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Goose Island Brewery

3.9
294 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Top Tags:
  • Good for Groups
  • Vibrant Bar Scene
  • Neighborhood Gem

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About

Restaurant currently closed for renovations. Reopening Summer 2017! Please check our website for updates!

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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Gastro Pub
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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
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Phone number
(312) 915-0071
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
http://www.gooseislandbrewpubs.com/private-events-clybourn/
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Private party contact
Manager: (312) 915-0071
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Catering
We're Chicago's craft beer caterer! Take a look at the Catering & Events section of our website for more information. http://www.gooseislandbrewpubs.com/catering/
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Willow/Sheffield Ave.
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Parking details
There is a private lot or customers can park on the street.
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Public transit
Red Line - North Avenue
Brown Line - Armitage
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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.
http://www.gooseislandbrewpubs.com/private-events-clybourn/
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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3.9based on all time ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.6
ambience
3.9
value
Noise · Moderate
87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined on December 29, 2016

Simple food menu and overall nothing special. Beer is all hype and over priced. Service was decent.

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2016

Great selection of delicious beer. Unfortunately, the bathroom was filthy, the booths were very worn/tattered, and the service was average. The only food we had was the pretzel appetizer, and that was good, but unfortunately without having anything else I can't comment on the entrees. I'll be back if I'm looking for good beer selection, but not if I'm looking for a date spot.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2016

Bourbon County. Love it. Came just for this beer, and left a happy man.

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3.0Dined on November 26, 2016

NOISEY! Food is fine, nothing special. Go for the beer.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2016

This is a great place to start your evening off. The beer selection is plenty and very satisfying. The food is delicious and the surroundings are a site to take in. Staff is friendly and all around a great place to have a drink or four.

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5.0Dined on November 2, 2016

Watched the Cubs win the World Series here. Our server was great. Food/drinks also great.

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5.0Dined on October 26, 2016

We needed extra seats for others that decided to come after I reserved and they were very accommodating. Food was really good and beer is awesome!

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1.0Dined on October 18, 2016

I love Goose Island beers, I've been wanting to come here since I moved to Chicago 3 years ago. The hostess staff was very friendly, however my server seemed annoyed by me sitting in her section. Her tone was very cold, straight to the point. I was waiting for a friend, so I looked over the beer menu and found a few of the beers I was interested in. Sadly they had run dry for the evening. So I settled with a different beer. It was fine... other than the fact that it was warm. The glass was not chilled, beer was not chilled, just warm fizzy beer. Is this a thing? Thanks??? My friend and I were thinking about having dinner there but felt pressure by the server that we needed to order something ASAP. Between the warm beer and unfriendly nature of our server, we decided to go somewhere else for dinner and additional drinks.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2016

Excellent beer selection made possible by our awesome bartender! We drink Goose Island at the Jets home games and we wanted to experience different brews. We asked our bartender to make our selections for flights. Spot on! The food was delicious and fresh. The decor was eclectic and comfortable. Excellent experience.

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4.0Dined on July 24, 2016

Decent menu with good food selections including burgers, poutine, appetizers and a great beer menu. Service was good although the place wasn't very crowded giving us a bit of a "lost" feeling and not sure why we were seated as far away from the pub as we were.

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5.0Dined on July 22, 2016

The staff was very friendly. Our server was helpful in helping us to choose a beer each of us would like from their list. I will be bringing guests here again many times.

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3.0Dined on July 3, 2016

This is a mere shadow of its former self-only beer, no cocktails, no wine, limited menu. However, service was quick and the hamburger was decent.

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3.0Dined on June 11, 2016

Brunch was good, but not a lot of dinner options to choose from. You almost always get seated right away, but takes a bit before you're approached by your waiter/waitress. The environment is neat and it is a local brewery so it's fun to try their different beers.

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3.0Dined on May 28, 2016

It was a typical Saturday afternoon crowd. Took my mother for a birthday lunch and drinks. Since brunch was still being served, I opted for an omelette, the brie omelette to be exact. The cheese was very overbearing and after asking for a new one, it still wasn't very good. Only because I hadn't eaten all day, I settled on the breakfast burger. Regardless of the food, the service was good.

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3.0Dined on May 21, 2016

The beers are boring.
Easy to forget.
Food menu Boring
this place has not a soul.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2016

I've been coming here forover 10 years and the menu used to have grass-fed beef and a really great lamb burger; now it's OK but nothing spectacular. I got the BBQ pulled pork sandwich and it had barely and sauce on it - luckily the expeditor brought me more sauce when I asked and I was able to enjoy my sandwich Service and beer are fine.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2016

Had a lovely time at Goose Island Brewery.

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2016

Had lunch with some great beers from this original brewery location. The wort bread would be a meal in itself, dense, crusty bread, with honey butter and bacon jam spreads. Great burgers and some of the best sweet potato fries, Oh and great beers.

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1.0Dined on April 1, 2016

Server was rude and negligent. Food was not good enough to over compensate. Drinks were slow and several people never got what they ordered.

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5.0Dined on March 12, 2016

Great time, Good beer, but the corned beef on st patricks day disappointed us.

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2.0Dined on March 12, 2016

The cheese curd appetizer was delicious. The Caesar salad was tasteless and very disappointing.

