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The Dail Bar

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42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 777
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10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
Description: The Dáil Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both...
The Dáil Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both Galway residents and visitors alike with its stunning décor that is both impressive and comfortable at the same time evoking a relaxed warm atmosphere that just draws you in like your favourite local. Situated on the intersection of Middle Street and Cross St right in the heart of the city it really is a beautiful bar to visitThe Dáil is decorated in a wonderfully traditional manner with beautifully carved oak bars, feature fireplaces ,stunning staircases and many a cosy corner to while away an evening. The downstairs bar has a warm inviting local pub feel where you can relax and enjoy your favourite drink in a comfortable environment, chat to friends, and get to know the friendly bartender or just absorb the atmosphere and many hidden features that the bar has to find!The Dáil is also a restaurant serving top class food at Pocket friendly prices all day everyday. The varied and enticing menu really does go above and beyond a traditional pub menu.
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Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 146
    Excellent
  • 97
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 14
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A1 for food and hospitality

My friend and I ate here this evening for the third time in the space of a week. Was served by a fantastic lady called Chloe. She was the epitomy of professionalism and absolutely top drawer for friendliness and hospitality. Great food too as well as the pint of Guinness at the end. Full marks and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 24, 2015
Philip O
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2015 NEW

My friend and I ate here this evening for the third time in the space of a week. Was served by a fantastic lady called Chloe. She was the epitomy of professionalism and absolutely top drawer for friendliness and hospitality. Great food too as well as the pint of Guinness at the end. Full marks and will definitely return. Even... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Dublin, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

Was down in Galway on the18th there was 6 of use we got seated right away services was great and staff where friendly. I had the chicken wings and chips and they where good all in all nice bar and friendly staff

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Dublin, Ireland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Great pub for lunch. Shows all the major sports on a large screen also. Loads of seating available and all diets catered for.

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Bloemfontein, South Africa
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

We are on Honeymoon and found this little gem in the heart of Galway! Beautiful bar and fantastic staff. The patrons are as much fun as the Guinness! Got to love Ireland! The drinks are cold! That's the most NB but the atmosphere is eveb better!

Was this review helpful? Yes 5
Ireland
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

Great bar, fab staff, good food and wonderful pint of guiness....will definately call back on my next visit to Galway

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

My boyfriend and I were here last Saturday week. He had the Cajun penne pasta and I had the Atlantic salmon. Both were absolutely delicious. The sticky toffee pudding is second to none. Service is excellent, staff were very attentive to our needs! Definitely would recommend.

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Galway, Ireland
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

I am in love with the steak and pint special! Perfectly cooked steak, chips, crispy onions rings, sautéed onions & mushrooms served with a pint of your choosing all for €17. It's this great value for money that has brought me back to The Dail Bar again and again. Great atmosphere and friendly staff.

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Brno, Czech Republic
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015

True irish pub experience :D Friendly and fast staff, outstanding food and perfect atmosphere. You just need to visit this place if you are in Galway.

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Ocala, Florida
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

I loved the food. I had Irish Stew while my Fiancée had Cajun chicken pasta. Both were amazing. The atmosphere was good as well. Plenty of locals around to talk to. Enjoyed this bar very much.

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Contributor
18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

This is a good place to go if you fancy steak and chips washed down with a pint of stout. Good valus. Nice pub atmosphere but the music was a little loud in the restaurant.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 777

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 11 - 20
  • Cuisine: Irish, Mediterranean, Steakhouse, Gastropub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

Description

The Dáil Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both Galway residents and visitors alike with its stunning décor that is both impressive and comfortable at the same time evoking a relaxed warm atmosphere that just draws you in like your favourite local. Situated on the intersection of Middle Street and Cross St right in the heart of the city it really is a beautiful bar to visitThe Dáil is decorated in a wonderfully traditional manner with beautifully carved oak bars, feature fireplaces ,stunning staircases and many a cosy corner to while away an evening. The downstairs bar has a warm inviting local pub feel where you can relax and enjoy your favourite drink in a comfortable environment, chat to friends, and get to know the friendly bartender or just absorb the atmosphere and many hidden features that the bar has to find!The Dáil is also a restaurant serving top class food at Pocket friendly prices all day everyday. The varied and enticing menu really does go above and beyond a traditional pub menu.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Monday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Tuesday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Wednesday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Thursday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Friday
10:30 am - 2:00 am
Saturday
10:30 am - 2:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?