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Goose Island Brewpub

Goose Island Brewpub

Brewery and American Restaurant$$$$
North Side, Chicago
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  • Damon S.
    Damon SununtnasukDecember 27, 2016
    Back bar is better but much more crowded.
  • Tim I.
    Tim In The HouseDecember 10, 2016
    If all you want is Goose island beer, then you will like this place. No full bar. The main part of the pub is fun and lively, but the add-on room in the back is sterile and boring.
  • Colin R.
    Colin ReynoldsOctober 25, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Best brewpub in the city. Hands down. Best variety of beers and some you can't find or drink anywhere else. The food menu is excellent and offers great pairing options. Bring the whole family!
  • s h.
    s h .August 27, 2016
    Goose Island brewery, loved their wings and pretzels!
  • Linda M.
    Linda MathesJune 27, 2016
    We enjoyed the variety and many were outstanding.
  • Brian G.
    Brian GordonMarch 25, 2016
    So many good beers to try so little time. The hopscotch cask conditioned was excellent.
  • Nate J.
    Nate JoensMarch 20, 2016
    Green Line draft is worth the drink
  • Hiedi V.
    Hiedi VFebruary 24, 2016
    Definitely a great place to meet up with people. Food and drinks were reasonably priced and very good.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtFebruary 4, 2016
    Beer flights are great here. Try the Sofie
  • Calvin M.
    Calvin MultanenJanuary 31, 2016
    Great brewery. The tour is very worth the $10
  • Deneen S.
    Deneen ShermanJanuary 8, 2016
    Bourbon County, when on tap, of course.
  • Katarina K.
    Katarina KatsmaDecember 29, 2015
    Even after they were sold, I still love this place. There is beer here for everyone.
  • Edd S.
    Edd SantosDecember 27, 2015
    Service was undesirable and food was cold. Try eating cold pulled pork and server rolling her eyes because I wanted hot food. Limited parking.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DiGilioOctober 13, 2015
    Very unimpressed with the in-house brews here. Sure, Matilda and Sofie are top notch. But the rotating selection of other flavorless beers left a lot to be desired from a name as big as Goose Island.
  • Michael D.
    Michael DorseySeptember 29, 2015
    Laid back atmosphere, great local brewery with several outstanding Brews. Food was excellent. Friendly and attentive staff. Get the grilled cheese with chips!
  • Raed M.
    Raed MansourSeptember 13, 2015
    Beer should be the only reason to go here. Practically their whole lineup is on draft. Service is good, food, well, not so good.
  • Jim L.
    Jim LawlorJuly 19, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    The beer is excellent
  • Vera B.
    Vera BowmanJune 16, 2015
    Hey Goose Island Brewery, join Freebie! Read more
  • Amol K.
    Amol KMay 4, 2015
    Cheap beer tasting!
  • Robin J.
    Robin JohannsenMarch 16, 2015
    The tour comes with a pint and a flight of samples.
  • Stellaa D.
    Stellaa DuhartMarch 1, 2015
    Matilde and Sofie are my favourites, but since they can be found anywhere, I would pick something that they only have there.
  • Jeff B.
    Jeff BeckFebruary 27, 2015
    Good beer selection, and the warm pretzel is a nice snack
  • Lee P.
    Lee PlummerJanuary 5, 2015
    Excellent brewery with a nice bar
  • Ashley K.
    Ashley KasperDecember 28, 2014
    The tour was great! One of the two onsite Brewers educated us all about the beer making process.
  • Joe S.
    Joe SteinkampDecember 25, 2014
    https://www.beermenus.com/places/1203-goose-island-brewpub-clybourn
  • John Z.
    John ZangDecember 16, 2014
    Great place to enjoy Goose Island's in-house beer
  • Dana J.
    Dana JensenNovember 27, 2014
    The waiter made some great recommendations, the wort bread was delicious, the beer was reasonably priced for Chicago, and the space was really nice. Not the most exciting menu, but some great choices.
  • Chirag P.
    Chirag PatelNovember 22, 2014
    Nice to try their specialty brews
  • Alan Y.
    Alan YouNovember 15, 2014
    The sriracha wings are a delicious take on a classic bar dish.
  • Kenneth R.
    Kenneth RobinsonNovember 8, 2014
    Plan on waiting for a seat!!!
  • Emily S.
    Emily SullivanNovember 6, 2014
    Fun brewery tour with beer flights. The food here is also decent.
  • Todd W.
    Todd WhiteNovember 3, 2014
    Amazing selection of their own beers. Some really amazing and different styles. Food also amazing at brewpub
  • Gary B.
