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Galena Brewing Company

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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free
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227 North Main Street, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036
(815) 776-9917
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Thu 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Janesville, Wisconsin
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice place with good atmosphere and really good brew. Very relaxing place to try several kinds. Not to noisy with a good mix of a crowd. Ok for kids and families too!

Thank Julie R
Des Plaines, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Beer was great, oatmeal stout. They only serve their own. The service was excellent. Great for families. Open floor plan. Appetizers were tasty, lots of cheese.

Thank Barbandon
Woodstock, Illinois
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57 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We enjoyed the beer at this brewery, but had slow service. We did not have any food. There were families and couples ordering food and perhaps our waiter had too many tables to cover.

Thank razreader2013
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

had a great time trying the different flavors of beer offered, and the lemon wine was delish! I have heard rumors that the Pretzel and cheese are good as well!

Thank Lori C
Chicago, Illinois, United States
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with wife and some friends on a random Thursday night in July. The beer is very tasty. Wife and friends all enjoyed flights; I got stuck as the DD so limited my self to two beers :-(. Thoroughly enjoyed the blonde and the hefe had a nice aroma and was a little less cloudy than other wheats I've had... More 

Thank Michael B
Naperville, Illinois
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Excellent food reasonable priced, excellent service, will definitely return on my next visit. Loved their 2 lb. pretzel and sweet potato tots.

Thank Eliquezada
Madison, Wisconsin
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Attended a wedding reception in Galena last week and fell in love with the town. Amazing place to visit if never traveled there prior. While there we stopped in to the Galena Brewing Co. What an amazing selection of beer, and very good beer. Especially fond of the Anna Belle's IPA, it was terrific. So impressed we bought a growler... More 

2 Thank Joel H
Tinley Park, Illinois
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28 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went here this past weekend on a family weekend. I am not a beer drinker but 6 people in our group were and 1 had their Lemon wine. We all had lunch which was very good. Everyone enjoyed the different beer and the wine. The staff is friendly and served us in a timely manner. The only downside is... More 

1 Thank Barbara F
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142 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and visited Galena Brewing Co. For a few drinks before dinner and had a great experience. We did not eat anything, but did hear lots of compliments and saw that the portions were very large. They have a very large beer selection and not too IPA heavy like a lot of places are these days. Good place for... More 

1 Thank Gallopingghost_77
Marshalltown, Iowa
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26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped in for a bite to eat and had a local brew which was good and shared nachos with cheese. Excellent! Topped with sliced small tomatoes and side of sour cream. Great. Will get next time.

1 Thank Premier2001

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $14
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Special occasions
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 227 North Main Street, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Galena
  • Phone Number: (815) 776-9917
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?