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Goose Island Brewery
Goose Island Brewery

Goose Island Brewery Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.gooseisland.com
  • Phone: (312) 915-0071
  • 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 (312) 915-0071
  • Special Events & Promotions: 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.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "It's a great place to have a gathering. The food is amazing. Their sample flights are a must try."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "The poutine was delicious. The beer selection was extensive and so refreshing. Plus, our waitress was friendly, professional, and responsive."
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "I went here for date night with my fiancé and we really enjoyed ourselves. Great beer and the poutine is amazing!"
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The food was great, beer selection was large, and the service was very friendly. Would highly recommend the pub burger!"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "Good food but great beer. If you like a good craft beer, this is where to go."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "they could expand menu a bit..what was served was good."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/27/2013
  • "We enjoyed the flight of beer to be able to try new beers. Sandwiches were good."
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/20/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/10/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "I ordered this and it was terrible. Meat was tough and stringy."
    Dined on 9/2/2013
  • "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?"
    Dined on 8/31/2013
  • "Great food, Great beer! Absolutely wonderful experience. Will go there again and again!!"
    Dined on 8/25/2013
  • "The food was pretty standard, but I was so happy with the beer selection and what they had on tap!"
    Dined on 8/24/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/10/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/20/2013
  • "Excellent place if you love beer and unique, delicious food!"
    Dined on 7/5/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2013
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/16/2013
  • "We went for the beer, and stayed for the food! The menu is slightly limited, but steers away from the standard pub fare providing great compliments to Goose Islands nationally known beer selections. Prices are moderate, and the beer selection excellent. Sign up early and take a brewery tour!"
    Dined on 6/8/2013
  • "Of course, my checking of "Notable Wine List" refers to beer, which is always excellent."
    Dined on 5/27/2013
  • "Unless you are going for burgers and fries and beer, no I would not recommend Goose Island Brewery. Service was spotty. Took a long time to be served, had to ask for salt & pepper, bread, dessert menu, coffee, bread. Seemed a long time before we were served. They were setting up for a huge party in another room, which may excuse some of this, but not all."
    Dined on 5/4/2013
  • "My husband and I went to Goose Island for his birthday. We are burger and beer type people, but wanted a step up. This was perfect. We each had a flight of beer which was wonderful. The steak sandwich was the best I've ever had, and the service was excellent. We will definitely be going back."
    Dined on 4/19/2013
  • "Unique selection of brews some available widely but its the unique weekly brews that makes this place special. Great food that goes well with the beers. Comfortable and inviting place."
    Dined on 4/16/2013
  • "Ate before a show @ Apollo Theater on an early Sun. Afternoon. Liked the many beer choices since you can try small samples of many of them. I liked my burger and chips. Wife liked her fresh salad. Very nice service Can sit @ bar or eat in atrium. Food prices OK for Chicago."
    Dined on 3/10/2013
  • "What an inspirational table beside the brewing barrels to launch a collaborative engagement with one of my dear Facebook friends. Was that a flirtatious gesture?"
    Dined on 3/7/2013
  • "Great Veggie Chili and Burgers! Their draft beers are really good!"
    Dined on 3/2/2013
  • "yearly trip after the special Olympic polar plunge. Goose Island always delivers!!"
    Dined on 2/23/2013