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Monroe's Tavern

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, Pub
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14 Dominick Street Upper, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 583 397
10:00 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:00 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 01:00
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30 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

The pizza here was average but the ice cold Heineken was great. Sat in a cosy booth, and lighting was good. Not too dark not too bright. Enjoyed friendly conversation with pleasant waitress. Bar tenders attentive and smiley. Nice big location if with group

Thank RedfordChase
Oneonta, New York
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77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I've been to Monroe's on two occasions, six years separated. If you like the venue in a town the size of Galway that is the most steadfast and conventional, stop at Monroe's. For Americans, it resembles the biggest, most popular "bar and eats" establishment in any big university town. And Galway is a university town full of tourists from all... More 

Thank Larry M
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153 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Our very large party rented the upstairs area for dinner (a lovely buffet of stew). The stew was great (though they ran out of bread)! I heard the fish pie was a amazing as well! Dinner was followed by a traditional Irish band and Sean nos dancing. The upstairs of the places has multiple levels for seating and dancing. It... More 

Thank SmokeyBlueTulle
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

I stopped into Monroe's for a pint and the food looked good so I ordered the mussels. They tasted fine, but within a few hours I was the sickest I've ever been. "Woke up" the next morning feeling a bit better, but still feeling horrible. I put woke up in quotes as I didn't really get more that an hours... More 

Thank Matthew L
Dublin, Ireland
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30 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Dropped in early Friday evening to escape rain. Had a quick pint and found the staff to be friendly so decided to return later for dinner. The bar was a cosy retreat from the horrible weather. The clientele were of mixed ages. We enjoyed our food which is typical bar fare. We stayed for the music which was very enjoyable.... More 

Thank jdoyle9859
Galway, Ireland
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 March 2017

Had a great meal here on a Friday night - great portion size and presentation. Had the chicken strips (just to note these are a bit spicy if your not a fan!) Other meal was steak which was perfectly cooked. Overall it was a great meal with great service.

Thank Olivia W
Galway, Ireland
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Although its still a great place to go and sit by the fire with your pot of tea during the cold days the food is very disappointing. I have got both breakfast and dinners here over the last year, breakfast is always freezing cold and dinner is dissapointing. I ordered bacon and cabbage, served on a cold plate with one... More 

Thank galwayphotography
Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

This was once one of the best places to have lunch in Galway. They had great lunch specials around 10 euros and this was the place I would have my daily lunch at. The owner leases out the kitchen and now that same lunch special is 16 euros. The quality for that cost point is very poor. I had the... More 

Thank Bobgalway411
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017

Went to this pub for some late night fun. Monroes had a live band in one room and another room with quieter DJ music. The place was full of energy, dancing and drinking.

Thank Ralph S
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 February 2017 via mobile

Nice interior and exterior, the smell and the warmth of the turf fire is nice in the winter, with live music every night i would definitely recommend a pint in here.

Thank Declan M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$4 - US$20
Irish, Bar, Pub
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 23:30
10:00 - 01:00
10:00 - 01:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 14 Dominick Street Upper, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 583 397
Live music & food 7 nights a week. Located just across the bridge from the Claddagh, it's distinctive historical building holds a tavern to be proud of. Monroe's Tavern is renowned for it's friendly staff, warm atmosphere and live music. To top it off, great food awaits you in this wonderful bar in the heart of Galway's Westend. Caters for group bookings and events

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