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US$4 - US$32
Irish, Bar, Pub
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Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Drank in this bar for the evening. Bar was very quite. However we Bought our last round. No one said ye have 2 be finished in 5 mins. There was a late Bar across the street that we could have gone 2. Disgraceful behaviour from...security. This was a family outing. We were treated so disrespectfully and literallythrown out of bar. Will never go here again. Lots of nice bars in galway City. Give this one a miss.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely place. Great food. Great price. Great service from Chloe. Would recommend highly and will visit again on my next trip home.

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Not sure why the bad reviews..we nearly didn't eat here because of them but based on location (staying at the hotel) and food options we decided to give it a try. They were super busy but a nice young man found us a table in...the back. I was fearful we wouldn't be able to hear the musicians but they play the sound throughout and it was quite clear due to great speakers. The food was the best dinner we had in Ireland. We started with the cheese plate. I had the mussels, my husband had the steak sandwich and my son had the bangers the mash. The only complaint was the steak sandwich...my husband said it was too fatty. Great taste, though. We stopped in the next night to enjoy a pint and the music.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 7 April 2022

My husband and I along with another couple stopped in for a drink before dinner at another place. We didn't want to leave! The staff were all so very friendly. We chatted to waitress Aoife for quite some time. The service was very fast and...the atmosphere was perfect.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 12 March 2022 via mobile

Busy untrusting staff Just came in for a beer, always looking at you, even if busy just looking for any slip up and the staff are saying you need to buy another beer ! Nah there’s so many places in Galway, don’t bother

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 5 March 2022

John on security for 1520 claimed my friend "stumbled" as he walked to the bar. Pure nonsense this place has notions for such a tiny reputation

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 21 February 2022

Came here for the last leg of our Galway hen party, table reserved for us, great live acoustic music provided by a man and his guitar, (loved his version of a famous Cardi B "Love Song" lol) friendly staff who were dealing with an enormous...crowd very swiftly and professionally, lovely Guinness, lovely shots of baby Guinness. Even the door men were so nice as they booted us out at closing! Great spot! Thank heavens things are returning to normal!More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 20 February 2022 via mobile

We were advised to go here as we are cocktail lovers on our recent trip to Galway and it did not disappoint. We asked the 2 young barmen to surprise us with whatever cocktails that were most popular. Each one they served up were displayed...beautifully and tasted even better. A place for the cocktail lovers.More

Date of visit: February 2022
Reviewed 30 January 2022

Dropped in for a quick pint and ended up staying longer than expected. Added olives to my order. Great. Guinness was just right. Great wee pub. If you are passing drop in

Date of visit: January 2022
Reviewed 26 January 2022

Had not tried or been in this resturant before but gave it visit with my son and daughter as it was my birthday. Was very dismayed with the service. Upon ordering asked for no ice in water for wine mix but ice arrived in glass....Accepted this as a misunderstanding. However, ordered french fries and brown bread and bread arrived without butter from a different waitress; had to try and get attention of another waitress for butter which was dropped on table frozen. French fries did not arrive either with my son and daughter's meal so had to also try to call out to again another waitress about the order. French fries were then dropped abruptly on table. Was asked if I would like keptup but I requested Mayo and consequently two packets were dropped at edge of table by again another waitress. Whilst in the resturant observed a member of staff open in the middle of the floor a six pack of crisps and distribute to other staff members in a circle and feed another staff member whilst carrying used plates. In conclusion, I was not impressed with my dining experience and neither were my son and daughter.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Sharon G
14 September 2020|
Response from james1520bar | Property representative |
Hi Sharon, We are child friendly :) Kind regards, James O'Neill.
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  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5