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Merchant Bar & Restaurant

Merchant Bar and Restaurant is located in the heart of Galway City centre on Forster Street – it is the perfect place to catch all the sporting action with our own big screen for major events whether it is GAA, soccer or rugby that’s showing. We are just a short walk from the home of Connacht Rugby, The Sportsground so are an ideal venue on match days.

We also have live music coupled with a fantastic menu, an original selection of craft cocktails from our own in-house mixologist, a modern wine list and great tasting beers available every day of the week. Our relaxed atmosphere lends itself to any occasion and we invite you to enjoy our wonderful high brass bar display filled with a selection of the best Irish Gin’s and Whiskeys. Our team will be happy to look after you and to ensure you have a memorable experience.

Our menu combines both modern and more traditional dishes and we keep everything as local as possible when sourcing our ingredients. Galway has a lively food scene and we aim to reflect this in our offering. We aim to please all of our guests and if you have a particular dietary requirement we will be sure to consult with our kitchen team to ensure you can be catered for. Our food menus are served daily from 12:30 – 9:00 pm. Look out also for special meal deals and our dishes of the Day

Private Party Enquiry

Whatever the celebration, make Merchant Bar and Restaurant in Eyre Square your go-to Galway City Centre party venue for fantastic food, drink and a great nights' craic! We have plenty of options available for large groups and small get-togethers. Allow our team to create and craft your night exactly how you want it.

WHAT OUR CUSTOMERS ARE SAYING

Our Reviews

  • 5 star rating Mark was A1 Lovely hotel. Was a great room but even better was the man at reception. 12... read more

    Reviews223 8/04/2020

    4 star rating Great Staff Hey just staying in Eyre Square Hotel for a few days with a gang of... read more

    denisewN7576ZA 8/22/2020

    5 star rating Great Hotel Stayed here for a few nights the first week in August ..
    Great hotel from start...
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    thejoker1966 8/10/2020
  • 5 star rating Great stay. My wife and I returned yesterday after a most enjoyable and great value 3 night... read more

    martinp08 9/26/2020

    Friendly staff and very helpful. Rooms are very clean with comfortable beds.

    Denise Flynn 9/29/2020

    4 star rating Great Hotel, faultless staff Great location, wonderful breakfast, extremely helpful staff (from Waiting staff in Bar and restaurant to... read more

    DarrenRD1 9/05/2020
  • 5 star rating Ladies weekend away Lovely weekend in the Eyre Square Hotel. 5 ladies heading to Galway for a relaxing... read more

    Camper764882 8/22/2020

    Location was perfect. When we first arrived the room was pretty drab and basic but... read more

    Chris Burns 7/19/2020

    5 star rating Lovely hotel, great atmosphere Dinner was lovely and didn’t take long to make it to our table. A good... read more

    Avaoreillyy 6/11/2021
  • 4 star rating Stay in eyre square Stayed in the hotel was a lovely place. I was late arriving but met the... read more

    leeroy191 6/11/2021

    5 star rating Excellent Great and friendly and helpful staff especially Mark at reception, had a great time,... read more

    catherinespaine 8/27/2020

    4 star rating Design I stayed in this hotel 20feb till 22nd feb perfect location right on eyre sq... read more

    Mai W 3/01/2020
  • 5 star rating Staff Mark on night porter could not be anymore helpful he is a credit himself and... read more

    Caitriona_dwyer1993 8/18/2020

    5 star rating Good I've been in Galway lst September when we could travel and I surely enjoyed my... read more

    783giuliadanielar 12/17/2020

    I have had the pleasure of staying in the Eyre Square Hotel for the past... read more

    Dr Sean Ó Domhnaill 10/28/2020
  • 4 star rating Perfect stay! My second time staying in this hotel! It is a perfect location for staying in... read more

    alanacassidy 7/31/2020

    5 star rating Hidden Gem I was very well looked after in this lovely central hotel, it was excellent value... read more

    traveladdict2021 12/09/2020

    5 star rating Fabulous hotel This hotel was fabulous. The room was lovely and modern. The staff were very friendly... read more

    maireadf5 1/16/2020