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Old Market House State Historic Site
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Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill

9853 U.S. 20 West
Galena IL 61036
Toll Free: 866.CU.IRISH (866.284.7474)
Local: 815.776.0707

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Handicap Accessible: Yes


This is Galena's premier live entertainment venue offers an exciting line-up of musicians that take the stage every Friday and Saturday night year-round. From classic Irish pub tunes to a mix of modern favorites, talented musicians and Irish dancers get guests clapping and dancing along. Guests sometimes find themselves on stage as a part of the show!

The beating heart of The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, this pub has an energetic and festive atmosphere filled with friendly conversation, song and laughter. Its rich ornate interior, designed and handcrafted in Ireland, embraces an earlier time and features dark oaks and mahoganies, etched glass and hand painted murals. Guests won’t find a more authentic Irish pub if they traveled to Ireland for a pint!

The pub menu blends Gaelic traditions with contemporary flavors. Meat and potato lovers will enjoy entrées featuring beef, chicken or fish, while those seeking a taste of the "Old Sod" will delight in homemade Shepherd's Pie or hand-breaded Fish 'n' Chips. A selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches and desserts round out the menu.

Recognized by many for its expansive collection of beer and spirits, this pub serves iconic beers from Ireland and small batch craft brews, as well as an impressive selection of whiskeys, scotches and bourbons from around the globe.

Visit this pub or its adjoining hotel to “Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day Every Day!” Through warm hospitality, well-appointed guestrooms, art, music, dance, food and drink, guests live life and, if for only a day, become Irish.

Fri.-Sat., 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m.
-Sun., 11:30 a.m.-1 a.m. (winter hours until 11 p.m.).
-Mon.-Thurs., 4 p.m.-1 a.m. (winter hours until 11 p.m.).

-Musicians: Fri.-Sat., 7:30 p.m. year-round.
-Irish Dancers: Fri.-Sat., one 20-minute set between 6:30-7:15 p.m. year-round.
-Additional dates scheduled near holidays.
-Visit calendar for a complete list of performers and dates.

Special Events

Live On Stage - Jon Conover
April 28-29, 2017
May 19-20, 2017
June 23-24, 2017
July 21-22, 2017
August 11-12, 2017
September 22-23, 2017
October 27-28, 2017
November 17-18, 2017
December 15-16, 2017

This singer/songwriter’s Americana sound is a unique blend of folk and Southern rock with a bit of country in it. His folk-style finger picking, flat-picking ... more

Irish Dancing
April 28-29, 2017
May 5-6, 12-13, 19-20, 26-27, 2017
June 2-3, 9-10, 16-17, 23-24, 30, 2017
July 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21-22, 28-29, 2017
August 4-5, 11-12, 18-19, 25-26, 2017
September 1-2, 8-9, 15-16, 22-23, 29-30, 2017
October 6-7, 13-14, 20-21, 27-28, 2017
November 3-4, 10-11, 17-18, 24-25, 2017

Vibrant Irish dance performances every Friday and Saturday year-round by delightful Irish dancers. Dancers of all ages and abilities share their love ... more

Live On Stage - Meghan Davis
May 5-6, 2017
July 7-8, 2017
December 8-9, 2017

This guitarist/vocalist plays hits from the past five decades including classic rock, pop and a little country. Her influences include Ed Sheeran, Stevie ... more

...More Special Events