The 5 Best Nightclubs in Galway
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The 5 Best Nightclubs in Galway

Are you planning for a night out until early morning or taking a break from a stressful work routine? Luckily, there are over a hundred pubs and bars in the west of Ireland.

Whether you’re a young local professional or a tourist looking to experience the region’s thriving nightlife, we’ve got you covered! Our article today covers our picks for the best nightclubs in Galway.

If you’re ready to explore what the city has to offer, read on!

How much does nightclubbing cost in Galway?

Experiencing Galway’s nightlife comes at a cost but it won’t completely empty your pockets.  The table below shows an estimate of how much night clubbing will cost you:

MenuEstimated Average Price


€9.00 – €11.90



Food and beer packages


Party packages

€120 – €300

The Best Nightclubs in Galway

There are only a few clubs in Galway and your choice is certainly influenced by a lot of factors.

These clubs were reviewed based on the following criteria:

Accessibility – Staying at an apartment should make it easier for students or families to access basic services like hospitals, groceries, schools, and public transportation. Thus, we checked if these apartments are conveniently situated.
Amenities – Whether it’s for long-term or short-term, your temporary place has to be equipped with basic tools and amenities like a functioning kitchen, washroom, and parking spaces.
Cleanliness – Being neat whether indoors or outdoors is one of our top considerations where rating apartments. This is to make sure that your stay is worth it and free from health dangers.
Design – We don’t want to rent somewhere unsightly and small, so we helped you check the interiors, ambience, and overall look of the flats.
Service – The staff should be responsive and attentive to the needs of guests all the time, especially their emergency requests. 

1. DNA


Drinks and Cocktails


Live Events

Private Parties

ADDRESSBall Alley Lane, Eyre Square
CONTACT DETAILS+353 91 500 330, [email protected]

Sunday to Thursday, 11:00 p.m. – 2:00 a.m.

Friday to Saturday, 11:00 p.m. – 2:30 a.m.

MENU★★★★★ (5/5)
SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
AMBIENCE★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)

Aside from its popularity, what brought this club into this list is its well-lit venue perfect for late night gatherings ang group photos. Its capacity is also noteworthy, having two dance spaces and two other balconies.

The best thing about DNA is that it offers venues or rooms fit for your event!

We love DNA’s  VIP lounge called “The Attic,” which offers comfort and privacy for exclusive gatherings. This is on top of the cost-efficient Hollywood Glam package of bottled vodka and tequila.

DNA has a considerable amount of cocktails on offer whether it’s for birthdays, social gatherings, or stag and hen parties. Additionally, some of their party packages include popular favorites such as White Russian and On Juan. 

If you fancy something more traditional, they also have a good choice of gin, vodka, rum, and whiskey to complement your night of partying.

But if you like live music, then you’ll want to plan your event on a weekend. During these days, bands, DJs, and other performers bring with them the excitement to hype the night.

Now, despite the crowds, you can still enjoy partying through an early reservation. But remember, the club is only open from 11:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m, which might seem a little bit too short for a party to some.

Nonetheless, the atmosphere and the memories will make it all worth it, which makes DNA one of our top picks for nightclubs in Galway. 


  • Various event packages
  • Various drinks offered
  • VIP lounge with bottled service


  • Limited operating hours
  • Crowded at times

Customer Reviews

Unbeatable atmosphere

A clean, well appointed club. I have never had a problem with admittance, so long as you are well dressed and have the right attitude, I dont think you should have a problem. Great service, unbeatable atmosphere.” – Martin Brophy

Best choice

“Had my birthday here, best choice! Music was mad the whole night and there was different rooms for the ✨vibes✨ Lost my shoe and a girl that worked there literally walked the nightclub and found it for me :’) such a bop, highly recommend!” – Lisa Hodgins

Always great music

Had two class nights out with my mates in the venue. Always great music. Left my passport in the in the cloakroom and they’ve been great help with getting it back to me. Expect a great night!” – Dillon Rush

2. Monroe’s 


Drinks and Cocktails

Live Events

Private Parties


ADDRESS14 Dominick Street Upper
CONTACT DETAILS+353 91 583397, [email protected]

Monday to Saturday, 10:00 a.m. until late

Sunday, 12:00 p.m. - 11:30 p.m.

MENU★★★★☆ (4/5)
SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
AMBIENCE★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)

What’s better than knowing how to host a party and hold live music events?  Monroe’s can provide you the thrilling escape you need to cap off your hectic work week.

With a night club that’s been open since 2009, already established a reputation of hosting memorable parties. It’s a top choice for events because of its spacious venue that can host anywhere from 10 to 600 people.

