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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%
Travellers talk about
“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 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...More

Thank Catherine J
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...More

Thank Deanna P
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,...More

Thank p47_20ie
Reviewed 2 January 2017

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....More

Thank shulquist
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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.

Thank Harvey8380
Reviewed 30 December 2016

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...More

Thank Anne W
Reviewed 29 December 2016

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.

Thank Jody A
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...More

Thank Dawn M
Reviewed 12 December 2016 via mobile

Had a very tasty lunch in a nice setting. Beer cheese soup was really delicious! Prices are reasonable. Staff very friendly. Would definitely go again.

Thank Gemini5930
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Great beer knowledgable staff. Go here and drink lots of beer and catch a tour. The brewmaster is very animated and really knows his stuff!

Thank ceyman72
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Questions & Answers
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
USD 3 - USD 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
Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids
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
  • E-mail
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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