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O'Connell's Bar

8 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 634
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Great Pub, brilliant beer garden

Has to be one of the best pubs in Galway, super set up. Nice cosy vibe to the place inside and... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
DavidL120584
,
Dublin, Ireland
via mobile
Tons of Charm

Went for gin & tonics and they were great, but the atmosphere was the real star. You'll think it is... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Shawn C
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Richfield, Minnesota
via mobile
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O’Connell’s bar is located in the heart of Galway city in Eyre Square. A traditional Irish bar which was originally a grocery store and small bar, and it still has most of its original features and decor. O' Connells is one of Galway's oldest bars and is famous for its cosy atmosphere and amazing pint of Guinness. O' Connells have a large selection of whiskeys, gins and craft beers. They also have a large heated beer garden with outdoor bars and live entertainment every weekend.
  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average1%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible1%
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“beer garden” (14 reviews)
“great pint” (6 reviews)
“great pub” (10 reviews)
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8 Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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+353 91 563 634
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Has to be one of the best pubs in Galway, super set up. Nice cosy vibe to the place inside and great beer garden out the back, ideal for a big group of friends. Lovely Guinness too, couldn't recommend the place any more. Authentic Irish...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Went for gin & tonics and they were great, but the atmosphere was the real star. You'll think it is 1817 instead of 2017.

1  Thank Shawn C
Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved this bar, huge rear garden with mock up shops and outside bar live music. The inside bar is just brilliant, great atmosphere "olde worlde" look and feel, lovely old shop brands from years gone by stand on shelves and are great to see. The...More

1  Thank Steve H
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a very bad experience with this pub. I was in there during the day, the barman was very very rude. I used to attend this pub regularly over the years. And I was always welcome. Patrick Lonergan and staff. Very disappointed with my...More

Thank maureen g
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Rang in advance as we'd been told the pub was dog-friendly. Was told on the phone that there'd be "absolutely no problem" with our dog coming inside. Walked from Salthill (about 40 minutes away on foot) only to be turned away by a rude bouncer...More

Thank Avalena
gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Evalena, Apologies for misleading information you received when you called in advance, the person who you spoke with didn't realise food service was in operation at that time. We are a dog friendly pub but we do not permit dogs when food service is...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Hi folks I used to like going here for a few drinks be it after a game or simply just drop in while I was in town but on my last occasion I was with my wife and daughter I called in as it was...More

Thank anthony322
gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Sorry you had a negative experience with us, we are currently looking into this matter. We pride ourselves on great service and have received multiple positive reviews from customers regarding our service. Best regards

Reviewed 10 July 2017 via mobile

Great pub experience, very attentive staff, clean and plenty of room for the amount of people that are actually in the bar. Great people watching! Fun time, highly recommend!

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

OMG... cant believe i have been on work (and a rare personal) nights out in Galway and didnt know about here! Sat for an hr in the front bar having a nice Peroni but then i went out the back to the loo and found...More

Thank Joan M
Reviewed 21 June 2017

We sat down at the bar and received a wonderful gin recommendation from the bartender. We enjoyed sipping a Dingle Gin with tonic and juniper berries while counting and appreciating the number of available gins displayed so nicely behind the bar. We counted 56 different...More

1  Thank Kate L
Reviewed 20 June 2017

When we first entered, it struck me how many beers they had on tap. The bartender was extremely pleasant and helpful. The big surprise was the "beer garden" that was a throwback to the old Irish days - don't stay up front, go in the...More

Thank ScottCalder
gary c, Manager at O'Connell's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 June 2017

thank you for you review. We really appreciate it

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