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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: 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 - Garrett Hillary
August 25-26, 2017
September 8-9, 2017
December 22-23, 2017

This singer/guitarist plays a wide variety of music including classic country, rock ‘n roll, modern tunes and a few Irish favorites. In addition ... more

Irish Dancing
August 25-26, 2017
September 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 2017
October 7, 14, 21, 28, 2017
November 4, 11, 18, 25, 2017
December 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, 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 - Hearthfire Duo
September 1-3, 2017
October 6-8, 2017
November 10-11, 2017

This duo plays a mix of traditional, contemporary and original Celtic rock music.

With a common ground of Irish heritage between them, Jenn ... more

...More Special Events