15 Great Venues – Galway Bay Brewing Company


15 Great Venues – Galway Bay Brewing Company


We are delighted to announce that Find a Venue has just recently teamed up with the Galway Bay Brewing Company to help Market their amazing venues for events of all occasions.  The company has some of the Best Venues Nationwide – Exciting times ahead…!

Founded in 2009, the Galway Bay Brewing Company are an independently owned and operated brewery based in Galway, on the west coast of Ireland. From classic styles to big barrel aged beers, they brew the full spectrum of beer with a passion for quality and innovation.  The company now boasts 15 magnificent venues to their portfolio, all with their own unique offerings.  We have listed them all …. check them out..!



Taco Libra

Location: 199 King St N, Rotunda, Dublin 7

Taco Libre is the latest venture by Galway Bay Brewing Company and marks their first foray into Mexican food. The restaurant is located in the old beer-house spot at the very end of Caple street. The decor is vibrant in a blue aesthetic complimented by candy skull artwork. The venue trades 7 days a week and boasts freshly made tacos, small plates, cocktails & craft beers.  Casual dining at it’s best with tasty food and a great selection of mouth watering and exquisite beverages.

Galway Brewing Company -Taco Libre


Brew Dock

Location: 1 Amiens St, Mountjoy, Dublin 1

Fantastic pub Nestled in the heart of the financial district beside the IFSC.  The pub’s motto is ‘Real beer. Honest food.’ and that’s exactly what they deliver.  The venue offers a great variety of comfort food menus ranging from lite bites to substantial mains.  When it comes to drink selection the Brew Dock simply excels, offering a wide range of local stouts, lagers and impeccably brewed craft beers and ales.

The venue also offers a nice selection of wines, spirits and creative cocktails.  Brew Dock is a popular haunt for celebrations with party food menus available for 10 guests and above.



The Beer Market

Location: 13 High St, The Liberties, Dublin 8

This terrific venue is located on the doorstep of  Dublin’s Iconic Christchurch Cathedral.  The Beer Market is the only dedicated beer-only bar in Ireland,  serving only the finest craft beers from around the world, limited releases and pilot kit one-offs.  Craft Beers – If you are after something different then this is your “go to spot”, as up to 90% of the beer on tap is not available anywhere else in Ireland.

The venue offers a variety of food menus with everything from lite bites to great mains.  The Beer Market is a popular party venue, offering tasty platter menus for up to 60 guests.



The Black Sheep

Location: 61 Capel St, Rotunda, Dublin

Located close to the Rotunda Hospital , the Black Sheep markets itself as “The peoples Pub.”  A watering-hole for the rich and famous, the ordinary Joe soap, the hard working, the work seeking and for beer lovers and food lovers alike.  The Black Sheep is a solid craft beer house offering an assortment of beer unrivaled to anything else in the area, expect a rotating selection of Irish and international brews,

The Gastro pub offers an excellent variety of lunch and dinner menus and is one of the best places in the North-side to get unique craft beers.   The venue boasts a great event space on their 1st floor, perfect for all occasions and celebrations.



Against The Grain

Location: 11 Wexford St, Dublin

Great pub located in the ever popular Camden Street area of  Dublin and the Flagship pub for the Galway Bay Brewing Company.  Against the Grain is not your typical bar to the area as their mantle is based around their amazing selection of Irish and world craft beers.  The venue offers tasty fresh food ranging from sandwiches & light bites to substantial meals.

Against the Grain takes particular pride in pairing their food offerings with their excellent variety of craft beers and ales.  A great pub and a popular after work destination.



The 108

Location: 108 Rathgar Rd, Rathfarnham, Dublin 6

Cosy locals pub located in the Dublin suburb of Rathgar.  Similar to the GBBC philosophy this little gem offers an extensive range of bottled and craft beers unrivaled to any in the area.  In relation to food offerings the venue differs from some of their strongholds in that they specialise in  providing  great pizzas, paired accordingly with their magnificent variety  of craft beers and ales.  Popular local haunt and a great alternative as a party venue.



The Gasworks

Location: Grand Canal Street Upper, Dublin

The Gasworks bar is a modern and sophisticated Gastropub, located on Dublin’s Grand Canal.  They have a comprehensive selection of over 20 craft beers on draught, including Guinness, along with a large array of bottled and canned beers from across Europe.  The venue offers an extensive list of whiskey, gin, spirits and wine, to suit every taste.

The Gasworks has a great All-day Menu, from wings and wraps to burgers and steaks they have something for everyone.  The venue also boasts a great outdoor terraced area, perfectly suited for those who prefer alfresco dining.  The Gasworks is a big sporting venue, screening all the live action with a multitude of TV’s and large screens.  A wonderful venue perfect for a multitude of occasions.



The Beer Temple

Location: 1 Parliament St, Temple Bar, Dublin

Fantastic pub located in Dublin’s iconic temple bar area and the latest addition to the ever growing Galway Bay Brewing Company portfolio.  If you’re wanting to try some Irish craft beers and whiskeys, then make a beeline for this hot-spot as like it’s group peers this pub is on another level.  The Beer Temple boasts an extensive range of tapped and bottled crafts many of which are exclusive to the venue.  The pub compliments it’s beverage offerings with a tasty food menu, serving everything from wings & burgers to mussels & Oysters.    A great spot with a chilled vibe and a popular party venue.



