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Galena Brewing Company

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American, Brew Pub, Vegetarian, 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
Closed now
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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
  • 98
    Excellent
  • 90
    Very good
  • 46
    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
Decent food and good beer

This is a decent place to sit and enjoy a good beer. I had dinner here with my husband. We drank the feather weight IPA, the oatmeal stout, and the Indian pale ale. The beer was good! For food we had the Cuban sandwich and the pulled pork. Both were decent. The service was quick and... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 26, 2015
Nikki S
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Chicago
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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268 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Chicago
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015 NEW

This is a decent place to sit and enjoy a good beer. I had dinner here with my husband. We drank the feather weight IPA, the oatmeal stout, and the Indian pale ale. The beer was good! For food we had the Cuban sandwich and the pulled pork. Both were decent. The service was quick and nice. The decor is... More 

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Freeport, Illinois
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015 NEW

Great place to stop for a beer, great selection and nice deal on a tour, fun atmosphere in nicely renovated old building

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CHICAGO
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

Great food great atmosphere ,families welcome . We go there when are in galena . It's a 3 hr ride but is always worth it.

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015 via mobile

We took the tour and you get a beer with the tour. It was very good and informative. The tour takes about 25 minutes. The beer was one of the best I have tasted.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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Arlington Heights, Illinois
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12 reviews 12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
16 helpful votes 16 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
Top Contributor
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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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, Brew Pub, Vegetarian, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?