One thing that will never change around Galway city is the late night buzz of eager partygoers as they move their way to the city’s late bars to keep the craic going until 2am. If you want to dance and drink your way to dawn, discover Galway's best late bars to see the night away below..
Enjoy a late night with friends at one of the Latin Quarter’s most well loved bars - Busker Brownes. Busker Brownes is party central all week long so it’ll come as no surprise for you to learn that it remains to be the destination for many of Galway’s student population. Their line up of live music includes bands playing every Sunday and DJs on Friday and Saturday nights and with a dance floor to boot, you’ll be throwing shapes until the early hours.
Cross Street Upper / more here
above: photo courtesy of Busker Brownes
The Dáil Bar
Bringing you a late bar and live entertainment seven nights a week, The Dáil Bar is a vibrant bar in the heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter. Home to the famous The Liquor Lounge - the late bar with a love for cocktails - you can work your way through their amazing cocktail menu while you party. Featuring live musicians and bands during the weekdays and DJs on the decks at the weekend, a good time is always guaranteed.
42-44 Middle Street / more here
above: photo courtesy of The Dáil Bar
Open until 2am seven nights a week it’s always a party at The Skeff. Every night they’ve got a different lineup of live music or DJs, ensuring all music tastes are satisfied. With irresistible drink specials and a kitchen open until 9pm, it’s no wonder that this is the go-to spot for many Galwegains. Late nights here means that you’ll never know who you might bump into while partying it up at this iconic Eyre Square bar.
27 Eyre Square / more here
above: photo courtesy of The Skeff
A popular option in Galway for groups on nights out, McGettigan's has now extended their hours even later on Fridays and Saturdays. On these night, they'll have live music and DJs to help you carry your great night out until the early hours. They also have a large upstairs area that is perfect for groups and is home to two pool tables, perfect for a game amongst friends.
9-11 Prospect Hill / more here
above: photo of McGettigans, by Ciarán MacChoncarraige
The Front Door
The late bar of choice for students across the city, The Front Door operates as a late bar six nights a week. The large bar boasts five bars and features a mix of cosy alcoves and hidden nooks, ideal for groups of friends who want to enjoy a night out together. With live music every night ranging from popular bands to well known DJs, The Front Door is a popular spot amongst Galway’s party people to come and socialise.
8 Cross Street / more here
above: photo courtesy of The Front Door
All year long DNA Galway brings Galway back to back hit after hit with their weekly events lineups. DNA is open Wednesday through to Saturday (plus Bank Holiday Sundays) every week with doors open at 11pm. They have got the top DJ’s nightly playing everything from retro classics through to current dance floor anthems with occasional National & International guests.
Eyre Square / more here
above: photo courtesy of DNA Galway
Taylor’s Bar & Beer Garden
A hub of craic and entertainment, Taylor’s Bar and Beer Garden is a popular spot for groups and individuals looking to enjoy a buzzing atmosphere and top quality drinks. Every Friday and Saturday night they extend their opening hours until 2am to bring you some of the best DJs in the Wesht, so if you’re looking to throw a long overdue night out with the pals this just might be the ideal spot.
7 Dominick Street Upper / more here
above: photo courtesy of Taylor's Bar & Beer Garden
Spending a late night at the bustling Seven Bar is a must on every Galway visitor’s itinerary. With amazing lineups each week of the best local and international musicians in their live music venue upstairs -The Loft - you’ll be ready to make a night of it before you know it. Seven’s late bar runs on Friday and Saturday nights ensuring that you get to end your week on a high note.
5-7 Bridgestreet, Latin Quarter / more here
above: photo courtesy of Seven Bar
The Quays Bar
Open as a late bar six nights a week, this famous bar really comes alive every evening with their exceptional showcases of local and visiting artists. The phenomenal live performances at The Quays Bar has seen them win numerous awards throughout the years, including winning ‘Best Live Entertainment Pub’ at the Bar of the Year Awards. So, if you’re planning to make a night of it, you can’t go wrong with The Quays.
11 Quay Street / more here
above: photo courtesy of The Quays Bar
The newest edition to this list, this Galway boozer isn't messing about when it comes to keeping the music going and you dancing until the early hours. Massimo, the bar that dances til late is now staying open until 2am on Thursday, Friday and Saturdays - Isn't this the perfect news for all of you who love singing your heart out at their Kara-Okay? on Thursday nights!
10 William Street West / more here
If you fancy a wild night out, Coyotes are doing them like no one else. This super venue can handle all of your party requests to ensure that you have a memorable night out in Galway's city centre. Home to both a cocktail bar and VIP lounge, you can take your night on the town to the next level with ease. Open late seven nights a week, with live music every Tuesday and Thursday, and DJs spinning the best mix of classic pop favourites and current hits, you'll be dancing alongside Coyotes' dancers well into the early hours.
34 Shop Street / more here
above: photo courtesy of Coyotes
Undoubtedly one of the most well known late night spots of the city, a night out at the Róisín Dubh is something you need to experience for yourself. Hosting the popular silent discos on Tuesdays and Wednesdays as well as Blush Club Nights on Thursdays, not to mention their live performances throughout the week and DJs on the weekends, there’s always an amazing line up planned at the Róisín Dubh.
9 Dominick Street Upper / more here
above: photo courtesy of Róisín Dubh
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