This lively, historic Galveston pub is located next door to the Grand 1894 Opera House and steps away from an assortment of art galleries, neighboring bars, and inviting restaurants. Our bartender told us O'Malley's is the place where Galveston's locals from all walks of life come to relax and find out what is going on in the city, and where tourists are always made to feel welcome.
Located in what was part of a red-light district known as The Line from the 1890s into the 1960s, one side of the bar in fact used to be part of a brothel itself. Old cutout illustrations of pinup girls with names and phone numbers written next to them, presumably representing available prostitutes, were found attached to a hidden wall that was discovered after Hurricane Ike did some damage to the bar and are now on display.
More than 100 craft beers are sold at O'Malley's in addition to the pub food, which includes old-fashioned hot dogs, Frito pie, and what the staff claims is the best Reuben sandwich in Southeast Texas. Visitors should check out all the colorful items on display above the bar, including a lamp made from a prosthetic leg that once belonged to a patron's father.