Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn | Chicago, Illinois
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Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn
Excellent based on 236 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

1800 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois United States 60614 [ print map ]
312 915 0071 | twitter

Hours: Sun-Thurs 11am-1am; Fri & Sat 11am-2am

Mayor: dinkle50 (5) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 10

Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn

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Goose Island Kilgubbin Red Ale 48, Goose Island Good Buddy , Goose Island All Purpose IPA 71, Goose Island Cthulhu 100, Goose Island Old Town , Goose Island (Brewpubs) Alone , Goose Island Threeís A Crowd , Goose Island Big Train , Goose Island Fairytale Pumpkin , Goose Island Honest Stout 94, Goose Island Game Night , Goose Island Sea Change 71, Goose Island Campfire , Goose Island Honeymoon , Goose Island The Skinny , Goose Island Gentle Ben , Goose Island SPF 85, Goose Island Fulton St. Blend Coffee Ale 90, Goose Island Cermak Pilsner 80, Goose Island Willow Street Wit 79
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236 reviews for Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  76%
 Selection  80%
 Food  75%
 Value  71%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  93%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1511) Do Not Resuscitate, California | July 1, 2013
Visited numerous times over 3 trips to the area.

Large open space with plenty of tables and never seems to be too crowded, but I havent been during a special event. The bartenders are much nicer and more helpful than the waiters. If you want a beer go to the bar. In fact, even if you want to eat go sit at the bar.

Lots of beers to pick from. They seem to replace taps every day or so. Always something new to try. They have lots of different styles from mild ales to strong Belgian ales, to stouts, to fruit beers. And the majority of it is at least somewhat enjoyable. You can always get Bourbon County on tap too if thatís something you enjoy.

The food is quite good and interesting, and priced accordingly. Definitely an upscale type of place when it comes to the food.

Would definitely visit again when in the area.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 12/20
3fourths  (1471) Boulder, Colorado | March 24, 2004| Updated April 20, 2013
I really like this place. Good atmosphere, good beer selection, and ok-to-good food. Happy hour from 4-6pm with 1/2 priced appetizers: the calamari was decent, and the quesodilla was quite good. Iím not sure how to judge "selection"... if compared to other brewpubs, the selection is fairly good, usually offering 8-10 taps, including a cask offering. Twice Iíve visited Goose Island on Clybourn, and I have been very happy. Beware of smoke near the bar.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
Dogbrick  (797) Columbus, Ohio | January 2, 2012
(Visited 10/2011): Goose Islandís Clybourn location is off Clybourn and North Sheffield on the north side. Parking consists of metered street parking and a space in the shopping center directly across the street. Binnyís is right there too (although I didnít have time to stop there). The interior is spacious and modern looking with the bar area immediately inside. Restaurant seating elsewhere, and a cool "HOPS" sign made out of incandescent bulbs. Brick archways leading to an indoor patio. The brewing equipment is viewable through a window near the door. Goose Island has 12 or so of their brews on tap, including many seasonals and special brews. On my visit some of the options included Red Felt Ale, Peach Pundit, Candice (Farmers Market Series), Honest Stout and Uncle Dunkel. All of the beers are above average and enjoyable. Samplers are available as well. Service on a weekday for an early lunch (they literally had just opened) was good. Both my server and the bartender were friendly and well-versed in the available beers. Lunch was solid too. My sandwich and fries were very tasty. Overall this spot is one of the canít miss places to visit in downtown Chicago, and I will definitely try to get there again on future visits.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 15/20
Braudog  (793) Phoenix, Arizona | July 3, 2005
Visited the Clybourn brewpub for the first time in April 1999 and returned in May 2005. GI makes some astoundingly good beers and they had a big selection on tap. The food is good if standard.
NachlamSie  (667) Denver, Colorado | May 1, 2007
The place has a clean, cookie-cutter, corporate feel to it, but that isnít a bad thing. Itís nicely laid out, efficient, and clean. Tours are conducted here for 5 bucks, but include a good tasting and are always conducted by a brewer. I didnít take a tour, but if I had more time I may have done it just for kicks. Goose Island always has many offerings most of which are pretty tasty. I didnít hit this place up on my first visit to Chicago, but I think this is going to be mandatory on any future stops. I did not eat on my visit.
theisti  (667) Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated September 8, 2014
I visited mid-afternoon on a Thursday. The place is located in an urban strip mall. You enter through the waiting area to a larger old wood bar. Spacious seating areas are all around the bar. 20 of their own beers (pretty wide selection of styles), along with 2 guests. They do half pints on most selections, so its easy to try many of them. Standard brew pub food menu. Service was friendly and attentive, good vibe, nice place to hang out for a couple of beers.

76 = ★★★ (Worth the visit, must for locals, and visitors with time)

I only use the total score, not the component parts.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
Rastacouere  (664) Montreal, Quebec | September 25, 2008
On a week evening, the place was relatively quiet, just a few apparent regulars hanging by the bar and surrounding tables. The draught list was absolutely impressive, two imperial stouts, an exceptional Kolsch, a superb strong ale - everything clean and remarkably varied. Although I generally prefer smaller palces, this one makes you feel very welcome, itís not overly noisy, not overly decorated and not too loaded with TVs + the surrounding brick walls are always charming. The staff did not appear all that knowledgeable, but was efficient and task-oriented. I felt I had good service. As far as beer is concerned, this is one of my favourite brewpubs ever.
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
rosenbergh  (618) Tampere, Finland | October 4, 2013
Lots of beers on taps. Some very usual Goose Island brews some a bit more rare. Somehow most of the sections of the restaurant were closed and the tables left were quite uncomfortable. Food selection wasnít that good. But beer was good. Had a bit mixed feelings about this place. After 4 beers I was much more okay with the minor flaws...
BVery  (567) Plymouth, Minnesota | January 25, 2009| Updated January 26, 2009
Visited in October 2008 - awesome place. Pub feel with a great selection of Goose Island brews on tap. Dark wood bar, cozy feel. Can sample several beers, which is a plus.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoeMcPhee  (529) Toronto, ON, Ontario | September 19, 2009
Nice looking pub with lots of dark wood and some cool retro-ish light fixtures. Our server was very friendly and made an effort to keep us happy (especially considering we unknowingly showed up 45 minutes before closing). Great selection... only a single beer that was poor, and several that were really incredible. Fairly inexpensive as well. Good atmosphere and a pretty chill vibe. I enjoyed this place immensely. Wish Iíd been able to stay here longer.

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