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2.0Dined on March 11, 2016

Average food made pleasant by beer.

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5.0Dined on February 27, 2016

Food is very good. Simple menu. Good choices. Cheese curds are off the charts good.

BEER! So many choices, craft beer lovers have to visit. 5 oz serving choice makes it easy to try a ton. Prices are very reasonable. Service is very good.

Don't go to Chicago without visiting this place.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2016

I love seeing a beer list separated by type. I prefer IPAs and I hate slogging through a long list to see my options. No need to do this here! The wait staff could even tell me nuanced differences. Worth it. Food was good too.

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3.0Dined on February 14, 2016

When our waitress first came over she informed us that she was out of several items on the menu so we immediately ordered the beignets before they ran out too. They came out and although I wouldn't classify them as beignets, more like over sized donut holes they were delicious! When she came back to take our order for brunch she informed us that they were out of eggs so we either had to wait or had to order off the regular menu. We decided to wait and luckily five minutes later they had eggs again. We ordered off the brunch menu and both enjoyed what we ordered and due to the difficulties our waitress comped a drink for us which I thought was nice considering everything that had happened.

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4.0Dined on February 13, 2016

We enjoyed tasting some beers and everyone liked their food. The only bad thing to say was that our server didn't come by the table nearly enough. Our food came out quick enough when it was ordered, but it took longer than we would have liked to get drinks and place orders. Our server was good, but it seemed like he was stretched pretty thin. There was a large private party there that night, so that may have been the problem. It would have been much better if our server had time for questions about the beers and menu, and to come around more often and more quickly with refills. I would have ordered one more beer after dessert and a growler to take home, but I was tired of waiting by that point and ready to go. I would go back though.

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2.0Dined on November 27, 2015

Ran out of special release beers before it was released, slow service.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2015

Sad to see poutine was no longer on the menu but the BBQ pulled pork was delicious! Super soft bun! Great waitress and service!

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3.0Dined on November 1, 2015

We arrived early on a Sunday. Service was slow despite the fact that no one was there. They did not have the beers we wanted on the menu. Food was OK at best. We will not go again. If you like good beer and quality food, choose another place.
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4.0Dined on October 25, 2015

We came here for the tour and tasting and it was worth every minute. It was very informative and the beers we tasted were excellent. It gave us a new appreciation for Goose Island and makes them one of our favorite brewers.

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2.0Dined on October 23, 2015

I dined at Goose Island back on the 24th of October with my family. I recently moved around the area and took my family there for the first time. I understand that it was a Saturday and the server was probably busy. I'm not going to mention the server's name at this point but the service was horrible. First, we were never given napkins until I asked and no condiments on the table. We had to ask the bus person the refill our water. The server was not attentive at all she must have only checked on us only 3 times. We had the Prime cheddar burger and it was a very simple burger but nothing special. The burger was good but a bit overpriced. We also had drinks and she was fast with the drinks but at the end of our meal I ordered a jack and coke and it took over 5 minutes to ask for a simple Jack and coke drink. At this point, I was bothered by her service. For some reason, I always get bad service at restaurants and, believe me, I am not pushy at all. I usually tip up front and expect good service but that day I only tipped her $2. I also wrote on the merchant's receipt as bad service. The thing she did not know is that I tip over 20% all the time tip I dine out. I will visit this place again but hope a better dining experience.

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4.0Dined on October 18, 2015

Great beer. Good bar food.

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4.0Dined on September 30, 2015

We enjoyed the all American burgers with a side of fries. As a starter, we had the pretzels which were delicious! Our waitress helped to find the right beers for my British visitor's taste. I had the Greenline IPA which is by far my fave beer from Goose island

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4.0Dined on September 13, 2015

Even though Goose Island is more of a pub than a typical sports bar, it was a nice upgrade to our usual Sunday football routine. Great food, a calmer atmosphere (which means more attentive service), and a phenomenal drink selection kept us all happy while comfortably watching the game in the bar.

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2015

intense beer menu with selections only available on site
quality good offerings that pair well and stand on their own

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5.0Dined on August 15, 2015

The food items pair very well with the beer brewed on-site. Bacon spread on bread appetizer is fantastic!

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5.0Dined on August 14, 2015

Great service, delicious food and trendy hot spot.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2015

Everything lacking about food and service is compensated with the amazing beer. It's worth going just for the delicious 3oz pours for $2. If you're hungry, the food there is decent; but not great. Nothing special or noteworthy. They will have standard pub food.

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5.0Dined on June 6, 2015

Second time at Goose Island and thank goodness for consistency. Service was great and the food wasn't too bad either. There were 4 in our party, the Fish & Chips were crunchy on the outside and moist and tender in the middle. The Moroccan Meatloaf was moist & the mashed potatoes had great flavor, not too much garlic and not dry. The Turkey Club was good. Bread was toasted just right not burnt and the bacon was cooked so it was crisp, but not too crisp. The Prime Cheddar burger was prepared as requested, medium. It was moist and flavorful, the cheese was melted over the entire burger. Two of the side were onion rings and one was french fries. Both were tasty, not overdone and crunchy. It's nice to go somewhere and have consistently good food instead of being great one time and the next time it's bad.

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4.0Dined on May 9, 2015

Great atmosphere, better drinks. Food was also good. Reasonably priced.

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