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Goose Island Brewery, Chicago, IL

Goose Island Brewery

3.9
3.9
272 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Restaurant currently closed for renovations. Reopening Summer 2017! Please check our website for updates!

Since 1988, Goose Island has consistently brewed Chicago's finest hand crafted ales and lagers. Goose Island brings together award-winning beer with outstanding lunches and dinner selections. Try our famous Stilton burger with a seasonal beer! Private party rooms are perfect for corporate events or casual parties.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Phone number
    (312) 915-0071
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Catering
    We're Chicago's craft beer caterer! Take a look at the Catering & Events section of our website for more information. http://www.gooseislandbrewpubs.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    http://www.gooseislandbrewpubs.com/private-events-clybourn/
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (312) 915-0071
  • Neighbourhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Cross Street
    Willow/Sheffield Ave.
  • Parking Details
    There is a private lot or customers can park on the street.
  • Public Transit
    Red Line - North Avenue <br />Brown Line - Armitage
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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What 272 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.9
3.9 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.8Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 0.3Value

NoiseModerate

272 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    2.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Simple food menu and overall nothing special. Beer is all hype and over priced. Service was decent.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 18, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Great selection of delicious beer. Unfortunately, the bathroom was filthy, the booths were very worn/tattered, and the service was average. The only food we had was the pretzel appetizer, and that was good, but unfortunately without having anything else I can't comment on the entrees. I'll be back if I'm looking for good beer selection, but not if I'm looking for a date spot.

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  3. Claes

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 30, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Bourbon County. Love it. Came just for this beer, and left a happy man.

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  4. SherryW

    Chicago

    142 reviews

    3.0

    142 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    NOISEY! Food is fine, nothing special. Go for the beer.

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  5. Ivan

    Chicago

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a great place to start your evening off. The beer selection is plenty and very satisfying. The food is delicious and the surroundings are a site to take in. Staff is friendly and all around a great place to have a drink or four.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Watched the Cubs win the World Series here. Our server was great. Food/drinks also great.

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  7. JimS

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We needed extra seats for others that decided to come after I reserved and they were very accommodating. Food was really good and beer is awesome!

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  8. WillieWonksta

    Detroit

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    I love Goose Island beers, I've been wanting to come here since I moved to Chicago 3 years ago. The hostess staff was very friendly, however my server seemed annoyed by me sitting in her section. Her tone was very cold, straight to the point. I was waiting for a friend, so I looked over the beer menu and found a few of the beers I was interested in. Sadly they had run dry for the evening. So I settled with a different beer. It was fine... other than the fact that it was warm. The glass was not chilled, beer was not chilled, just warm fizzy beer. Is this a thing? Thanks??? My friend and I were thinking about having dinner there but felt pressure by the server that we needed to order something ASAP. Between the warm beer and unfriendly nature of our server, we decided to go somewhere else for dinner and additional drinks.

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  9. PaulaK

    New York City

    78 reviews

    5.0

    78 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent beer selection made possible by our awesome bartender! We drink Goose Island at the Jets home games and we wanted to experience different brews. We asked our bartender to make our selections for flights. Spot on! The food was delicious and fresh. The decor was eclectic and comfortable. Excellent experience.

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  10. Mike

    Chicago

    253 reviews

    4.0

    253 reviews

    Dined on July 24, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Decent menu with good food selections including burgers, poutine, appetizers and a great beer menu. Service was good although the place wasn't very crowded giving us a bit of a "lost" feeling and not sure why we were seated as far away from the pub as we were.

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  11. DavidW

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff was very friendly. Our server was helpful in helping us to choose a beer each of us would like from their list. I will be bringing guests here again many times.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    This is a mere shadow of its former self-only beer, no cocktails, no wine, limited menu. However, service was quick and the hamburger was decent.

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  13. Disappointed

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Brunch was good, but not a lot of dinner options to choose from. You almost always get seated right away, but takes a bit before you're approached by your waiter/waitress. The environment is neat and it is a local brewery so it's fun to try their different beers.

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  14. Chelsea

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    It was a typical Saturday afternoon crowd. Took my mother for a birthday lunch and drinks. Since brunch was still being served, I opted for an omelette, the brie omelette to be exact. The cheese was very overbearing and after asking for a new one, it still wasn't very good. Only because I hadn't eaten all day, I settled on the breakfast burger. Regardless of the food, the service was good.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 22, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The beers are boring. Easy to forget. Food menu Boring this place has not a soul.

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  16. AdrienneG

    Chicago

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 14, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I've been coming here forover 10 years and the menu used to have grass-fed beef and a really great lamb burger; now it's OK but nothing spectacular. I got the BBQ pulled pork sandwich and it had barely and sauce on it - luckily the expeditor brought me more sauce when I asked and I was able to enjoy my sandwich Service and beer are fine.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 16, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Had a lovely time at Goose Island Brewery.

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  18. BigDaddy

    Minneapolis

    48 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Had lunch with some great beers from this original brewery location. The wort bread would be a meal in itself, dense, crusty bread, with honey butter and bacon jam spreads. Great burgers and some of the best sweet potato fries, Oh and great beers.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2016

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Server was rude and negligent. Food was not good enough to over compensate. Drinks were slow and several people never got what they ordered.

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  20. LocalNeighbor

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great time, Good beer, but the corned beef on st patricks day disappointed us.

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  21. OliviaG

    Chicago

    22 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The cheese curd appetizer was delicious. The Caesar salad was tasteless and very disappointing.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 12, 2016

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Average food made pleasant by beer.

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 27, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is very good. Simple menu. Good choices. Cheese curds are off the charts good. BEER! So many choices, craft beer lovers have to visit. 5 oz serving choice makes it easy to try a ton. Prices are very reasonable. Service is very good. Don't go to Chicago without visiting this place.

