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Goose Island Brewpub

Goose Island Brewpub

Brewery and American Restaurant$$$$
North Side, Chicago
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    Has a stamp of approval from Time Out Chicago and Chicago magazine
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    Victoria S.
    "Get Sofie, the most beautiful beer I've ever had."(7 Tips)
    Alan Y.
    "The sriracha wings are a delicious take on a classic bar dish."(5 Tips)
    Mike
    "Sure, Matilda and Sofie are top notch."(4 Tips)
    Jenny F.
    "Brewery tours every Sunday...call in advance to reserve a spot!"(5 Tips)
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  • Sara S.
    Sara SteigerSeptember 14, 2013
    Must haves: sriracha wings, Matilda, Sofie, and any seasonal beer on draft!! Food, beer and service was amazing!! Ask for Lisa, she was great!! Cheers!
    Upvoted Nov 23, 2021
  • Brad P.
    Brad ProbstJuly 29, 2012
    The tour is well worth the $10 considering you get a pint glass and samples plus it's fun and you learn a bit. The beer is amazing. Food is great! Best quesadilla and onion rings I have ever had.
  • Colin R.heart icon on user image
    Colin ROctober 25, 2016
    Been here 25+ times
    Best brewpub in the city. Hands down. Best variety of beers and some you can't find or drink anywhere else. The food menu is excellent and offers great pairing options. Bring the whole family!
  • Chicago magazine
    Chicago magazineApril 16, 2012
    Seriously good beer is the draw, and chitchat is easy in these casual digs. Create a four-beer flight ($8) from the 24 or so draft choices. Saturday and Sunday brewery tours. Read more
  • Kostya K.heart icon on user image
    Kostya KekhaevAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 25+ times
    Outstanding brewpub menu, fresh beer (brewed on-site), and it's big enough to comfortably accommodate any size & all types of crowds!
  • Jason F.heart icon on user image
    Jason FloodJuly 30, 2021
    The BBQ sandwich was really good. I don't drink so I'd just follow your previous drinks to decide what to try. The wife liked her citrus beer. Big, open spaces. Not super busy on a Thursday.
  • Dana J.heart icon on user image
    Dana JensenNovember 27, 2014
    The waiter made some great recommendations, the wort bread was delicious, the beer was reasonably priced for Chicago, and the space was really nice. Not the most exciting menu, but some great choices.
  • Mikeheart icon on user image
    MikeOctober 13, 2015
    Very unimpressed with the in-house brews here. Sure, Matilda and Sofie are top notch. But the rotating selection of other flavorless beers left a lot to be desired from a name as big as Goose Island.
  • A P.
    A PattonDecember 27, 2011
    All the Belgian style brews are awesome. ESP sofie and BB. Also a fan of rye-talian and sahti. They run out of popular flavors fast. You can order flights of 4 four oz pours for 8.
  • Michael D.heart icon on user image
    Michael DorseySeptember 29, 2015
    Laid back atmosphere, great local brewery with several outstanding Brews. Food was excellent. Friendly and attentive staff. Get the grilled cheese with chips!
  • Ashley K.heart icon on user image
    Ashley KasperDecember 28, 2014
    The tour was great! One of the two onsite Brewers educated us all about the beer making process.
  • Jerry J.heart icon on user image
    Jerry JosephJune 9, 2018
    Request tastings of anything you want - they’re healthy pours by great bartenders with great service. Just remember to tip your bartender.
  • Samir N.
    Samir NaikFebruary 16, 2013
    Book tour early, grab a bite to eat or a brew. Food looked awesome. Brewery tour is 20 mins and tasting session is around 20 mins. Most brews sampled you can only find at the brewpub.
  • Michael G.
    Michael GoroffJanuary 28, 2012
    The place that put Chicago on the craft brew map. Very good beer menu and the food is top notch. I recommend the Stilton burger, veggie chili, pretzels and mussels
  • L K.heart icon on user image
    L KAugust 9, 2014
    The mussels were great, as was the Wort Bread with bacon jam and honey butter. Always a fresh selection of unique beers.
  • The Feast
    The FeastJune 9, 2011
    Goose Island has become a local craft brew hero, but Andrew Hroza's enhanced bar grub at the brewpub is a step above. Added bonus: constantly changing small batches from head brewer Jared Rouben.
  • Stellaa D.heart icon on user image
    Stellaa DuhartMarch 1, 2015
    Matilde and Sofie are my favourites, but since they can be found anywhere, I would pick something that they only have there.
  • Todd W.heart icon on user image
    Todd WhiteNovember 3, 2014
    Amazing selection of their own beers. Some really amazing and different styles. Food also amazing at brewpub
  • David C.
    David CraigSeptember 27, 2014
    Brew tour taught little about brewing but the sampler was awesome. The pretzels were really yummy with a swiss cheese sauce.
  • Charla B.
    Charla BlanchardAugust 2, 2013
    Great wings, get the sirracha sauce. I don't drink beer, but that is the only alcohol you should order. The cocktails are not great.
  • Hiedi E.heart icon on user image
    Hiedi EFebruary 24, 2016
    Definitely a great place to meet up with people. Food and drinks were reasonably priced and very good.
