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Galena Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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227 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
(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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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

My wife and I turned down our fried green tomatoes reservation for this place. Must I say more ha. We had the 2 Lb pretzel with beer cheese. Yumm. I had a flight of beers that were excellent. We asled to try the chocolate pretzel sauce half way through and they gave it to us no charge. Atmosphere was great... More 

Thank Nicholas G
Peoria, Illinois
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We ate at the brewery right after we came into town. The IPA beer brats were fantastic and the beer itself was also great! Totally recommend!!!

Thank Marie_Myth
Wichita, Kansas
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15 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We happened to be in Galena during their big October festival, which was unplanned on our part. However, we found this restaurant and the wait wasn't terrible. We ended up getting seated ahead of schedule, so that was nice. The server was attentive, they had a good variety of beer, and all four of us enjoyed the food we ordered.... More 

Thank KelliW112
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Go for the drinks and bartender service, eat somewhere else. We had a salad and wings. Skip all of that and stop here for drinks and then go elsewhere.

Thank Michelle N
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Great variety of beer for the beer lover. Nice atmosphere with plenty of seating. Small gift shop attached

Thank Bridesm0m
Johnsburg, Illinois
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17 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Several selections to sample. We tried them all and we were both surprised at the different tastes each had to offer. Great atmosphere, friendly service great food. Must stop in.

Thank Kelly M
Fort Dodge, Iowa
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23 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Enjoyed their special 1/2 lb angus burger with swiss cheese, coleslaw and fries. Friendly staff, fine facility.

Thank FrannieM7
Farmer City, Illinois
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38 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My sister and I stopped in for a drink and to test our weary feet from a great afternoon of shopping. My sister ordered the oatmeal stout and I ordered a spicy Bloody Mary. We each took a drink of the others. They are both delicious. I really enjoyed the coffee notes from the stout and my Bloody Mary was... More 

Thank MMDM_321
Hanover Park, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Fun atmosphere great music! This was one of our stops for the Pub crawl and we ended up coming back!

Thank Tvlr933
Peoria, Illinois
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34 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped at GBC every night of our stay in Galena. The beer is awesome. Annabelle's is a fantastic IPA and they always have 4-6 seasonals on tap. They offer flights of all year-round or all seasonals which is cool. Only 4 seasonals were on tap but we came following a busy weekend so thats how it goes sometimes. The... More 

Thank JM1485

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$3 - $14
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Bar scene, Kids, Families with children
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 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
  • 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 have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?