Bar Rua

Location: 32 Clarendon St, Dublin 2,

Bar Rua is a modern take on the traditional Irish pub. Located in the heart of the city on Clarendon Street.  The venue boast a wide selection of Irish craft beers, an extensive cocktail menu, spirits, and wine list.  like many of the other group pubs Bar Rua is famed for its tasty food with everything from sandwiches and wraps to veggie burgers and fisherman pie.  The venue is also deemed as one of the cities best live music venue with many of the trending acts dawning their stage.  Bar Rua also boasts a spacious and heated terrace perfect for those who enjoy alfresco dining.  One of groups most diverse and popular pubs and a great party venue.



Urban 8

Location: 740 S Circular Rd, Kilmainham, Dublin

Fantastic Bar & Eatery situated in the heart of the vibrant area of Kilmainham just outside the city.    Modern and stylish interior with a great mix of  cosy high and low seated furniture.  Urban 8 opens Monday to Sunday offering a great array of food menus – From sharing plates & salads to hot dogs & burgers, this eatery has something for all.  ( Children’s Menu also available )

Similar to it’s group peers the venue offers an extensive range of craft draft, bottled beers, cocktails and a great wine menu.  Urban 8 is perfected suited for big groups with bespoke menus available on request.  The venues jewel in the crown is their wonderful covered outdoor terrace, a real suntrap and a great option for those that prefer outdoor dining or just like to people watch.



Brew House Fairview

Location: 12 Fairview, Clontarf, Dublin 3

Thriving community pub located in Fairview, Dublin 3, just minutes from Croke Park & Clontarf Road DART station.  If you are looking for a local pub that has it all this one is a must for your radar.  The venue boasts a serious list of worldwide craft and bottle beers, a wonderful wine & cocktail menu and an extensive range of spirits.  For food lovers Chef offers everything from veggie dishes & Nachos to Chicken Burgers & Fish & chips, an extensive menu with something for all.  Tapas Tuesdays are a big hit and with regular specials throughout the week, it’s easy to see these guys take their food seriously.

The Brew House is a popular haven for live music, famed for their Trad Thursdays and kicking bands every weekend.  If you are after an event space for a celebrated occasion, the venues stunning function room on their 1st floor could well be your answer.  The Brew House is a popular spot for all the main sporting events and for those that like drinking outdoors then their rooftop garden is a must.  A wonderful all-round venue and one of the Groups finest.



Northern Lights

Location: 451 Ormeau Rd, Ormeau, Belfast 

Impressive pub located in the ever popular Ormeau Road in Belfat.  The venue boasts Northern Ireland’s largest selection of craft beers with 20 rotational taps and 120+ bottles and cans from independent breweries in Ireland, UK and rest of the world.   Not a craft lover no problem,  Northern Lights also stocks an Impressive range of gins, vodkas, whiskies & wines. If its food your after they serve a wonderful diverse menu from 12-10 every day with a little something to suit all tastes.  The venue is a great family destination and is also pet friendly.  For those looking to celebrate a big occasion or run an event, the venues upstairs function room is perfectly suited for all occasions.




Location: 226 Upper Salthill Rd, Galway

The Oslo Bar in Salthill boasts the first and only Microbrewery in Galway to offer a great range of international beers, fresh food and a variety of novel evenings. The food menu boasts in-season and fresh ingredients which a wide variety of dishes suitable for all tastes.  Oslo serves a great selection of international beers, but preference would have to be for their own Bay Ale and Stormy Porter – brewed on the premises.  The venue itself is stunning with lots of great event spaces and comfortable furnishings.  Oslo has a featured room with an open fire and large outdoor area suitable for all occasions.  A real destination venue that is sure to tick the boxes.



The Salthouse

Location: Raven Terrace, Galway

Whether you’re a craft beer fan or not, the Salt House in Galway is just a great pub in an amazing location and always with an excellent atmosphere!  The venue offers a magnificent range of exclusive Irish craft draught beers as well as a mix of classics from all around Europe.  The Salthouse has 23 taps of which at least 10 rotate and a cask engine which pours a new real ale every week!  The venue boasts some of the best live music in the city and if it’s a traditional pub your after then few do it better.



The Dew Drop Inn & Brew-house

Location: Mainguard St, Galway

The Dew Drop Inn has been a Galway Institution since 1902, located in the heart of the Latin Quarter in Galway City. Often labelled ‘Galway’s coziest pub’, they provide one of Galway’s most welcoming and friendly experiences with great service, great craic and tasty pints.  The venue offers a wonderful array of craft beers and one of the cities most extensive range of bottled beers and ales.  In terms of food they offer everything from sandwiches and salads to pastas and pizzas – simple comfort food at it best.

The venue is famed for its entertainment with comedy nights every Thursday and live bands every weekend.  The Dew drop boasts a great array of event spaces making it a great choice as a kicking party venue.



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