Situated in Galway's city centre, a visit to Garavan's offers a memorable and authentic experience. Full of character and charm, the family bar is popular with locals and tourist alike.
Here are 6 reasons why a visit to Garavan's is a must.
1. Whiskey Tasting At Garavans
We are proud winners of Whiskey Bar of The Year, Connacht 2014 & 2015 and at Garavan’s we offer 5 distinctive tasting platters and hold tasting events regularly. Sample a marvellous selection of Irish Whiskey's from our tasting tray. All our trays are accompanied by our own tasting notes.
The Classic Irish Platter
Tullamore Dew 12 Year Old Whiskey / Redbreast 12 Year Old Whiskey & Connemara Peated Whiskey
The Distillers’ Tasting Platter
Greenmore 8 Year Old Grain Whiskey / Green Spot Pot Still Whiskey & Teeling Whiskey Small Batch
The Irish Writers’ Tasting Platter
Green Spot Pot Still Whiskey (Samuel Beckett’s Favourite) / Jameson Gold Irish Whiskey (James Joyce Favourite Whiskey) & Yellow Spot Pot Still Whiskey (W.B Yeats Choice Whiskey)
Pot Still Whiskey Tasting
Redbreast 12 Year Old Pot Still Whiskey / Powers John Lane Pot Still Whiskey
& Yellow Spot Pot Still Whiskey
Grand Maters Irish Whiskey Tasting Platter
Kilbeggan 18 Year Old Blended Whiskey / Teeling Gold Reserve 26 Year Old Single Malt
& Dungourney 1964 Pure Pot Still Irish Whiskey
2. Famous Irish Coffee
At Garavan's Bar we are renowned for our Irish Coffee. Prepared meticulously using Power Irish Whiksey and served in one of our specifically designed Garavan's Glasses, you've just got to try our Classic Irish Coffee or the Irish Cream Coffee special (we add Bailey’s Irish Cream Liqueur and our own special ingredient!)
3. Gin Glorious Gin
We serve 18 variations of Gin from Hendricks to Monkey 47! So make a weekend of it and join us at Garavan's Bar for Gin Gin and more Gin.
4. Take a trip down memory lane
Nestled in the heart of Galway city’s main shopping thoroughfare Garavan’s Public House is an architectural treasure. Its current physical footprint dates back to the fortified Galway of 1650. While undergoing some renovations in the offices upstairs, original fireplaces were unearthed and traces of the tower (as significant historically as Lynch’s castle) and raw walls from the late Medieval period were also discovered. These precious finds gives one an appreciation why much of it is a protected building. We have also so many other treasures to enjoy.
5. Traditional Irish Music
You won't want to miss our trad sessions...there are traditional Irish music session on Fridays and Saturdays (Thursdays too in the summer). Join the craic at Garavan's.
6. Service with a smile
And last but by no means least THE BEST TEAM IN TOWN; Tommy, Niamh, Rory, Brian, Darren & Fiona.
We look forward to welcoming you to Garavan's Bar, 46 William Street, Galway.