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Goose Island Clybourn

YOUR RATING = None |
BEER AVG
3.83/5
BEER STATS
Beers:
10
Reviews:
8
Ratings:
58
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
93
Reviews:
218
Ratings:
437
Avg:
4.17
pDev:
5.76%
 
 
Taps:
18
Bottles/Cans:
0
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
Goose Island ClybournGoose Island Clybourn
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

1800 N Clybourn Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-4939
United States

(312) 915-0071 | map
www.gooseislandbrewpubs.com

Notes:
All beers listed under Goose Island Beer Co.
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Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day

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Reviews: 218 | Ratings: 437
Reviews by DCon:
Photo of DCon
3.84/5  rDev -7.9%
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.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Phyl21ca
4.14/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Nice English style pub with plenty of room and a solid selection of Goose Island beers. Food is pretty solid for English style pub with waitress really knowing her beers. I loved the selection of beers of very different styles including some casks. Prices are pretty fair for quality. Worth a stop for sure.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.64/5  rDev +11.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of thatoneguymike
3.33/5  rDev -20.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Sabtos
3.95/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

Old school, and better for it. Large square centrally located wooden bar just past the side entrance where you can see the tanks and people taking tours. The bar has super old school and comfy elbow rests with some old but clean dark wood. As mentioned this particular bar is just at the side entrance, it is surrounded by restaurant seating. The main side is a whole other restaurant style area.

Very quick, friendly and informative service, making you feel like you're in a small town bar than a huge bustling city. Tons of quality brews on with a wide variety. Don't be turned off by so many lagers, some are jarringly complex.

The food looked good but unfortunately we did not order any while we were present.

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Photo of tbeckett
4.01/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.09/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of dukeandduke
4.63/5  rDev +11%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

2/1/16 - This gem on the North Side has over 20 beers on tap, including cask conditioned beers. Servers knowledgeable and beers served in proper glassware. Food good, not great. Join the MBA program for free growlers every 15 beers.

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Photo of Tomkob11
4.58/5  rDev +9.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of boilermakerbrew
5/5  rDev +19.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

One of my favorite stops every time I'm in CHicago! The vibe of this bar is somewhere between Cheers, a brewery, and your favorite hole in the wall neighborhood bar. Always great music on, from classic rock to early 90's rap. The service is always great with most servers being knowledgeable about both the beer and food menus.

The food and beer selection are both excellent. The food ranges from traditional pub fare (burgers, fish and chips, pretzels) to more contemporary items (meatloaf, club sandwich, pulled pork). As for the beer list, at least 10-15 offerings on tap, maybe 20, I can't remember the exact number. They have most Goose offerings, from 312, Sofie, and Matilda, to in-house releases, both year round and smaller batches. Last time I was there, the 1814 brown ale, Impervious stout, and Campfire smoked Helles were all awesome. They also have some of the more limited Goose offerings occasionally. They also have a small, high quality tap/bottle list of both ciders and wine for those non-beer people in your party.

Overall, this is just the type of bar I love frequenting. Old school feel and vibe once you're inside, good food, awesome beer, friendly staff, and not much of the pretentiousness so many tasting rooms/brew pubs today have evolved towards.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.06/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nice spot, pretty big, with above average food. Nothing mind blowing on tap unfortunately, but good service and some cool things that aren't normally on tap in the North East. Can get flights, would certainly visit again.

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Photo of Claytonis
4.81/5  rDev +15.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Eman17
3.94/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3

Photo of elkinbrown
4.1/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of MattMorin
3.53/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of chippo33
4.38/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of 98green
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited at 6 on a Friday. It was pretty busy but not overwhelming. Got a seat at the smaller back bar. Solid selection, including several ipa/APA variants, which I like. Didn't get any food. I know that goose is a bit "corporate" at this point, but this place is fine for some good craft selections

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Photo of JNForsyth
3.9/5  rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Sat in the bar area at a table, decent crowd for a Monday but the Cubs were playing a playoff game. Waitress didn't have much to say about the beer, was barely around. Plenty of interesting options on tap, had the cuban sandwich and it was excellent.

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Photo of Abbo
4.85/5  rDev +16.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Great place. Glad I visited

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Photo of Texasfan549
4.08/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.78/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3

-Layout is fine. Well-designed, but pretty standard. Nothing physically to set it apart from a thousand other pubs.
-Service was great. Everyone was polished, crisp, on their game.
-Food... bad. Highly disappointing poutine (to save time I won't elaborate, suffice to say everything about it was wrong), decent German-style burger, the few other things I had were OK.
-You know their distributed beers. All are solid (312) through incredible (BCBS). Their pub-only brews are fair through great, usually leaning towards fair. Maybe they test the marketability of potential wide-release brews here? It is nice that a lot are brewed on-location.
-Only their beers are available, but they also have a good selection of wines and spirits.
-Growler fills available.
-T-shirts and other merchandise is available.

With so many other places with actual character nearby, I wouldn't pick this as my first choice for a place to hang out with friends. Still, if I am here, I know that there are a few humbly great brews beneath those handles.

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Photo of Suds_With_Buds
3.55/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4/5  rDev -4.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Hayes86
3.99/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of boothbeer
4.56/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

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