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Galena Brewing Company

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$$ - $$$
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 - 21:00
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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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Chicago, Illinois
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

We visited Galena Brewing Co. on a weekend trip. The decor is attractive. Upon sitting at the bar, my husband went to the rest room. The bartender on duty was talking to another customer sitting close to where I was and very casually used the "f" word. My husband ordered an IPA, and I was still looking at the menu.... More 

Thank mem04
warrenbell, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this review

Please accept our most sincere apologies for this unacceptable behavior and lack of service! While we realize that your visit has already been ruined by this experience, we would greatly appreciate it if you could please tell us the day and approximate time of your visit so that we can address this. We are also very sorry that you didn't... More 

Davenport, Iowa
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101 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2016

I purposely left stores where I planned to purchase because they wouldn't let me use their bathroom. Plan ahead! Ate here because I like craft beer and they have good bathrooms, A/C on hot day! Sat at the bar. Guy who waited on us inattentive. Luckily other staff (woman) behind bar helpful. Place got busy.My food came with no silverware... More 

Thank beentheredonethatia
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016

Their menu is interesting. Food was great and when I was there last they had an entertainer who played great old songs.

Thank Danielle H
Faribault, Minnesota
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

One out of the six beers in the flight was worth having an entire glass. Although recommended, the nachos were not anything special. Wouldn't bother stopping here.

Thank Keylime67
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Good food, plenty of beverage choices, phenominal service, and atmosphere bring us back each time we come to Galena.

Thank lorir420
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Walking in the door was interesting. Beautifully decorated with reclaimed barn wood and flooring. A great view of the beer vats. A perfect amount of different crafted beer, along with a very good description of all as well. The bartender was informative about the menu and history of the place. They sell 2 different size growlers (sp). The large one... More 

Thank dkeltner
Chicago, Illinois
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2016 via mobile

Stopped by to check out all the hype! Great place and various brews. Had a great time and the staff was helpful and great. Huge place.

Thank Cindy H
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

Atmosphere was very nice during lunchtime. Definitely fills up quick for dinner and nightlife. Turkey sandwich and coleslaw was amazing. The chicken tenders were pretty good as well. Seems like everything is baked there as some of the fries looked like they were burned. The beer was very good, we would've had more if we had more time. Definitely a... More 

Thank Joshua K
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46 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Sat at the bar and sampled a flight of beer. Bartender was friendly and helpful. They only offer pre-selected flights-either their regular taps or their seasonals. There's an extra charge if you mix and match, which I did because I don't like IPAs. Beers were good. The seasonal peach weisse surprised me as my favorite since I don't normally like... More 

Thank Sand D
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2016

We were really excited to try this place out as we really enjoy microbrews/craft brews. We must admit we are from the Milwaukee area and are very spoiled to have a ton of great options around us. We were disappointed in the beers here. We simply didn't find one that really stood out from the flight we ordered--blonde was meh,... More 

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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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?