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“Awesime Place” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Galena Brewing Company

Galena Brewing Company
227 North Main Street, Galena, IL 61036
815 776 9917
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Ranked #22 of 57 Restaurants in Galena
Price range: $0 - $10
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.
Arlington Heights, Illinois
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“Awesime Place”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013

My husband and I have been to Galena many times, and I can't belive that we never made it here. We came here on Sunday afternoon, and they were having 3 dollar pints, and 20/10 wings, score! We got wings, nachos, and beer. We tried 4 different beers which were all yummy, normally were 6-7 dollars a pint. Everything was delicious, espcially the wings! The servers were super friendly and fun to talk to. Plus, for once they were around our age! (21-28). My only complaint is that they have small tvs along all the far walls, so unless you are sitting at the bar, it is hard to see and watch a football game. It was such a relaxed and laid back atmosphere, different from many of the upscale restaurants in Galena. This will definately be a place that we come to every visit from now on!

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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DeKalb
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15 restaurant reviews
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“Great place to meet friends”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Nick, the bartender, gave us a great tour and explantion of the brewing process. Great beer in a great atmosphere.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Bloomington, Illinois
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“good beer!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

We stopped by after dinner for a couple beers and some live music, and Galena Brewing Company didn't disappoint. I tried the Uptown Brown and the amber, and both were darn tasty. Kelly sipped on an ice-cold rootbeer float, and the bad was throwing out some rocking country and classic rock. Great time for both of us.

Visited September 2013
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Beloit, Wisconsin
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“Solid, nice looking but overall typical brewpub”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

First visit, June 2003, with my brother and mother.

After several days of helping my mother move, among other challenging tasks, we decided to take a road trip from Beloit to Galena. A lovely, if rather hot day with a few showers, and while we didn't have enough time for shopping, we were in town long enough to check out this addition to the still-blooming midwestern brewpub scene. It's a big, cavernous room with the brewing equipment visible behind the large bar; we sat at a fairly comfy, solid table on the opposite wall. Pictures told the story of Galena's earlier history; lots of northwoods-type flavor; a fairly typical menu. I had a brat which was quite nice; mom a chicken salad; my brother, nachos. Nothing wrong with the food, nothing spectacular either; and the service, while friendly, was a bit on the slow side given that it wasn't extremely busy. But the beer made the visit worthwhile - a truly excellent-verging-on-spectacular dunkelweizen, a couple of fine IPAs, an all right porter - I think between us we sampled 6 or 7 beers with only one minor misfire.

Summary - a truly memorably brewpub, this ain't. I'm sure it's not the best spot to dine in a heavily touristy town like Galena, either; but you could certainly do worse, and it's a large space so if more interesting and intimate choices are packed you'll probably get a table here fairly quickly.

  • Visited June 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Dubuque, Iowa
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“Labor Day Fun Night”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Galena Brewing Co has great selection of beers and House Favorites. My husband and I love their Beer Cheese Nachos with taco meat. Labor Day weekend they had live music, The Fast Clydes. It was a great night of beer, food and dancing. We will definitely be going again.

  • Visited August 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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