Blue skies and sunshine mean one thing and one thing only - it’s time to enjoy a barbeque in Galway. Mouth-watering meat, colourful salads and a bitta booze are the key ingredients to creating a successful Irish barbeque, so whether you’re vegetarian, pescetarian or a full blown carnivore - here’s where to go for the perfect Summer BBQ in Galway...
Queen Street Galway
If you are looking to throw a big BBQ party, look no further than Queen Street, where they'll help you bring to life your dream summer BBQ. Ideal for groups 40-100 people, greet your guests in an exclusive, heated courtyard while the aroma from the bespoke BBQ menu fills the air. With a private bartender on hand to serve you cold drinks, there's less time waiting and more time socialising. For more info on their tailor-made packages, contact them at QueenStreet@VictoriaHotelGalway.com.
Victoria Place, Eyre Square // book your BBQ here
above: Queen Street Galway, courtesy of Queen Street Galway
Dillisk on the Docks
When it comes to enjoying the perfect summer BBQ in Galway, grill and chill with all your pals at the dockside restaurant Dillisk on the Docks while enjoying their new summer cocktail menu. Vegetarian BBQ options available too. The outdoor terrace An Gairdín is the perfect choice and can cater for up to 20 people. Alternatively, they can also cater for large private parties in their John B. Keane suite.
New Dock Rd // book your BBQ here
above: Dillisk on the Docks, courtesy of Dillisk on the Docks
McHugh's Traditional Pub & Restaurant
Are you ready to party until the sun goes down with an extensive selection of cocktails, craft beers, gins, wines and whiskeys? If a BBQ in a beer garden is your type of buzz, McHugh's Traditional Pub & Restaurant is your perfect host. Perfect for celebrations, staff parties, team bonding or just another excuse to go drinking your friends, get in contact with them today and get that party planned!
Tuam Rd, Killeen, Castlegar Village // book your BBQ here
above: McHugh's Traditional Pub & Restuarant, courtesy of McHugh's
The Ardilaun Hotel
It's BBQ season at The Ardilaun Hotel so you know what that means. Take that big event you've been planning al fresco into these award-winning gardens for a summer BBQ you'll never forget. The ideal venue for socialising with work colleagues, family, friends, for networking or ideal for your next sports and social outing with unmissable all-inclusive barbeque packages only €35pp.
Taylor's Hill Rd // book your BBQ here
above: The Ardilaun Hotel, courtesy of The Ardilaun Hotel
Lough Rea Hotel & Spa
This summer, Lough Rea Hotel & Spa have got a killer BBQ season planned, With special BBQ Sundays in their Rooftop Garden, and the option to plan your own private party with your nearest and dearest, be sure to drop them a line and discover how they can help you enjoy the perfect 2023 BBQ party.
Old Galway Rd, Loughrea // book your BBQ here
above: Lough Rea Hotel & Spa, courtesy of Lough Rea Hotel & Spa
Padraicin Seafood Bar
How would you like to enjoy a summer BBQ at the seaside? Padraicins Seafood Bar can host private barbecues in their outdoor area, which looks out over the breathtaking Furbo beach. These BBQs are ideal for weddings, special occasions and corporate events, so if you're feeling like hosting a bit of a shindig this is an ideal BBQ venue along the Wild Atlantic Way.
Furbo // book your BBQ here
above: Padraicin, courtesy of Padraicin Seafood Bar
The Galmont Hotel
If you fancy throwing a big shindig but lack the outdoor space, on the terrace at The Galmont Hotel & Spa you can host a barbecue party for your nearest and dearest or for a group size of 40+ people. Their new summer BBQ menu has something for everyone from the grilled meats, salads and sides to refreshing ice cream sundaes to stave off the heat. Yum!
Lough Ataila Rd, Fairgreen // book your BBQ here
above: The Galmont, courtesy of The Galmont
O'Reilly's Bar & Kitchen
Complete with stunning views overlooking Salthill and across Galway bay, O'Reillys Bar & Kitchen are famous for hosting BBQ Buffets during the summer months out on their rooftop bar! Picture this; gorgeous blue skies, all your friends around you, a cold pint in hand and the heavenly smell of barbecued foods in the air; A BBQ at O'Reillys is really as good as it sounds.
232 Upper Salthill Rd // book your BBQ here
above: O'Reilly's Bar & Kitchen, courtesy of O'Reilly's Bar & Kitchen
The Lamplight Wine Bar
If you would like to enjoy some grilled goodness without all the fuss of the BBQ, The Lamplight Wine Bar offers a Fire & Wine menu curated by Chef Damian McGill. Using the Reserve Offset Smoker he expertly infuses smoke and moisture to slowly build a unique and complex flavour profile over the food. Accompanied by a carefully curated selection of wines to enhance flavours, if you are out west be sure to try it out for yourself.
Market St, Clifden // book your BBQ here
above: The Lamplight Wine Bar, courtesy of The Lamplight Wine Bar
Bringing the heat to Galway’s buzzing Latin Quarter, Ember Firehouse are grilling up deliciousness in every meal. Juicy and flavoursome grilled meats served with charred greens all combined together with the house sauces and sides makes up their menu. Catch the summer sun after a day of work sitting on Quay Street with some grilled delights at Ember Firehouse.
7 Quay St // more here
above: Ember Firehouse, courtesy of Ember Firehouse