Goose Island Brewery
Goose Island Brewery

Goose Island Brewery

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gooseisland.com/
  • Phone: 3129150071
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 10:00pm;
    Thursday - Friday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
    Saturday: 11am - 12am (midnight)
    Dining Room closes at 10:00PM, Bar open till 12:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Gastro Pub
  • Executive Chef: Andrew Hroza
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: We're Chicago's craft beer caterer! Take a look at the Catering & Events section of our website for more information.

  • Private Party Facilities: For large parties of 12 - 20 people, party menus are available.
  • Private Party Contact: Manager 3129150071
  • Special Events: We offer both private and semi-private party rooms. For more information, feel free to call us or visit the party planning section of our website.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Willow/Sheffield Ave.
  • Public Transit: Red Line - North Avenue
    Brown Line - Armitage
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a private lot or customers can park on the street.
A word from Goose Island Brewery
Since 1988, Goose Island has consistently brewed Chicago's finest hand crafted ales and lagers. Goose Island brings together award-winning beer with outstanding lunches and dinner selections. Try our famous Stilton burger with a seasonal beer! Private party rooms are perfect for corporate events or casual parties.
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Goose Island Brewery reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since June 23, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food3.9
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelModerate
92% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (14)great for lunch (12)neighborhood gem (8)vibrant bar scene (7)kid-friendly (5)fit for foodies (5)hot spot (4)special occasion (3)great for brunch (3)late-night find (1)notable wine list (1)romantic (1)Show More
  • Knowledgable beer staff
    Toscanadiner
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    The beer selection is very good and I would love to try more of them when I get the chance. The food was very tasty, great for a bar.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Expected better
    CUlib
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Happy they had a cask-conditioned beer, and of course selection was good, but the beers were underwhelming. The food was kind of leaden and flavorless. It did the trick for our group, but it could have been really good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Chicago standard
    JimmyTheB
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    One of Chicago's first craft breweries, Goose Island retains its reputation as a fine brewery with a diverse portfolio of beer, coupled with a nice menu that's a cut above pub fare. All packaged in a well designed pleasant environment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place, great beer.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The bread and honey butter was amazing. The fish tacos were also tasty. BACON JAM. Yum. Also, they do different sized pours, so we were able to sample a dozen or so beers at 5oz each over the course of the evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Had a great time!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    Had a great time, the service was amazing and so was the food and drinks! Definitely recommend!!!!!!!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Back again!
    readerdebbie
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    We haven't been here for a very long time but decided it would be a good place to take out-of-town family. Parking was free, noise level was easy to be heard over (although we were there early on a Saturday) and there was enough choices at reasonable prices to make everyone happy. We took the advice of the server, who seemed to know both her beer and burgers. Very relaxing visit--we'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Try some of the beers brewed here!
    MrsFrierpie
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    My husband loves Goose Island beer so while visiting Chicago we thought it was a must visit! We went out to the BrewPub for some beer and burgers. We choose a Thursday night as they tap new beers weekly and we wanted to see what was on offer. We choose 2 locally brewed beers - made right there in the brewery which were amazing. We choose 2 different burgers and tried half of each and both were really tasty. It was a good bar with sports showing on the TVs - so if you want to see any sports, ask to sit in the bar as they also have more of a restaurant aswell but you couldn't see any TVs. Good to go visit - they also do Brewery tours but only at weekends and they seem to be really popular. Definitely worth a visit if you enjoy beer!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Chicago Gem
    bigsantiago
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    Took family from out of town to Chicago gem. I had pulled pork sandwich and it was the best I've ever had. server was very knowledgeable about brew selection. Would recommend to a friend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Its your Local Brewery and food Bar
    GImpR
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Go for the sports Bar TV's in most rooms and a full BAR.. Sample the many available Beers from the Brewery.. Have a great time.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great time
    Niko
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    It's a great place to have a gathering. The food is amazing. Their sample flights are a must try.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 14 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 23, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.7
    • Ambiance3.2
    • Service3.6
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 203 reviews are from the Goose Island Brewery reviews archive.
