Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn | Chicago, Illinois
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Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn
Excellent based on 225 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: rhsiung (14) | Taps: 18 | Bottles: 10

Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn

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Goose Island Dark Energy , Goose Island Late Night Spice , Goose Island Hauliní Oats , Goose Island Cermak Pilsner , Goose Island Rasselbock , Goose Island Endless IPA 56, Goose Island The Illinois 97, Goose Island Morticia , Goose Island Halia 99, Goose Island Green Line Pale Ale 74, Goose Island Royal Arms , Goose Island Sea Change , Goose Island Black Candle 91, Goose Island All Purpose IPA 70, Goose Island Declaration , Goose Island Extremely Naughty Goose 94, Goose Island Ubiquitous , Goose Island Pastel Black 84, Goose Island Cueball , Goose Island Short Stack 47
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225 reviews for Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  76%
 Selection  80%
 Food  75%
 Value  72%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  92%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
jeffin7  (21) Silver Spring, Maryland | May 21, 2005
Top notch brewpub. Every beer I had was good to excellent. Most beers are served in nice tulip glasses. The brewer talked to us for about half an hour and was a great guy. I loved everything about this place except that its so far away from me.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | April 12, 2005| Updated September 4, 2012
Clybourn. Easily the best brewpub Iíve been to in terms of variety and ambience. Good food too. I recommend the Stilton Burger. Itís a beast and amazing. Sampler has changed again, no 4 for $9. As for the sampler, they recently changed it, not it is 4 5oz samples for $6. A helluva a deal for their beer.(used to be 3 for $5)
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Cornfield  (143) Oak Forest, Illinois | February 1, 2005| Updated August 12, 2005
This is my favored of the two GIs, not only because thereís parking (important to a southsider), but because the crowd isnít all jockied and yuppified. Decent food, should one feel the need to eat, and a nice selection of beers. Goose Island should be bottling more of what they offer on tap. Theyíd gain a much greater amount of respect in the world of beer lovers than they do by, for the most part, shipping out merely their mainstream wares.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
Frank  (51) Chicago, Illinois | January 24, 2005
I love this place! They let you have homebrew club meetings here and itís just generally an excellent atmosphere for beer geekery. They have a bagillion quality styles on tap and some are very unique and special.The sampler is awesome since you actually get decent sized servings in nice glasses--you get three 4 oz servings for the price of a pint. Beers all served at proper temp. Just a great place. My one major beef is they tend to run a tab on you without asking which sometimes stuns and confuses me. The Clyborn location is head and shoulders above the Clark St. one by the way.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
AustinMilbarge  (49) Denver, Colorado | November 12, 2004
This is a great place for breakfast/lunch. I donít think Iíve ever walked out of here without a buzz. They have a sampler tray you can get. The food is good. The staff is knowledgable. I include a stop here with a stop at Samís across the street.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 15/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 18/20
TAR  (27) Lafayette, Colorado | October 27, 2004| Updated March 4, 2005
Easily, without question, GI Clybourn is holy as water as far as Iím concerned. They do extremely solid cask-conditioned ale, and seemingly everytime I visit [be it the next day, or the next month] there are more than a couple new beers available. Very friendly, knowledgeable staff, excellent food(particularly brunch!), proper glassware for most styles, take-home growlers, nice gft shop, British-style bar area, etc. But what happened to free samples? Either way, this is just a gorgeous place to spend an afternoon of drinking and return in the evening for a nightcap after emptying your wallet at Samís, which is right next door. If I die from choking, this is where Iíd like it to be, while savoring an imperial pint of glorious brew from the beer engine.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
badgerben  (90) Blaine, Minnesota | October 14, 2004
Went to the Clybourn location. The sampler was a bit different (choose any three), but the variety was good. Food was very tasty.
Mads Langtved  (51) Copenhagen K, Denmark | August 9, 2004
A nice place. Great room and great bar. Friendly waitresses and quite big selection of Goose beers.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 19/20
muzzlehatch  (255) Burlington, Vermont | July 20, 2004| Updated July 3, 2005
Finally, my first visit here since Ratebeer began. Amazed that they had a parking lot, first of all, in this increasingly crowded area. Huge place, lots of Wawood, I was a bit taken aback by the price, but itís really not so bad for Chicago and for this beer. Only had fries, which were fine, to eat. Very efficient, knowledgeable bartenders, and this is a place that obviously cares about beer...good descriptions, and I saw a growler being filled and heat-sealed. That was cool. Best brewpub in Illinois that Iíve visited (of 10 or so). UPDATE after a couple of newer visits in late 2004: beers continue to impress more, Iíve sampled more of the very good upper-crust pub food, and service has always been good-to-excellent. Possibly my favorite brewpub in America.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
ElGaucho  (222) Minnetonka, Minnesota | July 20, 2004
I visited the Clybourn location in mid-June 2004 and was impressed by the beer. I can get 4-6 GI varieties in local Twin Cities liquor stores, but was impressed at the number of other draught varieties available here. I was disappointed to see that GI charges more per oz. for their sampler ($6.00 for three 5 oz. samples) than for their pints (avg. price $4.50 for 16 oz.). But, as a beer rater, it still ends up being more economical per rating than if I had to buy a whole pint of each. Nice brick interior in the bar area. Food was pretty good. Located in a strip mall across the street from Samís Wine & Spirits, which makes for quite a convenient beer outing. I would go again and probably will be this weekend.

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