1520, Galway – #TasteCocktailFest

Is there anything better than sipping on an expertly crafted cocktail on a summer’s evening? We think not. With that in mind, TheTaste Summer Cocktail Festival takes the hassle out of the hunt for Ireland’s finest shaken and stirred favourites.

With hotspot cocktail bars around the country showcasing their skills with a special cocktail to tantalize our readers’ tastebuds and quench their thirst for innovative new creations, #TasteCocktailFest is not to be missed.

From now until the end of August, make it your business to sample and sip as many creative concoctions in our exciting festival line up as you can – cheers!

The Taste Festival Cocktail


The 1520 Raspberry Vodka Soda Sour – €9.50

– Finlandia Vodka
– Raspberry Syrup
– Lime Juice
– Fresh Orange Juice
– Peach Bitters
– Pasturised Egg White




Summer Gin Smash – €9.50

– Gin
– Lime
– Orchard Thieves and Apple in it.





ABOUT 1520

1520 Galway

Galway’s newest bar has just opened on Quay Street in the heart of the Latin Quarter. Formerly the Spanish Arch Bar, the 1520 has opened its doors after extensive renovations.

1520 is trying to bring something slightly different to the Galway pub scene, focusing on a theatrical style combined with old world quietness.

1520 gets its name from the old Spanish Arch Wall, which began construction around that time. The second reason is because of a very special apartment block, 1520 on Sedgwick Avenue, The Bronx, New York City, where according to the New York Times “Hip Hop” was born.

1520 will be the home to live music seven nights a week. It is home to daily trad sessions in the early evenings, at the weekend the mood changes and the top Dj’s around take over.

Old school hip hop, vinal classics and the best and coolest commercial hits will be there to help patrons have the best night possible.

With a very mixed line up of dj’s customers are guaranteed to enjoy a different, yet fantastic experience each visit.


1520 serves a very diverse range of drinks including, gins, rum and amazing cocktails. The bar is home to plenty of high quality premium products and top class service.

The food menu is traditional Irish bar food which will delights locals and tourists alike. Being so close to the Claddagh and Galway Bay, seafood naturally features heavily.

1520 will have a resident artist, the legendry Barry “Jazz” Finnegan, who is a live realistic painter. He will be in house once a month to create his masterpieces.

These portraits will then feature on 1520’s wall until the following month when he returns to update his work.



14 Quay Street,

T: (091) 569 600


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