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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
Today
16:00 - 21:00
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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23 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We stopped here on a Monday evening while visiting Galena and it was a good discovery ! Beers were excellents, food was ok we enjoyed a lot the pretzels ! The waiter was super friendly and we bought cool hoodies " beer me !"

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Thank Mulholland-Dr
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We stopped by Galena Brewing Co. for drinks before dinner both night we were in town. The beers were delicious and I think it's always fun to try the local brewers and this did not disappoint. They also have food but we didn't try it.Great place!

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Thank Carol D
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I never liked beer before, but the bitterness ratings on their chalkboard helped me pick one I loved. The selection, expertise of the bartender, and fun atmosphere made this a great place to spend a Friday night. There was live music and folks were dancing--a jovial atmosphere for sure.

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Thank Catherine J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

All I can say is this was a Colossal evening!! The brewing company had a band (They were like the Blues Brothers) We spent our New Years Eve at the Galena Brewing Company. We returned here based on our experience in March. Our son accompanied us this time and we wanted him to try some of our favorite entree’s and... More 

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Thank Deanna P
Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The beers are fine as are the bartenders themselves but the wait staff undermines both of the positives. Were there earlier in the evening of new years, and wait staff was unusually focused on customer volume, moving existing paying patrons out in favor of others, who appeared to be local regulars. We had been there about 15 minutes drinking two... More 

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Dekalb
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good crowd on a thursday night in december. The flights are six 4 oz beers either seasonal or tap. The seasonals are good. I like the brat and loved the potato salad. My friend loved her macaroni. The cheese in the stuffed breadsticks was excellent. We had a great time here and we will back.

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Thank shulquist
Pelham, Alabama
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this is the place to go in Galena if you want to have a great craft beer. It's halfway down on main street and also the ambience is pretty cool.

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Thank Harvey8380
Saint Louis, Missouri
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stopped in for a beer and that's what was imprinted on the side of the glass, "Beer Me!". Actually, I joined my husband for a beer after I finished my shopping along Main Street. It was a great place for my husband to sit at the bar, enjoy a beer, and get a bit of work done on his... More 

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Thank Anne W
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stop here when we were having a stagettee party, they were so frindily and love the specillity beer, mine had coffee in it. Everyone had a differnt drink or beer and they all loved it. The bartender was very nice. Clean and great atomosphere.

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Thank Jody A
Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 December 2016

We enjoyed a beer flight and chose beers from that. It was fun (a little pricy!), and a good spot to rest, regroup, and catch up on scores. We only had appetizers and for a group of 4, the pretzel bites would not be nearly enough and we instead had the 2 lb. pretzel - which was delicious. I also... 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?