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Goose Island Clybourn

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Goose Island ClybournGoose Island Clybourn
BEER AVG
3.85/5
Based on:
210 Beers
64,373 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 367
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.93%
Taps: 18
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1800 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-4939
United States
phone: (312) 915-0071

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gooseclybourn

Notes:
(Linked Listing) Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

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Reviews by DCon:
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3.84/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

Came here with 5 other friends from St. Louis, MO for the Brewery Tour! I've been to the Goose Island location in Wrigleyville, so I was very interested in checking this one out! Here it goes!

While walking from Lincoln Park, this place was fairly close walking distance from anywhere! Walking in, we received our wristbands, went to the bar, and ordered drinks all around. Everyone purchased different brews so we could all try new ones. I enjoyed Goose Feathers and the FairytAle (Pumpkin) while others went for similar brews that were lighter in style. The brewpub was PACKED this day (Saturday) and had a fun vibe to it. But this wasn't why we were here! The tour actually started in the brew kettle room (visible from all around the place) and then ended in their banquet room right next to the side door to the place. The tour was about average but the tasting was fantastic enjoying 6 beers altogether! I suggest coming here for this!

Everything served in Pint glasses, wish they could mix it up with each style... You could also order an 8oz glass of each brew.

Service was great but a bit slow... We had troubles with this at the other location. Not a problem but VERY noticeable. Need to improve here.

Can't beat the selection! I took home a Growler of their Dunkel Weizenbock and a 650mL of the Lolita. Both were great and definitely couldn't have been purchased anywhere else (Clybourn Released only!).

For only $10 to take a tour, I suggest this and enjoying as many new and different brews as you can here! Great job Goose Island. Keep up the good work.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sweffin
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

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4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

so sick these guys are still doing it here, where i believe the started it all. so many beers on that arent what we see from them in other markets. no bourbon county on, and i dont think any of the bottled regulars either. cool old brick building, bustling vibe, lots of people, and a blue collar old brew house right when you walk in from the side street. two sided beer menu, all were excellent that i tasted, and i had a real stoke going the whole time i was here, just being where this brand began was very cool. loved the berliner, enkoyed the oatmeal stout, and found the winter warmer delightful as well. the food was homestyle and simple, but quite good, and while the service wasnt memorable, there wasnt anything wrong with it either. prices were fair, especially for downtown chicago standards, and i would highly recommend this to anyone who visits the city. this is where it all began, and its a lot of fun. a cozy place to drink and a historical feeling experience. dont miss this.

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Awesome wings. Good beers

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On a day trip to Chicago, the Goose island brew pub was our last stop - and one I've been wanting to visit for a few years. There was about an hour wait when we checked in with the host so we took the pager and took a quick trip to the Binny's across the road. When we returned we found a spot at the bar and ordered a couple of beers that quickly came (a 3.2% Berliner Weisse for me and a pale ale for the lady). Once we got our beers the buzzer went off and we were seated.

The brew pub had a very established restaurant kind of vibe, no doubt they knew what they were doing and new how to run the place. There was a brewing system (15 BBL?) when we walked in and a few tanks visible from our table. Clean brick and a big island bar in the center, classy look overall.

The beer menu was extensive - full of the staple Goose Island classics (312, IPA, Honkers) some of there more exotic offerings with Sofie, Matilda, Juliet. Lots of one off beers (IPAs, Berliner Weisse, Stouts) and after a couple unique offerings while we figured out what to eat.. we settled on a bottle of Bourbon County Backyard Rye with dinner.

Standard pub fair with big burgers and fries, wraps and sandwhiches. The burgers we ordered were a great compliment to the beer, a pumpernick pretzel role on mine topped off the meal. Great stuff.

Price was moderate, and what you'd expect from a restaruant with a similar vibe. the BCBS Backyard Rye was $30 and though I've had it before was well worth the price to share it with the lady.

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Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 367 ratings.