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Hole in the Wall

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17 Eyre Street, Galway, Ireland
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London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 September 2016

called in for a quick drink with some friends and were insulted as soon as one of us asked the bar person to exchange a very flat lager . she told us that it looked fine to her and go elsewhere if we wanted special treatment because we were tourists . with that , we all got off our seats... More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Great little spot and atmosphere but the worst bar service I've ever experienced. the staff stood around chatting on race week!! I work in a bar myself and this wouldn't be tolerated. I've never had staff so unwilling to do there job, it was horrific. If you don't mind that there's great buzz here.

1 Thank Amy Rose H
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Reviewed 28 January 2016 via mobile

I entered the premise of 'Hole in the wall' on a cold Thursday afternoon wearing fake nails. (20 year old male) Unknowingly, they didn't except card, but luckily I had time on my hands so I could make a quick trip to the ATM at my own leisure. (Withdrew 20) When I arrived back, the barman 'Tadhg' welcomed me with... More 

1 Thank Summer T
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56 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 November 2015

Busy during ragweek or whatever new name they come up with for the week when students go on the tear drinking cheap beer. There can often be good deals on specific nights. Get's wedged during Race week in Galway. Even thought they eventually fixed the hole in the ground right inside the front door, the place hasn't changed too much... More 

Thank Paddy D
Galway, Ireland
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472 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 12 July 2015

Just next to McSwiggins off Eyre St into woodquay is the Hole in the wall pub - good atmosphere and beer garden. Yes it can be your start off pub it is good ...........

Thank Anna N
Galway, Ireland
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21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015

The Hole in the Wall is a great place, it reminds me of a country bar in the middle of town. Race Week and Donegal Tuesday are the biggest events in here (by which you will not get a place to stand or even be let in!). The vibes and atmosphere is great. It is a good destination for those... More 

Thank Trish K
Nuremberg, Germany
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696 reviews
244 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 249 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2015 via mobile

Reasonably priced beers and lack of decoration, most of it about horse races, it's the place to be if you are low 20 ' s.

Thank DonCesar
Norfolk, Virginia
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49 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2015 via mobile

Found this place after the Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Loved the name so we decided to stop for a pint. Only place in Ireland that we visited so far that did not properly pour a Guinness and it was served in a plastic cup. Very large college crowd arrived and at 39, I felt like the oldest in the place.... More 

Thank Cedsmom
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26 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 23 April 2012

Not an "avoid-at-all-costs" type of place (I did survive, after all), but it does attract a certain type of clientèle.

2 Thank IrishTraveller91
galway ireland
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 February 2012

Ididnt enjoy the college students im not a prude they were just to loud and gets messy.

1 Thank mikegalway

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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Bar, Pub
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Eyre Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?