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Busker Brownes

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary
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Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
+353 91 563 377
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10:00 - 23:30
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 - 00:00
Mon - Wed 10:00 - 23:30
Thu - Sat 10:00 - 02:30
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Guilford, CT
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100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stopped in to Busker Brownes on a rainy Monday night. The place was jammed and the band was jumping. Great Jazz with good vocals, and of course copious amounts of Guinness and Whiskey. We were back a couple of weeks later - different vocalist, but the same great jazz. If you are in Galway on a Monday, don't miss... More 

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Thank John K
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear John K, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a lovely review. I am thrilled that you enjoyed your visit to Buskers. The Black Magic Big Band have a residency here every Monday for the past 7 years, and are a huge hit - I will be sure to pass on your kind words, they will be... More 

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had dinner in the new Gin Bar section. Service was excellent and atmosphere was warm and cozy. Irish Stew was great. The beef in the stew was very tender and tasty. Beef lasagna was also very good.

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Thank David O
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear David O, Thank you for the kind words in your recent review. I was delighted that you enjoyed your visit with us here in Buskers. I was especially pleased to read your comments about our staff, and our new Gin Bar! If you should find yourself in Galway in the future, we would love to welcome you back. Kind... More 

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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was delicious! The service fantastic. To avoid crowds go early for supper as it starts to get very crowded in the evening. The "mess" dessert was different and so yummy!

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Thank Elisa N
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear Elisa N, Many thanks for taking the time to leave such a lovely review of Busker Brownes. It is always very rewarding to read positive feedback. I was especially pleased with your comments about our service. We would be delighted to welcome you back again in the future. Best, Evie Faulkner More 

Miami, FL
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48 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We only had one day in Galway, and had a list of about ten places to visit for food. Yet after having a delicious lunch we came back for dinner! Lunch consisted of sandwiches and soup; both were delicious and as soon as we finished them, we wanted more. The waitress told us about the music that would start at... More 

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Thank trelian
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear Trelian, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review of Busker Brownes. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us, and was especially pleased to read your kind comments about our food and staff. We sincerely apologise about the mix up in music scheduling - the music does indeed usually start at 10pm,... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were late for brunch but enjoyed a wonderful time. Live Music , Great food and Drinks! Highly suggest the IRish coffee after your meal.

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Thank Nickbaptiat
Galway, Ireland
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If your your looking for a kid friendly place to eat in town then this is the place to go. The staff are lovely, and there is plenty of space for buggies. The menu is nice and have nice specials daily. It's not too expensive either. The changing facilities for babies and toddlers is always clean too!

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Thank Ashes0F
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear Ashes0F, Many thanks for taking the time for leaving such a kind review. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here in Busker Brownes. We would be love to welcome you back again in the future. Best, Evie Faulkner More 

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38 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the most enjoyable afternoon in busker brownes There was a jazz session started at 12.30 -2.30 they were amazing musicians who sang some incredible song. We ate lunch on the premises after the session which was served by a very lovely young lady. Attention to detail was super Will definetly be returning on my next trip to Galway.

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Thank Tadghgoggin
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear Tadghgoggin, Many thanks for the kind words in your recent review of Busker Brownes Bar. It is always rewarding to read a review such as yours, especially in relation to our staff and service. The Galway Bay Jazz Band have been playing in Buskers every Sunday afternoon for over a decade, and are a favourite of staff and costumers... More 

County Meath, Ireland
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254 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 322 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

A regular haunt of ours when in Galway on a Monday as their 18 piece jazz group is a joy to watch, listen to and dance to!! We dined early and our waitress Olivia was pleasant and efficient as well as having a sense of humour. Thanks also to the barman (David?) who explained his cocktails to us. Food was... More 

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Thank RetireeOldcastle
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear RetireeOldcastle, Thank you for the kind words in your recent review. I was delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit with us here in Busker Brownes. It is always a pleasure to read such kind remarks both about the entertainment, and especially in relation to our staff. I will be sure to pass on your comments to Olivia... More 

Ballyvaughan, Ireland
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32 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017 via mobile

Made a special trip to have gluten-free chowder as I had a nice bowl a few years back in this venue. Really disappointed this time. Gelatinous goo with a few mussels thrown in. Had to leave half of it behind - and I was starving! Won't be back.

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Thank joe f
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear Joe F, Thank you for your recent review. I was surprised to read about this as we do not have gluten free chowder on our menu, however I was disappointed to read about your experience with us here in Busker Brownes - as you can see from our many positive reviews, the standard of food that you received was... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017 via mobile

This place is a regular spot for me whenever I am in Galway, and the service is always fast, friendly and the food is tasty. Aoife is often the waitress serving me and she is a really friendly, hard worker that never fails to bring a smile along with the food. All in all, a top place.

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Thank MrDainty
Evie F, Public Relations Manager at Busker Brownes, responded to this review

Dear MrDainty, Thank you for taking the time to leave such a glowing review, it is always rewarding to read such positive feedback, especially in relation to our staff and service. I will pass on your comments to Aoife, she will be thrilled. We would love to welcome you back to Busker Brownes again in the future. Kind Regards, Evie... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 9 - USD 33
Cuisine
Irish, Bar, European, Pub, Contemporary
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 00:00
Monday
10:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
10:00 - 23:30
Wednesday
10:00 - 23:30
Thursday
10:00 - 02:30
Friday
10:00 - 02:30
Saturday
10:00 - 02:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Cross Street | Galway, Galway 0001, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Western Ireland  >  Province of Connacht  >  County Galway  >  Galway
  • Phone Number: +353 91 563 377

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?