Boogie Nights: The Top Dance Floors in Galway
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Boogie Nights: The Top Dance Floors in Galway

As the city's nightlife scene begins to heal, we feel that it is finally time to offer you a guide to our favourite dance floors in Galway. Bring along your friends and let your hair down on these dance floors, for what is certain to be an unforgettable night out in the City of Tribes. Check them out below!


36 Abbeygate Street Upper // more here 
The good times returned with the revival of the beloved dance and night club; Electric. Here, you have your pick of dance floor across its large multi-purpose venue with areas such as; the rooftop Garden, Factory and Main Floor. Every weekend, they host an ever-changing lineup of DJs and artists on the decks throughout the entire nightclub, with both big names and local legends making appearances. Always adding something new to their schedule, if you want to go dancing, Electric will never let you down.

above: Electric, photo by Ciarán MacChoncarraige 


9-11 Prospect Hill // more here 
The new home of alternative music in Galway, Cuba recently reopened their doors upstairs at McGettigans and we for one couldn't be happier. It's amazing to see the space come alive with the beats of DnB, Hip Hop, World Music, Dubstep and House & Techno giving the people of Galway the chance to dance the night away and be introduced to more incredible artists. Weekly, the nightclub books a diverse lineup of live performers and DJs drawing big names in the alternative music scene. Cuba is definitely one to watch!

above: photo courtesy of Cuba

The Blue Note

3 William Street West // more here 
The dance floor at this local boozer has welcomed its fair share of craic and devilment over the years. A beloved pub for all dancers, music lovers and boozers, it has been said that if you haven't boogied, shifted or completely lost the run of yourself on The Blue Note's dance floor then you haven't really experienced a night out in Galway! The besht of both local & International DJ's are all regulars here with the likes of The Disconauts, Moody Manc, Get Down Edits, Pontchartrain & Jimmy Mac being just a handful of the legends to have played and partied under the famous disco ball; and now so should you!!

above: The Blue Note, photo by Evan O'Flaherty


10 William Street West // more here
Combine your dancing with a bit of singing at the weekly karaoke night at Massimo. Every Thursday night, the bar fills with like-minded fun-loving people who are ready to sing their heart out and throw a few dance moves at the same time. From there, Massimo is open late every weekend and when you're not trying to impress your date with some serious dance skills, you can enjoy delicious cocktails from the safety of a bar stool. Either way, you are sure to have a great time.

above: photo courtesy of Massimo


34 Shop Street // more here 
Dance the week away on the dance floor with the wild crowd over at Coyotes. With live music every Tuesday and Thursday, and DJs that are sure to be spinning all your favourite tunes, from dance classics, house and techno, cheesy pop to retro floor fillers, it's way too easy to stay dancing alongside Coyotes' bar dancers well into the early hours. The ultimate party venue in the city centre for birthdays, hens and stags, Coyotes can handle all of your group's requests to ensure that you and your friends enjoy an exhilarating night out in Galway city.

above: photo courtesy of Coyotes

Róisín Dubh

9 Dominick Street Upper // more here
Róisín Dubh is undoubtedly one of the best music and comedy venues in the country, bringing established talent to the city, while also providing a stage for emerging artists. With a great atmosphere, spacious dance floor, and a real commitment and passion to music and comedy, it’s one of the best places to see the best national and international acts around. With Silent Discos every Tuesday and Wednesday and a series of free gigs throughout the week, get ready to look like a fool jumping around and belting out your favourite tunes with some fellow party-lovers.

above: photo courtesy of Róisín Dubh

The Quays Bar

11 Quay Street // more here
Famous for its amazing award-winning live entertainment, the Quays Bar welcomes new performers everyday for live music sessions in their main bar. Additionally, upstairs is a spectacular live music hall that host a array of acts playing a mix of genres from rock and pop to blues and classics every weekend. Here, you can dance and rub shoulders as you share in the joys of good music and good vibes in good company. We highly recommend bringing your friends for a dance at this Latin Quarter hotspot.

above: photo courtesy of The Quays Bar

Feature photo of Electric by Ciarán MacChoncarraige

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