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The Dail Bar

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$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
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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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Sun - Sat 10:30 am - 2:00 am
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Had a nice family dinner on the first night of our stay in Galway. Arrived close to the time the kitchen was closing but we weren't rushed. The food was very good. The waitress and bartender serving our table were friendly and most helpful. A "can't go wrong" spot for dinner and/or a pint.

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1 Thank Bunkerhill4343
Galway, Ireland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Dáil bar is a fine pub in Galway that is well located close to the Latin quarter which is a vibrant place to have a night out. The decor of the pub is steeped in Irish culture from sport, to music to remnants of Irish independence. If you are a tourist looking for a pub that isn't dingy but... More 

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3 Thank Julian O
Galway, Ireland
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I love this place, food is very good, the pub is nice, staff welcoming and fast.I usually go there with some friends to have a dinner and few drinks.

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4 Thank Celestra6
Wicklow, Ireland
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We visited The Dail Bar last Monday evening, we both had steak ( ribeye and striploin) which were perfectly cooked and beautifully presented. The pub is spotlessly clean and really cosy with open fires, all staff were friendly and service was excellent. There was 2 guys singing and playing guitars and they were brilliant. We will definitely return when in... More 

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3 Thank IRLHolidayGirl
staffordshire
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Favourite pub in Galway . Great food and all ways great service. Has a lot of sport on so ideal for those of us who like food , beer, and sport. But it's also a great place to meet people. Well worth a visit.

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4 Thank loanstar59
ireland
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Checked trip adviser as we walked around galway city and this bar had great reviews for food so we said we would try it and it lived up to it. Beautiful cosy warm bar with lovely friendly staff to wait on us. The food was served fast and was lovely and tasty. Guinness was lovely also :) Will definitely visit... More 

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4 Thank denise7ly
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30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We attempted dinner at Sonny Malloy's, but they were packed! The hostess directed us to the Dail, just down the street and around the corner. The atmosphere was great as was the entrees served. We were so impressed with the Dail, we had to go back to Malloys the next day to have lunch!

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4 Thank BeekieAqui
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108 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped here for dinner during Christmas week and it was nice service and average food. No one had a memorable meal.it was loud due to Christmas visitors.

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Thank airedaleluva
Dail B, Public Relations Manager at The Dail Bar, responded to this review

Dear airedaleluva, Thank you for dining in the bar and complementing our service. As you can see from previous reviews we usually receive such positive feedback for our menu so we are disappointed to hear the food described as average. We'd love to know what you chose to eat. The bars were very busy over the Christmas so it might... More 

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5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place. Food is brilliant & the steak & pint deal you can't go wrong ❤ Helpful staff & comfy decor :)

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2 Thank Roislgal
Dublin, Ireland
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210 reviews
158 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I visited the Dail twice over the Christmas period-first for drinks with family one evening and secondly for lunch on New Years Day. Both times, it was perfect. The lunch menu is comprehensive and there are vegetarian options. The service was very friendly and efficient and the atmosphere is cosy and relaxed. Would highly recommend the bar for a night... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$9 - $19
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Gastropub
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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
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
Description
The Dail Bar and Restaurant has already become a firm favourite to both Galway residents and visitors alike with its stunning decor 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 visit The Dail 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 Dail 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. The Bar is open late 7 nights a week from 11:00am to 2:00am

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