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Galena, IL 61036
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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


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 and 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.).

Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill is Galena’s premier live entertainment venue. An exciting line-up of musicians 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!

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.

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Experience the Emerald Isle without a Passport

Love the food, fun and revelry of St. Patrick's Day?

Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill and The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel "Celebrate St. Patrick's Day Every Day" through warm hospitality, well-appointed guestrooms, art, music, dance, food and drink, you will live life, and, if for only a day, become Irish!

Visit Web site for a detailed itinerary and to start planning a getaway.

Top Food & Drink Picks in Galena

Food blogger Ellery Long shares the authentic and unique food and drink experiences she discovered on her first trip to Galena. Foodies and drink connoisseurs won't want to miss these experiences while visiting Galena.

Visit Web site for Ellery's top 10 list of food and drink experiences in Galena.

50 Great Sit Down Meals for under $18

Savoring an escape to Galena doesn't have to break the bank. Celebrate with Galena's finest family of restaurants and experience amazing values while creating long-lasting memories of good food, great service and quality time together.

Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill, One Eleven Main and Vinny Vanucchi's 'Little Italy' offer an impressive selection of sit down meals for under $18.

Visit Web site for a list of menu items.

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