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Galena Brewing Company

227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
815 776 9917
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Ranked #25 of 56 Restaurants in Galena
Price range: $0 - $10
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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English first
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Great bar with a really good band the night we went. Thought service was a little slow for the amount of customers that were there. Ordered a martini and it comes in a very tiny rocks glass- my opinion not worth ordering one of those! Too small and presentation was lame.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

Great craft beer, worth stopping by for that. Food was just ok. Nothing bad to say, but nothing special either. Typical brewpub menu. The wine list sported both kinds - red and white. Atmosphere is kind of garage like. The evening we were there they a great singer/songwriter performing; most everyone was ignoring him. I'd go back for the beer... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Enjoyed some great craft beers and fun conversation with our server and the brewmaster in a very cool building

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Madison, Wisconsin
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

We had our wedding rehearsal dinner here on a Thursday night and they did a fabulous job! The food was delicious and everyone loved the beer and atmosphere. The staff was great and so easy to work with. Such a gem and we can't wait to go back. Love this place! Get the coconut chicken skewers with thai dipping sauce... More

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Marshalltown, Iowa
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We like craft brews and love to chat with the staff. Granted it was early evening but the wait staff wasn't friendly and seemed more interested in getting our food order and getting us our bill

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Cordova, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

While shopping down town I popped in here for a few drinks, and something to eat. It was a very cool atomosphere and the staff was pretty solid. Food was just okay, but still enjoyed it, hard to compete with so many Galena restaurants. I will try it again though, but maybe just for the beer!

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Des Moines, Iowa
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60 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Great atmosphere, service, entertainment and beverages! We really enjoyed the afternoon tour as well as stopping in later to hear the three guitarists/vocalists who played a variety of "our" type of music (60s-70s).

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

This review mainly involves my Yelp deal. FYI. I realize this is not Yelp, but the review may still be helpful. OWNER ISSUES: The Yelp Check-In deal was not really a check-in deal at all. When we tried to use it for 50% off wings, the server got the manager. The owner/manager very defensively told me that she thought the... More

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4 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2014

Upon entering the brewery you're greeted by the strong smell of hops as expected but the brewmaster was actually adding other ingredients that make their beer so good and fresh. They had a wide variety of beers to choose from, I had an an amber ale and my wife had a farmers ale both were very flavorful and cold. There... More

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rockford, illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

The nachos had canned chicken that wasn't seasoned, cheap low quality chicken strips, Philly meat was mostly fat, service was slow and unenthusiastic but the beer was good

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