Goose Island Clybourn

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Goose Island ClybournGoose Island Clybourn
BEER AVG
3.9/5
Based on:
207 Beers
16,807 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

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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 semihobo:
Photo of semihobo
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

Went there on a Friday midday with a few friends. Sat at a strange table by the bar as no booths were free. My legs dangled from the table, making me feel like a little kid. The Olympics were on, which made for pretty good bar TV.

The beers were pretty good, the porter on cask was served a little warm but the 20th anniversary and bourbon county stout were especially good, and the blueberry ale was worth a shot.

Our server, "Sam," was very attentive but not hovering, and when I tried to decide what to order next brought me a sample in a very cool beer tasting glass, the only one I've seen expressly for the purpose of offering beer tastes. Great service.

There were 8-10 seasonals on tap as well as the usual suspects (nut brown, honkers, IPA, 312, etc.) and the reserves, giving us around 20 beer to order from total. The bulletin board conflicted slightly with the menu and hadn't been updated recently but gave us some clue as to how often new beers are rotated in.

The only food we had was the garlic fries, as I'd had a burrito across the street first at Jaimito's. The garlic fries were pretty weak, good slender fries smothered with minced garlic from a jar. Might as well eat out of the jar with a spoon. I wish I'd had room for the veggie burger, it sounded delicious.

A pretty quick walk from the North/Clybourn red line stop, I'd recommend it if you're in the area. Prices ranged from $4 for the pint of the day, to $5-6 for "regular" pints up to the 20th anniversary at 6.9% abv, and then $7 for Pere Jacques and Matilda and $10 for Bourbon County Stout (which, by the way, was worth it). Not bad given that it is located in a pricey part of town. (1,670 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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4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
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.