Root Beer Revelry

Root Beer Revelry, Galena: Hours, Address, Root Beer Revelry Reviews: 4.5/5

Root Beer Revelry
4.5
Speciality & Gift Shops • Historic Sites • Historic Walking Areas
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10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
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We are a Root beer store with 50 + bottles of root beer from around the country to mix and match. We also have a large selection of ginger ale and ginger beers , cream sodas and unique flavors . We also have six Regional root beers on tap, with go cups and root beer floats.
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Mary Jo K
Janesville, WI11 contributions
This place has a HUGE selection of root beer but also has other flavors available like Ginger Beer, Creme soda and more. Buy by the 4 or 6 pack, mixing and matching flavors and makers. Have a rootbeer float to go! Fun stop!
Written May 13, 2021
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Jan H
New Berlin, WI294 contributions
This is a nice little business on Main Street in Galena. I wish I could have tasted some before buying, but with Covid-19, that is not possible. The only slight downside is that the root beer is a little pricey at $13.50 for 6 bottles.
Written October 8, 2020
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Taylor B
Chicago, IL7,720 contributions
One of my favorite things to do during the hot summers while growing up was to go to the A&W Drive-In for an ice cold, frosty mug of root beer. There never was anything more thirst quenching than A&W root beer. After winning a Pony League baseball game, our manager would take us to the A&W to celebrate with root beers. I think of those days whenever my wife and I are enjoying a three-day getaway in Galena. We can't walk along Main Street without stopping at 228 South Main Street, home of Root Beer Revelry, inside the historic DeSoto Hotel. If you can't find a tasty brand of root beer on the shelves, it must not exist. Or it isn't worth drinking. On our most recent visit, I purchased a dozen bottles of root beer, six brands, two bottles each. I requested the six most popular and tastiest brands and I took home Dachshunds from Appleton, Wisconsin, Gray's from Janesville, Wisconsin, Point from Stevens Point, Wisconsin, Potosi from Potosi, Wisconsin, Blumers from Monroe, Wisconsin, and Berghoff from Monroe, Wisconsin. In fact, Gray's dates to 1856, the oldest family owned bottling company in the United States. Hey, don't they make root beer in Illinois?
Written August 3, 2022
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Christian Walker
Springfield, IL5 contributions
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Galena is a beautiful little town and Root Beer Revelry is a microcosm of the quaint area. The root beer on tap was fantastic and there is always a good selection.

The problem was that I bought four bottles from the room temperature shelves, and all four had the expiration dates scrubbed off, either from the sticker or from the bottle itself. I’m worried that the staff are purposely selling expired product and covering it up by scrubbing off the expiration dates.

I would recommend sticking to the root beer on tap or at least making sure you buy bottles with visible expiration dates!
Written April 6, 2022
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Shawni_and_Buck
Dubuque, IA6,363 contributions
We stopped here for a midday treat for two adults and two teenage boys. The owner was extremely friendly and went into detail with all of our root beer choices. We all had some delicious tap root beer (some floats) and all enjoyed. We would highly recommend a stop.
Written August 29, 2020
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Thank you for the kind words! Love having families like yours stop in and enjoy the root beer. See you next time!
Written August 31, 2020
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Wandering Frodo
13 contributions
Couples
We made this our first stop when we arrived in Galena and each tried root beer flights. I thought all root beer was the same until the owner began pointing out the subtle differences. He was fun, engaging and knowledgeable! This is a quick stop - allow 20-30 minutes or so.
Written February 24, 2020
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Rebecca C
Mount Prospect, IL10 contributions
This place was fun. You can get a root beer on draft or a root beer float, and there are lots of bottled root beers and other sodas to choose from. A great stop on a hot day! We actually visited it twice to try another root beer on draft.
Written June 28, 2021
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Emily L
3 contributions
Family-owned shop, with a great selection. A must stop for family and friends alike. Whether you're looking for ginger beer, cream soda, or root beer on tap, there's something for everyone especially on warm summer days
Written July 8, 2021
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MARK S
LINCOLN4 contributions
Family
After circling the town for one hour looking for a parking spot, our five-year-old twins were excited to go get a root beer float and ice cream. To our complete dismay, the woman running the shop would happily sell my five-year-old twin a root beer float but refused to to sell a cup of ice cream to her twin sister. They "just don't do that". Seriously???? What kind of crabby old broad does not sell a cup of ice cream sitting on the counter to a child? Needless to say, we left and went down the road where they have amazing ice cream and popcorn. Don't waste your time or money giving business to crabby people that are mean to children.
Written August 8, 2015
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Daniel E
Dwight, Illinois, United States19 contributions
Couples
Rootbeer Revelry was an amazing stop in Galena, IL. I personally spoke to the owner and I went and visited back in June i believe it was. I took 2 pics of the place. One was the sign and one was the center display with a ton of Rootbeer. The owner informed me that the business just opened this year about a month or two before my visit and i gotta say it was a very nice random stop we made while in Galena. Being a big fan of rootbeer and all i was in heaven when i saw the varietys. I ddint realize how many rootbeer brands existed. You can buy a single bottle, or buy a six pack to go or more if you like. Not only was the rootbeer selection tasty, but they also had gingerale, and all kinds of fruity pops. My favorite was the blueberry cream soda. YUM YUM. They also sell floats as well. I didnt get a chance to try that but they do offer rootbeer floats. I would suggest this place to anyone who is a huge rootbeer fan. The staff was extremely helpful and very friendly. The place was so good i had to bring more home with me. Even my parents stopped there a few months later and brought a 12pk home.
So i suggest to anyone reading this that if your out window shopping and believe me guys....most stores sell women apparrel, its a great place to escape too while your gf or wife is clothes shopping. LOL.
Written November 28, 2012
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Root Beer Revelry is open:
  • Sun - Thu 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Fri - Sat 10:00 AM - 7:00 PM