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Mon - Thurs: 4pm - 12am
Fri & Sat: 4pm - 2am
Sun: 10:00am - 3:00pm

17044 Kenton Dr. Cornelius, NC MAP


Free Appetizer

About The Pub

Our promise to our guests:

“A warm and relaxed experience in a welcoming and lively, authentic Irish environment. Delicious food and drink served by friendly and down-to-earth servers in a richly authentic Irish atmosphere.” –John Bisson, owner

"Enter as friends and leave as family"

Come home to the Galway Hooker!  Located in Cornelius, NC, The Galway Hooker Pub believes that nothing inspires a great story like a delicious meal and a refreshing pint. That’s because the Galway Hooker is a story in and of itself. Originally built in Ireland, the pub was deconstructed and moved piece-by-piece to its current location off the shores of Lake Norman, just a stones throw from Charlotte, North Carolina. The pub is named for Galway Bay, which lies on the west coast of Ireland. 


Delicious food and excellent atmosphere! Nearly all of the artifacts and décor inside the pub, including an authentic Galway Hooker boat, are from the area surrounding Galway Bay. We serve traditional Irish favorites fused with contemporary items all made with fresh, locally grown ingredients.

Lake Norman Comedy Zone.  the Galway Hooker hosts the Lake Norman Comedy Zone upstairs in Waterford Hall. The Comedy Zone is the perfect place for a casual gathering of friends, family, or co-workers. For more details on groups at the Comedy Zone, visit

Private Event Spaces. Waterford Hall is the Galway Hooker’s private event space, located directly above the restaurant. With its intimate and rustic feel, Waterford Hall is your destination for Birthday Parties, Wedding Receptions, Rehearsal Dinners, Private Luncheons, and anything else you can imagine. For more details, visit






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Galway Hooker is known to pour the coldest pints this side of Dublin. And don’t forget, at the Hooker you "enter as friends and leave as family."



Sláinte to the Galway Hooker – an Authentic Irish Pub. Read the article published in the Huntersville Herald.