Nightlife in Galway

Looking for a great night out? Look no further than Galway city. With a huge range of bars and nightclubs to choose from, you’re guaranteed to have a great night out.


The Skeff

The Skeff Bar is located on Eyre Square in the heart of Galway city since 1850. It has 6 bars across 5 different floors. It has a 10 foot screen in its sports bar on its 3rd floor, an extensive cocktail bar on its 5thfloor and a whiskey vault with over 200 whiskeys on their 1st floor.

They provide music and DJ’s and has a late license 7 days a week for all to experience.

The Kings Head

The Kings Head is located on High Street and has been for over 800 years. Research shows the building has been in existence since the 13th century. The Kings Head has it all from food to drink with comedy and music thrown in too. Tommy Tiernan for the past number of years has used The Kings Head as a venue to try out his new comedy material.

The Point Bar

The Point Bar in Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway is a lively spot, full of atmosphere and is a busy hub of activity throughout the day. Its central location is perfect to meet for some food or tempting treats before venturing into the city for a concert, show or indeed some shopping. The Point Bar caters for casual dining, lunch, evening bar food and you can also enjoy live coverage of popular sports and events on our big screen.

Busker Browne’s

Located on Cross Street Upper in a building with history over 400 years old, Busker Browne’s is a versatile place to spend your night with 3 bars over 3 floors with food and drink served. Upstairs is in-depth with history with high ceilings, stone walls and leaded windows.

Food is served daily and live music is on Thursday to Monday with a DJ every Saturday night. It is a popular party venue with room to dance on the bottom floor and place to chat with friends in cosy booths or at tables.

The Front Door

Located across two streets on Cross Street and High Street, The Front door incorporates 2 pubs in 1 with Sonny Molloy’s Whiskey Bar on High Street. The Front Door is an iconic and popular pub in Galway city. It hosts 5 bars across 2 floors with many hidden cosy alcoves. Decorated with dark wood, stained glass and open fires, The Front Door is a warm, cosy and relaxed place to have a quiet pint to the front of the pub while being full of energy for people looking for a fun night out to the back of the pub and upstairs.

It has an extensive menu served daily with traditional Irish dishes and many pasta and international dishes too. It has music across the 7 nights from bands to DJs and has a late license until 2am each night. When it comes to drink it has a full range of cocktails and whiskeys. It has large HD TVs throughout, making it the perfect place to watch any sporting game.

An Púcán

Located on Foster Street, An Púcán serves food and drink and is a perfect set for live music sessions. It hosts 2 bars, a large beer garden, 2 smoking areas and live music daily. Each evening, An Púcán has well known traditional Irish musicians and live cover bands every Friday and Saturday night, with a DJ on every Saturday night until late.

Closely located to Connacht Rugby sportsground, An Púcán is an ideal place for any avid rugby fan to warm up before a game or escape that cold and watch the game on one of their HD TVs followed by a place to celebrate a glorious win.


The easy- going and popular haut, Bierhaus is located in the west end of Galway city on Henry Street. It has bar wood décor with an open fire and has 20 beers on tap with over 60 craft beers on offer. During the week it has a calm and relaxed atmosphere, the ideal place for a quiet pint or a catch up with a friend. At weekends it has lively and fun atmosphere perfect for a lads or girly night out.

Popular with the ladies is their American style cocktails with tasty cocktails to suit all palettes. It is a quirky place to start any night out.


Tribeton brings the hipster element to Galway city with its chic and contemporary feel. Located on Merchants road it is away from the hustle and bustle of the city folk. Tribeton has an industrial design with art décor, vintage lighting and antique mirrors with a relaxed vibe and natural light during that day with rhythmic music and an electric atmosphere at night.

Food is served all day throughout the week. Prosecco is served with brunch at weekends from 10.00am to 4.00pm. Tribeton is popular with its extensive drinks menu with a cocktail menu designed by their in house mixologist.

The Dáil Bar

Located on Middle Street, The Dáil bar is the perfect place to begin or end any night out. During the day relax and enjoy the friendly atmosphere and warm yourself up with something from their menu. At night enjoy the live music as part of a party or with some friends and try out their famous cocktails. From Sunday to Thursday enjoy live music and a late licence up until 2.00am on Thursday to Sunday.

Seven Bar and Restaurant

Located on Bridge Street, Seven Bar and Restaurant is a new bar to Galway that brings food, drink and live music together in one venue. It has a contemporary design with contrasting areas across the 3 bars. Live entertainment is provided 4 nights a week by some of Ireland’s top bands and DJs. Food is served daily.

Seven bar and Restaurant has an extensive and exclusive cocktail menu that has something for everyone’s taste buds. Live sports are shown each evening on their eight large HD televisions and one 2.7metre diagonal projector over their 3 bars.

Mc Gettigans

Mc Gettigans is located on Prospect Hill on Eyre Square in the heart of the city. Opened from 11am daily; lunch and dinner options are served. It also serves signature crafted cocktails, a treat to all who try. Mc Gettigans host a unique interior with the library and garden area decorated with indoor trees.

Their bar is raised and is positioned in the centre of the ground floor. Top sports are shown on their HD TVs daily across the 7 days with music sessions on the menu also.


Electric Garden

Electric Garden is located on Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway. It consists of four rooms, Electric Theatre, The Factory, The Garden and The Glasshouse. Electric theatre is a bohemian ballroom and party space for local party go-ers, musicians, performers and DJs to drink, dance and party.

