fully serviced late bar in beautiful and comfortable surroundings. You can even give your night a more personal twist by getting a tailor-made event package, with some specialised drinks and your very own tunes.
22-24 Upper Dominick Street, Galway // more here
For drinks, dancing and dirty fries, Massimo is the spot. You can choose from one of their party rooms, their brand-new snug or one of their long tables in the main bar as the setting for a perfect night with friends. Their brand-new cocktail menu will ensure everyone’s in merry spirits and their food options will leave you stuffed, whether it’s a three-course meal or a tasty party platter. Massimo have seen many customers meet over drinks, fall for each other and – down the line – book their engagement party and wedding afters! Love is in the air…
10 William St West, Galway // more here
BUSKER BROWNES & KIRBY’S
Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, engagement, anniversary or after-work party, the newly refurbished Busker Brownes & Kirby’s bars located in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter are the place to party! Be it a small gathering in The Slatehouse Bar, a reunion Upstairs at Kirby’s or a match-day party with the biggest screen in Galway in the Hall on Level 3, Busker Browne’s friendly staff will help you plan for a night you won’t forget! Buskers can cater for groups of 10 – 100, and with live music 7 nights a week, it’s the perfect venue for all occasions
Cross Street Upper, Galway // more here
If it’s an elegant interior and upbeat atmosphere you’re after, Seven is your heaven. Their broad range of packages can be tailored to give your event a personal, unique feel. Kick off your night with a prosecco reception, followed by some delicious food platters. With live music seven nights a week and a resident DJ every Friday and Saturday, your wish is Seven’s command.
5-7 Bridgestreet, Galway // more here
Right in the heart of Galway’s city centre, The Skeff is a seriously popular party venue. Being the largest bar in the West of Ireland allows them to expertly cater to a number of different groups at the same time, from large engagement / rehearsal dinner parties as well as birthday and work parties. They offer a wide range of dining and entertainment options, from finger food platters and a live DJ to a sit-down meal live music band. So, whatever you’re after, The Skeff will make it special.
27 Eyre Square, Galway // more here
Located in the heart of Galway, McGettigan’s unique and remarkable interior will provide the ideal setting for your party. They offer many party packages to keep your group entertained, whether it’s a stag night or a birthday dinner. They’ve got cocktail classes from €20 per person as well as gin & tonic or whiskey tasting classes from €20 per person. You can also get yourselves one and two course menus from €15 per person. Good craic is guaranteed.
9 – 11 Prospect Hill, Galway // more here
For audiences of 23 and over, Halo offer a comfortable and elegant nightclub experience spread across two floors. Fashion shows, corporate events, after-word parties and everything in between can be catered to within the walls of this award-winning club. They even offer luxury packages which will get you priority entry to the club and exclusive table service – including bottle service with the best premium drinks – for the night. No queuing? Don’t mind if I do.
36 Upper Abbeygate St. Galway // more here
BITECLUB / ELECTRIC
Streetfood, liquors, entertainment and dancing all under one roof. Biteclub offer a laidback food and clubbing revolution perfect for parties of 2 to 200. The ground floor restaurant can extend upwards into the Rooftop Garden for bigger hoolies. There’s also the option of heading to the Glasshouse in Electric for a cocktail master class, where you’ll learn how to create some signature cocktails over two hours of laughs. If you book your group in for dinner at Biteclub, you can keep the party going with free entry and a reserved seating area (where available) in Electric Garden & Theatre or their sister club Halo. And last but not least, if you book a group of 10 or more into Electric any weekend, they’ll give you a reserved seating area along with a bottle of pink gin. What could be better!
36 Upper Abbeygate St. Galway // more here
THE KING’S HEAD
Whether you’re looking for a spot for lunch, dinner, finger food or cocktails, the King’s Head can accommodate up to 100 people for a private party. You can choose from four rooms based on your event and the size of your group. From their intimate bistro snug to their top floor Ruby room, you’re guaranteed great grub and service with a smile.
15 High St, Galway // more here
THE DÁIL BAR
The Dáil Bar provide the welcoming ambiance, delicious food and award-winning cocktails that make your party something to remember. They’ve got an exclusive whiskey selection, a late bar and live entertainment seven nights a week. So, whether it’s a sit-down meal or a casual get-together with finger food and drinks, the Dáil throw one hell of a shindig.
42 – 44 Middle Street, Galway // more here
DILLISK ON THE DOCKS @ THE HARBOUR HOTEL
A party venue with a difference, Dillisk on the Docks offers quirky and rustic interiors while serving creative cocktails and a mouth-watering menu combining both modern-innovative and traditional styles of cooking. Expect tantalising dishes prepared with fresh and locally sourced ingredients with a particular emphasis on Dillisk Seaweed to pay homage to the name. From party nights with tasty platters to celebratory dinners, Dillisk on the Docks caters to all events. To add an extra bit of flair to your party why not book a private cocktail class and learn from the masters while sipping on your favourite tipple!