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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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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 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 ten beer styles on tap, 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 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. 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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I do not care about beer, but tried one here and must say I did like the light beer. The service was great; the waiter took the time to tell something about the different brews and gave advice what to try. The food was tasty. Definitely a place to stop for a bite to eat in a casual atmosphere.

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 29, 2015
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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Valparaiso, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015 NEW

I do not care about beer, but tried one here and must say I did like the light beer. The service was great; the waiter took the time to tell something about the different brews and gave advice what to try. The food was tasty. Definitely a place to stop for a bite to eat in a casual atmosphere.

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Elk Grove Village, Illinois, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015 NEW

This was a nice place to sit down and have a flight of beers. They have the regular flight or the summer flight (at least when we went). Nice bar atmosphere. They have a place to just sit and drink. They also have a restaurant, but we only had drinks.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 via mobile

In a town with several places for wine tasting it was refreshing to just sit at a bar and get a beer. We recently stopped at the Galena Brewing Company and had a great experience. My husband and I sat at the bar and were greeted and served immediately. We each got tasting flights so we could try a little... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Stopped here while traveling from Mn to Illinois - well worth going a bit out of our way Bartender friendly, good waitress and service. Wings were very good.. Nice while traveling to be able to order smaller than pint beer and try a couple of their brews Hope to return there next time we travel that way Go to a... More 

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Illinois
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

I was excited to try one of the local brews with a dinner at Galena Brewing Company. After seating myself, as the sign said to do (there was no host), I proceeded to sit like a dummy for almost 20 minutes before a server stopped by my table to see if I wanted anything or to see if I was... More 

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Rockford, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2015

The layout of the restaurant is a large open room with a bar. Nice atmosphere although it'd be nice if they could accommodate large groups (5+) better. We had the buffalo wings as an app - good but only 10 wings for $12. Plus $2 more for a small cup of ghost pepper hot sauce (too much money for 2... More 

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King, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

very good microbrew selection. Saw live band who played 50's-60's music. Great night, staff very friendly, service good

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Waupaca, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Craft beer and 50's/60's Rock and Roll music night. What a great combination. Very fun night. Enjoyed the combo.

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Chicago
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Stopped at Galena Brewing Company for lunch. the friendly folks outside were advertising that with every beer purchased at the brewery, $$ would be donated to the pet rescue. this is what made us go in. hubby and i sat in the restaurant area, and our table was located right next to where the brewery tour group gathers. this was... More 

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Wauconda, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

We stopped in at the Galena Brewing Company on a Saturday afternoon. They were busy, but not overfilled by any means--we got a table right away. We then waited 34 minutes until water was brought to us, and another 6 before a waiter came over. I got their seasonal sampler, which was quite outstanding. Their beers all had a unique... More 

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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 ten beer styles on tap, 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 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. 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 - 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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