Here are some of the Frequently Asked Questions that we get in 1520. 


Where is 1520 Bar located?

1520 Bar is located on Quay Street, Galway City, Ireland.
It is in a vibrant neighbourhood, in The Latin Quarter of Galway City.

Do I need a reservation to dine in 1520 Bar Galway?

We welcome walk-in guests everyday. Our menu is served from 10.30am until 8pm. We take bookings for group dinner and lunch both big and small. If you would like to make a group booking, simply get in touch us on +353 91 569600 or we’ll reserve a table for you.

What are 1520 Bars opening hours?

We are open 7 days a week. Monday – Wednesday: 10.30am – 11.30pm
Thursday – Saturday: 10.30am – 2.00am and Sunday: 12.30pm – 11.30pm

Is 1520 Bar a Late Bar?

1520 Bar is open until 2.00am on Fridays and Saturdays.

Does 1520 serve breakfast?

1520 Bar serves breakfast every day, from 10.30am Monday – Saturday and a late breakfast/ brunch from 12.30 pm on Sundays. Choose from our renowned Kirwans Full Irish Breakfast, Veggie Breakfasts and numerous options from Eggs Benedict, Pancakes and French Toast.

Is there Traditional Irish Music in 1520 Bar Galway?

There is Trad Irish Music daily in 1520 Bar, located on Quay St. Galway from 6pm.

Can I book a party in 1520 Galway?

You certainly can! We offer several party options, depending on your group and party size.
Our Penny Bar can be hired privately and is ideal for numbers up to 70 or if you require more space or a larger party venue in Galway, we can reserve semi-private areas in our main bar. Perfect to celebrate any private party or special occasion in Galway with live music and late bars every weekend. Contact us at +353 91 569600 or to arrange.

Does 1520 Bar offer Cocktail Demos?

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.
This is an immersive cocktail-making experience and includes three craft cocktails in The Penny Bar, skillfully executed and presented by our  1520 Team for just €25.00 per person, based on a minimum group size of 6. Get in touch with us on
+353 91 569600 or to arrange.

Why is 1520 Bar called 1520?

 1520 is very much a 21st-century bar with a nod to our rich and varied history, influenced by the 14 Tribes of Galway. We are lucky to be situated in the Medieval heart of Galway, on Quay St and Kirwan’s Lane,  a section what was once called Martin’s Lane. It is where one of the 14 Tribes, the Kirwans, “presided over the city’s social and economic affairs during Galway’s most prosperous period from the early 16th to mid-17th century.” Some of the original walls are still in the bar today.

1520 Bar is currently closed.
We will be open again very soon.
Table bookings are suspended for now.