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Goose Island Clybourn

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Goose Island ClybournGoose Island Clybourn
BA SCORE
95
world-class

355 Ratings
Ratings: 355
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Active Beers: 207
Beer Ratings: 60,505
Beer Avg: 3.85
Taps: 18
Bottles: 0
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%

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.

DCon, Nov 03, 2011
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4.4/5  rDev +4%

saemick, Monday at 01:10 PM
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

baybum, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

guityler83, Nov 17, 2014
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Nuggetz, Nov 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

Wife and I visited & we both loved our experience. Great beer line up (wish we had distribution of more of those in Tx). Food was great, bartenders were quick polite and gruff. Tasting and tour were the crowning jewel for me. Clybourn is smaller of the 2 breweries but still great to see it all in action. Can't wait to return

alerivers, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

AndyEdgar, Oct 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

Goose Island Clybourn is about what you would expect from a taproom: Lots of brick and wood with a funky industrial background. Lots of noise and really busy on the weekend evening we visited.
Great atmosphere and even better service. That was really the highlight for me, the very helpful and friendly barkeeps. They got us flights quickly, kept refilling my water and talked about some of the beers.
The beer itself ranged from a couple that seemed a bit off-style to me and not very good to excellent. We did not try the food so I cannot comment on that. Overall, a fun pub and I would go back.

SD-Alefan, Oct 14, 2014
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Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 355 ratings.