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Goose Island Clybourn

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

353 Ratings
Ratings: 353
Reviews: 205
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 8.77%
Active Beers: 207
Beer Ratings: 59,954
Beer Avg: 3.85
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: 353 | Reviews: 205 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by rowew:
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4.33/5  rDev +2.6%

Stopped in for lunch, located in a strip mall area of Lincoln Park. Only a couple blocks from the Red Line metro stop, which is convenient. Once inside we went straight to the bar area. I saw some other reviews criticize the atmosphere, but I thought it was a great looking bar area. Split into a few different levels, with the brewing equipment visible through a window. Beer selection was clearly marked on a large chalkboard, and fairly extensive (including 4 cask offerings). I had a couple build your own samplers - choose 4 different beers from the list. Food was great, and focused on a lot of local offerings. Prices were a bit high, but we certainly felt like we got our moneys worth. I'd definitely recommend this as a lunch stop if you are in the area. Also right across the street from a Sam's, which is convenient.

rowew, Sep 15, 2009
More User Reviews:
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

baybum, Monday at 08:08 PM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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.

guityler83, Monday at 12:39 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

NJB145, Saturday at 10:18 PM
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

wellsnb, Nov 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

MaximumYuks, Nov 09, 2014
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4.4/5  rDev +4.3%

glass_house, Nov 07, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

sweemzander, Nov 07, 2014
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4.41/5  rDev +4.5%

Svyturys30, Nov 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Nuggetz, Nov 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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

alerivers, Nov 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

spycow, Nov 01, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

BigDaddy79, Oct 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bcm75, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

JackNip, Oct 24, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +7.1%

Drwpiersonindy, Oct 21, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

AndyEdgar, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
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.

SD-Alefan, Oct 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

Spike-likes-beer, Oct 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Tsar_Riga, Oct 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

Docrock, Oct 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

yemenmocha, Sep 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

JStewart00, Sep 25, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Craftonly23121, Sep 23, 2014
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Goose Island Clybourn in Chicago, IL
94 out of 100 based on 353 ratings.