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Galena Brewing Company

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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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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
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LOCATION
227 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
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1 - 10 of 704 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There were literally 4 tables of customers when we walked in at 6:30 on a Friday. Band setting up, bar had 6 people. We waited 10 minutes for someone to come to our table. Waited another 10 minutes to get our drinks, one of which...More

3  Thank Amanda W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Now this is a place to see after getting away from the tourist trap distillery coming into town on route 20 that I will not name. Good service.

1  Thank boylstonman
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Greetings and thank you so very much for taking the time to give us a nice review. We hope to see you again and maybe give our neighbors on route 20 another chance. They are great guys and create some exceptional spirits!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Personally haven't tried the food yet but I've heard good things. Try a seasonal flight and a "standard" flight - great beer, great ambience.More

Thank Ogre2676
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for the great review and we are extremely pleased that you enjoyed the beer and the ambience, here's hoping next time you get to try some of our food. We are in the process of revamping our menu so there should be many...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stopped in at the Galena Brewing Company to relax after shopping for awhile. The Galena Brewing Company is on Main St. in Galena. Interestingly, the Galena Brewing Company actually closed in 1938, but the current owners, Kathy & Warren, decided to go with tradition...More

Thank Allen21096
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you Allen very much for the many kind words! We do have a lot of history and tradition and many a story to tell. Cheers to you and hope you had a wonderful dinner later that evening!

Reviewed 8 November 2017

We stopped by here for a bite to eat and to watch some football and enjoyed it. I'm not a beer drinker, but the food was good.More

Thank Emily B
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for taking the time to write about your visit. We are very happy that you enjoyed your time here! Although we are a brewery, we do offer beverages, both alcoholic and non, to cater to our non-beer drinking guests. We are actually in the...More

Reviewed 5 November 2017 via mobile

Did the house tasting flight and enjoyed all of them. Fast, friendly service and decent prices. Would visit again.

Thank Erica F
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for the kind words Erica! We are extremely happy that you enjoyed your experience here at the Galena Brewing Company and are very excited to see you next time you are in town! Kindest Regards

Reviewed 27 October 2017

LOCATION On the main drag AMBIANCE Brewery vibe - wish they had an outdoor space though! FOOD We shared nachos, pretzels - the beer nacho cheese was tasy DRINKS Tried the beer flight - you can swap out the standard flight for some of the...More

Thank bagwags
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

That you for taking the time to write about your experience here at the Galena Brewing Company. I am glad you were able to enjoy "half" your flight, hopefully next time you will have the chance to try more of the lighter beers that you...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017 via mobile

We held our wedding celebration at Galena Brewing Company and could not have asked for a better experience. Our guests raves about the food, beer, space, and even the band that happened to be playing the night of our party. The GBC team were fantastic...More

Thank AlmdoiPad
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

The team here at Galena Brewing Company is so happy that you and your guests had such a wonderful evening. The staff mentioned that it was a pleasure having the opportunity to not only meet you, but host your reception as well. I passed your...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

All I can say is I was lucky we had dinner reservations and couldn’t stay. The Sangria was so yummy, my first went down like I was drinking a cup of water. If I had stayed I would have had way too many.More

Thank Carrie S
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

Wow! That is an exciting review! We here at the Galena Brewing Company are so happy that you enjoyed our Sangria. We obviously take a great deal of pride in our beers, but always like to provide a tasty alternative to those who may not...More

Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

Chris, our brewery tour guy gave a very interesting tour that included tasting some dry grains at different stages of roasting. That was something new I've never experienced before. Cost of tour is $8, which includes a beer of your choice that you can bring...More

Thank Kiliki6
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Warren B
15 December 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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine
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
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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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