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Galena Brewing Company

$$ - $$$American, ,
227 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
+1 815-776-9917
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  • Excellent45%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“wings” (40 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (12 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m. Hours
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
227 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had barbecue. Wasn’t the best was a bit dry but not too bad. Potato salad was great. Bosco sticks were good too.

Thank pho2angela75
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Being from St. Louis, it's hard to break out of the beer flavored water box, but Galena Brewing did just that for me. Spent our first night in Galena here for dinner and entertainment. Will gladly come again next trip.

Thank Pioneer116512
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We always make a point to stop here when we visit Galena. They have great food but even better is their onsite brewed beer. They are a small brewery with some great beer. Try a flight to narrow down the many choices they have to...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Super helpful bartenders. Lot of brew selections available. Stopped for an appetizer, which was plenty for two people at a reasonable price. Nice place.

Thank 373rhonda
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

After we were treated poorly because of my husbands service dog, Lou at the sports bar and eatery next door we took a chance at Galena Brewing Company. We were greet politely and they even brought Lou a bowl of water! The service was excellent,...More

Thank Molly B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I think I expected too much. It's a brewery, but a weak one. The bar is "ok" at best. It's as if someone tried to create a brew pub feel, but gave up. The bar back looks like a club bar knock off. The service...More

Thank Bill P
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in before Dinner one night and had to stop back the next day as well. Had the Oatmeal Stout and My wife had a mixed drink, to our surprise we hit the jackpot and it was happy hour early. Didn't get a chance to...More

Thank David S
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We we walking and stopped in for a beer. Nice atmosphere and easy to get a table near bar. We tried the wings, which were tasty. Beer was good. Overall, nice time.

Thank Sheila C
Reviewed August 15, 2018

We didn’t have a meal at the Galena Brewing Co, on this trip, but we had appetizers and drinks. It was the perfect place to stop, sit at the bar, rest our feet a bit & order appetizers & drinks. It has a vibrant atmosphere,...More

Thank Anita J
Reviewed August 9, 2018

My husband and I tried out this place on a Friday night after driving in from Chicago. It was late (close to 9p) but we got a table right away with a view of the brewery. Our server was super friendly and checked on us...More

Thank stephmarsh86
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July 23, 2018|
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Response from tcz155 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they do.
Warren B
December 15, 2014|
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Response from Warren B | Property representative |
We have live music most Friday's and Saturday nights from 8pm to 11pm (times do vary). If you have a look at our website you will see a list of upcoming live bands on the front page. Hope this helps!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Local cuisine, Kids, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.
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: +1 815-776-9917
  • E-mail
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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