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  24. Nance

    Chicago

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I love seeing a beer list separated by type. I prefer IPAs and I hate slogging through a long list to see my options. No need to do this here! The wait staff could even tell me nuanced differences. Worth it. Food was good too.

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  25. AJA14

    Chicago

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    When our waitress first came over she informed us that she was out of several items on the menu so we immediately ordered the beignets before they ran out too. They came out and although I wouldn't classify them as beignets, more like over sized donut holes they were delicious! When she came back to take our order for brunch she informed us that they were out of eggs so we either had to wait or had to order off the regular menu. We decided to wait and luckily five minutes later they had eggs again. We ordered off the brunch menu and both enjoyed what we ordered and due to the difficulties our waitress comped a drink for us which I thought was nice considering everything that had happened.

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2016

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We enjoyed tasting some beers and everyone liked their food. The only bad thing to say was that our server didn't come by the table nearly enough. Our food came out quick enough when it was ordered, but it took longer than we would have liked to get drinks and place orders. Our server was good, but it seemed like he was stretched pretty thin. There was a large private party there that night, so that may have been the problem. It would have been much better if our server had time for questions about the beers and menu, and to come around more often and more quickly with refills. I would have ordered one more beer after dessert and a growler to take home, but I was tired of waiting by that point and ready to go. I would go back though.

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  27. MeganT

    Chicago

    5 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Ran out of special release beers before it was released, slow service.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 10, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sad to see poutine was no longer on the menu but the BBQ pulled pork was delicious! Super soft bun! Great waitress and service!

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  29. Simsmom

    Chicago

    104 reviews

    3.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2015

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    We arrived early on a Sunday. Service was slow despite the fact that no one was there. They did not have the beers we wanted on the menu. Food was OK at best. We will not go again. If you like good beer and quality food, choose another place. .

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  30. DDDave

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We came here for the tour and tasting and it was worth every minute. It was very informative and the beers we tasted were excellent. It gave us a new appreciation for Goose Island and makes them one of our favorite brewers.

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  31. marellano11

    Chicago

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I dined at Goose Island back on the 24th of October with my family. I recently moved around the area and took my family there for the first time. I understand that it was a Saturday and the server was probably busy. I'm not going to mention the server's name at this point but the service was horrible. First, we were never given napkins until I asked and no condiments on the table. We had to ask the bus person the refill our water. The server was not attentive at all she must have only checked on us only 3 times. We had the Prime cheddar burger and it was a very simple burger but nothing special. The burger was good but a bit overpriced. We also had drinks and she was fast with the drinks but at the end of our meal I ordered a jack and coke and it took over 5 minutes to ask for a simple Jack and coke drink. At this point, I was bothered by her service. For some reason, I always get bad service at restaurants and, believe me, I am not pushy at all. I usually tip up front and expect good service but that day I only tipped her $2. I also wrote on the merchant's receipt as bad service. The thing she did not know is that I tip over 20% all the time tip I dine out. I will visit this place again but hope a better dining experience.

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  32. RobertB

    Detroit

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great beer. Good bar food.

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  33. deweyinusa

    Chicago

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We enjoyed the all American burgers with a side of fries. As a starter, we had the pretzels which were delicious! Our waitress helped to find the right beers for my British visitor's taste. I had the Greenline IPA which is by far my fave beer from Goose island

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    12 reviews

    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Even though Goose Island is more of a pub than a typical sports bar, it was a nice upgrade to our usual Sunday football routine. Great food, a calmer atmosphere (which means more attentive service), and a phenomenal drink selection kept us all happy while comfortably watching the game in the bar.

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  35. JWEV

    New York City

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    intense beer menu with selections only available on site quality good offerings that pair well and stand on their own

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  36. AverageJoe66

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 15, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food items pair very well with the beer brewed on-site. Bacon spread on bread appetizer is fantastic!

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  37. Amberbrown

    Chicago

    23 reviews

    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, delicious food and trendy hot spot.

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  38. nomcat

    Chicago

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Everything lacking about food and service is compensated with the amazing beer. It's worth going just for the delicious 3oz pours for $2. If you're hungry, the food there is decent; but not great. Nothing special or noteworthy. They will have standard pub food.

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  39. dmanners

    Chicago

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 6, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Second time at Goose Island and thank goodness for consistency. Service was great and the food wasn't too bad either. There were 4 in our party, the Fish & Chips were crunchy on the outside and moist and tender in the middle. The Moroccan Meatloaf was moist & the mashed potatoes had great flavor, not too much garlic and not dry. The Turkey Club was good. Bread was toasted just right not burnt and the bacon was cooked so it was crisp, but not too crisp. The Prime Cheddar burger was prepared as requested, medium. It was moist and flavorful, the cheese was melted over the entire burger. Two of the side were onion rings and one was french fries. Both were tasty, not overdone and crunchy. It's nice to go somewhere and have consistently good food instead of being great one time and the next time it's bad.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 10, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere, better drinks. Food was also good. Reasonably priced.

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1800 North Clybourn, Chicago, IL 60614

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Willow/Sheffield Ave.
  • Neighbourhood
    Lincoln Park
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Wed, Sun 11:00 am–10:00 pm Thu, Fri 11:00 am–11:00 pm Sat 11:00 am–12:00 am
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    American, Gastro Pub
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is a private lot or customers can park on the street.
  • Public Transit
    Red Line - North Avenue Brown Line - Armitage
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (312) 915-0071
  • Catering
    We're Chicago's craft beer caterer! Take a look at the Catering & Events section of our website for more information. http://www.gooseislandbrewpubs.com/catering/
  • Private party facilities
    http://www.gooseislandbrewpubs.com/private-events-clybourn/
  • Private party contact
    Manager: (312) 915-0071
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