Take the Gallagher’s experience

Gallagher’s Irish restaurant and pub, located at the Eagle House, 139 2nd St. in Eureka, opened its doors eight years ago. The family-friendly Irish pub has always made changes in an effort to reach out to customers who have yet to have the Gallagher’s experience and to keep the regulars coming back.Starting Wednesday, Gallagher’s is introducing a late-night menu which will offer items under $5 and 50 cents off drinks from 9:30 p.m. to closing, Wednesday through Saturday. Classics such as the Gallagher burger and their fish and chips will be available for $10.

Another change is a recent website featuring all that Gallagher’s has to offer.

This year marks the second annual private tasting events, a partnership with Myrtletown Liquors and John’s Fine Cigars, which features three tastings a year with special menus. A tequila tasting is set for July. This idea was largely executive chef Schulyer Schoell’s idea, according to owner Reed Paden. Schoell previously worked at the Josephine Room at the Gunhouse in Sonora.

”Irish pubs are known for their hospitality and good food,” said Manager and Event Coordinator Kelly Erben. “Patrons are drawn to our pub and its comfortable charm. These customers include loyal locals who eat lunch or dinner on a daily or weekly basis, overnight guests staying at the Eagle House Inn or tourists just passing through.”

Family-owned and operated, this is owner Reed Paden’s first local restaurant. His initial venture into the food business was The Rock in Twain Harte. The Padens moved up to Humboldt County from the Bay Area because they wanted to raise their children here. Paden named The Rock after a famous landmark near the pub. Gallagher’s is named in honor of his grandfather.

Open seven days a week, Gallagher’s Irish pub and Irish restaurant’s menu is periodically updated but always features fish and chips. On Irish Thursdays, a specific menu is offered just that day, and on Fridays and Saturdays, you can get prime rib. There is live music Wednesday through Saturday with rotating guests, among them local musician Seabury Gould. Gallagher’s has always had one resident artist, Ron Thompson. Stop by for a beer and have your own personal Arts Alive experience since he is one of the regulars.

Gallagher’s also caters events and parties. These can be at your home or you can reserve the Eagle House banquet facility, which accommodates from 80 to 100 people.

Visit gallaghers-irishpub.com or call 707-442-1177 for reservations or more information.

Source: John Chiv, times-standard.com

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