    Gary BeckmanOctober 4, 2014
    Stilton Burger.
  • Angie E.
    Angie EvansSeptember 29, 2014
    remind me to avoid this restaurant. the food is so salty I had to return it.
  • David C.
    David CraigSeptember 27, 2014
    Brew tour taught little about brewing but the sampler was awesome. The pretzels were really yummy with a swiss cheese sauce.
  • Valerie
    ValerieSeptember 15, 2014
    Lots of taps. Can do a flight of four tastings at a time.
  • Damian R.
    Damian RomanoAugust 28, 2014
    Sampling time! And maybe some food... Definitely some food.
  • Joseph B.
    Joseph BlewittAugust 25, 2014
    Great food, fun brewpub. A lot less congested than the Wrigleyville location.
  • Sean R.
    Sean ReedAugust 23, 2014
    Refreshing is the Hefeweizen for sure. Especially on a hot day.
  • Gabriel A.
    Gabriel AcostaAugust 23, 2014
    Great place for a beer!
  • Leigh Anna T.
    Leigh Anna ThomureAugust 13, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    The mothership
  • Bob D.
    Bob DeGraffAugust 13, 2014
    Huge in-house craft beer selection on tap.
  • Pocket S.
    Pocket SunAugust 11, 2014
    I like the turkey club! Good food for a brewery.
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerAugust 9, 2014
    The mussels were great, as was the Wort Bread with bacon jam and honey butter. Always a fresh selection of unique beers.
  • Lee A.
    Lee AllenAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a great selection of rare beers on tap.
  • Craig
    CraigAugust 7, 2014
    The tour is really nonexistent. Nice little tasting and pint glass at the end though.
  • Rosie C.
    Rosie CruzAugust 7, 2014
    Good time with friends tasting good beer! !
  • Kostya K.
    Kostya KekhaevAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Outstanding brewpub menu, fresh beer (brewed on-site), and it's big enough to comfortably accommodate any size & all types of crowds!
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Head to the grandfather of Chicago's brewpubs, where a glass wall lets you peek right into the beer-making action. Read more
  • Christopher B.
    Christopher BevelJuly 5, 2014
    Awesome brewery tour!
  • Chris K.
    Chris KostkaFebruary 15, 2014
    Ask the manager for the two cards one flight.
  • Amy M.
    Amy MooreFebruary 8, 2014
    Try the beer.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 20, 2013
    The Gillian from Goose Island is one of the 100 best things we drank this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk Read more
  • Marcus W.
    Marcus WekenmannNovember 8, 2013
    Try the silverware, delicately wrapped in napkin.
  • Victoria S.
    Victoria SilcockOctober 7, 2013
    Get Sofie, the most beautiful beer I've ever had.
  • Theodore H.
    Theodore HuffOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer flights are $10. Probably going to need 2 if you want to feel like you actually made a dent in the giant tap menu!
  • Sara S.
    Sara SteigerSeptember 14, 2013
    Must haves: sriracha wings, Matilda, Sofie, and any seasonal beer on draft!! Food, beer and service was amazing!! Ask for Lisa, she was great!! Cheers!
  • Todd C.
    Todd CarpenterAugust 31, 2013
    Two words: beer flights.
  • Charla B.
    Charla BlanchardAugust 2, 2013
    Great wings, get the sirracha sauce. I don't drink beer, but that is the only alcohol you should order. The cocktails are not great.
  • Charlie F.
    Charlie FerreiraAugust 1, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    They will fill other breweries 64oz growlers.
  • Michael Z.
    Michael ZurekJuly 11, 2013
    Fish tacos. While you can get them. Thank me later.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RoszkowskiJune 10, 2013
    Friendly bartenders and amazing beer. What else can you ask for?
  • Joe Z.
    Joe ZitzelsbergerJune 9, 2013
    Ask for server Lisa. She has amazing beer knowledge!
  • Frank B.
    Frank BiancoMay 26, 2013
    Great Brewskissss
  • Stacy M.
    Stacy MastersonMay 16, 2013
    Not impressed with the food or service, waitress took my drink order 3 times and 20 min later came back with it. Beer was nothing special.
  • George W.
    George WilksonMay 10, 2013
    They should make their items order-able from my smart phone by adding them to the app "appay biz". That way, I can order ahead using "appay"!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • Cassandra B.
    Cassandra BilyeuApril 27, 2013
    For tours arrive 15 minutes early!
  • Rebecca S.
