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An Pucan Bar & Restaurant

11 Forster Street | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 376 561
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good32%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
11 Forster Street | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My hubby and I wanted to experience a traditional style pub meal with live Irish music and this place delivered! The service was friendly and fast, the music was a great trio who loved swapping their instrument around and kept us entertained for ages without...More

2  Thank frenchic32
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Reviewed 27 July 2017 via mobile

The title says it all really! The manager and staff work their backsides off in this place to make sure this is a well oiled machine. From the minute you walk in the door staff are excellent and greet you warmly and wish you a...More

2  Thank Craigs1984
Reviewed 5 days ago

Stayed at the Eyre Square Hotel in Galway, and this gem was right across the street. Fun atmosphere, great friendly staff, and great food, too. Good burger, great oysters, and cold pints. Great outdoor garden area, too, with heaters for chilly nights. We really enjoyed...More

1  Thank CTFireman
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

From the minute we walked in until we dragged ourselves home we enjoyed ourselves here. Popped in for a bite on Friday; had yummy starters of crab claws & the Jameson BBQ chicken, mains the stew & prawns/mussels in pasta. All yummy! Trad music from...More

1  Thank Mkdory
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Couldn't be happier with our decision to eat here. The place has right or so beers on tap and over 200 kinds of whiskey. We had the Jameson black barrel BBQ wings and the potato wedges as appetizers. The wings were perfectly cooked and the...More

2  Thank maineffort
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived on the train in late afternoon and after settling in and despite the drizzle thought we would walk around and see what would draw us in. There were lots of choices but we picked here for the live music at 6. The menu...More

2  Thank IrishGypsy1
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We came here for an early dinner and to listen to musicians playing. A pucan is a type of boat. I ordered the bangers and mash which were quite good. My wife had a burger and liked it. We had a great time listening to...More

1  Thank ct-cruisers
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great craic.. Jigs reels ballads craic... atmosphere .... galway does this so well....try local galway hooker (a boat!!!) IPA....will be back

2  Thank sean m
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The menu is extensive with a variety of foods to chose from. We picked two items. The fish and chips which was very good. The tandoori chicken skewers with cous cous and mango was good but the chicken a little more tough than tender. Next...More

2  Thank marsle
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere was fantastic! We ate at the bar & Shane, our barman, was very helpful with info on what to see & do in Galway. He generously let my husband taste different kinds of whiskey to see which he preferred. The seafood chowder was...More

2  Thank zeus830
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Tara E
30 December 2016|
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Response from DougHamiltonIreland | Property representative | Reviewed this property |
I'm afraid no pool table.
3 August 2016|
Response from Karen D | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I remember they did.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$6 - US$18
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 11:30 PM
10:30 AM - 12:30 AM
11:00 AM - 2:30 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 11 Forster Street | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 376 561
  • E-mail
An Pucan is now open off Eyre Square. We have live music daily from 9pm. On Fridays and Saturdays we have live bands down the back and on Saturdays we have a late night resident DJ.

We are known for our remarkable whiskey collection with over 180 different whiskies from around the world. It is a must-visit for all whiskey enthusiasts.

We offer an exceptional Food Menu for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner. Whether you are a tourist looking to experience an Irish Breakfast or some great fresh seafood or a local looking for fantastic lunch time value, we have it all. The large menu in An Pucan does not mean a sacrifice in quality so you will not be disappointed.

Sports is our passion: Rugby, Soccer, GAA, NFL, Golf, MMA, Ice Hockey, Cricket, Snooker, Sailing, Europeans, Olympics, anything and we mean anything tickles our fancy! We have two large drop down projector screens, and 5 plasmas throughout the venue so no matter where in An Pucan you are standing or sitting we have you covered.

Smoking Areas, Dj's, Jameson Features (our Stairway to Heaven & Jameson Piano are both famous) Signed Guitars, Friendly Staff, Craft Beer, Coffees, Teas, Craic.... We have it all!

Drop us a visit and if you enjoyed your time please give us a review!
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