“The GO,” as it’s known to our regulars, is as inviting as any pub found back in the old country, with a warm solid mahogany bar, friendly service, and the ever-present possibility of a tune breaking out. The name “Garryowen” comes from the proper Irish name, Oein, and the word ‘garrai’ for garden: thus “Owen’s Garden,” an area in the town of Limerick, Ireland. Even before that, perhaps, Garryowen was a marching tune for the New York’s “Fighting 69th” Infantry Regiment (a favorite tune of General George Armstrong Custer). On another note, it was a British Army drinking song in the late 1800’s.
You will find a selection of 120+ Irish whiskies (and growing), the best of Ireland’s draft beers, and the perfect pour of Guinness, complemented with a carefully picked selection of international and domestic premium beers, wines, and spirits.
Our kitchen prepares the most authentic Irish fare in the area from the owners’ family recipes, with many ingredients imported directly from Ireland. Paired with traditional pub fare, weekly specials, and homemade soups, our menu is sure to satisfy the most discerning of tastes. Enjoy your meal in our cozy dining rooms, by the fireplace, or in our courtyard*.
We do accept a limited amount of reservations each day**, and book multiple months in advance. Please call in at (717) 337-2719 to make a reservation. We require all parties of 6 or larger to be under one check. An automatic 20% gratuity will be added to the check. Any parties 7 – 12 will be required to make a $100 deposit as well as be under one check (the deposit is refunded on the day of the reservation or if you cancel with at least a 24 hours notice). Any groups of 13+ will be deemed private as we have to use more space in our dining rooms. You may contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to inquire more details.
The first and third Sundays of each month are a special treat for lovers of Irish music with a Traditional Irish Seisiun from 2 p.m. – 5 p.m. We also feature live music on Friday and Saturday nights! Head over to our Live Music page or visit Facebook for our current music schedule.
Don’t forget about Garryowen catering! We are equipped for on-site and off-site events (private or public), and boxed takeaway lunches. You may contact our Events Coordinator, Vish, at email@example.com to book your next big party.
The Courtyard & Shebeen is open! Beautifully decorated and seasonally appropriate, don’t forget to ask about dining outside***. With umbrellas, awnings, heaters, and fans, it’s a space to be enjoyed year round. Our newest outside addition, The GOasis, will become our designated smoking section. No food will be served in this area, but you are more than welcome to take your drinks out and sit at one of our picnic tables. The GOasis is available on a first come, first served basis.
The Garryowen welcomes travelers and regulars alike, and we look forward to your company!
*We will serve the Courtyard as it is convenient for us to do so.
**St. Patrick’s Day is the only day we do not accept reservations. We are closed on Easter Sunday, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.
***The Courtyard will be our designated smoking area when it’s not in use for dining. The GOasis will be our designated smoking area when the Courtyard is in use for dining.