Our Story

The original Galleon Bar opened in 1954. This is one of Blackpool’s quirkiest and best-loved bars. It’s frequented by all age groups and promotes retro-chic and live music.

The History

The Rock N’ Roll heart of Blackpool since 1954

From its establishment as a coffee bar in 1954 to a thriving cocktail bar in 1958, the galleon has always been a cultural rock hotspot in Blackpool.

1954

1954

The original Galleon Bar opened as a basement coffee bar on Adelaide Street.

1958

1954
1958

1958

A few years later it became established as a cocktail bar and restaurant with live music.

1958

1958
2010

2010

On 31st December 2010, The Galleon Bar was re-established at its current site on Abingdon Street. Over the past decade, we have proudly carried forward The Galleon legacy of promoting equality and live music.

2010

2010
2017

2017

By holding a Blackpool Jazz & Blues Festival for the incredible Trinity Hospice, we managed to raise a massive £11,985.54, which has helped the hospice to no end and provide much-needed support!

2017

2017
2020

2020

Whilst closed during the majority of 2020, we took the opportunity to get new signage up outside our Abingdon Street venue.

2020

2020

Loved by Many

One of the most original places to go in Blackpool. This is the venue for live music, chilled out times and great drink offers. The eclectic mix of music memorabilia on the walls is amazing. You won’t be disappointed at the quality of live musicians that perform and jam in the evening. Don’t expect a DJ playing thumping dance tracks, just expect to hear quality live music.

Chris Wyatt

My favourite bar in Blackpool. They play a great selection of music old and new. The bar is decorated with music memorabilia and has a fun feel. The downstairs toilet is a TARDIS which is wall papered with old issues of doctor who magazine. They run a day-long happy hour up until 10 pm for cheap drinks. We had Aspell cider for £2.99. The staff were friendly and attentive. Highly recommended.

Rod Smith

Absolutely love this place. Will become my venue of choice from now on. ❤️

Amy D Cutler

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