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“Best cider & black”
Review of 1520

1520
Ranked #104 of 584 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $33
Description: 1520 embraces all that is best about Galway, with a warm welcome to visiting guests and locals. Consistently offering an excellent experience for our customers, our guests are immersed in another world of warmth, conversation, laughter and fun. Savour home-cooked, rustic bar food, from 10.30am – 8pm , Monday to Saturday and from 12.30pm on Sunday. Sip your favourite classic cocktails with a modern twist or take in some tunes. Legendary nightly live music – from traditional music sessions, daily from 6pm to house musicians and some of Ireland’s top DJ’s playing until late every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. The welcoming interiors include plenty of corners and well-worn upholstery with an eclectic mix of portraits, posters and paraphernalia dotted throughout.
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Description: 1520 embraces all that is best about Galway, with a warm welcome to visiting guests and locals. Consistently offering an excellent experience for our customers, our guests are immersed in another world of warmth, conversation, laughter and fun. Savour home-cooked, rustic bar food, from 10.30am – 8pm , Monday to Saturday and from 12.30pm on Sunday. Sip your favourite classic cocktails with a modern twist or take in some tunes. Legendary nightly live music – from traditional music sessions, daily from 6pm to house musicians and some of Ireland’s top DJ’s playing until late every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. The welcoming interiors include plenty of corners and well-worn upholstery with an eclectic mix of portraits, posters and paraphernalia dotted throughout.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to eat. Friendly staff, great food. Super nice place to eat. Staff are very friendly and helpful. Had a bowl of lovely soup and a toasties.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank Vonnie364
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james1520bar, General Manager at 1520, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi Vonnie364,

Thank you very much for your kind words, we look forward to welcoming you back next time your in Galway :)

Kind Regards,
James O'Neill,
General Manager.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We recently visited this eatablishnent when visiting Galway and were happy with the service we received from the staff and with the food we had. I would recommend to eat here. My recommendation is to try the loaded fries you will not be let down afterwards.

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank paulcomerford89
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james1520bar, General Manager at 1520, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Paulcomerford89,

Thank you for taking the time to publish your positive review of 1520 Bar. The loaded fries are a customer favorite since we added them to our menu and we're really happy you enjoyed them, call in to see us next time your in Galway :)

Kind Regards,
James O'Neill,
General Manager.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Philip was so nice when we came in to look around and made us feel so welcome we some back for dinner. They gave great specials, wings(8) and a pint for 10€. My husband got the loaded fries and the food was excellent and quick service. We appreciated the atmosphere, music playing, but not at ear splitting levels. Philip was very attentive during our visit and the historic aspect of this place is an added plus!!

Date of visit: September 2019
Thank ChrisandChas
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james1520bar, General Manager at 1520, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi ChrisandChas,

Thanks so much for your lovely review! We are so happy to have Philip as part of our team here in 1520 Bar, and hes delighted that you have mentioned his great service in the review. Glad yourself and husband enjoyed the food, music and atmosphere in the bar, we look forward to welcoming you both back next time ye visit Galway :)

Kind Regards,
James O'Neill,
General Manger.

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Reviewed September 10, 2019

Wow this place is amazing! We got into Galway on Saturday and planned on leaving Monday. 1520 was great with a DJ and a fantastic crowd. Dancing was awesome! Met Colm, Phillip and Deckland behind the bar. They were incredibly friendly, made us feel like family and like this was home. From Phillip’s welcoming smile and friendly demeanor to Deck’s knowledge of wine to Colm’s warm and friendly conversation with an amazing local knowledge. We ended up staying two extra nights after meeting these fine lads. With all the choices abound we came here everyday. Highly recommend 1520 for food, dance, drinks and a touch of family!

Date of visit: September 2019
1  Thank Doc1107
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james1520bar, General Manager at 1520, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Doc1107,

Thank you so much for your excellent review of 1520 Bar. All the guys here are delighted with your lovely comments and are glad they made your visit to our place that enjoyable :) looking forward to seeing you again next time your in Galway :)

Kind Regards,
James O'Neill,
General Manager.

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Reviewed September 9, 2019

Our wait staff was very friendly and took time to talk about some of the current issues in Ireland when we asked. Great for all ages and there was music on a Tuesday night. Food was good but I wouldn't recommend the Irish stew and there hamburgers didn't taste like ours at home, good but different. Maybe from those contented cows? Great selection of beers.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Thank suziAZ
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james1520bar, General Manager at 1520, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi suziAZ,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review of 1520 Bar. Our wait staff are delighted with your lovely comments :) Sorry that our freshly prepared Irish Stew wasn't to your taste, and our beef burgers are made with 100% local Irish beef. Make sure to pop by next time your in Galway to try more from our food menu :)

Kind Regards,
James O'Neill,
General Manager.

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