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Ól, Céol agus Craic

(a good pint, great music and wonderful entertainment)
             -Frank O’Dowd, 1902 - 2000

Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill is Galena, Illinois’ premier live entertainment venue. The beating heart of The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel, the Pub’s energetic atmosphere is filled with the sounds of Celtic song and laughter.

The Pub's rich ornate interior, designed and handcrafted in Ireland, embraces an earlier time.  The expanded pub menu includes classic favorites and dishes with traditional ingredients approached in new ways. 

Whether you are a guest at The Irish Cottage Boutique Hotel or passing through Galena, visit Frank O’Dowd’s Irish Pub & Grill where we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day everyday!

What's New

World-Class Whiskey &
Expanded Scotch Selection

More and more of our guests are recognizing Frank O'Dowd's Irish Pub & Grill for its expansive collection of nearly 50 whiskeys, scotches and bourbons from around the globe.
Whiskey selection at Galena Irish pub
2016 Live Entertainment
Showcasing dynamic entertainers, the Frank O'Dowd's stage will welcome talented musicians on Friday and Saturday nights year round with additional dates scheduled near holidays throughout 2016.
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Food blogger Ellery Long discovered Frank O'Dowd's state-of-the-art draught beer system while visiting Galena for the first time. Check out the list of not-to-be-missed local food and drink experiences in Galena.
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Pub Hours

Friday & Saturday
11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

11:30 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.
(winter hours until 11 p.m.)

Monday through Thursday
4:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m.
(winter hours until 11 p.m.)

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