Drink Archives - This is Galway

GALWAY has so many stories to tell

Having found your favourite spots to see on your next visit to Galway, it’s time to put the wheels in motion. Share your discoveries with your friends and family, get booking and prepare for an incredibly memorable trip.

 

THE RETURN OF THE WET PUB

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Ignoring the fact that the term ‘wet pub’ invokes quite the feeling of discomfort, we could not be more delighted to hear the news that all pubs across Ireland can reopen their doors and get the pints flowing once again from Monday 21 September.

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WINE AND CHEESE NIGHTS ACROSS GALWAY

You could sit at home and binge watch all the latest crazes while downing cheap wine and babybel, but lockdown is finally over and Galway has reopened so why not head out and explore all the fantastic locations around Galway that offer delicious wine and cheese options.

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AUTUMN DATE NIGHTS IN GALWAY

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Autumn is best spent snuggling up and keeping cosy with your s/o! After spending your summer in isolation, it is easy to forget all of the lovely places around Galway to eat, drink, watch and most importantly – keep warm in! So don’t waste any more time in that freezing cold kitchen at home, get out and enjoy what Galway has to offer. To help you work through your options we’ve made a list of some of our favourite places for you to settle in to and forget your woes.

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THE STORY OF THE BLUE NOTE BAR

Cast your mind back to the Galway city of days gone by, where diddley-eye music echoed from every pub and the importance of tradition was in full effect but something was missing. Searching for a safe haven from the trad tunes, a space to listen to really good music, two young lads – Simon and Kevin – broke the mould and on a day like any other in 1994, the golden gates of the Blue Note were thrown open.

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THE HISTORY OF TAYLOR’S BAR

In honour of their second birthday, Taylor’s Bar will be re-opening their doors from 5pm on Monday 20 July with food served up out the back  and if we know one thing for certain – we can’t wait to get back into that beer garden!

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THE COCKTAIL GUIDE

Contrary to popular belief, it’s not all creamy pints of Guinness and traditional tunes out wesht. Elegance, class and luxury ooze from the fine establishments lining our city’s streets, drawing us in with the tempting aroma of herbs, spices, fresh fruit and, well, alcohol.

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GIN FOR A PENNY, GIN FOR A POUND

If whiskey makes you frisky and brandy makes you randy, then gin is inevitably going to make you sin. Winter is the season for being in a constant state of literal high spirits, so if you’ve had your fill of hot toddies and mulled wine, we’ve got the gin joints for you.

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