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Galena Brewing Company

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American, Vegetarian, Brew Pub, Chicken Wings
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227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-776-9917
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Today
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: We are a local grass roots craft brewery using only the best of local...
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, best baked wings in Galena, 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 Friday and Saturday at 3pm and 5pm. Beer tasting flights and full bar. Live music and dancing each weekend Friday and Saturdays at 7:30/8pm. All football games on four 55 inch flat screens with really cool surround sound on Sundays and Mondays.
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Good for:
Large groups

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Visitor rating
  • 97
    Excellent
  • 88
    Very good
  • 45
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 16
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Great great service!

We had a wonderful barteneder that made us feel welcomed! He was pleasant, courteous and knowledgeable! I believe his name was David...also had a server before we switched to the bar who was great too! I cant say enough good things :)

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 1, 2015
Jessica V
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

We had a wonderful barteneder that made us feel welcomed! He was pleasant, courteous and knowledgeable! I believe his name was David...also had a server before we switched to the bar who was great too! I cant say enough good things :)

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

The Galena Brewing Company is the first place my friends and I stop after we check into Eagle Ridge Resort & Spa. The food and beer is great! The prices are pretty reasonable too.

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Monmouth, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

The food was very good and the service was quick and friendly. This place has live music at night, although we missed out on that because we were there for lunch. It was a little cold in the restaurant which might be expected in a place with high ceilings and it was February, so pretty cold outside. Good value.

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Lake Zurich, Illinois
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5 reviews 5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We had a great time at Galena Brewing Company! We shared a flight, and enjoyed the stout most. The 2 lb pretzel was my favorite... the dark chocolate stout sauce was incredible! We also enjoyed the roast beef wrap. Later that evening, we stopped by the bar to pick up a growler to bring home, and the staff was friendly.... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

This is a great place to grab a bite whether it is lunch or dinner. They are fast and friendly and the foods great also.

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Chicago, Illinois
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94 reviews 94 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

The Beers are very tasty and apps. and sandwiches very yummy. Staff know the beers and are helpful in finding the right beer for you.

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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

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: +1 815-776-9917

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 0 - 10
  • Cuisine: American, Vegetarian, Brew Pub, Chicken Wings

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups

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, best baked wings in Galena, 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 Friday and Saturday at 3pm and 5pm. Beer tasting flights and full bar. Live music and dancing each weekend Friday and Saturdays at 7:30/8pm. All football games on four 55 inch flat screens with really cool surround sound on Sundays and Mondays.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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