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  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
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Uniquely designed busy bar in the heart of Galway city center serving wholesome, quality food. 6 bars under the one roof including a thriving whiskey bar and cocktail bar - sit back enjoy some delicious food and drinks whilst overlooking Eyre Square. The Skeff Bar & Kitchen really is Galway's meeting place.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Drinks
CUISINES
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
FEATURES
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Live Music
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We came from Germany to spend a week in Galway. We had two great evenings at the Skeff bar with great food. The beef burger and the hake were absolutly delicious. The staff was very kind, especially Jolynn, who served us on those two evenings....If we get back to Galway, we will revisit The Skeff.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We dropped in to check out their whiskey collection, and were happy to find some that we hadn't tried yet. Decent pricing. We were perusing the collection at the bar that was marked "closed", but the staff were very friendly and helped us out by...pouring a couple of shots that we were interested in. Nice and cozy to sit and visit quietly.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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AshlingDudley, General Manager at The Skeff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that our team looked after you so well and were able to help you sample some...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Could be a good spot given location, however the service is terrible. We walked in and not a single person looked to give us a table despite many waitresses walking around trying not to be seen. Asked a girl in the lower part for a...table and she said “you can have a look yourselves and see what suits” No table management meant there was 1 and 2 people sitting at tables for 6 or 8 and families squashed into barrel tables. Food came out and although it was of average taste and quality, it was cold. A young waiter, in fairness to him, was quick to help us out when we asked to reheat the meal and he was sure to come back and ask were we okay plenty of times. No establishment will ever get away with good food and bad service as it’s the service that decides what mood you’ll be in. Probably won’t return due to service, good food is in high supply around galway so it’s not as if we are stuck.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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AshlingDudley, General Manager at The Skeff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen and apologies that your time with us was so disappointing. I will make sure to address all your helpful feedback with...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I came from England Devin for a getaway with my friends and I must say very fast service , got a few cocktail and kealan the bartender was lovely and gave us an excellent experience making pornstars and daquairs, a great fast worker and very...good at his work and is able to deal with a lot of orders and do them very fast. Very impressed and will come again.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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AshlingDudley, General Manager at The Skeff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you got to try some of our delicious cocktails and that Kealan looked after you...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The southern sour nicest cocktail I’ve ever had, Kealan the bar man was fierce sound and talked us through making them, what a barman.More

Date of visit: May 2022
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AshlingDudley, General Manager at The Skeff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Conor, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that your time with us was so enjoyable and that Kealan looked after you so well....More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a great night. Erica looked after us really especially and made our night. She was really good at recommending drinks and done us wellMore

Date of visit: April 2022
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AshlingDudley, General Manager at The Skeff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you had a really enjoyable time with us and that Erica looked after you so...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Traditional pub in Eyre Square that I strongly recommend. The place is tydy, the staff is friendly. Goof food at affordable prices, perfect for dinner and for lunch.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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AshlingDudley, General Manager at The Skeff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that your time with us was most enjoyable and that the team looked after you so...More

Reviewed 1 April 2022

We had lunch here and some drinks. It is room well aired and the tables set well apart. It is not my first visit here so I knew what to expect. I had a lovely chowder for lunch. The staff were great and changed TV...channels to our needs. I liked the experience. I hope to be back soon. Good JobMore

Date of visit: March 2022
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AshlingDudley, General Manager at The Skeff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 April 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that your time with us was most enjoyable and that the team looked after you so...More

Reviewed 20 March 2022 via mobile

We had a fantastic two nights at the Skeff bar. Security couldn’t have been nicer (thank you Gordon and Zekjiri). AMAZING live band (Evoke Band). Thank you from the mad Cork women!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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AshlingDudley, General Manager at The Skeff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 23 March 2022

Dear Guest, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your recent visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. I was delighted to read that you found our security to be friendly and that our you enjoyed our live music....More

Reviewed 17 March 2022 via mobile

Visited on Saint Patrick's Day 2022. Excellent atmosphere with live music, and despite large demanding crowd, high standard of service and food was maintained. Special thanks to our table server Connor, who made sure we had everything we wanted.More

Date of visit: March 2022
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AshlingDudley, General Manager at The Skeff Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2022

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to post a review on TripAdvisor regarding your St.Patrick's visit to The Skeff Bar & Kitchen. It was great to see the bar so busy and I am delighted that your time with us was so enjoyable....More

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Response from JeanetteW547 | Reviewed this property |
Well if it's more of a family place maybe dont serve alcohol then???? Open a creche out the back perhaps
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The Skeff Bar is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4