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Galena Brewing Company

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

In the quaint little town of Galena lies the Galena Brewing Company. Inside is a mix of modern bar and craft brewery. It's shays good to see the large brewing vessels on display. Had some great beers so well worth a visit to hang out once you finished shopping downtown

Thank Darren M
Topeka, Kansas
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54 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2017 via mobile

Really a neat layout for a restaurant. We liked that. Has a great atmosphere. Didn't try the beer and I'm thinking its very good. Food was okay...a little greasy and just okay. Overall I would try again.

Thank furpie69
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017 via mobile

The beers that I tried were all top notch. There is a beer for everyone. The food was good. I had the Italian Beef Sandwich and I was impressed. The sandwich had great flavor and worth the money. I would recommend if your in Galena to stop in.

Thank Jason M
Palatine, Illinois
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017

We stopped here last week to pick up two growlers that were part of a silent auction package to which Galena Brewing Company had generously donated. We tried all the beers on flights, stayed to have a couple of "full sized" beverages and bought an extra growler. It was close to closing and a rather dead winter week night, so... More 

Thank jim1049
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40 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

Hard to find a parking spot downtown on a Saturday night at 7:30. Came to listen to live music. Waitress personality could have been improved.... seemed to careless about us. Very nice clean place.

Thank lori f
warrenbell, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this review

Dear Lori, We are so sorry to hear that you didn't have a good experience. Please could you advise the date and approximate time so that we can address the service that you received? More 

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56 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 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 !"

Thank Mulholland-Dr
Chicago, Illinois
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192 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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!

Thank Carol D
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017

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.

Thank Catherine J
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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 

Thank Deanna P
Kansas City, Missouri
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 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 

Thank p47_20ie

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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
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?