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Goose Island Clybourn

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Place Score: 93
Reviews: 211
Visits: 419
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: n/a
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

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Hours:
Sunday - Thursday: 11:00am - 1:00am
Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Closed Thanksgiving and Christmas Day
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Reviews: 211 | Visits: 419
Reviews by DefenCorps:
Photo of DefenCorps
4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I went there this past weekend and was blown away. The GI pub in Clybourn is a few blocks from an train station and convenient to get to. Atmosphere-wise, there's the bar area with plenty of stools and a few booths and a larger dining area. Your average brewpub.

Where this place ceases to be average is the beer and food. The recently expanded tap selection now has 18 beers and one cask (when I was there), including one guest tap. They had a ton of their regulars as well as more recent exclusives - Midway IPA, Extremely Naughty Goose, Imperial Coffee Stout, Night Stalker... the list is awesome. Oh, and the guest tap? The Flossmoor Killer Kapowski Baltic Porter.

Service is attentive and helpful, our waiter stopped to answer questions. The food was, for a change, inspired. They have a new chef and he had some items on there that I didn't imagine possible - fried Raviolli? Wow! And the Stilton burger I had was nothing short of exceptional.

Price-wise, the place is decent. The Night Stalker was $10/12oz and the Killer Kapowski was $8/12oz but worth every penny. Food was reasonable, the burgers were $12. All told, I can't wait to go back! (1,155 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.78/5  rDev -8.9%
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. (1,031 characters)

Photo of Suds_With_Buds
3.55/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 2 | food: 4

Photo of Glenn_Cole_BTBC
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Hayes86
3.99/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of boothbeer
4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of srletend
3.95/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of JArt
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of acnapoli
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

The atmosphere is so all American and hip. The food was also excellent! (71 characters)

Photo of _morandi_
4.3/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of jds16
4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Pro: I was pleasantly surprised to see the very large number of beers on tap that were brewed on-premise. I was able to drink nothing but beers I hadn't even known existed prior to my visit. All beers I tasted were very good. I had soup and a sandwich--the soup was excellent and the sandwich was good.

Con: they really needed more than one bartender when I was there at an off-peak time; he was overworked. (408 characters)

Photo of Nat1975
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Homer53
4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Came here while on a conference, and Blackhawks were in Stanley Cup Finals.

Very relaxed vibe. Two bars are set up and each with 20+ taps. I went with a few on premises beers. They had 50% off appetizers and $4 pours of 6% or less beers. Awesome!

Service was a little slow, for no reason I could see. Food options looked good but I enjoyed the deal on apps.

I'd come back to this nostalgic place of a brewery that made it. And they still make great beer. (467 characters)

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4.56/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.08/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

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4.04/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -9.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

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4.36/5  rDev +5.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

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4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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5/5  rDev +20.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL
93 out of 100 based on 211 ratings.