Galloway’s Cocktail Bar
Galloway’s Cocktail Bar has taken over the space Daphne’s once held in Fairhaven, across from the village green. The new bar has retained much of Daphne’s old-fashioned feel but without the feminine vibe. The small space is dark and romantic with intimate booths perfect for a date night with that special someone. Soft lighting illuminates the charcoal walls and creates a pretty glow behind the well-stocked bar. The cozy setting lends itself to friendly and helpful service. You’ll never be more than a few steps from the bartender should you have questions or need any suggestions. Well-situated in downtown Fairhaven, Galloway’s is a good spot to hit after a stroll along the waterfront.
The menu is full of interesting cocktails from a wide selection of premium liquor. If you’re looking for something sweet and light, the Elder Royale cocktail fits the bill. A combination of gin, elderflower liqueur, and Prosecco make this beverage drinkable for just about anyone. The elderflower gives it a unique, earthy taste and the Prosecco keeps it fresh.
On your visit to Galloway’s be sure not to ignore the small-plates menu. Just about every cocktail goes well with good cheese. For $13, the cheese plate comes with a rotating selection of cheese paired with apples and baguette. The plate comes with more than enough cheese and is a good size for two. After momentarily curbing your hunger, move onto something a little more filling from the sandwich menu. The Italian Pesto Panini is a good choice among the four sandwiches options. Pesto is layered on top of salami, pepperoni, provolone and held together with delicious sourdough from Avenue Bread. The pesto keeps the sandwich moist even after it is grilled to a golden crisp and the provolone provides a good balancing flavor to the salty salami and pepperoni.
Overall, Galloway’s is a welcome addition to Fairhaven after the loss of Daphne’s. The atmosphere has been updated but still remains charming. If you’re looking for an upscale cocktail accompanied by a delicious snack or two, Galloway’s should be on your list.
1200 10th St., #102, Bellingham