County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Nightlife

Whether you’re looking for a dive bar, swanky lounge, or all-hours nightclub, we’ve got you covered.

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County Clare, Galway, and the Aran Islands Nightlife

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Electric Garden & Theatre

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Galway's liveliest nightclub has several different spaces including Electric, the main room, and the indoor-outdoor Glasshouse. The cocktails...

Fibber Magees

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This late-night hot spot in the town center—slogan "cheap drinks and loud music"—attracts mainly under-25s. Late nights are Friday...

Halo Nightclub

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This sophisticated spot for dressy over-23-year-olds has live entertainment in four bars on two floors and two dance floors, as well...

King's Head

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You can usually find a session after about 9 pm at this local favorite. ...


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A hugely popular Galway City pub with a restaurant upstairs, McSwiggans has everything from church pews to ancient carriage lamps contributing...


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A large and sociable pub, Monroe's has traditional music nightly and set dancing on Tuesday. ...

Sally Longs

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For late-night sounds heard from the comfort of your own table, try Sally Longs, Galway's hard-rock pub, much loved by bikers. ...


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In the midst of the shopping district, Taaffe's is very busy in the afternoon. ...

The Crane Bar

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There's traditional music from 9:30 most nights in a room above this tiny bar, to the west of Claddagh, but come early to get a seat.

The Dáil Bar

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While it looks traditional with its dark-wood decor, the Dáil is actually a recent arrival on the pub scene, and very popular with a...