Is there anything more satisfying than a well-deserved post-work pint?
Sometimes a little tipple is just what's needed to unwind after a long day on the grind, and as we're slowly but surely seeing that little stretch in the evening, thoughts of mid-week gatherings and bright beer gardens are begging to creep back into our minds.
But luckily, we live in a country brimming with cosy little pubs just waiting to welcome us after a long, hard day.
This week, we're heading west to bring you our pick of the best spots in Galway city.
1. Bierhaus, Henry St. West, Galway
With a menu focused on showcasing quality local and international beverages, Bierhaus is favourite among craft beer lovers.
But don't worry if beer's not your thing – they also stock a huge selection of speciality ciders and spirits.
The relaxed vibes, delicious pub grub and live music make it the perfect place to relax after a hard day's work
2. The Oslo, Upper Salthill, Galway
Home of the Galway Bay brewing company, this gastro bar offers a large selection of beers, wines and spirits, as well as decent food which available to order all day long.
Soak up the atmosphere in the European style beer hall, or catch the big sporting events on one of Galway's largest screens
And while we might not have the weather for it right now, on a sunny day The Oslo is the ideal place to enjoy a little al fresco dining.
3. An Pucan, Forester St., Galway
A well-known establishment just off Eyer's Square where the craic is pretty much guaranteed.
Trad sessions, bar food and great Irish craft beers – what's not to love?
4. Tig Coili, Mainguard St., Galway
Legend has it, the Guinness here is second to none.
A favourite among locals and tourists alike, Tig Coili is pretty much you quintessential Irish pub.
Great atmosphere, always busy (but not too packed) and live music to get you in the mood
5. The Dew Drop Inn, Mainguard St., Galway
Known by many locals as Myles Lee, this cosy little bar is commonly known as Galway's most comfortable pub.
Comprising of two rooms, one with a small bar and the second a comfortable seating area and open fire The Dew Drop Inn is bursting with charm and character.
Oh, and it also boasts one of the best heated smoking areas in the city!
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