We suggest booking parties here as you have the option to choose from a number of venues, namely Monroe’s Tavern, McBrides & Co., and Monroe’s Live Venue.

The Tavern and McBrides & Co. are good for small parties of up to 10 individuals. They both serve food and drinks, and the only difference is the latter is a chemist shop-themed with craft drinks.

The Live Venue is the ideal for parties of large groups of 50 to 600 persons. Guests can enjoy live music performances and DJ sets until 2:30 a.m. on weekends.

We like this venue because of their playlists which range from dance, pop rock to electronic. So if you enjoy partying to these genres of music, then Monroe’s is a great choice for a night out. 

Monroe bests other clubs because it also allows you to choose your own party package with a team of party professionals. You can choose from The Spanish Arch package, The Claddagh package, and The WestEnd package.

Additionally, Monroe’s has a set of great resident DJs, hosts, and even photographers to ensure that your party is energetic and that memories are captured well.*

The downsides? On-duty staff have their hands full due to the number of customers. However, by offering reservations, Monroe’s can prepare for the expected crowd number through utilizing the proper number of staff.

We also like how they expand their menu with food and cake options on top of a good cocktail and champagne selection.

It also has a kitchen and a bar, and it’s open daily until late. Among the top choices from the kitchen menu are Galway Bay mussels and the 8oz steak paired with any available champagne offered. 


  • Spacious venues for all events
  • Has party packages
  • Has food options
  • Opens daily


  • Very busy staff
  • Shorter hours on Sundays

Customer Reviews

Great drinks

Fantastic place. Great drinks and amazing atmosphere; the staff are super friendly and the live music was incredible. Huge props to the band playing on a Thursday night—they were amazing and played without a break! Hugely recommended….” – Eleanor Lovelock

Friendliest staff

Fantastic night out at Monroe’s!!! Was my first trip to Galway and it wont be the last.  Friendliest staff,great decor, lovely food and music!...” – Helen Howard

Brilliant service

I had my birthday night out there last week, sadly it’s been a few years since I was last there, but the atmosphere was fantastic, and the staff and service was brilliant… Great night out and highly recommended.” – Mike Flannery

3. Coyotes 


Drinks and Cocktails

Night Club

Live Events

Private Parties

Hen Party

Stag Night

ADDRESS34 Shop Street
CONTACT DETAILS+353 91 895785, [email protected]

Friday to Saturday, 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

Sunday to Thursday, 7:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m.

MENU★★★★☆ (4/5)
SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
AMBIENCE★★★★☆ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)

Coyote’s Late Bar and Club is probably one of the best places to escape and just go with the music all night long. It has it going loud and wild if that’s what you want to experience while clubbing.

The hub is excellent in hosting hen parties, stag nights, or even for your birthday and corporate event.  Venue-wise, Coyote’s has four floors dedicated mainly for partying and clubbing.

We love how the DJs pick music from popular party favorites and latest charts. We also like how they stage live music every Tuesday and Thursday for better entertainment and even have a karaoke night!

Another thing you might consider is booking the VIP lounge for your exclusive partying and dancing. You’ll have the privacy you need here, especially when the place gets crowded on select days.

On top of the already-mentioned positive features of the club, we enjoy the cocktail and food selections!

Coyote Cooler, Vanilla Passion, and Espresso Martini are a must-try in their cocktail bar. These go well with their Fresh Veggie and Dream Team Pizzas.

What we like about Coyote’s Late Bar and Club is that they’re open longer than other clubs. Their gates open as early as 6:00 p.m. and close until 2:00 a.m.

However, the crew and staff still have room for improvement in terms of their services, considering the money you’re paying. One of the customers we’ve spoken to said some of the staff’s hands are full on some occasions.

All in all, this is a go-to place for an electric late night hangout for its brilliant atmosphere and spacious venues.


  • Opens early for clubbing
  • Extensive food and drinks option
  • Wide venue
  • Nice music and vibe


  • Pricey
  • Can be difficult to get attention of staff

Customer Reviews

Brilliant atmosphere

Brilliant atmosphere both nights we attended with our hen party last weekend. We had booked a reserved table through a hen company on the Friday night and they were very accommodating. When we had a bad experience at a local nightclub we decided to go back her on the Saturday night and it was brilliant once again.” – Adrieanne McDermott

Delicious cocktails

Lovely atmosphere and delicious cocktails, we had a great bartender Jackie who was so welcoming!” – Sinead Byrne

4. Róisín Dubh 

Róisín Dubh

Drinks and Cocktails

Live Events

Disco, Bar



ADDRESS9 Dominic Street Upper
CONTACT DETAILS+353 91 586540

Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday, 6:00 p.m. - 2:00 a.m.

