McSwiggan’s celebrates 40 years in Woodquay


The landmark McSwiggan’s bar and restaurant is celebrating a milestone in its history, having been a part of Galway life for close to 40 years.

During that time it has evolved from a lively country store trading potatoes in the iconic Woodquay Market to now being a welcoming place to eat the best of what Ireland has to offer on a plate.

Working with local suppliers and producers is why McSwiggans Steak + Seafood Restaurant has held its place on the very reputable Galway food scene map.

McSwiggans has been led by General Manager Johnny Rockett and staff of 45+ since 2019. The building has undergone a big exterior facelift and the inside has been reimagined with each floor bringing its own personality to accompany the award-winning service and food.

This March, they are launching the Atlantic Room at McSwiggans, an event space for intimate weddings, special birthdays, and corporate events for up to 100 people.

Guests will be treated to custom food and drinks menus in the private setting on the top floor making each event a unique and truly personal experience.

The menu at McSwiggans celebrates the best of Irish meat, fish and in season vegetables as well as home baked breads and desserts. The Sunday Roast and their Oyster Bar are bringing a unique offering to the dining scene in Galway.

Downstairs the new Whiskey Bar is bringing the best of whiskey from across Ireland and the world to enjoy on a high stool or beside the open fire.

A choice of over 100 different whiskeys with some limited or exclusive to McSwiggans  have been hand selected and tasted by the bar team.

The have a passion for seeking out the most robust, smooth and interesting flavours from the whiskey distilleries from across the globe. This bar is open to the public and can be hired privately for tasting and private corporate events.

McSwiggans Steak + Seafood Restaurant is open 7 days a week with Sunday Lunch starting at 1pm and dinner starts from 6pm.

Weekday lunch is served from 12 noon in the bar until 4pm with dinner beginning at 6pm. Pop in or check out McSwiggans Steak + Seafood Restaurant across social media channels, or phone 091-568917.