The Galway Races are one of the highlights of the summer social calendar and here at HYDE we have lots of options to help make your experience next level. From delicious culinary offerings to late-night celebrations – and more – we’re sure that you’ll enjoy a great time that has no equal!
Enjoy a brunchtastic time
Why not start the Galway Races Summer Festival with a “boozy” brunch at HYDE Bar in Galway? You’ll mix and mingle with everybody as you get in the mood for a fantastic time in the morning. Why not sport your fave outfit and head straight to the Ballybrit Racecourse afterwards? Or, better yet – if you’ve booked a room with us – enjoy a few drinks before freshening up into your evening attire to make the most of the late-night fun.
As the Home of the Galway Races Afterparty, HYDE is the place to be if you’re looking to keep the party going long after the final race of each day has drawn to a close. Each night of the Galway Races, we’ll have amazing live entertainment to put you in fantastic spirits, whether it’s a DJ spinning decks as you dance the night away or a full band belting out amazing hits. This must definitely be the place!
Visit the Racecourse
Of course, when it comes to Galway Race Week, visiting Ballybrit Racecourse itself is an absolute must. You’ll get to show off your outfit, your hat, your headpiece, and you’ll be able to soak up the unrivalled atmosphere of this one-of-a-kind festival. Plus, there’s also the pulsating racing action which is sure to be filled with drama and photo finishes, as always.
Explore Galway during your visit
There’s always time to explore Galway when you visit for Race Week. With lots to see and do, we highly recommend taking advantage of the many gems the city of Tribes has to offer – if you’re able to tear yourself away from our boho-chic surroundings. Why not take a trip to Salthill for a beach walk, visit the historical Claddagh, or stroll through Shop Street as buskers serenade you? Afterwards, you can get back into the Galway Races spirit again!