Nightlife in Galway

Posted 23.10.23

Nightlife in Galway

Galway is famous for its nightlife: from a quiet drink listening to traditional Irish music to dancing the night away in a late bar or nightclub with friends.

Galway has something from everyone, known for its artsy, bohemian vibe with live music festivals every year you’re guaranteed to have a night out to remember.

Maldron Sandy Road has combined the top 10 pubs in galway on another dedicated page while this one focus on Galway Nightclubs.

Late Bars and Nightclubs in Galway


DNA is Galway’s newest night time music venue, recently renovated to bring a beautifully designed, three-level club to Galway City Centre. They offer a bit of luxury and elegance combined with a relaxed and fun atmosphere. Spread over three levels with 4 bars, two dance floors, two smoking terraces and a large private VIP area for our table service customers, DNA is a late-night setting offering a unique experience in the heart of Galway City.

Their staff and management work by the motto ‘a good night out is in our DNA’ and are committed to delivering on that promise by creating a safe and enjoyable experience, aligned with a high level of expertise, service, sophistication and style.

The Front Door

At the heart of Galway’s social scene, The Front Door Pub is one of the city’s most popular bars! If you’re looking for a contemporary Irish pub with a late bar and live music, extensive drinks menu and delicious pub grub in the city centre… then you’re here!

The Quays Bar & Music Hall

Located in the city centre of Galway’s vibrant ‘Latin Quarter’ The Quays, Galway is one of Galway’s most famous and historic music drinking establishments.The Quays hosts live traditional music sessions seven nights a week.

Busker Brownes Bar

Busker Brownes is a must-visit bar set in the Heart of Galway’s Latin Quarter. Famous for our late bar & live music every night, Buskers transforms into one of Galway’s premier entertainment venues showcasing the best of what Galway’s music scene has to offer.

You’re wondering what to do the next day?  Be sure to check our other list including what to do in Connemara,  things to do for couples in Galway or even shopping break. If you’re around in December, the Galway Christmas market is also a must-do.

Need entertainment based activities? We recommend Trad on the Prom for a traditional Irish show or Galway Racecourse for some horse racing events!


Stay at Maldron Hotel Sandy Road

Maldron Hotel Sandy Road boasts 165 bright exquisite hotel rooms and is ideally located only a 5-minute drive from all of Galway’s city centre hot spots


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