There is another Goose Island in Terminal 3 Concourse C between gates C8 & C10. It’s tiny - really just a take-away food place with a few taps - Bud Lite (really??), Honkers and 712 Urban Wheat. Bottles: IPA, Mild Winter, Summertime and Honkers.
3fourths (1569) Boulder, Colorado | June 6, 2012| Updated September 4, 2012
4-5 taps of common Goose Island beer, the most interesting selection being the Green Line Pale Ale which was is very poor condition. still the best place to drink in O’Hare, but not a destination worth seeking out, even in terms of airport bars.
Visited the location in Concourse C of Terminal 1. Basically a little more than a cubby hole. Small bar and a few little tables. The draft list is mostly just the normal lineup of stuff like 312, but they did have Green Line which I had not previously tried, so I got a glass of that. It was okay, I suppose.
Service was pretty lax here, which I guess is not terribly surprising given that it’s an airport and I rarely receive good service at any airport bar or restaurant. And of course the prices are kind of eyebrow raising.
Good enough for a quick place tick, but that’s about all I would really come here for.
Bar in concourse L, Terminal 3 of O’Hare airport. Features about 6 taps and as many bottles of primarily Goose Island Beers. When I was there the only real gem they had was Bourbon County Stout in bottles, but finding a top 50 in an airport bar is pretty nice.
Flight delay gave me way too much time to kill in the airport. Saw this listed in the database, and thought I’d go get a beer. The Goose Island Brewery in O’Hare is located in Terminal 3 near gate L10. They had 4 GI beers on draft (mostly std line up, had Green Line Pale Ale and Sofie) and 5 bottles (including BCS and Pere Jacques). I guess that would qualify as unique for an airport bar, but just moderately so. Beyond the beer lineup its your typical cramped airport bar and restaurant. Food looked pretty so-so.
52 = ★ (Borderline whether this should be on the site)
I only use the total score, not the component parts.
(Visited 10/2011): Goose Island’s airport pub is located in Terminal C, and is perpetually busy.
Even without the crowds, the place is pretty small and narrow, with a small takeaway area by the cash register, and the bar beyond that on the left, with table seating anywhere else it would fit.
The beer selection is okay for an airport, with 6 Goose Island taps that are mostly the common stuff (312, Honkers) and a couple less obvious choices (Matilda). There are also some Goose Island bottles plus some macros.
Service was pretty good considering the endless stream of people due to flights and the baseball game. When I finally managed to squeeze into a spot the bartender kept up with food and drink orders with no problem.
Food is not good, even for an airport. Goose Island obviously takes pride in their beer but anyone not familiar with the brand who orders food here is going to come away with a negative impression. Whatever panini/sandwich I ended up ordering was forgettable at best.
Overall I am always a fan of finding a brewpub presence at an airport, and will definitely stop in here on future travels if only for a brew while waiting. I may just grab a bite somewhere else first.
Yeah, being in an airport, this place is expensive. That’s expected. That aside, the ambiance is pretty good, given the fact that it’s in an airport. Selection was pretty reasonable, four taps and four different bottles. Our service was the friendliest we encountered among the burned our vendor workers. I lucked out and was waiting in a terminal a matter of yards away. This made my layover much, much better.
I went early in the morning, so it was pretty empty, and thus comfortable. Had a couple nice GI beers including Matilda, at about $9 each. A very reasonable airport bar. The beers were in good shape, the selection and prices ok, breakfast food looked good. Small, though, so like everyone says, I wouldn’t want to try to get in here during rush hour. NOTE: Don’t expect to find BCS. I was told they stopped carrying it.
A very ho-hum experience, and probably not a place that Goose Island are all that proud to be associated with. Very typical bland airport bar/restaurant ambiance. Cramped space, bright lighting, blaring TVs. There’s only 3 GI beers on tap (Matilda, 312, and Green Line) plus a few of the ubiquitous offerings from the ABI portfolio. The bottles aren’t any more inspiring. The bar’s main trade seems to be food. Stuff like burgers and chicken tenders are available. I downed a $9 Matilda then got the hell out of there.
Visited on Dec. 7, 2011. Good spot for an airport joint, but its still an airport joint. Selection is fairly limited but there’s about a handful of Goose Island brews available. Love the background noise of gate announcements and crying babies. When is my flight again? Not trying to hate here - its just a disadvantaged location for it to shine from a beer bar perspective, but its great to find it when you are stuck in OHare. Nine frickin bucks for a Goose Island IPA though - and that’s a 12 oz bottle.