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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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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 1 week ago

Flight was good but pricey compared to the breweries I visitted in Dubuque the same week - almost doulbe the price. Each beer we had was solid, the barrel aged stout was excellent. Tator tot appetizer was soggy. Tastey, but soggy - they can do...More

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank BRIAN22Algonquin
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in for lunch. They have a good variety of beers and they taste pretty good. The food either had really good taste or no taste at all. The Thai salad was really good. The chicken quesadilla was pretty good. The pork belly and...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Todd C
Reviewed November 20, 2018

Live music is offered every weekend. There is plenty of seating and ability to check on sports on tv. They have wraps, appetizers, hot dogs, martinis, hot toddies, flights, wine and of course flights of beer. A fun place.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank 205KathyT
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded November 22, 2018

Thank you so much for your endorsement Kathy, we all REALLY appreciate it. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family today!

Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Great place! Dennis was a great tour guide. Very thorough and explained how everything worked. Especially loved the cat there.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Wanderer449445
Reviewed November 18, 2018 via mobile

Had never been to Galena Brewing Company or had any of their beer, and I came away very impressed...particularly by the beer. Tried their Hopsome (juicy IPA), Beermuffs (winter ale), Annie’s IPA, and the Oktoberfest, and all the beers were really good. Hopsome was REALLY...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Brian F
Reviewed November 3, 2018

Try an order of the roasted cheese curds. Better than the typical fried cheese curds. Good selection of brews.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank islandexplorer
Reviewed November 1, 2018

Love this place! The beer is wonderful, great staff, and LOVE the take home growler. Fantastic souvenir. We'll be back!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Sarah T
Reviewed October 22, 2018 via mobile

We spent an evening at the brewery. The food and beer was very good. Well worth the visit if you like beer!

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Randy K
Reviewed October 18, 2018

This place is very popular and fills up quick. Even in the off-season, the place was busy on our recent visit. Easy-going place and friendly staff. Not so sure about the food, but the beer was good, albeit not great! $3 pints early in the...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Raintree_Thailand
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch, enticed by the brewery aspect. While the beer selection was good, the food was not as expected for this type of place. It was ok, but I'm not sure we would go back. The wait staff were all great, though.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank 443vickim
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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, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:00 a.m. - 11:45 p.m.
11:00 a.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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