McGah’s Pub & Pianos is one of Northern California’s most popular and historically rich eateries, building on the McGah family’s history as co-founders of the Oakland Raiders. As the quintessential restaurant and sports bar, McGah’s preserves the family’s legacy with the Oakland Raiders and Boston Red Sox, and celebrates bay area sports teams including the San Francisco 49ers, Golden State Warriors, Oakland A’s, San Jose Sharks and more. Rare historical photos and memorabilia adorn the walls of the warm and inviting venue, which features weekly live entertainment anchored by its famous dueling pianos. The expansive menu features classic American fare with a California twist, incorporating the Golden State’s premium local produce and seasonal ingredients for a fresh and flavorful dining experience.
MEET THE MCGAHS
The McGah family’s history in Northern California began over a century ago when E.W. McGah first put down roots in the San Francisco bay area. In 1960, he co-founded the Oakland Raiders with partner Wayne Valley, a proud legacy for which the family is still known today. E.W. was the general partner of the Raiders until his passing in 1983, when his stake was passed down to his son E.J. “Eddie” McGah. E.J. has a notable history in the sports world himself. At age 17, he made the cross-country trip from Oakland to Fenway Park and was signed by the Boston Red Sox. He continued his baseball career while serving in World War II and was one of the top five players nominated for the 14th District Naval MVP in 1945. After he was released from service in December 1945, he returned to the Boston Red Sox for two additional seasons, claiming a pennant title in 1946 with the team.
Sherratt Reicher, E.J.’s grandson, carried on the sports tradition and worked as a defensive assistant and scout for the Raiders before leaving in 2002 to oversee the family businesses. The McGah family maintained its ownership in the Raiders until 2005 and still takes great pride in being part of a living legacy. The McGahs and restaurant partner Ashlee Fox hope you enjoy enduring traditions, good times and lasting memories at McGah’s Pub & Pianos.