  • Good Place for Lunch
    macoopVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have been planning to go there for some time as we enjoy Goose Island Beer. We went for lunch on Father's Day and found the burgers great, the beer cold and the service friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful
    dizzlechicago
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    This was our first time at Goose Island and we were very happy. We had a wonderful server who offered lots of great advice to my craft beer loving hubby. I almost expected the food to be secondary to the beer but found it inventive and very tasty as well. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/5/2014
    The poutine was delicious. The beer selection was extensive and so refreshing. Plus, our waitress was friendly, professional, and responsive.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Chicagofoodie
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I went here for date night with my fiancé and we really enjoyed ourselves. Great beer and the poutine is amazing!
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • ABABVIP
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Beer is the ONLY reason to visit-great selection. The poutine and burgers are decent. And, the service is horrific. The hostess was condescending. Our server seemed irritated with us from the beginning, delivering patronizing looks whenever she stopped by our table. Her food runner was rude and hovered to clear plates even though we were clearly still eating. Multiple requests and orders were met with eye rolls, ultimately ignored and often unfulfilled. Our plan to kick off the beginning of our friend's wedding planning and upcoming celebrations ended prematurely because we were so put off by the experience. The first (albeit fake) smile from the server appeared when she gave us our bill in a poor attempt to salvage her impending tip.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Visit
    BethP
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    Surprised my partner with a trip here for our anniversary as a change from the normal fancy-schmancy. Food was decent pub food as expected. We had the stilton and cast iron burgers. The stilton is extra spicy from a little too much black pepper and something we wouldn't choose again. We went for the beer and got to enjoy 4 5oz pours of our choosing which was fun. All and all, it was ok. Average pub with large selection of GI beers. Beware of the pretzels though. They are tasty but HUGE. We ordered two as a starter thinking they'd be smaller and filled up too quickly!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great overall experience
    HulkBrogan
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    The food was great, beer selection was large, and the service was very friendly. Would highly recommend the pub burger!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food & Great Craft Beer
    Jefe
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Good food but great beer. If you like a good craft beer, this is where to go.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • this is a brewery-plenty of
    robertoVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    this is a brewery-plenty of good beer,but some carefully thought out pub-style food items.very good if this is what you are looking for and we were
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, kid-friendly, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Before Theatre
    Smcchgo
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Had a nice quick early dinner before going to a nearby live theatre. Nothing special, pub food, good beer and service was perfect for what we needed. Not sure we would go again just to eat, if you have a large group of people, think this would be a good spot to be loud and have some fun.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Too Chefy for a bar
    LkbeyerleinVIP
    Dined on 1/12/2014
    It is still a brewery, the menu is too "chefy". There was not one chicken item on your menu??? The only fish you had was walleye, and you only had 1 soup of the day. While they're is nothing wrong with elevating your menu, it was a little out of place in a brewery. At least offer variety if you go "chefy". There were tons of kids there, I have a hard time believing everyone likes only being able to eat carrot corriander soup, and that no one would like chicken. Too many other restaurants in Chicago to go back, and your beer can be bought in the store.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • We were a group of 6 for a
    Disappointed
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We were a group of 6 for a late lunch on a Sat. Our lunch was good; we had poutine, chili, and burgers. Our server was cold bothered, & difficult to hear. I asked him to repeat the soup 3 times & he seemed annoyed. Also i asked for crackers with my chili which they didn't have so he offered grilled bread for $2. I accepted but the bread never showed. When the bill came we had $2 charges for all of the sides.When politely questioned our sever said that he told us there was an up charge for certain sides. Not one of us heard him say that! We also let him know that the bread never came. He said he pulled it because the kitchen was slow. He never told me that he pulled it! Also gratuity was included which could explain the poor service.
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  • they could expand menu a bit..what
    Kathy
    Dined on 12/7/2013
    they could expand menu a bit..what was served was good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic!