  • Shannon J.heart icon on user image
    Shannon JeropkeMarch 26, 2018
    Been here 5+ times
    This is the original Goose Island Tap room. A must visit for crafty beer lovers.
  • Brian G.heart icon on user image
    Brian GordonMarch 25, 2016
    So many good beers to try so little time. The hopscotch cask conditioned was excellent.
  • General Sherman
    General ShermanOctober 15, 2012
    Definitely more of a beer spot, but the food is decent too. "Caber Toss" quickly entered my top 2 in the scotch ales category.
  • Untappd
    UntappdAugust 24, 2012
    Where it all started! Random fact: Goose Island is actually an Island in Chicago. Try some rare beers that you can't get anywhere else!
  • Jimmy Z.
    Jimmy ZhuApril 6, 2013
    three tours on saturday, two on sunday; call a week in advance to reserve, $10: http://www.gooseisland.com/pages/clybourn_brewpub/65.php
  • Theodore H.
    Theodore HuffOctober 5, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Beer flights are $10. Probably going to need 2 if you want to feel like you actually made a dent in the giant tap menu!
  • Peter S.
    Peter SoungApril 15, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Try the chef collaboration beer if one is on tap. Can't go wrong with anything brewed by Jared Rouben.
  • Craig P.heart icon on user image
    Craig PhillipsAugust 7, 2014
    The tour is really nonexistent. Nice little tasting and pint glass at the end though.
  • Russell H.
    Russell HansenSeptember 26, 2010
    Been here 5+ times
    Guest beers are great, Green Line Pale Ale is amazing, but the Wrigleyville spot has a way better atmosphere. Their growler price is a little expensive though.
  • Knick B.heart icon on user image
    Knick BanasNovember 29, 2018
    Been here 10+ times
    Bourbon County. Get Bourbon County. Usually tapped on black Friday.
  • Calvin M.heart icon on user image
    Calvin MultanenJanuary 31, 2016
    Great brewery. The tour is very worth the $10
  • Peter S.
    Peter SloanJanuary 4, 2019
    Been here 25+ times
    Yeah it's owned by big beer but Jonathan is one hell of a brewer. Come drink his tasty brews.
  • Lisa G.
    Lisa GhisolfSeptember 23, 2010
    Been here 100+ times
    Our LeTip referral group meets every Weds. from 1130am-1pm for lunch - check us out for details & to RSVP with info@letipchicago.com if you'd like more business & a great group of referrals! Read more
  • Michelle M.
    Michelle McGowanDecember 27, 2009
    Been here 10+ times
    Great Chicago brewery. If visiting in the next few months, I recommend a tall glass of the Mild Winter. The spicy pork sliders and sweet potato fries were also a hit. Read more
  • Sean R.heart icon on user image
    Sean ReedAugust 23, 2014
    Refreshing is the Hefeweizen for sure. Especially on a hot day.
  • Redeye Chicago
    Redeye ChicagoAugust 3, 2014
    Head to the grandfather of Chicago's brewpubs, where a glass wall lets you peek right into the beer-making action. Read more
  • Lee A.heart icon on user image
    Lee AllenAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Always a great selection of rare beers on tap.
  • Katarina K.heart icon on user image
    Katarina KatsmaDecember 29, 2015
    Even after they were sold, I still love this place. There is beer here for everyone.
  • Time Out Chicago
    Time Out ChicagoDecember 20, 2013
    The Gillian from Goose Island is one of the 100 best things we drank this year. http://tmout.us/rLOtk Read more
  • Raed M.heart icon on user image
    Raed MansourSeptember 13, 2015
    Beer should be the only reason to go here. Practically their whole lineup is on draft. Service is good, food, well, not so good.
  • Steven R.
    Steven RepkaSeptember 7, 2012
    Duck confit Poutine is awesome and goes well with Foxxy English Brown Ale
  • Ricky P.
    Ricky PottsAugust 21, 2010
    If you want cheap beer, don't come here. The Goose Island by Wrigley is way cheaper and has a much better scene. They also have a great live music scene there was well.
  • Sandeep C.
    Sandeep C.January 2, 2013
    Great place to get drinks! Also the Chicago Brew Bus tour starts out here.
  • David R.
    David RichmondFebruary 20, 2011
    Do the tour! Costs $7. You take the tour, you taste beer, you get a pint glass... What more could you need?
  • Michael R.
    Michael RoszkowskiJune 10, 2013
    Friendly bartenders and amazing beer. What else can you ask for?
  • Valerieheart icon on user image
    ValerieSeptember 15, 2014
    Lots of taps. Can do a flight of four tastings at a time.
  • The Culinary Institute of America
    Brewmaster Jared Rouben keeps the barrels rolling in at Goose Island Brewery. He mastered his draft with us, at the CIA. Check out his culinary college: Read more
  • Yangzhi Z.
    Yangzhi ZhaoSeptember 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Goose Island's original brewpub and much better than their Wrigleyville location in terms of selection.
  • Commuter D.
    Commuter DaddyOctober 2, 2011
    Free wifi. There is also a big screen inside bar area. Beat viewing is near corner by the door.
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