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Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant

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BA SCORE
88
very good

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.16%
Active Beers: 40
Beer Ratings: 2,687
Beer Avg: 3.63
Taps: 0
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

639 E Boughton Rd
Ste 100
Bolingbrook, Illinois, 60440-3126
United States
phone: (630) 739-6036

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @gordon_biersch

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(Place added by: reesepzor on 04-15-2007)
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Reviews by rhoadsrage:
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%

It took me a while to find this place packed in a outdoor mall that reminds me of Disney world. Head toward the Giant Bass Pro Shop and park there, GB is across the parking lot. Walking inside it was a big open place with a high-end chain restaurant feel. The bar is in the front with a series of small glass garage doors that could open in the summer making it a open air bar, which I will come back for.
The menu had a nice info sheet of how they brew beers, using the Reinheitsgebot to the strictest accord. Really? Then I can't wait to try there hefeweizen brewed without wheat. All the rest of their beers are German styles aswell. The beers are actually served at a decent lager temp. and some were pretty nice.
Even though the beer was strictly German, the food was all over the place. They served whatever was trendy from mini-burgers to lobster mac n' cheese, to steaks. I feel like the food is served in double portions at double the price. After an starter of house chips, thin sliced chips with tons of blue cheese dressing and a few green onions I was full.
They have a passport club for $20 that gets you a discount card for beers much like other brewpubs chains but this one gets you VIP seating and a $10 gift card to start.
If I had to go to a chain restaurant this would be my choice but if I don't then it won't.
I also felt like the servers had memorized cue cards on each beer and could recite that verbatim and that was the extend of their beer knowledge or interest.
All the beers that I tried are very light and clean but also have muted flavors. I will be interested to try their seasonal and specialty beers.

rhoadsrage, May 05, 2008
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

barnzy78, Sep 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

ruckus232, Jul 22, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

joelambic, Jun 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

tmarretti, May 18, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Knoxrb12, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of BrewThru_29
3.88/5  rDev +1%

This is a good date night stop for me and the wife. It's a little loud, but a booth in the dining room is quiet enough to hold a conversation without feeling like you're screaming.

The beer...because that's why we're reviewing this place. Overall, I'm a little underwhelmed. Over the course of a few visits I've tried all there brews. The Marzen is very good. Their other standard varieties leave much to be desired. Nothing is bad, but nothing great. They just brew to appeal to the majority of American beer consumers, not the BA hopheads.

Haven't had a food item I didn't enjoy. Little pricey for what you get in my opinion, but very tasty.

Overall, a nice place for dinner. This would also be a fun place to come with a group and sit in the bar area and have a few, as they have some high top tables that accommodate 8 or so.

BrewThru_29, Mar 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

NewGlarusFan, Jan 28, 2014
Photo of ethanmc12
3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ethanmc12, Oct 16, 2013
Photo of WoodBrew
4.45/5  rDev +15.9%

Went to the Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Bolingbrook, IL last evening with some friends and was pleasently surprised. The atmosphere reminded me alot of German beer halls with a bit more upscale decore. The volume of noise was quite significant, which again is like Germany beer halls, but made it difficult to hold a conversation. The quality of the food and beer was very good. All there beer was solid and the food was exquisite. The service was very attentitive and knowledgable. There were plenty of beer to select from they had their five standards available plus a Dunkel and Oktober Fest available....all which represented their styles well. The food was great...the app chips with cheese and bacon were incredible. The cajon fish tacos were very good as well. There were four of us....one app....7 pints, one sampler, four entres, two deserts came to $170 without tip. To me a bit pricy....the pints were only $5 each which is good, but hte food was a bit more than the norm....I thought. All in all a great visit.

WoodBrew, Sep 25, 2011
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Gordon Biersch Brewery & Restaurant in Bolingbrook, IL
88 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.