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Goose Island Clybourn

Not Rated.
Goose Island ClybournGoose Island Clybourn
BA SCORE
94
outstanding

339 Ratings
Ratings: 339
Reviews: 203
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Active Beers: 329
Beer Ratings: 64,702
Beer Avg: 3.87
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: 339 | Reviews: 203 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by kensuthe:
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3.9/5  rDev -7.6%

Atmosphere - We stopped by this location for lunch during a weekday afternoon, somewhere between normal lunch and dinner hours. The inside of the establishment was interesting, with the Beer Academy off to the side of the entrance area and the bar and seating towards the back. There was also a downstairs seating area, but that was closed when we went. We sat in a booth by the bar, and there was mostly a wood and brick facade. The bar area looked like some kind of hybrid between Cheers and an Applebee's, where everything was kind of generic but you also got the feeling that it could be a lot more fun if there were more people around.

Quality - We each had two beers, and they were all of good quality and served in proper glassware. I had the cask aged English Malt Porter (served at room temperature), and the 312 Urban Wheat. Good pours, and proper carbonation levels in all six beers.

Service - Our server was quick with the orders, quick on the refills, and answered any questions we had. The bar and the kitchen did their part, too. We were there during an off time, though, so I don't know how they stack up during busier times.

Selection - There were somewhere between 10 and 20 offerings from Goose Island on tap, including at least one reserve brew and a cask conditioned brew. This is a brewpub and not a beer bar, so you shouldn't expect to find beers from other breweries here. They offered a nice variety of styles from Belgian dark ale and Russian Imperial Stout to American Pale Ale and Wheat, with several fine points in between.

Food - The food was pretty good for what it was, although it wasn't anything really great. There are sandwiches, salads, soup, appetizers, sides, and entrees of various types to choose from. Between us we had a caesar salad, garlic fries, onion rings, a chicken and artichoke panini sandwich, the stilton burger, and the buffalo chicken sandwich. Some of the dishes that other people had ordered in the booth next to us looked good from where we were sitting, too.

Value - The beer prices were reasonable and the food prices were a little high for what we got. It's not unreasonable, but there are probably better values for your money if you're looking to eat and drink in the area.

kensuthe, Sep 18, 2008
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

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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 339 ratings.