O’Connell’s beloved beer garden in Galway City was recognised at the Irish Pub Awards this week, winning Best Outdoor Space in Connacht.
The former Grocery Store that has been a solely a pub since the 1970’s has become one of Galway’s most loved places to meet, have a drink and eat.
Outside, the mock street look of the beer garden is a wonderful place to eat and drink in company.
Diners can enjoy the award winning Dough Bros from the kitchen on site, and new addition to the garden Pratai Chips.
All this whilst enjoying the best of cocktails, pints of Guinness or sampling one of their many bottles of whiskey as well as live music.
A custom-built bar was installed as well as retro fit vintage neon signage to bring the garden beautifully from day to night.
Inside the bar is no slouch either; the décor has all original features including tiled floors, antique lighting, stained glass windows, solid wooden seating and a pressed tin ornate ceiling in the main bar.
Earlier this month, Lowry’s Music & Whiskey Bar in Clifden was named the Connacht winner of Best Tourist Pub.
John Keogh’s Gastropub in the west end was the regional winner in the Best Food Pub category two weeks ago also.
The three of them will now go on to represent Galway and Connacht at the national awards taking place in November.