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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
16:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Des Moines, Iowa
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28 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This brewery had a typical sports bar-like atmosphere. It boasts quick service and a good place to watch the game, however the beer was quite average.

Thank Beth W
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Didn't enjoy the flight and they were out of the only appetizer we thought sounded good. Server wasn't very helpful. Nice atmosphere.

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

Dear Kevin, Thank you for taking the time to give us your feed back and we sincerely apologize for your unpleasant experience! Please could you let us know the date, approximate time of your visit and which appetizer you ordered, so that we can address the issues that you had? We would appreciate your assistance so that we can improve... More 

Maquoketa, Iowa
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Such a beautiful place. I love to try new beers. The were not very helpful or accommodating though. I was glad we tried this place. I just wish they would have had more smiling staff that new what they were doing.

Thank patcherry4117
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3 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have been going to this establishment for about as long as they've been open for business I usually drink their daily regular excellent award winning beers -- minors, annabelles, farmers, Ulysses. I like em all. And they make numerous seasonals for every taste. They rate the beers on the industry bitterness scale and the percent alcohol levels. Good size... More 

Thank Daniel A
hanover park
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21 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went to Galena Brewing Company for the first time in Feb. on Mardi Gras weekend. It was crowed because of Mardi Gras but we still got a table. We had beer and appetizers. Both were delicious. They had a band playing later in the evening & some people were enjoying dancing. We will be back again.

Thank kathy r
Racine, Wisconsin
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65 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Personable and knowledgeable staff. Great brews! Nice place to kick back and try a flight. Food available, but we didn't eat.

Thank Kimberly S
Oregon, Illinois
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Great place. Good beer and great food. Liked the atmosphere. Friendly service. Definately would go back. The Hefe nachos were soooo good.

Thank Laurie B
Rochelle, Illinois
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28 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped here to try out the beer...it was good...and I don't even like beer. Ordered a cheese tray....got 50 cents worth of food and was charged $15.00. I was so shocked when they set the tray in front of us that I uttered WTF loud enough to be heard by the waitress. The cheese was in 1 inch squares and... More 

Thank deanabingham
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157 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Large area for customers! Lots of drink types and has entertainment most nights! Clean and great service.

Thank Laurie O
Iowa City, Iowa
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great drinks and wonderful service every time I go to this establishment. Always enjoy going back every time we're in Galena and I'm not even a beer drinker!

Thank Brynne S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 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
Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine
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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?