John Keogh's The Lock Keeper

John Keogh's opened on Dominic street in 2016 adding another dimension to the already thriving Westend section of Galway City. Although you may get the impression this is a pub with a long history it is a new creation using some of the great features of a traditional Irish Pub. The premises is filled with snugs and cozy fireside seats as well as some open space at the back with plenty of seats along the bar. This bar has been purposefully designed with spaces that will appeal to both a couple out for a quiet pint and larger groups plus everything in between.

Historic references and old pub memorabilia of all sorts has been used to give the bar an authentic feel. The name of the pub comes from a former Lock keeper who lived nearby and tended to the Eglington canal which crosses Dominic street.

Although this has the feel of a truly old pub the food offering is right up to date. The standard here is aiming higher than your normal pub fare and the prices are also slightly higher but the result is excellent with truly innovative and tasty dishes. The menu offers a selection of small plates and larger plates including Mini Beef & Chorizo Burgers, Lamb Belly, Herterich’s Pork Pudding, Braised Lamb Shoulder and Flat Iron Steaks.

There is a private back bar available for parties.



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