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Galena Brewing Company

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$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Pub, Brew Pub
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227 N Main St, 227 North Main Street, 61036, Galena, Illinois, Galena, IL 61036-2217
+1 815-776-9917
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 16:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 23:00
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed our stop in for an afternoon libation. The beer selection is very nice, and the service was good. The only draw back was the extremely loud music, which seemed out of place on a weekday afternoon.

Thank Sarah P
Black River Falls, Wisconsin, United States
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62 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2016

We were just here over Mother's Day weekend and we had so much fun! We didn't eat here at the Brewery but I sure wish we would have. We just sat at the bar and the bartender was so incredibly helpful. He let us taste test various types of their beer, based on what we normally drink. That was SO... More 

Thank Dena Q
Medinah, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2016

We went to try the beers and listen to music. The service was slow in the beginning, but once we settled in it was fine. The duo playing were really good and kept everyone entertained. I drank the shandy and really enjoyed it!

Thank 284neilr
Bismarck, North Dakota
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26 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2016

We didn't have a chance to eat here but wished we had. The food being served around us looked wonderful. We stopped in to check out the live music and it was wonderful. The place is nice and clean and very roomy. We listened to live music and enjoyed a few beverages. We will definitely visit again.

Thank kandaskw
Iowa City, IA
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I were very impressed with Galena Brewing Company. Our waitress was great and the manager/bartender came to our table to visit with us. We felt very welcome and our food was great! My husband had the 20 wing platter and I had the fish'n chips. We will definitely go here again next time we're in Galena.

Thank amazingmaui
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 May 2016 via mobile

My husband and I recently had the pleasure of visiting this amazing establishment. All of the staff were friendly and helpful, and the beer was beyond spectacular! We will absolutely be visiting again soon!

Thank April H
Chicago, Illinois
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 May 2016

We went to Galena Brewing Company for Friday night entertainment. D&R were great. Enjoyed the drinks and casual atmosphere. Service was great too.

Thank RosebudOswego
Joliet, Illinois
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016

Had the pleasure of working with Kathy, the owner of Galena Brewing Company for the final destination & dinner of my corporate event in April. She was a delight to work with, very accommodating & responsive. She customized a menu for our group of 30 at a very reasonable price. The food & beer were excellent. Some of us enjoyed... More 

Thank mlvickers
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

5/1/2016, The title says it all. If you are looking for fake domestics, you're in the wrong place... this brewing company offers great beer made right there!! The freshest taste you can possibly get at a very reasonable price. There beers are fantastic, and the staff was very friendly and very accommodating and knows a lot about the beer they... More 

Thank Timothy H
Lombard, Illinois
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 April 2016

I have been here on a number of occasions and I really like this place. They offer a good selection of fresh brewed beers and some really good food.

Thank Seancummings

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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
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, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
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?