Crescent City Tap - Galva, IL

Crescent City Tap
336 Front Street
Galva, IL 61434
United States


We are a local bar and restaurant that is proud of our team we call Krewe. Locally owned and operated, we are part of the Henry County community. Check out our facebook page or web site for our events, promotions and other specials. Come in and enjoy our French Quarter theme, our craft and signature drinks, or our fantastic menu which features great sandwiches, a huge assortment of appetizers, as well as pizza. We also feature live music, DJ/Karaoke once a month, and have a large reception and event hall available to rent. We are located in a Historic building built in 1870’s in downtown Galva. Please come check us out!

Our historic bar features seating for over 70 along with a dining and gaming room as well as a reception hall capable of hosting up to 200 people. We have 5 gaming machines and some of the hottest slots in town! Also we have outdoor bistro seating in front or in Voo Doo alley.

We would love to host your special birthday, graduation party, retirement or other events, big or small, we make the experience special for your family and friends. We welcome bikers and jeep clubs, special fun runs, charity events and can help make your fund raiser successful!

We look forward to your visit at our French Quarter themed bar and restaurant, open 7 days a week for lunch and dinner. Full menu and drinks. Dine-in/takeout/delivery. At Crescent City Tap our motto is Laissez tes bon temps rouler! Let The Good Times Roll!


Our story starts in the Summer of 2016 when three local men, Nick Ballard, Harry Hergert and Kevin Gerard decided to get into the bar and real estate business! Coincidently a large 15,000+ SF history building became available that, while neglected, appeared to have the bones for the start of a new business!

The first 6 months of the journey included the renovation of 5 luxury apartments on the second level, that included new floors, electrical, HVAC, windows and a complete overhaul. These apartments had been a staple of downtown Galva life for many decades and generations. Nick, Harry and Kevin were able to breath new life into them and make them attractive to local tenants. These efforts were done by Front Street Enterprise, LLC.

While demoliation started in parallel, the construction of the bar and adjacent rooms started to ramp up in January of 2017. For the next 5 months, they along with local contractors completed a complete overhaul of much of the remaining space. This included space for a restaurant (which was later leased by Delta on the Square), an office that was then leased by a Chiropractor, as well as a gaming area. The grand opening occurred the first week of 2017. An antique bar back was acquired, from Iowa City as well to compliment the pedigree of the old building. The bar back was originally hand-made in Burlington, IA in the 1870’s, was in a bar in Cedar Rapids for over 70 years, and then in storage waiting to be restored and used in Galva.

About a year later a new 1200 SF reception hall and stage along with separate bar area was constructed and available for renting for local events, family gatherings, graduation parties, birthdays, and other activities.

While the history of CCT started in 2016, the real story actually began in 1870 when it was rebuilt (after a 3rd fire). Over the next century the building housed many families and businesses including, the first Galva Post Office, the working office of Olaf Krans a local artisan, a fancy hat factory, a grocery store, a furniture store, a local medical clinic and other businesses. Much of the original tin ceiling, plaster and other features still can be seen in this local historic landmark.

Hopefully with the investment and renovations now largely complete, this building can continue to be a vital part of downtown Galva and CCT is proud to be part of the proud history of this local landmark.
Crescent City Tap
Nick Ballard
336 Front Street
Galva IL 61434
United States
Crescent City Tap Nick Ballard

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