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“Monday night swing band”
Review of Busker Brownes

Busker Brownes
Ranked #53 of 466 Restaurants in Galway
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $9 - $33
Cuisines: Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, Late Night, Lunch, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Busker Brownes Bar & Kirbys Restaurant is set in the heart of Galway City’s vibrant & chique Latin Quarter. Throughout history Busker Brownes has been a meeting place for the Tribes of Galway, a soldiers barracks, a Dominican convent and a rendezvous for Galway Society. It is therefore no surprise that to this day that tradition of hospitality continues in panache.
Cleveland, Ohio
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168 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
“Monday night swing band”
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Only came here for a couple of beers and to hear the incredible 20-piece swing band on Monday night. Really wonderful treat!

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank RandBrad
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Cork, Ireland
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“City bar”
Reviewed July 4, 2014

Went here for lunch on a trip to Galway. Modern style bar and restaurant nice atmosphere. Good staff. Reasonably priced too and the food was good for two of our three strong party, But the vegetarian among us was not happy at the lack of choice and felt that goats cheese is not a catch all veggy solution ! Please offer something else, no cheese please ! It drives her cracked! How can only one , maybe two items out of 30 odd main/special courses be suitable for veggies in this day and age is crazy and it simply does not cater for enough people. Aaaghh! Otherwise very good and worth a visit.

  • Visited June 2014
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Thank FrankWilton
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Sugar Land, Texas
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69 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Oysters on the half”
Reviewed July 2, 2014

since our group was from florida and texas we had to sample the local oysters. while plump and juicy they were on the salty side and were not served with cocktail sauce (we did have some at other places). The service was friendly and atmosphere was great especially later in the evening when we went their for the world cup.

Visited June 2014
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Thank rnovakz
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“Excellent food and service....”
Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

Food and service was 10/10 could not fault it.. but downstairs toilets could do with a clean badly dirty grout on walls, all it would take is 5 minutes and a bit of elbow grease.

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2 Thank Jennifer C
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Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review, July 31, 2014
Dear Jennifer C,

Thank you for your recent review. We are delighted you enjoyed you visit with us and that you found the food and service to be 10/10.

We have takes on board your comments about the bathrooms and the issue you encountered had been rectified.

Hopefully we will see you again very soon.

Kind Regards,
Joanna
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Galway, Ireland
1 review
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“Held a Sports and Social Event”
Reviewed June 24, 2014

We held a Snail Racing event here on Friday Night 20/06/14 on the top floor. It was a great night had by all who attended. The staff were very helpful to us, the bar staff were great and the food was excellent. Thank you to all the staff in Buskers for making our night very enjoyable and to Joanna for organising the Venue for us. We will certainly be back again.

Jacinta and the Sports and Social Committe








Jacinta and

  • Visited June 2014
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1 Thank Jacinta O
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Joanna F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Dear Jacinta O,

Many thanks for your recent review. We are delighted your event went well and that you enjoyed your night.

I will pass your comment on to all the team here in Busker Brownes.

Hopefully we will see you again very soon.

Kind Regards,
Joanna Fitzgerald
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