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The Dail Bar

€€ - €€€Irish, , European
42-44 Middle Street | In the Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 777
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good32%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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42-44 Middle Street | In the Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Centrally located and in the heart of it all. A great pub and food venue. Did not visit for what looks to be a great music late scene. Was perfect to sit and have a pint while friends wandered about and window shopped.

1  Thank MPMKM
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had this as one of our pub crawl stops. The bar area is lively and fun. We got a table by the fireplace and tried some snacks off the menu. We talked the bartender into mixing up some cocktails — Espresso martinis that were...More

1  Thank lollygal
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love to visit here and sit upstairs as the bar area is beautiful. They also have my favorite fish and chips in Galway along with a great cocktail menu.

1  Thank Terri Z
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

when were in galway always call in here the staff are friendly the food is good and the beer is great

1  Thank stephen19689
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely real pub with a good range of beers, friendly staff and a good range of beers. And blazing fires!

1  Thank Ruddy-Tripper
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Love this place -- great atmosphere, open fire, good food, good menu. Seafood chowder is to die for!

1  Thank Jonathan C
Reviewed 2 November 2018 via mobile

Came into the Dail Bar on our last night in Ireland from the US. Had an absolute blast, entertainment was excellent and the bartender Damien was brilliant! I would recommend this place to anyone, we felt welcome & right at home! Just a couple of...More

3  Thank Sherpa756785
Reviewed 1 November 2018 via mobile

Had Sunday lunch here recently. Staff and service are excellent and a roaring fire to greet you just inside the door. Roast of the day was beef, beautifully cooked which came on a bed of mashed potatoes and a side of mixed vegetables. They do...More

Thank LeeCGaillimh
Reviewed 28 October 2018 via mobile

What a great Irish pub. Packed on a cold wet Friday evening. Of course. Excellent staff. Engaging patrons. Good food - fish was excellent - and the wine acceptable. Probably the only area of improvement would be the range of quality wines by the glass....More

1  Thank ricko953
Reviewed 23 October 2018

We seemed to visit just as it transitioned from a lull into dinner time. There were too few staff and therefor service was quite slow. The food and drinks were good. Location is pretty convenient.More

Thank Katelyn B
Aoife C, Manager at The Dail Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Katelyn B, Thank you for posting a review, we appreciate your positive comments about our food, drink and convenient location. Normally our service is very efficient but as you said it could be just cross over from lunch to dinner service. We'll certainly take...More

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2 September 2017|
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Response from MerlineB | Reviewed this property |
if you have a large group, i'd recommend calling ahead and they'll hold tables close together for you & make sure the staff checks in on you often. They're very flexible though, and I agree with the other patrons, if you... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$20
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
10:30 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42-44 Middle Street | In the Latin Quarter, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 777
  • E-mail
The Dail Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both Galway residents and visitors alike with its stunning decor that is both impressive and comfortable at the same time evoking a relaxed warm atmosphere that just draws you in like your favourite local. Situated on the intersection of Middle Street and Cross St right in the heart of the city it really is a beautiful bar to visit The Dail is decorated in a wonderfully traditional manner with beautifully carved oak bars, feature fireplaces ,stunning staircases and many a cosy corner to while away an evening. The downstairs bar has a warm inviting local pub feel where you can relax and enjoy your favourite drink in a comfortable environment, chat to friends, and get to know the friendly bartender or just absorb the atmosphere and many hidden features that the bar has to find!The Dail is also a restaurant serving top class food at Pocket friendly prices all day everyday. The varied and enticing menu really does go above and beyond a traditional pub menu. The Bar is open late 7 nights a week from 11:00am to 2:00am
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