Galway Bar wins Best Outdoor Space in Connacht at the Irish Pub Awards

O’Connell’s beloved beer garden in Galway city was recognized at the Irish Pub Awards this week, winning Connacht’s best outdoor space.

The old grocery store, which was just a pub since the 1970s, has become one of Galway’s most popular places to meet, have a drink and eat.

Outside, the faux street look of the beer garden is a wonderful place to eat and drink with company.

Diners can enjoy the award-winning Dough Bros from the on-site kitchen and the new addition to the Pratai Chips garden.

All this while enjoying the best of cocktails, pints of Guinness or enjoying one of their many bottles of whiskey as well as live music.

A custom built bar was installed along with retro vintage neon signage to bring the garden beautifully from day to night.

The interior of the bar is not left out either; the decor has all the original features, including tiled floors, antique lighting, stained glass windows, solid wood seating, and an ornate pressed tin ceiling in the main bar area.

Earlier this month, Lowry’s Music & Whiskey Bar in Clifden was named Connacht’s winner for Best Tourist Pub.

John Keogh’s Gastropub in the West End was also the regional winner in the Best Food Pub category two weeks ago.

The three of them will now represent Galway and Connacht at the national awards which will take place in November.