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Next door attached to The Galley you’ll find “The Ship’s Hold†a cocktail lounge with a twist that opened in March of 2019 serving fine craft cocktails and a mighty selection of rum rations. Shaking things up behind the bar are two top mixologists who know how to take it to the next level with their very own take on tiki classics and mixing up their own original libations. Ladies and gentlemen, it’s time to meet the experts.

An update from our proprietor & co-owner, Pete Boland regarding safety measure being taken to combat the spread of COVID-19: Good morning — as it has now been a little over a month since the outbreak among hospitality workers shred thru our Downtown and prompted the...

We've made some news lately. Co-owner Pete Boland quoted/featured in the following: JUNE 27: The New York Times | By Patricia Mazzei, Sarah Mervosh and Shawn Hubler Leaders Re-examine U.S. Reopenings as Coronavirus Cases Hit Another Record Officials nationwide were rethinking their efforts to slow the virus, which the nation’s...

A statement from our owner-operator: At The Galley & Mary Margaret's, we take the safety of our staff and our guests very seriously. We are increasing the measures of disinfecting and cleaning routine at this time. Our staff washes their hands every opportunity and with great...

Spring has sprung, and your friendly neighborhood #HometownPub has treats galore.We spoiled you to a top of the morning at our recent President’s Day Bottomless Brunch, and those bottomless mimosas sure went down smooth, didn’t they? As the Irish would say, what you need now is the hair...

Rally to The Galley to enjoy some of our new favorite food options!As the needs of our local St. Pete crowd shifts, so must our menu! We are doing this by adding in some more exciting healthy options as well as tasty treats that can liven up any morning, noon, night, or even late night. Whether you are ready or not, we’re about to dive into a few of our favorite new items to get your mouth watering and spark thoughts about your next meal at The Galley! 

Snacks and Starters

The best way to kick off an epic meal? With a delicious app that will make even the saltiest sea captain grin. Here are a few of our new additions:
  • Black Bean Hummus - This fresh and vibrant dish is ideal for someone looking to enjoy a tasty app without having to worry about any extra calories. It is simply comprised of house made black bean hummus topped with pico de gallo, Cuban bread, and raw veggies.
  • Loco Coco Shrimp - What is Florida without seafood?! This dish is nothing but six coconut-crusted shrimp paired with a flavorful sweet Thai chili dipping sauce. If you love sweet and spicy, this is a match made in heaven.

Salads, Soups, and Bowls

Looking for some lighter fare? We’ve got exactly what you’re looking for and you don’t need a crow’s nest to find it! Here’s how we’re mixing it up:
  • T.B. Taco Salad - Adore Mexican food but aren’t feeling regular tacos or even a burrito? This is the meal for you! It is romaine, black beans, cheddar-jack cheese, pico de gallo, and sour cream in a deep-fried tortilla bowl. The perfect lunch? We think so!
  • T.B. Tomato Bisque - When was the last time you’ve heard of a vegan tomato bisque? Never? We thought so and are proud to add it to our menu! This delicious roasted garlic tomato soup is made with almond milk, which provides a nice and smooth texture. It is ideal with our 7 Grain Grilled Cheese!


Staple Sands

A sandwich is the perfect food whether you’re chilling in the Florida sun or are on the go! Here are some of the new dishes that we have to offer in this category!
  • Bayside Beyond Burger - Another vegan option? Oh yeah! This plant-based burger on a pretzel bun is topped with romaine, Roma tomato, and vegan ranch. It is a great addition to our vegan pub burger and vegan buffalo sand!


The heart and soul of any tasty meal is a rockstar of a main dish and we embrace this at The Galley. With this in mind, we added this next dish to our menu. It is a unique twist on a local favorite and pays homage to all of the amazing seafood available in our area!
  • Mojo Grouper - What is Florida without Grouper? Nothing we know! Nothing but a 6 Oz. pan-seared Mojo Gulf Grouper over beans n’ rice with pico de gallo and broccoli. If you want to taste one of the local delicacies, this for sure is it! 

Sweets By Swah-Rey

You can’t have an awesome meal without topping it off with a fresh dessert! Since quality is everything to us, we sailed our way right up the road to Swah-Rey, an amazing local dessert shop that has a ton of fantastic options. We have many of their items on our menu including Key Lime Cheesecake and Sailor Jerry Rum Cake but we will be adding seasonal desserts that highlight amazing flavors that pair with special times of the year. 

