Enclosure Bar & Bistro

Enclosure Bar & Bistro

The perfect place to relax and unwind. The Enclosure Bar & Bistro offers highly trained, friendly and professional staff combined with a superior selection of beverages, great food and an inviting ambience.

The Enclosure Bar and Bistro is everything you would like for a hotel bar to be. Highly trained, friendly and professional staff combined with a superior selection of beverages, great food and an inviting ambience. The bar itself is perfect for casual dining, semi private parties or relaxing with friends, family or work colleagues whilst enjoying some live music or a friendly chat with the bar staff.


The bar itself is very appealing aesthetically with a classic mix of modern and traditional. The bar counter itself forms the center focal point with everything else built around this, which is also highly practical for staff and customers. It has one full outer wall consisting of large floor to ceiling windows providing ample natural daylight, and a raised area as well as subtle pod tables. All wood is mahogany in colour thus creating a relaxed feel.

Bar Manager Tony Newell or one of his team are always on hand to welcome residents or non-residents alike. Whether there is 1 person, or hundreds of people during large scale events such as weddings, charity events or the world famous Galway Races, the team at the Enclosure Bar endeavour to treat all customers as their friends. There is always a moment for a quick chat, or a little joke whilst the beverages are being passed over the bar. Famous for our lunchtime specials and generous bar menu.

Clayton Hotel Galway have a strong association with sports player sponsor of Connacht Rugby, we are synonymous for showing GAA games, Rugby, Soccer, Golf and all major matches in the bar. The two large flat screen TVs situated in different areas of the bar ensure the latest news and sport can be watched without being intrusive.

Catering for approximately 80 – 120 covers per night on average, it offers a varied selection of Craft Beers, delicious cocktails and a range of Whiskeys including some delectable new Irish Whiskeys which were introduced by the Enclosure Bar & Bistros innovative Bar Manager Tony Newell. Both the Craft beer menu and the Irish whiskey menu are accompanied by tasting notes.

Seat yourself in a quiet corner or take a spot by the window in the Enclosure Bar & Bistro and enjoy the delectable menu on offer seven days a week. Free parking, free Wi-Fi, fast, friendly service and a tempting new menu without the price tag make Enclosure Bar & Bistro your ideal choice.

Opening hours

  • Monday – Thursday

    12.00pm – 11.00pm

    Friday & Saturday

    12.00pm – 12.30am


    12.00pm - 11.00pm

    Closing times may vary