It has had various dance acts including 2 many DJs and Tiga. In the Factory it brings the underground and provides a space for people to experience a programme of art, music, design, food and film. The Glasshouse is the in-house cocktail bar that has a unique bohemian environment and creates a cocktail menu of delicious cocktails using local and raw ingredients. The Garden is located upstairs in the nightclub and is a chilled out area with room to dance.

Halo Nightclub

Halo is the upmarket sophisticated sister of Electric Garden nightclub and is located Abbeygate Street Upper, Galway. Open on Friday and Saturday nights until 2.00am, it is aimed at an older audience of over 23s. It is a perfect for couples or groups who are in Galway for the weekend and want a more sophisticated night out with an older crowd.

Karma Nightclub

Karma nightclub is a premium nightclub located on Eyre Square. It is a part of the Skeff bar. It is a popular club for student nights Monday to Thursday and its service industry night each Sunday. Spread across 2 floors with 2 dancefloors and 3 bars, it has a broad mix of different music to suit all tastes. It has many event nights with different popular DJs performing during the week and at weekends.

Carbon Nightclub

Located on Eglinton St, Galway, Carbon Nightclub is popular with students and people in their young 20’s.Open 7 nights a week until 2am, it is the perfect place for younger visitors to Galway City to end their night. It is an entertainment venue and is famous for its student nights out and its top DJs that come to play at the club.

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road boasts 104 bright exquisite hotel rooms and is ideally located only a 5 minute drive from all of Galway’s city centre hot spots, click here to book your room today.

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    What are the hotels Eircode / Post Code?

    The Eircode is H91 ET6N.

    What are the hotels Sat Nav co-ordinates?

    Latitude 53.2860258 / Longitude -9.045065900000054

    What’s the best way to get to the hotel from the airport?

    Dublin airport – Galway: There are buses running from 5 am until 12:30 am each day with gobus, citylink and bus Eireann. You can also get a taxi to Heuston station if you wish to take the train from 7:35 am to 7:35 pm.

    Shannon airport – Galway: Bus Eireann runs a bus from 7:10 am until 10 pm every day.

    Knock airport – Galway: Bus Eireann runs a bus from 8:55 am until 8 pm every day.

    The train and bus station are located just a 15-minute walk from us here with a taxi costing between 6 – 9 euro.

    Does a public bus service pass by Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway?

    Yes, the 407 bus runs every 30 minutes. If you are coming from the hotel and you are going into town, the 407 bus stop is on the Headford Road beside Terryland Shopping Centre (Dunnes Stores) and it takes you to Eyre Square stop 2. If you are coming from town and you are going to the hotel, the 407 is at stop 2 on Eyre Square you get off at the bus stop on the Headford Road across from Terryland Shopping Centre (Dunnes Stores).

    How far away is the hotel from the City Centre?

    The hotel is located just a 15/20-minute walk to the city centre. There are taxis available at the touch of a button that cost between 6-9 euro and there is also a bus stop located just outside the hotel with all bus times available at reception.

    Do you have underground parking?

    Yes, we have complimentary underground parking available to all our guests.

    Do you have to pay for parking at Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway?

    No, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road offers complimentary parking for guests and visitors.

  • Hotel Services

    What time is check-in?

    Check-in is 3 pm.

    What time is check-out?

    Check-out is at 12 pm.

    Can I book a babysitter?

    Yes, once you pre-book, we can organise a babysitter.

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    Is the hotel a non-smoking hotel?

    Yes, Maldron Hotel Sandy Road is a fully non-smoking hotel.

    Is the hotel wheelchair accessible?

    Yes, the hotel is fully wheelchair accessible. There are lifts from the car park up to reception and all the floors. We also have 13 ground floor rooms. 61 of our rooms have walk-in showers and we also have 8 fully accessible rooms with wet rooms.

    Is the hotel pet-friendly?

    No, the only animals allowed within the hotel are service dogs.

    Does Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway provide travel cots?

    Yes, at the time of booking please note it in the comments or give us a call +353 (0)91 513 200 to reserve one.

    Is there anywhere to buy an adapter?

    We have adapters available in our vending machines.

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    How do I amend my booking?

    If you have booked your reservation directly with us over the phone or through our website, amendments can be made over the phone. Give us a call at +353 (0)91 513 200.

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    If you have booked the reservation directly with the hotel over the phone or online, you have up until 2pm the day before your arrival to cancel. Cancel your online reservation or call +353 (0)91 513 200 to speak to our reservations team.

    How can I upgrade my stay?

    Upgrade your stay to an Executive Room for €40 or a Superior King Room for €20 on your check-in or with our reservations team directly.

    What payment options are available at Maldron Hotel Sandy Road Galway?

    We accept all major credit cards including Visa, MasterCard and American Express. We also accept Debit/ Laser cards. Payment can also be made by cash (the receptionist will require photographic proof of identification) and by One For All vouchers and vouchers that have been purchased through our hotel or online.

    Can I claim back on the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme?

    Our hotel is registered for the Stay and Spend Tax Credit Scheme. If you stay with us between 1st October 2020 and 30th April 2021 you can claim up to €125 under this scheme, please see for details.

  • Facilities

    Are there spa facilities onsite?

    No, unfortunately, we no longer have spa facilities on site.

    Is there a gym?

    Yes, we have a well equipped fitness suite which all guests have complimentary access to.

    Does your hotel have a pool?

    No, we do not have a pool on site.

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    Yes, we are proud to be verified as offering superb levels of accessibility throughout our hotel. Please click the button below for full details or contact us if you would like any additional information.

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