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 the best late bars to see the night away below..
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
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
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
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 in 2022 when they won ‘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
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
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