Garavan’s Bar is a historic building located in the heart of Galway city’s main shopping thoroughfare1. Its current physical footprint dates back to the fortified Galway of 16502. Established by Charles Garavan in 1937, it was originally a Spirit Grocery, which combined a public house with a grocery shop, serving the people of the city1.
The bar has become an iconic destination for locals and visitors alike and has won Irish whiskey bar of the year 20173. It is widely renowned as one of the finest bars in Ireland and is operated by the third generation of the family since its establishment3.
Garavan’s Bar has an old-world charm that is hard to find elsewhere. The interior design has an old-fashioned feel, with wooden floors and walls adorned with vintage photographs and memorabilia. The ambiance is warm and welcoming, with attentive staff who go above and beyond to make patrons feel at home.
The bar offers an extensive selection of high-quality spirits, including whiskies and cocktails, as well as a variety of soft drinks and wines. Prices are on the higher side but are well worth it given the quality of the drinks and service.
Garavan’s Bar is open every day except Sunday from 11:30 am to 11:30 pm
46 William St, Galway, H91 RX54, Ireland