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Goose Island Clybourn

Not Rated.
Goose Island ClybournGoose Island Clybourn
BEER AVG
3.85/5
Based on:
210 Beers
64,196 Ratings
Place Score: 95
Ratings: 366
Reviews: 207
rAvg: 4.23
pDev: 9.93%
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

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 PorterLambic:
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3.8/5  rDev -10.2%
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.

More User Reviews:
Photo of The_Beer_Shark
4.58/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.96/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4

so sick these guys are still doing it here, where i believe the started it all. so many beers on that arent what we see from them in other markets. no bourbon county on, and i dont think any of the bottled regulars either. cool old brick building, bustling vibe, lots of people, and a blue collar old brew house right when you walk in from the side street. two sided beer menu, all were excellent that i tasted, and i had a real stoke going the whole time i was here, just being where this brand began was very cool. loved the berliner, enkoyed the oatmeal stout, and found the winter warmer delightful as well. the food was homestyle and simple, but quite good, and while the service wasnt memorable, there wasnt anything wrong with it either. prices were fair, especially for downtown chicago standards, and i would highly recommend this to anyone who visits the city. this is where it all began, and its a lot of fun. a cozy place to drink and a historical feeling experience. dont miss this.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.5%

Awesome wings. Good beers

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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.

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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

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Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 366 ratings.