Friday to Saturday, 6:00 p.m. - 2:30 a.m.

MENU★★★★☆ (4/5)
SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
AMBIENCE★★★★☆ (4/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)

Want to hangout with good music, exciting night party vibes, and interactive comedy? We suggest going to Róisín Dubh for your live music and live gatherings.

A unique service offer that is similar to nightclubbing is their silent disco, which is a modern twist to music and dancing through the use of headphones! 

We also like that they feature consistent live performances from local artists spanning a wide range of genres. Whether it’s pop, acoustic, dance, rock or electric, we think people will find something to vibe to here.  

If you haven’t heard of this place yet, then you should definitely remember it. They’ve also featured performances from some big names here such as Ed Sheeran and Ellie Goulding.

However, the place is not completely dedicated to clubbing and parties because it is mainly a place for live performances. Thus, there is only a very limited clubbing experience here.

Clubbing and partying are dependent on the theme of events and genre of performers. Nevertheless, the comedy events and other live acts here are entertaining and can guarantee a great night out.

So whether you’re just looking for a great date night spot or a themed silent disco, Róisín Dubh is one of our top picks for night clubs in Galway. With the variety of live performances they have, we think you’ll be coming back for another visit. 


  • Hosts a variety of events
  • Has popular performers
  • Friendly and accommodating staff
  • Has a regular rotation of live performances


  • Limited club experience
  • No food and cocktails on select days

Customer Reviews

Vibey atmosphere

Best live music venue in Galway city. Great live bands. Loads of atmosphere, a very lively crowd when we were there. Friendly, helpful bar and security staff. Good range of beers.  Will definitely return.” – Graham Smith

Great spot for good dance

Always a great spot for live music and a good dance. If you are looking for a late bar rather than a club this is a good shout. It’s also located in the West end of Galway which I have to say is the best end.” –  Michelle Guthrie

Attentive staff

Security staff at the door and throughout are respectable and beyond lovely, perform their jobs perfectly by making sure everyone is safe whilst also making you feel more than welcome.  Bar staff are swift at their job, easy going as well as polite and are wonderful to have a chat with.” –  Wed Wilders 

5. Club De Burgos

Club De Burgos

Drinks and Cocktails


Private Events

Underground Venue

ADDRESS15-17 St Augustine Street
CONTACT DETAILS+353 91562188

1:00 p.m. until night

MENU★★★★☆ (4/5)
SERVICE★★★★☆ (4/5)
AMBIENCE★★★★★ (5/5)
VALUE★★★★☆ (4/5)

Whether you’re organizing a party or merely looking for a venue for your group or company’s events, De Burgo’s Bar and Club is here to welcome you.

The advantage of booking your event here is its beautifully unusual underground venue. This is  actually the catch here – it’s a modern nightclub in a historic building. 

It’s indeed a rare gem and a treasure when it comes to live and private events, especially gigs. And because it’s underground, it has sound-proof features.

Now, when you book your events here, they can be club-inspired since almost everything is up to you. You just have to coordinate with the staff regarding your theme.

On most days, customers can experience a quiet ambiance because the venue is mainly dedicated for private and intimate gatherings.

However, what caught our eye here is the fantastic picks of wine and food such as their signature salads and cheese boards.

Aside from good quality food and drinks, the staff are attentive and very professional. We commend them for being well trained to attend to the needs of customers.

One drawback here is it is not solely dedicated for clubbing because it’s a venue meant for various types of events. Fret not, by booking your private event here, you can still have a club-like experience if you choose to do so.


  • Unique venue
  • Sound-proof
  • Good for any kind of event


  • Not a pure nightclub
  • Small venue

Customer Reviews

Hospitable staff

Lovely venue that is tucked away. Enjoyed the hospitality of our friends’ engagement. Management and staff couldn’t have welcomed us any better…” – Tim Baldock

Amazing gem

“Amazing little hidden gem of Galway. Fantastic venue for gigs, very intimate and unusual as it’s underground! Have been going there for years now, very friendly and helpful staff.” – Susan Roche

Good for party

Nice place. Great for a party and [a] lovely place to play a gig.” – Kevin Michael Tolan

FAQs About Nightclubs in Galway

Going into parties is almost always on everyone’s bucket list, especially if it’s in Galway. 

All in all, they offer services for private events and parties at a reasonable cost. We recommend going to Galway and supporting the remaining nightclubs without having to compromise your party dreams.

In case you want to know more nightlife venues in Galway, you can check out our review on The Best Pubs in Galway.