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“"A Great Choice"”

M. Fitzgerald's Bar
Ranked #98 of 474 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: €4 - €30
Description: M. Fitzgerald’s, formerly known as 1520 Bar, an iconic traditional Irish bar nestled in the heart of Galway City's vibrant Latin Quarter, where Quay Street meets Kirwan’s Lane. With over 700 years of history, our bar offers an authentic Galway experience. At M. Fitzgerald’s, we pride ourselves on providing warm hospitality and a welcoming atmosphere for both locals and visitors alike. Enjoy our warm hospitality and welcoming atmosphere while savoring our extensive selection of drinks, including creamy pints of Irish stout and authentic whiskeys. Whether you're seeking a quiet pint with friends or a lively night out with live music, M. Fitzgerald’s is the perfect destination. Join us and experience the spirit of Galway at its finest!
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Description: M. Fitzgerald’s, formerly known as 1520 Bar, an iconic traditional Irish bar nestled in the heart of Galway City's vibrant Latin Quarter, where Quay Street meets Kirwan’s Lane. With over 700 years of history, our bar offers an authentic Galway experience. At M. Fitzgerald’s, we pride ourselves on providing warm hospitality and a welcoming atmosphere for both locals and visitors alike. Enjoy our warm hospitality and welcoming atmosphere while savoring our extensive selection of drinks, including creamy pints of Irish stout and authentic whiskeys. Whether you're seeking a quiet pint with friends or a lively night out with live music, M. Fitzgerald’s is the perfect destination. Join us and experience the spirit of Galway at its finest!
Reviewed 15 August 2019

We stopped in for a quick bite and were rewarded with lovely meal. The soup and Quay club were packed with flavor and quality. There is a wall from 1520 that encloses one end of the restaurant (really neat).

Date of visit: August 2019
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james1520bar, General Manager at M. Fitzgerald's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Hi JFK49,

Thank you for your positive review, we pride ourselves on our locally sourced food and are delighted you enjoyed your meal, looking forward to welcoming you back next time your in town.

Kind regards,
James O'Neill,
General Manager.

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Reviewed 14 August 2019 via mobile

Spent an hour or so in here and really enjoyed it.
There was a really good lively atmosphere and it was busy but you still got served very easily. The highlight was the live music. A guy on his own except for his guitar, playing modern and classic tunes. He was superb and it made a refreshing change from the traditional Irish music. Definitely worth a visit

Date of visit: August 2019
1  Thank Mark F
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james1520bar, General Manager at M. Fitzgerald's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Hi Mark F,

Thanks for your review of our bar, we are proud to have some of Galway's finest musicians play for us here in 1520. We have live music twice a day, seven days a week, so we would love to see you come back and enjoy the atmosphere next time your around.

Kind regards,
James O'Neill,
General Manager.

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Reviewed 11 August 2019

I spent the evening listening to Irish tunes and drinking beer at the bar. I enjoyed the music. There were a lot of people here and while I enjoyed the music, no-one spoke to me all night. I found this unusual as most bars I have visited, someone will strike up a conversation, or I will. There was no one who sat near me so this was not possible. I did enjoy watching the videos about the various cocktails they specialise in. I couldn't believe the prices of beers here though - Ireland is expensive in pubs - but I guess so is Australia.

Date of visit: August 2019
2  Thank Sheryl H
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james1520bar, General Manager at M. Fitzgerald's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Hi Sheryl H,

Thank you for your review of 1520 Bar, we are glad you enjoyed the music and atmosphere in the bar, we have live music twice a day, seven days a week. Sorry to hear that no-one spoke to you, as you said the bar had a lot of people in it so that would suggest our bar staff would have been busy at the time you were there, and unfortunately it is out of our hands if other guests in our bar don't strike up a conversation with other guests. In terms of our prices we are on par with with all the other bars on Quay street but we do also offer great weekly drinks deals. We look forward to welcoming you back if you decide to visit again.

James O'Neill,
General Manager.

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Reviewed 7 August 2019 via mobile

We were lucky that this bar was right below our hotel, the residence, and that we arrived at the Latin Quarter of Galway on races week. All weekend the place was packed every night, live music, great bartenders, and an electrifying atmosphere. There was no chance to eat something, but we could dance and drink till almost morning. Great fun altogether!

Date of visit: August 2019
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james1520bar, General Manager at M. Fitzgerald's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Hi _l4964LQ,

Thank you very much for your great review, we are delighted you enjoyed your experience in our adjoining Residence Hotel and 1520 Bar. Race week in Galway (specifically The Latin Quarter) is famous for a party atmosphere and were delighted you spent it with us, the bartenders here are some of the best Ireland has to offer so we all look forward to seeing you next time your in Galway :)

Kind regards,
James O'Neill,
General Manager.

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Reviewed 1 August 2019 via mobile

We met up for a coffee & ended up staying for the day, really good burgers for lunch. Super melted cheese BLT in the evening. Live music, prices reasonable (compared to some around here, cheap!). Clean, tidy & helpful staff that we had a good craic with. To be recommended. See breakfast pic, great!.

Date of visit: August 2019
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james1520bar, General Manager at M. Fitzgerald's Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2019

Hi rtbishreck,

Thanks for your lovely review, we are delighted you enjoyed the food, music and atmosphere here in 1520 Bar. We pride ourselves on top quality food and service, we look forward to welcoming you back next time your down this side of town :)

Kind regards,
James O'Neill.

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