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Galena Brewing Company

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227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
+1 815-776-9917
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4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Drinks, Lunch, 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
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Beer and neat atmosphere

I'm not a big beer drinker (Miller Lite usually) so the beer here was not what I like. Most of it is strong and bitter, but it would probably suit other people's tastes. It is a cool building with a pretty bar. We ate lunch there and the food was very good. Next time I'll eat, but just get iced... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

I'm not a big beer drinker (Miller Lite usually) so the beer here was not what I like. Most of it is strong and bitter, but it would probably suit other people's tastes. It is a cool building with a pretty bar. We ate lunch there and the food was very good. Next time I'll eat, but just get iced... More 

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Massillon, Ohio
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We visited twice while in Galena...once for a tasting and glass of beer and later for dinner. The beers were good. The food was fine, but not a wow factor. The atmosphere was very good.

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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

We were visiting Galena with friends -- wandering along the main street after dinner in Dubuque. We walked by Galena Brewing and decided to stop in -- when we opened the door we realized that the chairs were all up on the tables and they looked like they were closed. The bartender, David, invited us in and set us up... More 

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Limerick, Ireland
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Had dinner here with parents and fiancé. Food was good, but could have been alot hotter. Buffalo chicken salad was delicious.

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Lisle, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Haven't been to Galena in a number of years and was happy to see a brewpub in town on Main St. Enjoyed Anna Belle's IPA and the seasonal cherry stout. Food was above average for pubfare. The side salad was more that iceberg lettuce or chopped endive, rather it included a variety of greens. Complimentary bread was more than just... More 

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Columbia, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Solid brewpub at the end of the Galena shopping district. Atmosphere is really nice--open and spacious seating, TVs everywhere but not an in-your-face sports bar, very kid friendly for families. Food was all tasty. Had the fish and chips, chicken flat bread pizza, some cornmeal chicken tenders. Everyone at our table was satisfied. Best part was definitely the beers. I've... More 

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Peoria, Illinois, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We wanted to enjoy fresh micro beer. Chris, our bartender, was informative and we really had so much fun learning about the ingredients used in the seasonal brews. My husband home brews so there was a lot of conversation about the process. The various beers were very tasty and we ordered the nachos. So good with the beer cheese. Try... More 

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Bourbonnais, Illinois
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

My husband and I ate at Galena Brewing Company because he really likes micro brews. I am not a beer drinker but looked forward to a good dinner. The food was very mediocre and my husband said his beer was okay; not as good as many other micro brews we have visited. The service was very slow. It was a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Stopped in after dinner to enjoy a great live band and fantastic micro-brews! Need I say more? Lots of seating and good wait staff to take care of you,

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We went here for the groomsmen supper for a wedding. The food was awful. Everything was cold. The blood mary was good but it took 20 minutes to get it. The help was slow and seemed to not care about our party. But the live music they had that night was great! Maybe need to come on a different day.

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Additional Information about Galena Brewing Company

Address: 227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
Phone Number: +1 815-776-9917
Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
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
Average Prices: USD 3 - 14
Cuisine: American, Brew Pub, Vegetarian, Pub, Chicken Wings

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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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