Cocktails at The Penny Bar

Sip your favourite classic cocktails with a modern twist

Step back in time and visit 1520, with its the inviting and dimly lit interior.  Through the old, historic walls, tucked away at the back of the building you’ll find The Penny Bar, our cocktail bar that parties like the best of them, and mixes the world’s greatest drinks to perfection.

Take a seat on our fireside chairs or hideaway in the snug where you can easily wile away an afternoon.  Here our craftmanship shines, with an extensive cocktail list and drinks menu. The showmanship and presentation that goes into making a cocktail are what makes 1520 one of the up and coming cocktail bars in Galway.

1520 Bar is quickly becoming known as one of the best cocktail spots in the city, and the team of mixologists there are always looking for a new twist on the classics.

Cocktail Making Classes

Test your skills with our masterclass

We cater for groups and private parties, in The Penny Bar at 1520. If you are interested in a cocktail-making masterclass, get in touch and we can tailor a package for you.

The showmanship and presentation that goes into making a cocktail, each carefully executed to perfection. This is an immersive cocktail-making experience and includes three craft cocktails in The Penny Bar, skillfully executed and presented by our  1520 Team.

Cocktail Making Masterclass: €25.00 per person

Minimum group size of 6 and up to a maximum of 15 people.
Strictly subject to availability. 

  • Great bar in the heart of the town - the staff are superb - the world could learn a lot from these people. The place is lively with good food - and great live music - defiantly worth a visit !!!

    Trip Advisor

  • Loved this bar, it felt like it was the epitome of Galway. Great atmosphere, great live music, lovely food and excellent service.

    Trip Advisor

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