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The Dail Bar

42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 563 777
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Ranked #69 of 355 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $22
Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
Cuisines: Irish, Mediterranean, Steakhouse, Gastropub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Reservations, Late Night
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.
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Galway, Ireland
3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014 NEW

We had a wonderful experience at The Dáil Bar , We had our Christmas party there last night. I booked a party of 22 guests and we were treated like Kings. The entire night from beginning to end was nothing short of perfection. The meal was sumptuous filling and delicious. A perfect selection of choices, cooked superbly. The bar service... More 

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County Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Stopped off here on a recent trip to Galway. Can't speak highly enough of this pub. Real Irish bar with open fire. The pints and food were spot on and the staff were great to chat with. Will be back again. Thank you.

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Galway, Galway, Ireland
17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

this bar is known for its Guinness, its food and its fabulous location right down in the Spanish Quaeter. But,perhaps not so well identified with the place is its (truly exceptional) cocktails. honest to God,I've just had my best ever Margarita..not best tonight,not best this week,but frankly my best ever. and yet,the server knocks it out routinely,this is what we... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Dropped in for small bite with the kids, we were well looked after, and food was top class. Will definately be back!

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The world
Top Contributor
55 reviews 55 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Ye guys do EVERYTHING best. Clean bar, great staff & amazing food. We eat at least once a month and I'm blown away each time. Give ur chef a pay rise and keep him for life cause the food is smashing. Deserts are to die for. Thanks for being the best.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Having been looking for a good local spot we asked and were told by a local who was working at a different bar that this was his favorite. We gave it a shot and we're not dissapointed. We had wings for an app that had a garlic/ sweet sauce....almost ruined our appetite for dinner they were so good. My fish... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014 via mobile

Appalling place. They waited til we had paid for 14 expensive drinks to tell us that the area we were standing in was reserved. As the pub was packed we had to leave!

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Dail B, General Manager at The Dail Bar, responded to this review

Hi Martina, In response to your review i just want to clarify a couple of issues. We did indeed have a reserved area on Saturday last for one of our loyal customers 60th Birthday, I would have taught the balloons, bunting, banners, table reserved signs, party hats and streamers would have made that apparent. I did manage to secure a... More 

Ballina, Ireland
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014 via mobile

Ate here on Monday evening with my other half. Lovely pub/restaurant very cosy especially with the big fire. Service was great and food was ready in no time. I had the fish and chips which was very nice.himself had the steak which was lovely and cooked to perfection.desserts were great as well. Very reasonable priced,will defo be back next time... More 

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Athlone, Ireland
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

Ate here one Friday evening after arriving to Galway late from work, hungry! I had steak my husband had a burger, both were good quality meat, nicely presented. Comfy clean bar with friendly staff. Nice glass of red, would definitely return for food when in Galway next.

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San Mateo, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Eat upstairs. My mom and I had so much fun though I was hoping she wasn't listening to the lyrics of the music! The music was a bit loud before some of the other tables filled up but then it was fine. Good food ,good atmosphere.

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Additional Information about The Dail Bar

Address: 42-44 Middle Street, Galway, Ireland
Phone Number: +353 91 563 777
Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
Cuisine: Irish, Mediterranean, Steakhouse, Gastropub

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