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An Pucan Bar & Restaurant

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11 Forster Street | Eyre Square, Galway, Ireland
+353 91 376 561
10:30 - 23:30
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Sun 12:00 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 10:30 - 23:30
Fri 10:30 - 00:30
Sat 11:00 - 02:30
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We (German couple) strolled through Galway and stopped at An Pucan because we had heard great live music from outside some hours earlier. We sat down and had a drink and were not disappointed when an Irish jammer came in at around 10pm. He had a really great voice and the songs were good. Although it was a Monday evening... More 

Thank Bianca Z
Celbridge, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Savage beer garden, very friendly staff, great food offering and live music 7 nights per week not bad going for a small pub in Galway City! We had a few whiskey platters and they have over 200 different whiskeys. Fish and chips and oysters which were excellent. One of the best pints of Guinness in Ireland.

1 Thank KingGeorge710
New Jersey
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27 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We chose to visit An Pucan Bar and Restaurant after reading reviews on Trip Advisor. The live music which began at 6pm was excellent (2 guys - one playing guitar and singing the other playing bagpipes, flute and accordion!!!). The drinks were good too. We were disappointed in the food though. The burgers lacked flavor and the pasta was just... More 

Thank Jennifer L
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Omg what a bar ! Awesome atmosphere ! Really lively ! Great selection of whisky too ! I'd say it's the best bar in Galway !

1 Thank Keith T
Winston-Salem, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We walked here for dinner our first night in Ireland. I had a delicious salad topped with sausage and pork! Super tasty and HUGE! We had split the cheese platter beforehand, not knowing how huge our dinners would be. We came back the next night to watch the local rugby match----it was POURING rain. Otherwise I might've actually gone to... More 

1 Thank breinings
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

First time in here and have to admit was seriously impressed. The bar is quite large with a great selection of beers and reasnobly priced as well which is a plus. The beer garden and smoking area is excellent and quite large also. The band playing the night we were in there were really good and depspite the fact the... More 

1 Thank hannigan007
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Great bar. Kinda of an old people place at the front, younger people place at the back. Loads of room, incredible smoking area. Food i s very good, but not amazing.

Thank jackmacdee
Clermont-Ferrand, France
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There is not many reasons why I should not recommend this place for I have been there twice, but I would not pick it up myself. I would say that it is a good place for parties, busy evenings (e.g. with sports on TV) and the staff offers a quick service. Thumb down for the Guinness which is not great...... More 

Thank Juliette C
Dublin, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great spot for a bit of live music. They have a great burger and pint deal for €10. Burger comes out looking pretty basic wrapped in paper but is actually a very decent burger!

1 Thank Jessica-2357
Galway, Ireland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

My son asked me to try the brisket and it was yum!. i have met up with him and others again to go back . the pub is busy at times especially at football matches etc. the atomsphere can be very lively. The food is great with good portions . The staff are very helpful and friendly. the price is... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$16
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Healthy, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
12:00 - 23:00
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 23:30
10:30 - 00:30
11:00 - 02:30
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
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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