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An Pucan Bar & Restaurant

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$$ - $$$
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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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Leland, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

A couple of locals recommended this pub to us. Very close to the downtown square where all the buses come and go from. We ate in the bar area, which has much more character than the large back room. Our food was great and the server was friendly. We liked the musician playing in the bar.

2 Thank NCTravelfan58
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

Visited couple of evenings with group of friends while visiting Galway. Nice food, friendly staff and good selection of beers to drink while listening to live music

2 Thank GrantandMel
Birmingham, England, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 July 2016 via mobile

Nice little snugs. Service is not the most friendly you will encounter in Galway but the atmosphere is nice. Toilets need attention. Food options are limited but look adequate for a quick stop off. Worth a visit and the live music....be prepared is loud!

1 Thank Tim O
Cork, Ireland
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016

Would highly recommend. we wen ton a friday and had dinner and stayed for gigs after. wholesome food. big portions.excellent service. Very impressive venue. even at capacity we were never waiting long to be served. highly recommended. will go again.

2 Thank ocheme
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

We went here after a long day touring the surrounding region. What we received was comfy seats, great drinks (great gin list for fans) and good music. Dave&Matt were playing very enjoyable music - the only thing we had hoped for was a bit of Irish Musik too but you can't have it all ;-)

2 Thank Mustafa B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016

I visited An Pucan on Tuesday evening the 12th of July. My wife and I each had a gin and tonic followed by a meal consisting of Seafood Chowder, Crab Sandwich, Pulled Brisket Sandwich and a Beer. So how did it go? An Pucan is quite large and was reasonably busy for a Tuesday night , (it was Arts Festival... More 

1 Thank anthonyhobbs
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 July 2016 via mobile

Always coming here for my usual soup and sandwhich combo and sometimes steak sandwhich.. Lovely staff and great atmosphere in place. Very comfortable pub!

1 Thank keraklurk
Oakland County, Michigan
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Great food, great drinks and beautiful outdoor spaces with flowers to enjoy. A real find worth going to.

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Edmonton, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

Oh My God!! Food is fresh and huge quantities!! Seafood chowder has huge chunk of salmon. Many of it! I ordered this as a starter and also main. Wow! Huge mistake! Seafood chowder itself can stand as main course. This bar is famous for selection of whiskey, too. So don't forget to get your Irish coffee.

2 Thank TheComedian1966
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

Had a marvellous meal here, never tasted scampi like it in all the countries I have visited, really lovely efficient and pleasant staff, good music.. hope to visit again next year

1 Thank scampi12

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 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
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
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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