Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn | Chicago, Illinois
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Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn
Excellent based on 230 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

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

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


Mayor: rhsiung (13) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 10


Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn

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Goose Island Grimm Vicar , Goose Island Penelope , Goose Island Sea Change , Goose Island Gormanís Biere de Garde , Goose Island Raisin In The Sun 49, Goose Island Barrel Aged Rotweizen , Goose Island Farmers Market Series Plum Helles , Goose Island La Deuxieme 90, Goose Island Little Abe 31, Goose Island Lincoln Park Lager 60, Goose Island India Pale Ale 95, Goose Island Reign of More Terror , Goose Island Lanesplitter , Goose Island Cermak Pilsner 71, Goose Island Outfoxxed 77, Goose Island Daybreak IPA 61, Goose Island Barrel Aged Vanitas , Goose Island Imperial Quest , Goose Island Berliner Weisse 86, Goose Island Farmers Market Series Blackberry Kolsch
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230 reviews for Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  76%
 Selection  80%
 Food  75%
 Value  72%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  93%
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88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
don_zouras  (19) Bartlett, Illinois | May 9, 2010
I donít make it into Chicago very often, but one day we hopped on the Metra and made our way into the city. After a short cab ride from Union Station, we were soon ready to drink some beer. It was 11:40AM as we staked out a corner of the bar... Our goal was to try everything... We finished at 8PM and things were getting fuzzy. We didnít try everything, but we were darn close. I can say that I did not have a bad beer out of the 12 that we tried. I purposely skipped the 312 because I am not that fond of it from the bottle. I have had plenty of Honkers over the years too, so while it is a good beer, I took a pass this time. In between all that beer, we did eat some food. Chicken Enchiladas with Salsa Verde were delicious. A large slice of carrot cake went well with my dark beers. Stilton Burger with garlic fries stood up against the IPA. Veggie chili was spicy with cilantro flavor. The bar was pretty busy all day long and we talked to several groups of people as they came and went throughout the day. Everyone that we talked to was a big fan of the beer. We didnít chat with the bartenders much because they were very busy taking good care of everyone. I donít know when, but I will definitely be back!
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 9/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 17/20
MOlsonNotBeer  (30) Illinois | August 24, 2014
Been going here since it opened . Has had itís ups and downs but always can count on a couple of good, unique beers. Food is pretty tasty, though doesnít seem as good now as in the 90s. Can get pretty crowded on the weekends.
62
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Jimmythespoon  (130) , Cyprus | July 22, 2014
Was waiting to visit this place for ages. Turned out to be a bit of a disappointment. The interior is impressive lots of would with observation windows to the brewery. The service however lacked any kind of enthusiasm or knowledge beyond the basics. Selection was as expected, goose island. Had the bourbon conty which was great. The food however was a rip of. Ordered the cheese and meat platter for sharing, it was so small that I though what they brought was only part of it. Very overpriced, plus is its right next to binnys!
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
tectactoe  (27) Michigan | July 7, 2014| Updated August 21, 2014
Very large place, huge inside. More of a restaurant atmosphere that has a central bar area on the inside. Lots of room to move around, even when busy, which is nice. Pretty good service. A little disappointed by the tap-list. Donít get me wrong - they had *lots* of beers on tap, but many of them werenít particularly interesting. I mean, I wasnít expecting Bourbon County on tap, of course, but I guess I wasnít in the mood for Milds & Bitters. Maybe itís that time of year, I guess. However, their Berliner was very nice. Didnít get food, but it looked like they had a nice menu with lots of food. Relatively good pricing - they offer some beers in "half" sizes. I wish they did this for all of them, instead of just a select few. Overall, a good visit. Expected a little more, but Iím still glad to have stopped.

Update: stopped in again on my most recent visit to Chicago. Got some food this time... The pulled pork sandwich was great, as was the hummus. Much better tap selection this time around. Couple new barrel aged beers & saisons that were all pretty tasty. Bumping up my rating, this visit was much better.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Arcanor  (47) Quebec | May 28, 2014
We were there the night before the Bourbon County release, they were all available on tap !!! We were freaking out !!! We took 4 flight of 5 tasters. We didnít been able to cover the menu. It wasnít our first place neither our last for the day, but if we knew about the Bourbon County release, we would have plan to stay for the night !!! Nest time for sure. Great food, great service.
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 19/20
artmcd8  (87) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | April 30, 2014
Went here after Local Option was way too crowded for more than one beer. Night and day. Got two seats at the bar, immediate and personal service. The food was awesome and the beers were never bad. You should visit this one for sure.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk  (277) GŲteborg/JŲnkŲping, Sweden | April 12, 2014
Very nice and laid back place. We sat by the bar which was located in the center of the place. Loads of Goose Island beers on tap and bottles. Most interesting was the three barrel aged beers on tap. They serve flights, 10 dollars for 4 different beers. We had a really good time on this Friday evening. Serving was really good and it wasnít too crowded.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
andrea_n  (2) milano, Italy | March 19, 2014
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 19/20
ARH  (62) Chicago, Illinois | March 1, 2014
Very chill brewpub with a cool atmosphere. Didnít really feel too crowded on a Saturday night (although the snow probably helped that out a bit). They had a great deep-cut rock soundtrack going on, just loud enough to be noticed, but not so loud that you canít talk to people. The wait staff was kind, courteous, and very knowledgeable on the beers they have on tap. They have nearly thirty Goose beers - more than Iíve seen at the majority of tap rooms although not as many as some gastropubs that boast of how many taps. Pretty good food selection too, nothing amazing, but hit the spot nicely: Iím not typically a french fry person, but I was talked into ordering it for the garlic aioli, and was not disappointed! Fair prices, and pretty good for the city.
92
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
JStax  (140) Devola/Marietta, Ohio | February 22, 2014
Stopped in on a Friday around 1 pm for lunch and some beers. Thereís a parking lot adjoining the building, which seemed sufficient, but if they were actually busy, I donít think it would have been enough. The slots were pretty narrow, so I was worried I would have dings on the sides when I came out, but thankfully that didnít happen. Inside there is a lot of nice woodwork with a square bar in the middle with probably 30 taps and two casks. They had all goose island beers on with a huge variety. Lots of styles. They also had a few one off barrel aged beers that were delicious. Our waitress was very attentive and kept beers and water in our glasses. I ordered the Cuban and my buddy ordered the sausage plate. My food was great and he said the same of his. Both looked good. Thereís a nice little gift shop attached that had t shirts, phone cases, stickers, and about tendifferent glass shales to choose from. This is definitely a place I would come back to.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
JCB  (223) Durham, North Carolina | February 2, 2014
Spent a few hours here over the summer, a welcome respite from the sauna outside. My buddy and I tucked into the multiple barrel-aged options primarily, but were equally impressed with several cask session brews and a nice range of juicy IPAs. Spacious, convivial, and pretty decent food on top of an outrageously good beer selection.

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