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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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Ratings: 332 | Reviews: 202 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cratez:
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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

Came here with my girl while visiting Chicago.

VIBE: inside has a family-style restaurant feel to it, the host greeted us by the retail store/front entrance and sat us in the dining area below the bar. Really casual and comfortable vibe with adequate spacing between tables (privacy) and various types of seating (booths, two-seaters, group tables). Nice crowd that minds their own business. No complaints here.

SERVICE: our waitress was pleasant and efficient. She wasn't particularly enthusiastic about the beers or food on offer, but she left us alone while we ate and ensured that our glasses were always full. She also brought me free samples when I couldn't decide between two beers. Solid.

SELECTION: the beer menu sports a great mix of hoppy, Belgian-style, and experimental ales. In addition to the brews that I went for, the Electric Apricot IPA (Farmers Market Series), Barrel Aged Smoked Goose, Green Line APA, and Madame Rose Sour Ale caught my attention. I ordered the Summer Camp IPA (cask) and Matilda (draught), both of which were awesome. My girlfriend was quite satisfied with her cocktail and wine.

FOOD: tried my first ever bánh mì and paired it with the soup of the day; the lady had the asparagus mac & cheese. Although the soup and macaroni were a touch too salty, everything was tasty, well-presented, and enjoyable, and on the whole the food seems to be a cut above your typical brewpub fare.

OVERALL: we had an excellent time at Goose Island. This place doesn't possess the extensive bottle lists of Haymarket, Piece, and Revolution; however, it compensates with a huge variety of house draughts, two cask ales, and a small range of its own bombers. Combine that with the accessible atmosphere and impressive cuisine, and you've got yourself a winner. Recommended.

cratez, Aug 15, 2011
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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.