Quay Street, Galway

4.6
Explore Quay Street, one of the city's most lively and fun areas to see on foot. This street is one of many that stretch south from Eyre Square toward the Corrib. Take a stroll and admire the beautiful historic buildings, window-shop at one of many artisan boutiques, and people-watch from a café or restaurant. Don't miss a stop at one of the pubs along the way. This street is known for having some of the best nightlife in Galway because of its welcoming atmosphere. Use our Galway online sightseeing planner to arrange your visit to Quay Street and other attractions in Galway.
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  • August 17, 2017
    We were here at the end of International Arts week and the was a very good atmosphere here with lots of options.  more »
  • August 17, 2017
    We specifically got a B&B so we could walk to Quay St and Shop St. We enjoyed the atmosphere, the Buskers, and the pubs. We started with a pint and small lunch, and wandered until dinner and a few dri...  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    I have to say every pub and restaurant do a sterling job or prompting the best Galway has to offer. A must visit  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    Great little restaurant! Amazing salad and dessert! Very helpful, friendly staff. Can be quite crowded. We sat in their outside dining area. It was lovely.
  • March 15, 2017
    The best thing about this restaurant is that they understand outdoor eating in Galway. Hot water bottles and blankets are the way to go. Great range of gluten free food. Lovely wine menu and a helpful staff to advise your choice. A great place to sit and people watch. Love this place
  • April 12, 2017
    Best dinner we've had on our holiday. The mussels with the cream sauce were absolutely grand. This quant and cozy place has a lovely staff and great food selection. They offered yo mind the baby while we ate. They were so good with him. We enjoyed chatting with the locals in this restaurant.
  • July 2, 2017
    Excellent beef and Guinness stew as well as lamb stew. Friendly staff. Didn't have a high chair for our one-year old bu we made do. Busy place on a Sunday night in July
  • July 4, 2017
    Tiny portion of calamari,don't know how they had such good reviews asked for a beer they gave it warm asked another waiter for the next one did she have cold beer she got it straight away. The girl who wasn't Irish terrible Customer service more interested in joking with the staff than serving never go back customer service anyway overprice

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Stay at the center of Ireland's "Most Irish City," Galway City, by booking a hotel or hostel near Eyre Square, from which all city sights are walkable. If you prefer accommodation with more character, stay at a charming guesthouse or bed and breakfast just outside of the center, or look for lodging in the city's Latin Quarter, a bohemian neighborhood lined with cafes, galleries, and pubs. If you want to explore Galway County, book accommodations in the city, since it's a tourism and transportation hub on the West Coast. If you prefer the quiet countryside, seek out small, family-owned guesthouses on the Aran Islands or a cottage on the Connemara Peninsula.
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