The first port of call for many arriving in Galway City is Eyre Square. After travelling such vast distances to visit this city, the appropriate thing to do is find a nice pub and have a well-deserved drink. Conveniently located on a corner of Eyre Square is Garvey’s Inn. It’s difficult to miss this venue with its magnificent public clock towering over the surrounding buildings and the square itself. Like the Inns of old, Garvey’s is pub as well as a hotel. Lucky for you should you be setting up camp in this beloved venue.
A pub has been operating on this location since the mid-1800s but the current venue has only existed since 2000 after being totally rebuilt. One could be forgiven for thinking this pub is a lot older than that though. Pop your head inside to discover are warm and welcoming environment and a long bar to plop down at and rest those weary legs. The pub itself features all the classic traits of an Irish bar, high ceilings, dark wood, ornamental bar fittings, a mosaic tile floor, and a clock above the back bar. Should you eye venture south of this clock you’ll discover a great selection of Irish Whiskeys, plus a few bottles of Scotch and Bourbon for good measure.
What to Expect
The food that’s served in Garvey’s has turned heads around the city, acquiring several awards for their menu along the way. An extensive lunch and dinner time menu exists, as well as a comprehensive wine list to pair with your meal. If its sports you want, sports is what you’ll get. There are several TV screens dotted around the pub that display whatever important fixture happens to be on at that time, from the Hurling to American Football! The venue also occasionally plays host to some stand-up comedy events so you’ll be sure to enjoy yourself once nestled in your spot.
Garvey’s features on our Whiskey Trail of Galway and the venue always goes down a treat with our guests! You’ll be sure to enjoy it too. Make sure when you arrive in Galway to drop in to this well-loved watering hole for a drop and a bite!