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Goose Island Clybourn

Not Rated.
Goose Island ClybournGoose Island Clybourn
BA SCORE
95
world-class

354 Ratings
Ratings: 354
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 8.75%
Active Beers: 207
Beer Ratings: 60,221
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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Ratings: 354 | Reviews: 205 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by OlieIPA:
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4.22/5  rDev -0.2%

Visited this establishment on 5/18/11.

A: Very similar to many gastropubs I've visited out in Orange County, California. Clean, dim lighting and lots of dark wood decor. Wasn't particularly busy when I visited, but I can imagine it being pretty packed by the time the weekend roles around.

Q: The beer quality was surperb!One of the first places in awhile where the beer made me sit back and say "WOW!".

As for the food, it was well prepared and offered high quality meats and sides with almost every dish.

S: Not bad, not exceptional...but overall, got everything in a timely manner.

S: Offered about 15 to 20 beers (both tap and bottle). Ordered a flight first, and like I said earlier, was really impressed with how every beer came out.

What I enjoyed the most was the combination of both traditional and rare style beer offerings.

F: Ordered the Lamb Burger and Mac n' Cheese with my girlfriend. She wasn't a fan of the burger, but I devoured it pretty quickly. The Mac n' Cheese was a bit dry for my liking...but overall, decent food for the price.

Overall: A must try! Cheers!

OlieIPA, May 18, 2011
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -5.4%

baybum, Monday at 08:08 PM
Photo of guityler83
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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NJB145, Nov 15, 2014
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wellsnb, Nov 10, 2014
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MaximumYuks, Nov 09, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4%

glass_house, Nov 07, 2014
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sweemzander, Nov 07, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +4.3%

Svyturys30, Nov 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

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%

spycow, Nov 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.2%

BigDaddy79, Oct 29, 2014
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Drwpiersonindy, Oct 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.4%

AndyEdgar, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
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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3.5/5  rDev -17.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.3%

JStewart00, Sep 25, 2014
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Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 354 ratings.