Garavan's

Top choice

Pub

in Galway City

Irish whiskeys are the speciality of this genteel old boozer. Incredible 'tasting platters' generally cost €11 to €14 – choices include an Irish Writers' platter, featuring the favourite tipples of Samuel Beckett, James Joyce and WB Yeats. Or splash out on the Grand Masters' platter (€95), with an 18-year-old blended Kilbeggan, 26-year-old Teeling single malt gold reserve and 1964 Dungourney pure pot still.

Look out for its whiskey-tasting events.