    Rebecca SApril 18, 2013
    Good beer, food ok. Was disappointed they were out of pot roast and rotisserie chicken.
  • emily t.
    emily tritabaughApril 8, 2013
    Get a flight with a side of pretzels. Cask FTW.
  • Jimmy Z.
    Jimmy ZhuApril 6, 2013
    three tours on saturday, two on sunday; call a week in advance to reserve, $10: http://www.gooseisland.com/pages/clybourn_brewpub/65.php
  • Ron H.
    Ron HubersApril 3, 2013
    I will be back here next time I'm up in Chicago! Great experience.
  • Travis F.
    Travis FinanMarch 28, 2013
    Try the geese.
  • Kevin T.
    Kevin TaoMarch 21, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer not found in stores.
  • Samir N.
    Samir NaikFebruary 16, 2013
    Book tour early, grab a bite to eat or a brew. Food looked awesome. Brewery tour is 20 mins and tasting session is around 20 mins. Most brews sampled you can only find at the brewpub.
  • Aspen
    AspenFebruary 11, 2013
    If you can't decided, try a Beer Flight... They're only $10 for 4!
  • Christine
    ChristineFebruary 2, 2013
    Resolutions and Shati:favorite.
  • Jeremy O.
    Jeremy OngFebruary 1, 2013
    Try the Chicken Fried Rice
  • Sam L.
    Sam LobdellJanuary 13, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    The Matilda beer is very tasty :-)
  • Sandeep C.
    Sandeep C.January 2, 2013
    Great place to get drinks! Also the Chicago Brew Bus tour starts out here.
  • Britta Puppe
    Britta PuppeDecember 22, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Fish Tacos are awesome!
  • The Culinary Institute of America
    Brewmaster Jared Rouben keeps the barrels rolling in at Goose Island Brewery. He mastered his draft with us, at the CIA. Check out his culinary college: Read more
  • Courtney W.
    Courtney WolfeDecember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Butternut Squash Raviolli
  • Courtney W.
    Courtney WolfeDecember 10, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the Spicy Sriracha Wings - Amazing
  • Jake S.
    Jake SmithNovember 11, 2012
    Get a pint of Jacob's Wheat. It's for winners.
  • Charlie R.
    Charlie RileyNovember 3, 2012
    Stilton burger is different but awesome
  • JSToGo
    JSToGoOctober 15, 2012
    Definitely more of a beer spot, but the food is decent too. "Caber Toss" quickly entered my top 2 in the scotch ales category.
  • Josh K.
    Josh KurzweilSeptember 30, 2012
    Try the Goose Island 312
  • Steven R.
    Steven RepkaSeptember 7, 2012
    Duck confit Poutine is awesome and goes well with Foxxy English Brown Ale
  • Untappd
    UntappdAugust 24, 2012
    Where it all started! Random fact: Goose Island is actually an Island in Chicago. Try some rare beers that you can't get anywhere else!
  • Brad P.
    Brad ProbstJuly 29, 2012
    The tour is well worth the $10 considering you get a pint glass and samples plus it's fun and you learn a bit. The beer is amazing. Food is great! Best quesadilla and onion rings I have ever had.
  • Miike
    MiikeJuly 14, 2012
    Burgers sound good but will always come out like hockey pucks. Tried twice to get a medium burger instead, well done. FAIL
  • Andrew
    AndrewJune 18, 2012
    Ask the waitress for a sample before ordering a beer - she'll bring you a small cup!
  • Erich S.
    Erich StarrettJune 6, 2012
    Get the sampler!
  • Don C.
    Don ClemensJune 6, 2012
    Sweet potato fries with curry catsup!
  • Angie K.
    Angie KMay 27, 2012
    Don't get the calamari salad. Do get the fish and chips and a sofie :)
  • Rachel L.
    Rachel LaCroixMay 8, 2012
    Close your eyes, drink a Matilda and you are in Brussels.
  • Enrique Z.
    Enrique ZamudioApril 30, 2012
    The lamburger rocks. Even more with a Luciana or an Aviator.
  • Anne H.
    Anne HApril 29, 2012
    Take a beer sample! Loved it. Four small beers.
  • Kevin R.
    Kevin RyanApril 20, 2012
    The burgers are rad
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineApril 16, 2012
    Seriously good beer is the draw, and chitchat is easy in these casual digs. Create a four-beer flight ($8) from the 24 or so draft choices. Saturday and Sunday brewery tours. Read more
  • Simio P.
    Simio PerezAugust 13, 2014
    Buenas botanas e increíbles flights de sour beers
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