    Griz1
    Dined on 11/27/2013
    Stayed in Downtown Chicago, Goose Island is a short walk off the Red Line. Warm atmosphere, waitstaff was very friendly and knowledgeable of food and beer. She easily suggested several options based in likes and dislikes. Reasonable price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We enjoyed the flight of beer
    BillyboyVIP
    Dined on 11/22/2013
    We enjoyed the flight of beer to be able to try new beers. Sandwiches were good.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great beer and decent food
    DandD
    Dined on 11/17/2013
    We brought a visiting couple to Goose Island before attending a show at the Royal George theater nearby. Good parking and a wide selection of their beers were the primary reasons, but we found the pub style food to be pretty good also - especially enjoyed the burger with goat cheese and spinach. The place was pretty empty mid-day on Sunday, but I expect it gets pretty lively later at night.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad Food
    Stevie
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    I had been at Goose Island many times and the food was great. When we went Friday evening, the food was terrible. Overcooked chicken wings, Garlic Soup that tasted like Cream of Library Paste and an inedible hamburger. Our server was very good. The meal would have been a complete bust without him. I always bring out of town guests there. It will be a long time before I do that again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We drink and dine their 2
    ReddyFamily
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    We drink and dine their 2 or 3 times a year for many years and plan to continue with this family tradition.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • sunday date
    stevie
    Dined on 10/20/2013
    I had invited a good friend out on date to sample the beers and food. We enjoyed ourselves and the bartenders are always happy to make my time a fun one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our server was very helpful
    Jean
    Dined on 10/10/2013
    Our server was very helpful and knowledgeable regarding the expansive beer listing. He provided samples without our even asking. The pulled pork sandwich was delicious and plentiful. We found it to be a comfortable and friendly place even though we were visiting from New York.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We will be back!!!!
    MondragonVIP
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    We love it!!!! We had brunch last Sunday and it was amazing!!!! Cristina was our server, she was so nice and friendly. We ordered a few beers following her recommendations and also tested a few more that she brought to our table. The food was delicious. We ordered a burger with sunny side egg and a pulled pork sandwich. They were excellent to pair with the fresh beers. It was my birthday so Cristina also ordered a chocolate dessert with a candle !!!! We had such a great time. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cuban Sandwich
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 9/2/2013
    I ordered this and it was terrible. Meat was tough and stringy.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious and fun
    SimsmomVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    We came because we love beer but found the food to be just terrific! Enjoyed the fried artichokes and mussels tremendously. Waitress was excellent but beer service was slow. Maybe they need more help behind the bar?
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food, Great beer! Absolutely
    Rahulsrao
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Great food, Great beer! Absolutely wonderful experience. Will go there again and again!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beer > Food
    plumplum
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    The food was pretty standard, but I was so happy with the beer selection and what they had on tap!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average
    staceyw773
    Dined on 8/10/2013
    The dining area we sat in was a little on the warm side. The fish and chips I ordered were all right but my dining companions were less than thrilled - especially with the sweet potato fries which were A bit soggy. When our server was informed of this he just shrugged and said that's how they cook them there. We were happiest with our drink selections. I had the Halfwit. It was very summery and made sitting in that steamy booth a little more tolerable.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I stopped in here for lunch
    Bdelicious
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    I stopped in here for lunch before I headed to the airport. Our waitress seemed like she didn't appreciate our business and she only wanted to focus on her table of 20 men, a bachelor party. It was loud, which I anticipated because it's a brewery. The food was your standard pub food...not standout dishes. I had the community beer and luckily it was delicious. I say that because I am not always the best at picking my beers from a list. I rely on the waiter or waitress to help me pick one...our waitress did not describe any of the beers.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Goose Island Brew
    Gummybeanz
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Excellent place if you love beer and unique, delicious food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The server was inattentive
    Jasmine
    Dined on 6/21/2013
    The server was inattentive and rude. The food and beer was great, but for $400 and 18% gratuity we expected better service. Goose island brewery is no longer our 1st choice.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Father's Day brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    My husband wanted to check out Goose Island, so we took him for Father's Day brunch. We had a great time! The food was great. The beer was fantastic! Huge beer list! The kids had fun- they seated us and the other families in a side room with lots of windows. Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.