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Goose Island Clybourn

Not Rated.
Goose Island ClybournGoose Island Clybourn
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

332 Ratings
Ratings: 332
Reviews: 202
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Active Beers: 320
Beer Ratings: 63,205
Beer Avg: 3.86
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 Gritsak:
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Went into chicago for the night this past weekend and decided to stop in at the brewpub for lunch and a beer. It was pretty easy to find and parking wasnt a problem at the time. I could imagine on a busy night you might have to search around a bit harder though.

The atmosphere was very relaxed. It wasnt very busy when we first got there, but gradually began to pick up as we were finishing. The area was very clean and well layed out with plenty of room to walk around and plenty of seats at the bar.

Service was pretty good. The waiter "couldnt" split up our check for some reason and there was a mistake on it also, but he was quick to fix the problem. He also didnt know if there was any happy hour deals at the time and mis quoted a promotional price they were running on the beer i got. Other then the little things he was friendly and eager to help.

Selection was good. I was hoping for some more interesting things on tap that arent offered in bottles. I stuck with the willow st. wheat, which is a american pale wheat since i didnt want anything to strong before the drive home. If i was staying in town i would definitely had tried the tripel or bareywine they offer.

Food was excellent. I ordered the cripsy chicken tenders with pub chips. The chips were very well seasoned and a hit at the table. The chicken was also very good and although it looked like a small portion when it was first brought out, each tender was solid with chicken so it ended up filling me up. We also tried the buffalo calamari. The buffalo sauce dominates the flavor but they are quite tasty and washed down clean with the willow st. wheat. Others at the table ordered a bacon cheese burger and the stilton burger, all of which said it was one of the best burgers they've had.

I spent about $15 for a beer and meal which is pretty good, especially for chicago. Monday night is $9 pitcher night and 1/2 off apetizers, so if i lived up there that was be on my schedule every week.

overall the place makes me miss having thirsty dog brewpub 10min from my house. Its nice to go to a place with a relaxed atmosphere where you can have good food and beer without breaking the bank.

Gritsak, Apr 16, 2006
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Not a bad brewpub, a great space that looks brand new with quite a few taps. The brewery tour on the other hand is very underwhelming. Unless you have very little knowledge of beer skip the tour. It's comprised of standing around and listening to one of the (brewpub)brew masters explain the brewing process.

Highlights included being able to see a few casks aging in the brewing room, having a few samples after the tour and getting a pint glass included in the price of admission. For value this cannot be beat.

The brewpub offers a lot of beer that is created on-site and a new beer is available weekly. The swag selection is very good. Lots of t-shirts, glasses and even a Chicago/Goose Island flag.

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Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL
94 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.