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Galena Brewing Company

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American, Brew Pub, Vegetarian, Pub, Chicken Wings
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227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-776-9917
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11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Drinks, Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: We are a local grassroots craft brewery using only the best of local...
We are a local grassroots 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 regular house brands on tap, and five to six seasonal and guest taps, regular & 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 at 5pm and Saturday at 11:30am. Beer tasting flights and full bar. Live music and dancing most weekends on a Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Football games on 82 inch and 55 inch screens with really cool surround sound. When the game is on...You are THERE man! We also have a 35 seat party room for hire.
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  • 113
    Very good
  • 53
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  • 21
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  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good beer

The service was great, the beer was good, and the food was "meh." Good pub food appetizers, but nothing outstanding. The atmosphere, however, was great. I loved the TVs, the wood finishes, the view into the brew room. Nice place to stop in the afternoon to grab a good local brew.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Lindsay K
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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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Schaumburg, Illinois
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This place has some great live music and good brews. Their hummus appetizer and soft pretzel nuggets with cheese sauce were perfect in taste, size, and price. It won't change your world, but it is a great way to pass a couple hours!

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Buffalo Grove, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

The service was great, the beer was good, and the food was "meh." Good pub food appetizers, but nothing outstanding. The atmosphere, however, was great. I loved the TVs, the wood finishes, the view into the brew room. Nice place to stop in the afternoon to grab a good local brew.

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Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

We stop at a lot of brewery's in our travels. This was so much more. The food was very good. The beer choices were great. They have a band playing that added a nice touch to the evening. My only complaint was that they were so loud we could not talk to our friends. The staff were exceptional as we... More 

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Wind Lake, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Stopped in for a beer. It was pleasantly quiet and relaxing. It had been very hot outside so we ducked In For a quick cold one but ended up hanging out for a couple of hours.

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Galesburg, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The atmosphere is good, and the wait staff is friendly and fast. The food was good. I would definately go back for the turkey wrap. Some of the others in my party were not as happy as I was. My sons loved the craft Beer and even the craft root beer.

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Champaign. IL
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3 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Lots of food--too much actually--but it was all very fat food!! My wife had french fries that were very fatty and soggy.

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Cedar Falls, Iowa
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Great place to unwind and check out some local talent with a great beer. We found they have some great appetizers as well. Very simple place but it does a fantastic job of brewing some tasty beers.

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Galena, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

A neat casual place to sit and drink great beer and eat big or little tasty treats. Great atmosphere.

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Streamwood, Illinois
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The thing I loved most about this place was the amount of soft warm pita they served with their hummus---I get annoyed when restaurants use mostly vegetables or pita chips, so that's just a weird personal thing that I was pleased about. The beer was good, the chef salad I had was great but a massive portion, and the service... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Stop in for a fantastic micro brew - their list is always changing - its a gem in this little town... a great place to hang out...

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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 3 - 14
  • Cuisine: American, Brew Pub, Vegetarian, Pub, Chicken Wings

Description

We are a local grassroots 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 regular house brands on tap, and five to six seasonal and guest taps, regular & 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 at 5pm and Saturday at 11:30am. Beer tasting flights and full bar. Live music and dancing most weekends on a Friday and Saturday at 8pm. Football games on 82 inch and 55 inch screens with really cool surround sound. When the game is on...You are THERE man! We also have a 35 seat party room for hire.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm

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