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Galena Brewing Company

€€ - €€€American, ,
227 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
+1 815-776-9917
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Overview
  • Excellent44%
  • Very good34%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (39 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (13 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00 Hours
CUISINES
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
€€ - €€€
RATINGS
Service
Food
Value
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LOCATION
227 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
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11 - 20 of 729 reviews

Reviewed 28 February 2018

The atmosphere was great. We loved the live music each night! The staff was very friendly and they are what made this place! Oh and the beer was good!

Thank KK C
Reviewed 16 February 2018

My husband really like the beer here but I would say the food is average, about what you would expect from a brewing company.More

Thank Illinoisgirl89
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 17 February 2018

We are happy that you took the tiime to write a review about your visit to the Galena Brewing Company. Nice to hear that your husband enjoyed the beer, but unfortanately you thought the food was just average. We are in the process of unveiling...More

Reviewed 22 January 2018

My favorite brewery North of the Quad Cities. Cool building. Good service. Hot food. Cold beer. That is not too much to ask for and GBC gets it done. Staff has always been helpful and attentive. Its just a cool, casual place. I have been...More

Thank Brandon K
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

Greetings Brandon K! Thank you very much for the nice words. We are so happy that you make it to our brewery when you're in the area. We look forward to seeing you next time you are in town. Kindest Regards and thanks again!

Reviewed 21 January 2018 via mobile

First of all, service was AMAZING! You can tell that they put their all into the whole experience. We had the chicken skewers, beer cheese nachos, philly cheese steak flatbread, pulled pork, beer cheese soup, pretzels and beer cheese. All was so delicous and not...More

Thank stephaniekristin
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 23 January 2018

We are so glad that you had a wonderful experience and you had a chance to share it! I have shared your review with our staff members so they can read about your visit as well. We look forward to seeing you next time you...More

Reviewed 17 January 2018 via mobile

Bryan took very good care of our party of eight.The hostess sat us quickly for lunch moving 2 tables together to accommodate us. She gave us a great suggestion of cheese curds.They were delicious, baked not fried. Complimented our delicious beef portabella mushroom sandwich with...More

Thank Moor4us
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 20 January 2018

Thank you so kindly for the fantastic review! It is always nice to share kind words with the staff. I know Bryan takes great pride in his service and it is clear that it does not go unnoticed. Thanks again and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 14 January 2018

We had a great evening. It was midweek January and very slow. We were able to check the place out, nice atmosphere. The food was good, waitress helpful with beer selection. You can get flights, half pints or pints.

Thank Christean H
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Thank you very much for the kind words! We are so happy that you enjoyed your time with us. In addition to the flights, half pints and pints; you can also get growlers and howlers among others. Thanks again and kindest regards!

Reviewed 13 January 2018

This is our favorite place for lunch every time we go to Galena!! Love to taste the different brews and have some appetizers or lunch and just relax with the good music or watching one of the different sporting events on one of the many...More

Thank ohdogs61
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 16 January 2018

Hey Ohdogs! Thank you for the wonderful review! Tripadvisor provides a great tool which allows people like yourself to describe their visit. While we obviously love great reviews, we equally love our repeat customers! Thank you again and we look forward to seeing you next...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

Went during the week while there was a band. The band talked more than they performed. The beers were mediocre, we ended up not finishing them because their descriptions were a little misleading. We should have done a tasting flight before committing to a pint....More

Thank Holly P
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

I would like to personally apologize for the less than stellar experience you had at our brewery. The kitchen typically closes at 9:00 during the week and should have been open if it were before 9:00 as you stated. I would hope you would consider...More

Reviewed 7 January 2018 via mobile

This was for the fiance he loves to try local beer when we're out and about. This was a great place to choose. He liked the pale ale with unusual flavors like banana...and cool names to go with. Not a large food menu but everything...More

Thank Autumnd7
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 14 January 2018

We are so pleased that you enjoyed the food, ambience and the cool names of our beers. We are in the process of expanding and updating our menu, hopefully next time you visit you will have the opportunity to sample something new. Thank you very...More

Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

Great food. Try the baked chicken wings, I prefer the half garlic parm and half buffalo. You won’t need the ranch as the flavor is amazing. Washed down with a Farmers pint it is the perfect marriage of flavor and refreshment. The wife loved the...More

Thank AdaminWI
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 January 2018

Thank you very much for the wonderful review! We are very pleased that you both had a great time and were able to enjoy some refreshing brews and great food. The coconut skewers are my personal favorite as well. Kindest Regards and thanks again!

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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Kids, 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
  • E-mail
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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