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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
(815) 776-9917
16:00 - 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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Mackinaw, Illinois
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stopped in for a beer and decided to stay for lunch. The place is medium sized so you may have to wait if you don't get there soon enough. They have a nice selection of items on their menu from wings to sandwiches to flatbread pizza. Everything was good and about normally priced. The beers were ok. It was... More 

Thank Sharity C
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great beer, great atmosphere, took a Growler to go (a bit expensive over others I've had, but cool jug).

Thank cindyx5
Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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50 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to eat here and was told that there would be a 35 min wait but it only ended up being 15 which was nice. My friend and I should have split the Buffalo chicken salad as the serving was way to much for 1 person. My friend liked her beer but the glass of wine I had was so-so.... More 

Thank Patti D
DeForest, Wisconsin
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a group outing and we happened into the brewery to grab drinks and apps. The ambiance was loud and open as you would expect from a sports bar and brewery type of atmosphere. Lots of beer options, specialty cocktails, and great apps. One got the 2 pound pretzel and it really was 2 pounds with plenty to share! The... More 

Dubuque, Iowa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food, beer and atmosphere were not only unique but very good. The nachos were like no other that I have ever had and the beer cheese is to die for. I will definitely return.

Thank build4u2
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Service was good...the hostess and our waiter were friendly. The food we ordered was also good. My husband had the bratwurst and I had the pulled pork. We both liked the IPA. My husband also tried the oatmeal stout and said the IPA was better. We plan to come back the next time we are in Galena.

Thank ktjo19
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped by around 8am for a brew and the sign said, come back at 11... so we did. We took part in the small brew tour, and why wouldn't we? It cost $8 for the tour, and the beer was free. Who doesn't like free beer? The tour was short and sweet, but informative. Plus, any tour is better with... More 

Thank Jon D
Aurora, Illinois
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42 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

My teen daughter and I stopped in on a girls' weekend. While we had great food and I enjoyed the beer selection, i was disappointed that they had gotten rid of their "comfy seating area." We wanted a low-key place to just chill, and we lost out.

Thank suzyq228
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39 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016 via mobile

Great Beer, they make their own! Great Chicken Nachos, nice break in the middle of the day! Friendly service, nice little gift shop too.

Thank Amber P

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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
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Bar Scene, Local cuisine, 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: (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?