Don’t Forget About Brunch

Let’s show a little love for a few of our favorite days - Saturday and Sunday! On these days, St. Pete locals can enjoy a tasty, new exciting dish:
  • Sunday Chik’n Biscuit - The perfect morning meal for a Southern Belle or even an old scallywag. This one is Southern Fried Chicken and American Cheese on a buttered biscuit. Sound familiar to the sandwich available at a large restaurant chain that isn’t open on Sundays?! We thought so. This dish is simple yet flavorful and you can’t beat that in our book!
With all of these new items, many of our trusted favorites arce still available such as the Don Pollo sandwich and T.B. crab cake. We invite you to stop by our #HometownPub the next time you are in downtown St. Pete to give each of these a go, enjoy the sunshine, and maybe a few tantalizing cocktails as well!There’s always something going on at The Galley, so follow us on social media and stay tuned to our events and live music pages! 

GalleyFor newcomers and visitors to the area, Tampa Bay’s rich music history may not be well appreciated. Tampa originally attracted national attention for several local rhythm and blues bands in the 1930s and 1940s. And it’s even better known for the explosion of rock and death metal bands in the area throughout the 1980s and 1990s. Without question, the Tampa Bay area has always been a great destination for local music. Knowing this, The Galley is a proud support of the local music scene. In fact, since we opened our doors, The Galley has consistently found some of the area’s best musical talent. On any weekend evening, you can not only come by for some awesome food and libations but also enjoy an array of some of the best local singers and songwriters. With our commitment to being a local’s place to unwind and relax, it’s only fitting that we honor local artists in the St. Pete and Tampa area. Our live music is just another reason why The Galley is THE place to be!

Check Out The Galley’s Music Calendar for 2020!

GalleyIf you believe variety is the spice of life, then you will truly enjoy the musical line-up we have for you. Not only does The Galley have live music every Friday and Saturday evenings, but it’s unlikely you will hear the same local musicians twice most months. Also, each musician offers their own style and musical selection. This makes for a truly rich and diverse experience no matter which evening you choose to attend. And with a continually updated music calendar on our website, it’s quick and easy to see which local musician is playing ahead of time. Beginning in February, 2020, The Galley will sponsor at least 8 local musicians throughout each month. For example, Will Erickson will be playing the second Saturday of every month playing a variety of country, rock and pop music. As one of the best musical storytellers, you will be completely entertained as he sings about everything from bad relationships to drunken screw-ups. Perhaps, you would rather check out some 90s’ alternative rock. If so, make plans to see Steve Isaac who plays every fourth Saturday each month. If it’s local music you want, then you should definitely make plans to head to The Galley. 

Making the New Year an Awesome One!

GalleyWhat New Year’s Eve wouldn’t be complete with some great beats to help you ring in the new year? Not only will The Galley have DJ Wild Card helping us countdown until midnight, but he will continue the party until 3am. The Galley is offering bottomless mimosas as well as food specials to help get 2020 off to the right start with our New Year’s Day Brunch the next morning. Just what the doctor ordered after a fun-filled evening of celebration. Also, don’t forget about The Galley’s upcoming 3rd Anniversary Weekend in late January. Starting on Friday, January 24th through Sunday, January 26th, The Galley will be providing a variety of food and drink specials to celebrate this awesome occasion. And each evening, live music will be provided to really get the party going. Sean Fote, Steve Isaac, and Steve Cary are the musical headliners for the weekend and are sure to create the perfect vibe. In past years, The Galley’s anniversary weekend has become known as a not-to-be-missed event. And this year’s celebration is certain to be the same!

Live Music – The Perfect Complement to Great Food

GalleyWhile The Galley plays host to a variety of local musicians, you can be sure that one thing remains the same…our great food! For example, our T.B. Crab cake appetizer is a local favorite. This consists of two large house-made lump crab cakes with spicy sriracha aioli that is absolutely delicious. Or our popular St. Pete Grouper Sandwich that can be ordered grilled, blackened or fried. Made with only the freshest grouper, it is also a true delight. If you haven’t dined at The Galley, you really don’t know what you’re missing! From local music, to delightful cocktail creations, to our extensive menu of delicious food, The Galley is a great place for an evening of fun. So, make plans to come down for a visit and see what St. Pete locals already know…The Galley is THE place to be in 2020. 

Drink specials, karaoke, surprises, and of course, good times!!If you are planning on spending Halloween in The ‘Burg then you must swing by The Galley for our 2nd Annual WWF Costume Contest! It will be taking place on October 31st and will be a truly legendary time!We will have prizes for the top 3 wrestlers in attendance, beat the clock drink specials, karaoke rippin’ and tons of surprises. That is not an overstatement either, we adore this event and never hesitate to go big and do it up. GalleyGalleyIf you choose to attend, there is a 100% chance you will have a blast and a half. We are a hometown bar for our hometown crowd and serve up some of the most exciting experiences available in DTSP. Grab a steel chair and your favorite wrestler’s costume because it is going down in just a few weeks and we want to see you there!!
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