Buddes Pizza and Spirits

Taps: 4 | Bottles: 40+
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Beer entered at Buddes Pizza and Spirits

  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 11/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 7/10
  • OVERALL 13/20
csaso  (167) Galesburg, Illinois | April 30, 2013
Cute little place in downtown Galesburg. 5 taps - PBR, Newcastle, Greenbush, Deschutes, Ommegang. About 70 bottles of good stuff plus the usual macros. Waiting on pizza now, looks pretty good.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 16/20
civforprez  (10) Galesburg, Illinois | December 8, 2010
Budde’s has the best bottle selection of any pub in town, and has a few decent beers on tap, but not many taps. They also usually have a good number of bombers. The music is often decent, though loud.
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 13/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 15/20
Boesky  (44) Galesburg, Illinois | December 9, 2009
Located right on Main St., Budde’s is without a doubt the most beer-centric pub in town. Owners Mike and Diane are beer geeks, and it shows. Lots of bottles, covering many styles and brewers, and a nice selection of 22oz. bombers. As noted, there’s not alot of handles, but the ones they have are usually serving up top-shelf beers. The pizza and nachos are well-regarded, and other typical pub fare is on the menu as well. Budde’s, much like The Fat Fish, has an active music scene. Owner Mike is a musician, and hosts several ’open mikes’ during the week. In addition, Budde’s makes a point to book a good variety of traveling bands, ranging from Blues to Bluegrass and beyond. Service is excellent, and there’s usually someone knowledgable about beers on the premises. And don’t forget to bring your Foosball ’A’ game...
  • AMBIANCE 4/5
  • SERVICE 6/10
  • SELECTION 12/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • VALUE 8/10
  • OVERALL 17/20
Lespaul  (7) | June 15, 2009
Owners Mike and Dianne Budde took a tired old tavern and are gave it a new look and flavor. Only 4 taps but a very interesting variety of bottles. The owners are becoming very beer-centric and are using the input of knowledgeable customers to expand to an impressive selection of beers and ales. It’s a fun place with an eclectic take on live music ranging from bluegrass to punk and beyond. Friendly owners, probably the best beer selection in Galesburg, good bar food and very good pizza make this a place worth frequenting.
  • AMBIANCE 3/5
  • SERVICE 8/10
  • SELECTION 10/15
  • FOOD 7/10
  • OVERALL 14/20
jpm30  (57) East Central, Georgia | March 7, 2008
New owners and remodeled space, located in the downtown restaurant/bar district of Galesburg. By far the best beer selection in the area, good micro choices like Boulder, Founders, Lagunitas, Pyramid, Sierra Nevada, Two Brothers and about ten more micro beers on hand. Basic import selection, the usual German and Mexican beers that you see everywhere, plus with a few Belgians like Delerium and Chimay. Currently only four beers on tap, but the last time I was there two of taps had Founders Red Rye and Dirty Bastard. I’m told there are plans to add more taps in the future. The best pizza in Galesburg, better than any of the chains in town. The crowd is a mix of locals and college students, more collegiate later in the evening. Overall, worth a stop if you are in town.

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