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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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  • Excellent43%
  • Very good34%
  • Average15%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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“wings” (38 reviews)
“coconut chicken” (12 reviews)
“pretzels” (41 reviews)
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American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
227 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
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Reviewed 23 October 2017 via mobile

We loved the Galena Brewing Company so much we went twice over our weekend. All of the bartenders, the Head Brewer and our waiter, Bryan made us feel welcome and were friendly. Great, laid back atmosphere. Great drinks and great food

Thank mlapier
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Stopped here while exploring Galena. Not only was the beer and food fantastic but the beer tour was informative and fun too! Not much to see really but we learned something new! Red Stripe beer was not made by Jamaicans! It originated at the Galena...More

Thank jeanner60
Reviewed 16 October 2017

My husband and I went here for a late dinner (around 7pm) after touring the city all day. It wasn't busy at all and the waiter was super friendly and attentive. I ordered the Chrissy's Vice with a Beef & Portabella sandwich and my husband...More

Thank tishmael717
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 29 October 2017

The team here at Galena Brewing Company is pleased that you enjoyed the food and beer; it sounds as if you truly loved the Beef and Portabella sandwich. Thank you for stopping by twice and my apologies that the Club Sandwich wasn't quite up to...More

Reviewed 15 October 2017

For three guys looking for a craft beer place we were disappointed that they don't open until 4:00. We went elsewhere had lunch and a couple of beers. We did come back as we wanted to try the beer but only had time for one....More

Thank FiveOaks61
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 27 October 2017

Our apologies that you were not able to enjoy all that the brewery has to offer. We do open at 11:00 on Friday thru Sunday. Obviously, you must have stopped by during the week. Next time you are in town, we invite you to stop...More

Reviewed 10 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in here while wandering Galena. The service was spectacular, the beer was great & the food outstanding! I had the Uptown Brown and hubby tried the Uly's (stout) as did our friends. Both were delicious, smooth & flavorful. We shared 3 appetizers...the coconut...More

Thank laura99rq
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

The team here at Galena Brewing Company is thrilled that you had such a wonderful experience! I love the Uly’s as well, it is my personal favorite as are the cheese curds! I will consult with our Chef as to why the chicken did not...More

Reviewed 8 October 2017

Husband and I stopped here for a beer and appetizer, the beer cheese nachos were delicious and brought out to our table fast. Friends of ours showed up and the hostess wouldn't let them sit with us unless they ordered food very adamant about it!...More

1  Thank Wendi S
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you Wendi, for taking the time to share your experience at the Galena Brewing Company. I am happy that you enjoyed your meal and I also apologize for the misunderstanding regarding your guests joining you. Please keep us in mind the next time you...More

Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

What a neat little place. Went with my husband and another couple and had a wonderful time. We where there on a Sunday night. Watched a little football. Met Hambone the bartender and enjoyed a few stories. Friendly neighborhood bar feeling. Recommend you stop and...More

Thank 26toddw
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

We are thrilled that you and your husband had such a great time at the Galena Brewing Company. Thank you for mentioning Hambone and you’re right, he is does have many a story to tell. Your positive remarks are certainly appreciated and have been relayed...More

Reviewed 2 October 2017 via mobile

We stopped in Saturday for lunch. Very busy but our service was spot on. The food was amazing & the beer was cold. What more could a guy ask for? Highly recommended

Thank Rance F
Reviewed 2 October 2017

Place was pleasant and the wait staff was good , they kept us in drinks and checked back several times to make sure we were doing ok. Price was decent for the amount of food. The mac and cheese was great ,as was the beer...More

Thank Jim C
Reviewed 1 October 2017

Nice to have a micro-brewery amidst the bustle of all the tourist shops. The offer tours for $8 on Fridays and Saturdays and $3 pints for Happy Hours on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Live music on weekends. Beer is nothing fantastic, but also not bad!

Thank Raintree_Thailand
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Warren B
16 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
  • Value
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
4:00 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
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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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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