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Galena Brewing Company

227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
815 776 9917
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Ranked #24 of 57 Restaurants in Galena
Price range: $0 - $10
Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: American, Tapas, Vegetarian, Brew Pub
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Good for: Large groups
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a local grass roots craft brewery using only the best of local ingredients...the only brewery in Galena, and the first to return to this historic brewing town in 80 years. We have six beer styles on tap, seasonal brews, delicious Tapas, salads and sandwiches menu & desserts. Kids menu too!We have taken strides to ensure that our table and bar service is excellent, and we are happy to report that our customer feedback now consistently reflects that quality. Brewery tours each day at 3pm and 6pm by arrangement. Beer tasting flights and full bar. Live music and dancing each weekend Friday and Saturdays at 7pm. All football games on four 55inch flat screens with really cool surround sound on Sundays and Mondays.
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015 NEW

We love to try the locally-based craft beers when we travel. We stopped in for a beer & appetizer on a Saturday afternoon. Plenty of room, nice environment, friendly service. When next in Galena we will likely stop back to try a few more beers & apps!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

We were waiting for a few members of our party because they couldn't find a place to park and the owner was very rude. He asked twice within 15 mins if they were still coming. He said "I sure hope so"-No one was even waiting for a table. It was very rude and unprofessional. The food was pretty good. Flatbread... More 

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Barcelona, Spain
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Wonderfully soothing environment. Had a wonderful server. We started of with a flight of beers (6). Pale Ale is a solid clean beer, Hefeweizen was well done, Amber was fine (not my favorite sum tyke f feet anyway), Indian Ale was wonderful, Brown nut was very good & Stout was smooth. We ordered their beer bread small but good), ordered... More 

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Omaha
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2014

Seasonal beers were just okay. Not worth buying any to go. Staff was slow and non personable. Place is somewhat small and really had no feel to it. Of you are looking for relaxing and homey this is not the place...

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Benton, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

We stopped at the Galena Brewing Company when in Galena on a Tuesday night. As we entered the restaurant we couldn't help but notice that we were the only patrons. The waiter greeted us and provided menus....little did we know that would be the end of our service? As we perused the menu and waited for the waiter (ironic he... More 

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WarrenBell B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this review

Hi, We were very sorry to hear about your disappointing service, and believe me we are even more disappointed, so we are investigating the incident at length so that we can learn from it. As the owner I was in the restaurant for at least an hour around opening time (4pm on Tuesday 23rd), and I have questioned the bar... More 

Dubuque, Iowa
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26 reviews 26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

The food was great. We had BBQ Ribs, and beef portabella, both of which were excellent! The server was very attentive, we did not go without even though the place was packed. The craft brews were great, the IPA was one of the best I ever had!

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Berwyn, Illinois, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

As soon as we get to town, we drop in to find out who the weekend musical acts are and have a beer. This weekend was no exception. They always have excellent entertainment! We had the pleasure of hearing Takin' the Fifth on Friday evening. They played all of our favorites. Saturday evening we sat in the lounge area with... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

Our bartender, David, was fantastic and took excellent care of us. We love coming in for some tasty beers while we are visiting galena. I highly recommend doing the tasting flights, the seasonal as well as the house, as all of their beers are delicious. We love getting to watch the Bears/Blackhawks while on our mini vacation, and this is... More 

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Platteville, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

I stopped here for the 1st time has I was meeting a friend. I really enjoyed the brews. Sure did like the seasonal beers. Hopefully, I will make it there some weekend when there is live music. The food was good, not the best meal I have ever had, but tasty none the less and priced perfectly. The bartender was... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014 via mobile

I recently went to the Galena Brewery for the first and last time. Was going to order beer and food at the bar with one other person. The bartender grabbed the bill for the customers next to us, cleaned off their area and proceeded to completely ignore us itially. (Wasn'the busy at the bar area) Few minutes later took our... More 

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WarrenBell B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this review

Hi Nora, We want to sincerely apologise for the wait on our waitstaff! We want you to know that we are serious about expecting excellent service from our staff and will certainly investigate this incident and take action. Please let us know on what day and time you had this unfortunate experience. Thank you for your help. More 

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Additional Information about Galena Brewing Company

Address: 227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: 815 776 9917
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday 4:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
Cuisine: American, Tapas, Vegetarian, Brew Pub

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