Goose Island Clybourn
Active Beers: 269
Beer Ratings: 51,900
Beer Avg: 3.87
Taps: 18 / Bottles: -
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 261 | Reviews: 200 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by PorterLambic:
3.8/5 rDev -9.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
A very cool place. Big, with multiple levels but arranged/sectioned in a way that still allows a nice degree of intimacy (almost).
Decor is classy and upscale. Black steel with medium brown wood tables and floors. Brick walls throughout combine to give a really cool converted industrial space vibe to the whole layout.
You can see the big stainless steel tanks of goodness.
Quiet at 3:30 p.m. on a Wednesday, with only about twelve patrons. Several sections were, appropriately, closed.
I had a pulled BBQ pork slider with my brews. It was very good but at $4 for just one and nothing with it (even garnish), it seems a little pricey. It was the cheapest thing on the menu and everything sounded very good but for the prices charged, I wasn't committing to a full-blown entree in the afternoon. That would have taken $15-20 out of my beer money!
So,to the reason for me to be here.The beer. It was all good. Not wanting to push the consumption, I had only 2 here (having stopped at 3 Floyd's for lunch). I got a Kolsch and a La Deuxieme. Apparently, I was also testing my pronounciation skills. On the way out of the area I stopped at Binny's across the street for some to-go brews (for less than G.I. was charging). Reviews of all to follow.
Not surprisingly, all thier brews are offered and a few guest beers as well. About 15-25 total offerings.
04-26-2010 13:44:10 | More by PorterLambic
More User Reviews:
4.21/5 rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 3 | food: 4 | $$$
Met some friends for V-Day 2014 here though arrived a little late thanks to chicago's amazing traffic system. The beer was really good Identity crisis was pretty well amazing I enjoyed the fish and chips with the several beers I imbibed over the course of the evening. The waiter's knowledge of the beer was great, it was really nice to have someone who knew what the heck was on the menu instead of "it's a dark beer" or "it's kinda a light beer like you know bud light". The menu itself did a good job of explaining what was going on in many of the brews which they had several made in house exclusively but as for the personal touch the waiter did a pretty good job of offering up his thoughts on the beers. The Identity Crisis was $10 for a small snifter of the stuff probably around 5 oz, really freaking good stuff I bought another egged on by my buddy AJ but still I thought a little steep for a sample size glass. In the end I would definitely go back the place was comfortable and the people were very hospitable to say the least and the beer....well the beer speaks volumes for itself, the other beers were reasonably priced for a Chicago bar. I'd go back that's for sure, someone else needs to drive. TAXI!
04-08-2014 10:54:52 | More by Cozuma
Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL
93 out of 100 based on 261 ratings.