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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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11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Drinks, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for: Families with children, Bar scene
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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  • 65
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  • 24
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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
Great service!

Such a fun atmosphere! Great food with excellent service made for a fun night! I'll definitely be recommending your place to others.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Laura B
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Denver, Iowa
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Food was good but service was very slow. The atmosphere was kind of different as it seemed like a bunch of tables were set up in a banquet room.

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Romeoville, Illinois
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

sat along the bar and were not helped until we managed to grab a seat at the bar. Tried both beer flights and ended up leaving not liking any of them. Would not go back!

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Denver, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a fun atmosphere! Great food with excellent service made for a fun night! I'll definitely be recommending your place to others.

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Stockton,IL
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They have a great selection of beer. We did not eat, but by the looks of the food going by our table, we wanted to eat!

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Thank carguy58
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I went here while on our anniversary trip. We both ordered the club sandwich, which was pretty good. The portions were very big! I ordered a few mai tais and they were DELICIOUS! There was a live band there and people dancing. The atmosphere was so fun!! Way better than we expected for Galena.

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Thank K5coat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here for lunch and drinks and were happy with our choice. Our service was great, fast and friendly. My Bloody Mary was amazing and my husband really enjoyed his beer flight. We shared the nachos, wings and braut and it was all great. The Potato salad was some of the best I've ever had. Would definitely visit again.

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Lake Geneva, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went here to watch the Packer game and listen to the band. The bartender Jaime? Was friendly and attentive. In fact all of the bartenders were great. We stayed for 4 hours and had great appetizers. The baked wings are good and the nachos are really really good! You won't be sorry you came to Galena Brewing!

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Peoria, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for several of our group to try out the beers - they seemed happy. I only had coffee & Bailey's, but enjoyed that too.

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Thank trek150
Dubuque, Iowa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This small brewing company not only has a variety of good beer, all made at the brewery, but it also serves some good food. The restaurant itself includes full bar, television for sports, and friendly wait staff. If you are stopping in, you must try some of their craft beer.

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Thank Austin W
Long Grove, Ia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in with some young adults, for a night cap. "Ten Gallon Hat" was playing when we got there. They had great entertainment, to go along with the great brews. We had already ate, so the next trip we will have to try the food.

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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, Pub, Brew Pub, Spanish, Vegetarian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Bar scene

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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