Goose Island Clybourn

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Goose Island ClybournGoose Island Clybourn
BEER AVG
3.9/5
Based on:
206 Beers
16,666 Reviews
Place Score: 93
Reviews: 210
Visits: 415
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

Notes:  Linked Beer Listing
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: 210 | Visits: 415
Reviews by brewcrew76:
Photo of brewcrew76
4.63/5  rDev +11.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Original Review 7/9/05

Goose Island has a nice neighborly brewpub atmosphere. They have a free jukebox with a decent music selection and enough tv's to catch any sports action. They even have some of the satellite sports packages to get out of market games.

The service is quick with food or drinks unless it is peak hours, which is expected. They are also friendly and it is very easy to strike up a conversation with the bartender when they are not busy. The bartenders/waitstaff can only answer basic questions about the beers which can typically be found in your menu anyway. My only real complaint about the service is when I ask questions (about promotions/mba program,etc), I always get the answer, "they don't tell me those kind of things."

There are typically 10-15 Goose beers on tap and 1 cask beer. They have a great variety of quality beers with many different styles so everyone should be able to find one they like. They also have a list of what is brewing so you know what is coming up. If you ask how a beer is they will give a little sample to try before you order.

The food is very good. They serve a wide variety of dishes covering all your typical bar food and some other dishes I usually don't see in a bar like jambalaya.

Overall this is a great brewpub that has become my regular hang out. They also have enough parking to find a spot even at peak times (a major plus in Chicago). Don't miss their tastings on the last Wed of every month. I just wish they would keep the beers on tap updated better on their website so I don't miss all the special limited releases.

Note: Review is updated as of 9/8/06. I bumped the service up from 4.0 to 4.5. The service has improved since my 1st review with the bartenders now knowing a great deal about the beer and have gone out of their way to provide good serivce a number of times. (1,865 characters)

More User Reviews:
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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3.68/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

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vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

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4.53/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

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4.44/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL
93 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.