Sonny Molloy’s Irish Whiskey Bar
Just a brief stroll down High Street will bring you to the door of Sonny Molloy’s Irish Whiskey Bar
The once famous drapery shop was run by the legendary Galwegian, Sonny Molloy. Sonny was a man of considerable achievement, though very modest, he was a larger than life character. The building itself was part of a Medieval property built in the 1600’s, some of which formed part of the old Galway city walls. The counter of the bar is still the very same as when Sonny himself worked behind it! With beautiful old world architecture and original furnishings Sonny Molloy’s is a lively local at the heart of the Galway community.
The bar itself is brimming with cabinets of the finest Irish Whiskeys with selections such as the Midleton Pearl, Inish Turk Beg and the Jameson Vintage Reserve. Sonny himself could appreciate a good pint of Guinness and a whiskey. His personal favourite being Redbreast 12 year old or on special occasions he would choose a dram of Jameson 18 year old.
In Sonny Molloy’s you will always be guaranteed a warm welcome by the staff and no visit would be complete without having the ultimate high stool experience. Locals often take to the high stool or tuck up in a snug by the fire with a whiskey taster board. It is one of the best ways to unwind away from the hustle and bustle of Galway’s busy streets. This authentic Irish local also offers a full menu of traditional Irish dishes with popular choices such as Herterich’s of Galway Bangers and Mash. Before you leave, be sure to ask staff about the long standing tradition of “A toast to Sonny” whereby you will receive a personalised certificate in salute to the bars namesake and a true Galwegian hero, Sonny Molloy.