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Busker Brownes

Busker Browne’s encompassing The Slate House bar and Kirby's Restaurant is located on Cross street in the heart of the City. It is housed in a collection of  historic buildings tracing their origins back to 1615. Over the years it has served as a meeting place for the Tribes of Galway, a Convent, barracks and a bakery. Nowadays it is an impressive pub with medieval stonework side by side with contemporary furniture. The pub is impressively designed with several bars and floors. Indeed from the outside it looks deceptively small but once inside you have many options such as The Slate House Bar towards the rear which can also be accessed from Kirwan’s lane. There is also another bar upstairs. Buskers really comes alive at the weekends when DJ’s keep the place pumping. The clientele is well dressed and also gets a good age spread with a strong social  link to local rugby clubs. Due to the strong rugby links this is the place to catch some televised rugby when other pubs may be showing Premiership soccer or GAA.

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The Sunday Jazz session which happens around lunchtime is always worth a look especially if you are trying to get rid of the after effects of Saturday night. Buskers is very popular for its food especially lunch and also has an adjoining restaurant called Kirby’s. On Monday nights the 17 piece Black Magic band has a residency which has proved popular since they moved from Bar 903 in 2010.


Busker Brownes
Cross Street

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