The Geaghan's Story

Geaghan’s Pub and Craft Brewery

Originally known as John Geaghan’s Roundhouse Restaurant, Geaghan’s Pub and Craft Brewery opened its doors in 1975. Owners John and Arline Geaghan, opened the restaurant located near a local roundhouse (a place where trains were repaired and turned around on the tracks). Since many of the customers worked at the roundhouse, it was a natural theme. But even back then, there was an undercurrent of Irish items being accumulated and hung on the walls.

Initially, their children Dave, Terry, Chris, Mike, Richard, Peter, Larry, Pat and Carolyn worked at the pub. In 1983, John passed away, and Chris, Larry, Peter, and Carolyn purchased the business from their mother. Eventually, Carolyn and Chris left the business to pursue other interests and Pat became an owner. In 2010, Larry’s son Andrew rejoined the restaurant as Front House Manager and then in 2011, transitioned into brewery operations

In May of 2015, Geaghan Brothers Brewing expanded capacity and opened a production facility right across the river in Brewer. Bottling and distribution started soon after the first batched was brewed and less than eight months later, GBB was able to expand distribution state wide. Today, GBB brews can be enjoyed across Maine. 

Over the years, the Geaghan brothers learned their trade and have built Geaghan’s Pub into one of the most successful and longest established pubs in Maine. The Geaghan Family was named Maine Restaurant Association's 2016 Restauranteaurs of the Year.