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Galena Brewing Company

) #10 of 50 Restaurants in Galena ₹₹ - ₹₹₹ 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 good35%
  • Average14%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“wings” (37 reviews)
“pretzels” (39 reviews)
Open Now
11:00 - 23:00All hours
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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11 - 20 of 640 reviews

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Off season visit (weekend before memorial day) and really really quiet. Bar tender was the rotating fill in manager and was awesome! We enjoyed the seasonal and standard flights and didn't have any bad things to say about any of the beer. Note: don't care...More

Thank Douglas F
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Very good selection of beers! I recommend trying both beer flights, the seasonal and regular selections. I'm sure you will find one that you will fall on love with! We tried the bbq chicken wings and they were delicious! Live entertainment was really nice! Overall...More

Thank Carmen R
Reviewed 19 May 2017

We have enjoyed this place - food and beer are very good. But on review of our receipts, we found that our server added a $4 shot to our bill - very unprofessional - sadly I think this happens often. This was the 3rd receipt...More

1  Thank MaryCarol B
Warren B, Owner at Galena Brewing Company, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Hi Mary Carol, We are shocked and dismayed to her that you were overcharged, and will refund the overcharge immediately! Please contact me at info@galenabrewery.com to give us your mailing address to effect the refund. Once again our profuse apologies!! This is NOT a practice...More

Reviewed 18 May 2017 via mobile

Good selection of beers made locally. The amber is their best and a seasonal light beer was also excellent. Lots of choices for non- beer drinkers. Food was average.

Thank tjomf
Reviewed 18 May 2017

Every time I come to Galena, we stop here because I *love* the beer soup. Service is good and the atmosphere is casual. There's often live entertainment on the weekends too.

Thank RadioRFD
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Try the flights of beer for a good sampling of the many beers made there. They are all interesting. The food is very good & presented very nicely. We had the tacos on Cinco de Mayo, & they were excellent with our beer choices. The...More

Thank L-WOW
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Go early. Went after 8 on a Thursday and the kitchen was closed. Went back on Saturday afternoon and it was hopping! Good food, love the beer cheese soup! Waiter was awesome! Beer was tasty. Recommend this Brewery, will go back again!

Thank Dkolosh60473
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Nice big brewery. Looked very cool, very hip. Beer was good. We stopped in each day we were in Galena. Nice place, can't go wrong.

Thank afro402
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We visited here on Saturday after hearing great reviews from friends and were not disappointed! Everyone that worked there was friendly and personable. We sat for several hours tasting different beers and even the food was amazing! Chris and Dave were outstanding! We will definitely...More

Thank Loconnor430
Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

We stopped for a pre dinner drinks and had a great time. Good selection of beers and great service. They do a good business here.

Thank BigTlk
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
Warren B
When do you have live music?
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
Good for
Kids, Local cuisine, Child-friendly, Bar Scene
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
  • 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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