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The Blue Note

4.5
4.5
49 Reviews
€30 and under
Pub

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  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Phone number

    087 455 5702

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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What 49 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 3.9Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Galway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff was so lovely as always

  2. MD

    MichaelD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 October 2021

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Staff were friendly and service was fine

  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Gorgeous drink and super friendly and efficient staff :)

  4. G

    Gill

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The service was so good, we were well taken care of and the drinks came promptly. We really enjoyed our night.

  5. D

    Drinks

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall2food2service2ambience1

    I booked a table in the beer garden weeks ago for a birthday, we arrived early and we were told we could sit at a high table near the door for a drink and then we would be moved to the table I had booked further inside. The temporary table we were placed at was across from the bin and the cleaning products and beside the entrance to the bar on top of a table of 6 people behind us. We didn’t mind as we were told it was only for 20minutes. When I approached the front of house guy to move us to our table as booked and as promised he said our table was now gone. We were also charged 2 euro booking fee on the bill.We left after one drink, I’ve been a regular for years and was sad to see the way we were treated.

  6. F

    Fionnuala

    Galway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We just had drinks but the staff were really efficient and friendly.

  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Galway

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2021

    overall3food3service4ambience3

    Not a whole lot of options for drinks but the staff were very nice

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Galway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Very chill great music

  9. LT

    LeidaT

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 August 2021

    overall1food1service5ambience1

    We had to pay 2€ for the booking. There wasn't music and the drinks was too expensive.

  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 August 2021

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    Lovely staff, great atmosphere, good value for money 😊

  11. PB

    PeterB

    N. Ireland

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2021

    overall1food1service1ambience1

    Unfortunately the Blue Note does not serve food - we only discovered this after we had been seated at our table. You could bring in takeaway food but not the point

  12. G

    Gill

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2021

    overall4food5service4ambience3

    We had a great night in the Blue Note. Staff were very accommodating and helpful, in particular the communication before our reservation was brilliant and really appreciated as we altered our booking. The only aspect of the night that was negative was the way we were greeted at the door. The woman who appeared to be the manager was a little bit rude to us from the get-go. While she told us about the covid guidelines in place in the pub it just felt a bit condescending, as though she were talking to a group of children. As a waitress during covid myself I truly do understand the frustration of customers not taking the guidelines seriously however it felt as though we were being given out to for something we hadn't even had the chance to do yet. This was the only thing that disappointed us during our visit but we will definitely be back again because everything else was great!

  13. CL

    CaroL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 August 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great bar, great service and atmosphere! Will be back soon

  14. A

    Allie

    Seattle

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 6 August 2021

    overall3food5service5ambience5

    So, we had a good time here overall however, it says online bookings are for 2 hours but we were asked to leave at the 1 hour mark because someone else was waiting for our table. I’d second guess coming back on that basis. Had I known it was only an hour booking I wouldn’t have picked this place. They should update their opentable profile. We had a nice time overall, though.

  15. AD

    AlannaD

    Dublin

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 August 2021

    overall4food1service5ambience4

    Lovely evening, staff was very friendly and attentive

  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall1food4service1ambience3

    Told to leave without a reason

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff were so accommodating and couldn’t do enough to help us out!

  18. EO

    EllenO

    Galway

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 31 July 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience3

    Really enjoyed having a few beers outside here. Staff were very friendly and helpful - lots of different beers on tap and the staff were happy to explain what the different beers were like. They don't serve food but have no issues with you bringing food in. Would definitely come here again.

  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Dublin

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 30 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Staff were great !

  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful 😍🍺

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Galway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 July 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Extremely accommodating staff great service and great beer menu

  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really nice bar, great staff & cute doggos!

  23. S

    Saoirse

    Dublin

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall1food1service3ambience1

    Did not imagine that we would be charged €5 (on the bill) for booking, this has never happened in my lifetime. We were led in to a dirty, sticky, filthy alleyway to what I would describe as a complete and utter kip. My arm was sticking to the table. The bouncer was creepy & my g&t was served in a beer glass - not sure if they’re trying to be alt? One of the Guinness’ had a two inch head on it - an up&coming trend perhaps? The American server was the only saving grace - she was friendly and equally puzzled by the fact we would be charged to book a table. 10/10 would never recommend to a friend. Consider renaming The Sick Note. Don’t think that this is just some sort of nasty review for the sake of it - this place was genuinely absolutely terrible & the worst “pub” experience I’ve ever had. PS the horrific mural has got to go

  24. LN

    LauraN

    Dublin

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 23 July 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Had a great time here celebrating my friends hen, staff were brilliant and very attentive. There was lots of shelter when it raised too so we didn't get wet

  25. KM

    KeithM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Ah shtooop the lights, sure it was purely magical lads 🚥😍

  26. J

    James7755

    Manchester

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 July 2021

    overall5food1service5ambience5

    Excellent service. Allowed to rearrange tables with no issues. Staff were on the ball and we weren't left thirsty at any stage! No food option the only con but overall v good

  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Galway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Really friendly staff, so good at recommending drinks and making you feel welcome! Can't wait to go back❤️

  28. EW

    EvoWade

    Galway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 July 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great to be back in the Blue Note beer garden. Best bar in Galway.

  29. C

    Caitlyn

    Galway

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 June 2021

    overall1food1service2ambience1

    Said there was food but there wasn’t, service was slow only stayed for 1

  30. AS

    AlanaS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Just went for drinks. Heaters in the beer garden, really friendly staff and good selection of beers. Can’t wait to go back.

  31. KD

    KevinD

    Dublin

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 June 2021

    overall3food1service4ambience4

    No food, nice selection of drinks but loud. "No food" should be displayed clearly on page

  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best service I've had in Ireland! Pints were great too - fully recommend

  33. PL

    PatrycjaLC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Very well organised post Covid reality. Great atmosphere and you could talk easily, as it wasn't noisy. Staff is very friendly. Pleasure to be there.

  34. M

    Mika

    Galway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The staff is very friendly and helpful. Great place

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Friendly and fast bar staff

  36. K

    Kate

    Galway

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Love ya 5ever xxx

  37. FM

    FergalM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 June 2021

    overall5food3service5ambience5

    Really pleasant staff. Good atmosphere . Will be back.

  38. JG

    JulieG

    Dublin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Lovely atmosphere and great covid friendly set up

  39. BR

    BarryR

    Galway

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best place in Galway and all the staff are great. Never had a bad night in the Blue Note.

  40. BH

    BrianH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 June 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The blue note did a great job at keeping everyone safe and the service was great no delay in getting a drink.

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The Blue Note is rated 4.5 stars by 49 OpenTable diners

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Google Map for The Blue Note

3 William Street West Galway, Co. GALWAY H91 V184

  • Area

    Galway City Centre

  • Hours of Operation

    Daily 12:00–22:00

  • Cuisines

    Pub

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Beer Garden, Cocktails, Full Bar, Late Night, Wine

  • Phone number

    087 455 5702

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