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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
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16:00 - 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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Mount Prospect, Illinois
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2016

Atmosphere is very open, casual. You can watch the brewers in action. Very good selection of brewery beers and other outside beers. Food is more upscale then you would expect. Very good.

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Thank Marie1131
Pine City, Minnesota
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 June 2016

Took the Brewery Tour. Beer and food was great. Kenny our waiter was great! Great customer service. We missed the live music that night.

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Brookfield, Illinois
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

Nothing spectacular... Don't get me wrong decent food for the price... But there is much better to be had. It was pretty slow the staff was adequate but I would not say great customer service. The beer was also decent but with all the craft breweries recently the bar has been raised. Would not be my first choice. But worth... More 

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Illinois
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

Listened to a great country/rock band called Ten Gallon Hat, had some great craft beer and even had a twirl around the "dance floor" A great spot to visit while in Galena.

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Des Moines, Iowa
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37 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

After reading several reviews we decided to eat here. It was a good choice. Service was wonderful and the food was delicious and well priced. You receive large portions for your money. I had the coconut chicken on a skewer with a side salad that looked more like a meal in itself. My husband enjoyed the wings with more than... More 

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Saint Cloud, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

Enjoyed our visit... Pleasant atmosphere and great staff. Highly recommend a visit there. You won't be disappointed...

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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78 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 May 2016 via mobile

The beer is quite well-done, but food is only average. Don't go there to eat even though they try to make you feel like you have to buy food. Was not impressed with live music. We ended up at the Grape Escape instead both nights of our trip.

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Thank Jane9383
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162 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

The city was a mere stop along the way during our travels. The Galena Brewing offered a variety of types of drinks. Their seasonal brews were so good that they kegs were tapping out while we were there. They offer a lemon wine called sqz that is perfect for anyone who prefers sweet drinks or wine coolers. The brandy wine... More 

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Thank Jeremy C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stop in for an afternoon libation. The beer selection is very nice, and the service was good. The only draw back was the extremely loud music, which seemed out of place on a weekday afternoon.

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Black River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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67 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

We were just here over Mother's Day weekend and we had so much fun! We didn't eat here at the Brewery but I sure wish we would have. We just sat at the bar and the bartender was so incredibly helpful. He let us taste test various types of their beer, based on what we normally drink. That was SO... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$14
Cuisine
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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
Cheap Eats, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:00
Monday
16:00 - 21:00
Tuesday
16:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
16:00 - 21:00
Thursday
16:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:00 - 23:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?