When Gallagher’s Irish Pub opened in Ocean Beach it had a small stage in the middle of the bar. Bands had to bring there own PA. There were no lights and no sound eningeer. However the urge to have a great live entertainment venue was certaintly there. We have worked hard and strived to be a better venue and give the community a different place to hear music in an Irish pub atmosphere.
It was important to us that we combine the Irish aspect of seeing live music.
In Ireland you are likely to come across, and still can, the up and comers of live music such as the Wolfe Tones, Ash, Snow Patrol, Divine Comedy, Rory Gallagher, Damien rice, or even Bono chilling in Temple Bar at their favorite pub.
Every great artist or group starts somewhere before they achieve stardom. The beauty to see and hear talent, not from 200 yards away, but in a room where you can feel the sub, hear the strings on the guitar and see the person perform with all their passion is simply put, priceless.
Whether it's the local band that has been playing in their garage on Saratoga Ave, to traveling bands and big names, we aim to host it for you and your enjoyment.
As we expand our venue with top of the line sound equipment and a professional engineer, we still want you to rub shoulders with people rushing to the bar to do a shot of jamo, talk to the band, and stand next to someone who wants to see the band on stage as much as you. Hold your pint high and dance around smiling amongst other patrons and our Gallagher’s family to feel the energy of the music and what Gallagher’s has to offer.>