Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn | Chicago, Illinois
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Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn
Excellent based on 232 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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Beer Available At Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn (arranged by most recent)
Goose Island Extremely Naughty Goose 94, Goose Island Aviator Doppelbock 94, Goose Island The Grouch , Goose Island Silver Jubilee (25th Anniversary) 63, Goose Island Theater Of Life , Goose Island Austin-tacious , Goose Island Nuthulhu 97, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Vanilla Rye Barrel 100, Goose Island Bourbon County Stout - Proprietorís 2014 99, Goose Island Cthulhu 98, Goose Island Ryesenhower Express , Goose Island Smoked Helles 59, Goose Island Ale Terrain XVI , Goose Island Liberty í72 , Goose Island Cran-Bruin , Goose Island Berliner Weisse , Goose Island 3rd Base , Goose Island Double Check , Goose Island Cows On Parade , Goose Island Vanglorious
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232 reviews for Goose Island Beer Company - Clybourn
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  76%
 Selection  80%
 Food  75%
 Value  72%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  92%
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  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 3/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 13/20
TheOrange  (13) Kent, Ohio | July 10, 2008
In Chicago for some training, Had to hit Goose Island. Big big place. The menu was ok, somewhat limited. However, I found the food to be very medicore. My party and I tried about three appitizers, and then each ordered a main dish. The appitizers were just not good. The Main dishes, were bland, and over priced. Now for the beer. Goose Island had a good selection of beers on Tap. They had the basics, the extend basics and some pub only brews. I sampled ips, stouts and of course Matilda to name a few. A great place to stop by for a beer, eat before you come.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
theothermatt  (43) Lakewood, Colorado | December 25, 2014
Nice place right near downtown. I was really happy to near this was independent of AB. Nice list of 10-15 beers, including some rarities. I love they list "Brewpub Exclusives". Cost was about $5 for 20oz. Staff was great, even let my father try a bit of Bourbon County for free. I would definitely make it back.
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  AMBIANCE 1/5   SERVICE 2/10   SELECTION 5/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 7/20
jonnyguns  (41) , Australia | November 6, 2014
This place was fucking ordinary....asked for a stout and the guy gave us a scotch menu...fucking moron
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.
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  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD 5/10   VALUE 5/10   OVERALL 15/20
Jimmythespoon  (153) , | 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  (55) 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  (94) 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  (321) GŲteborg, 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  (81) 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.

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