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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
+1 815-776-9917
11:00 - 23:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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Kansas City, Missouri
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33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stopped in on a Friday night when a band was playing. Hoped to purchase Galena brewed beer to carry back to Kansas. However, they do not bottle. Did not eat anything while there.

Thank TraciBrayMedium
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Most of our party had beer. Only one of liked our beer. The bartenders did not know how to make mixed drinks.

Thank Paul D
Batavia, Illinois
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The beer was great! So many options, and for differing price ranges. The food is not worth your time though. It is not only bad, but it is dry and tasteless. But for bar food, it is acceptable. The overall ambiance is more welcoming for families and groups than a traditional bar, there are more seating options and the high... More 

Thank sdaviskdavistdavis
Chicago, Illinois
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Good beer - isn't that enough? It is a big place but not loud and echo-y. Nice spot for and after dinner cocktail.

Thank Ourboys3
Albert Lea, Minnesota
2 reviews
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We are a group of six close friends who spent a long weekend traveling the Mississippi valley from Minnesota to deep into Iowa. We spent a Saturday night in Galena IL and were having a great time. Great fun at Miss Kitty's, a good meal and fun at Durty Gurts. Then we stopped at the Galena Brewing Co and had... More 

Thank 410chuckm
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Stopped in for a quick drink before dinner reservations. Bartender was nice. Beers were good. They have a full menu...I'll have to try next time.

Thank Bxhappy
Moline, Illinois
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62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in here for lunch today. We tried a beer flight all of the beers were smooth. Had the beer pretzels & the coconut chicken skewers!! Friendly staff good food great place!

Thank JPatrickX2
Chicago, Illinois
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14 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wanting to come here since my first visit to Galena a few years ago, so I was excited to pop in for a quick drink and appetizer on this trip. It was busy, but not overly so. Husband ordered a beer, I ordered a Bloody Mary. Both were delicious - but then our cups sat empty far longer... More 

Thank honeymarie
Kirsten B, Public Relations Manager at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this review

We are so sorry to hear that you had to wait for service, this is definitely not how we want our customers to be treated. Please could you provide us with the date and approximate time of your visit so that we can get to the bottom of the problem. We sincerely apologize for your bad experience! More 

Chicago, Illinois
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143 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came here for lunch with the family and a very unhappy threenager. The staff here was able to calm our nerves and our little one down. Had a great lunch and really wanted a growler to go but the trip back to Chicago was just a little too long to keep it in the car. We will definitely be back... More 

Thank Springman51d
Elk Grove, California
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132 reviews
107 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

What a great gem of a place, in a wonderful touristy town. First of all, the restaurant/bar was gorgeous. Service was of the highest quality, and man the beer was just fabulous. I had lunch, an Italian Beef sandwich that was just fantastic. I really cant say enough about this place. You may come for the cute town, but stay... More 

Thank Keith L

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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
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
16:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 23:00
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
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?