Best places in Galway

Discover the best places in Galway, curated using our unique algorithm blending 'Top Rated' and 'Most Reviewed' establishments. Uncover the city's gems and must-visit locales for an unforgettable experience. Please note that certain places categories are intentionally excluded to ensure a refined selection. Ratings are based from 626 places in the city.

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AWOL Tattoos LTD
Tattoo shop
👍👍 We were lucky and were able to get last minute appointments with the owner, Angus. He and his team are so knowledgeable and friendly! He did a great job on my first tattoo and I can’t wait to go back every time I’m in Galway!
4.90 (853 reviews)
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The Dough Bros
Pizza restaurant
Warm, casual place offering an array of wood-fired pies with creative toppings & craft beers.
$ $$$
4.80 (4.1K reviews)
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Esquires - The Organic Coffee Co (Eyre Square)
👍👍 Delightful cafe. I was warmly greeted at the door, and thankful that the shop was not overly busy at the time. I’m sure it gets packed at times! Had a very hearty bagel breakfast sandwich (one of the largest I’d seen). This place caters to locals and tourists. Close to the tail/bus station and they...
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4.80 (1.4K reviews)
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Pan-Asian restaurant
👍👍 What a beautiful experience at Papa Rich! Staff is extremely sweet and are genuinely interested in making your dining experience a happy one. The food is spectacular! I cannot wait to go back!
$ $$$
4.80 (768 reviews)
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American restaurant
👍👍 My wife & I are in town on a vacation (holiday) bus tour from America and wanted something better than hotel food. This place is FANTASTIC! We had Wings & a burger and they were both delicious. The staff were all super friendly and so were the other customers. Made us feel very welcome. If we ever...
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4.80 (732 reviews)
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Jason Mitchell Fitness
Fitness center
👍👍 I’ve been going to Jason for a few months now. I love his classes—they’re fun and a great workout. I’m getting results and have a lot more energy than before I started. Jason is a great coach, he helps you hold yourself accountable and stay on track with your fitness goals. I highly recommend his cl...
5.00 (263 reviews)
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O'Connell's Bar
👍👍 Get the white hag. It's an IPA specially brewed for this pub. One of the best ones I tasted in Ireland. Fries place in the back is amazing as well, especially the peanut butter satay sauce.
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4.70 (2.1K reviews)
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O'Connor's Famous Pub
Cosy bar, opened in 1942, with bric-a-brac on the walls and ceiling, outdoor seating and live music.
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4.70 (2.1K reviews)
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Tigh Chóilí
Irish pub
👍👍 We stopped for a pint and stayed for a couple because the music and atmosphere were great. After dinner we stopped again for another pint and more music. It’s the best place in Galway for traditional Irish music (at least today!)
$$ $$
4.70 (2K reviews)
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Salthill Galway
Public beach
👍👍 Nice place to walk if the weather is good.
4.80 (576 reviews)
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Seafood restaurant
👍👍 Oh So HOOKED!!! This place was recommended by a local as the best fish 🐠🐟 and chips place in town. She was absolutely right. And we are totally hooked. Ordered said fish and chips and seafood chowder. Both were second to none. Topped with an outstanding service and very unique interior design, mak...
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4.70 (1.8K reviews)
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Rúibín Bar & Restaurant
👍👍 Spectacular cocktails! Dennis is an absolute treasure. Everything was delicious, and the Salted Caramel Rum and the strawberry gin cocktail (I forgot the exact ingredients) stood out especially.
$$ $$
4.80 (561 reviews)
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Galway City Distillery
👍👍 Our group had a wonderful time at Galway City Distillery. Best gin & tonic I have ever had. The highlight of our visit was the tour from Jim, who was very welcoming. He had fantastic insights on local history and it was fun learning about their distilling process. For a big group of 13, this was a g...
5.00 (237 reviews)
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The Quay Street Kitchen
Irish restaurant
👍👍 Very cosy, intimate restaurant. Lovely staff, very laid back, but good service. Menu wasn't big, but had good options for all. Only wines, bottled beer and cider, no hard spirits. Seafood chowder and lamb shank was absolutely amazing! Very big portions, next time I'd go just for mains. Very convenie...
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4.70 (1.4K reviews)
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Dela Restaurant
Irish restaurant
🫤 Disappointed😔 I was quite disappointed with this experience. Whenever we passed by this restaurant there was a big line so we thought it would be a good place to eat. We had to wait about half an hour in a line. We had our hopes up and we were excited. Upon entering, the restaurant was packed wit...
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4.70 (1.4K reviews)
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Handsome Burger
Hamburger restaurant
👍👍 Walked in, grabbed a table right away. But it was pretty busy. Food came out pretty quickly and it was good! This place was actually recommended by a local, and have to say it did not disappoint.
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4.70 (1.3K reviews)
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The Crane Bar
Traditional watering hole known for its varied nightly blues, country & roots acts across 2 stages.
$ $$$
4.70 (1.3K reviews)
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Ard Bia at Nimmos
Irish restaurant
Festive cafe/restaurant with a quirky interior, serving creative Irish dishes with global pzazz.
$$ $$
4.70 (1.3K reviews)
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The Salt House
👍👍 This is a very traditional pub with live music and a huge selection of beers and ciders. We tasted cider with low alcohol. Great atmosphere.
$$ $$
4.70 (1.3K reviews)
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ènergie Fitness Galway
👍👍 Énergie Fitness Galway is very spacious and well equipped. Top quality equipments and very organised. All the instructors are great and always around to help. Spin classes are my favourite.
4.90 (312 reviews)
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