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CHICAGO BREWERIES

Top off your visit to Chicago with a visit to one (or all) of the city's many breweries.

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Chicago is home to some of the best beers and breweries in the country and is an epicenter of the craft beer movement. Home to about 60 breweries and 46 Great American Beer Festival Gold Medals, Chicago's craft beer is not to be missed.

The following Chicago breweries offer brewpubs and tap rooms where you can taste several varieties of their craft beer on site.

 

GOOSE ISLAND, 1800 N. CLYBOURN AVE., LINCOLN PARK

Goose Island Brewery - Lincoln Park Goose Island is one of the beer world's biggest names, but it started as a small brewpub in Chicago known as Clybourn. Goose Island's Clybourn Brewery helped lay the foundation for one of the most successful craft beer companies in the United States. Savor tradition in this bustling Lincoln Park location, which has been serving up award-winning, seasonal beers since 1988.

REVOLUTION BREWING, 2323 N. MILWAUKEE AVE., LOGAN SQUARE

Revolution Brewing pays homage to Chicago's rich distilling history with barrel wood walls and benches made of 100-year old beams. Only a few years old, the brewpub is already a Logan Square neighborhood institution. With taster sizes and a modern tavern attached to the facility, Revolution makes it easy to sample a little bit of everything. The Eugene Coffee Porter is not to be missed. Revolution's Kedzie Brewery and Tap Room on 3340 N. Kedzie Ave. offers brewery tours Wednesday through Sunday

LAGUNITAS BREWING COMPANY, 1843 S. WASHTENAW AVE., DOUGLAS PARK

Sitting above the largest brewery in Illinois, Lagunitas' tap room and beer sanctuary serve up some fun, music, munchies, and beers you won't find on shelves.  The tap room is open Wednesdays through Sundays but the brewery offers free brewery tours with tastings seven days a week.  Check out their website for details.

HALF ACRE, 4257 N. LINCOLN AVE., NORTH CENTER

Half Acre Brewing Company Half Acre began brewing in its North Center location in 2009. While it's a relative newcomer to the craft beer game, Half Acre is already a Chicago institution. The Daisy Cutter is a prevailing favorite for locals and buying a growler of the good stuff is a must-do while visiting the city. Half Acre also does brewery tours and has an expansive collection of unique merchandise at their store. To make your visit to the brewery even more exciting, Half Acre recently opened The Tap Room, an area that allows for a sit-down sampling of the establishment's celebrated ales.

PIECE PIZZERIA & BREWERY, 1927 W. NORTH AVE., WICKER PARK/BUCKTOWN

With live band karaoke and unbelievable New Haven style pizza, Piece offers a unique microbrew experience. As an anchor of Chicago's artist-friendly Wicker Park/Bucktown neighborhood, it's known for a lively house atmosphere. In Piece won a gold and bronze medal at the 2014 World Beer Cup.

HAYMARKET PUB & BREWERY, 737 W. RANDOLPH ST., WEST LOOP

Specializing in classic Belgian and contemporary American beer styles, World Beer Cup 2014 gold medal-winning Haymarket Pub & Brewer produces an array of brown bottles for every beer palette. Chicago's West Loop neighborhood is fast becoming one of the world's greatest dining destinations and decorated brewer Pete Crowley produces a pairing worthy of his Michelin-rated neighbors. Haymarket's affinity for screens makes it a popular choice for sports fans and its Wilburt Wondersniff Double America Wheat is a hit with beer lovers.

DRYHOP BREWERS, 3155 N. BROADWAY AVE., LAKEVIEW

DryHop Brewers

DryHop's brewmaster, Brant Dubovick, creates hop-centric, barrel-aged, traditional and experimental beer styles that are absolutely one-of-a-kind. This place takes great pride in balancing an approachable neighborhood atmosphere and an uncanny attention to beer brewing detail. From shared plates to unique ales, DryHop offers a distinguished experience in the casual Lakeview neighborhood.

HORSE THIEF HOLLOW BREWING COMPANY, 10426 S. WESTERN AVE., BEVERLY

Situated in the picturesque Beverly neighborhood of Chicago, Horse Thief Hollow features a variety of craft beer styles and made from scratch food. In 2014 Horse Thief Hollow won an award at the World Beer Cup for their Cheval Deux, a sweet potato Biere de Garde.

ANDERSONVILLE BREWING, 5402 N. CLARK ST.

Andersonville Brewing started out in 2009 making it one of the older craft breweries in the city.  From their Blonde Bombshell, a golden ale, to barrel-aged brews and sour stouts, Andersonville Brewing has something to satisfy all tastes.  In addition to the beers we brew on site, we also offer more than 40 other beers and ciders in bottle and draft, with a primary focus on local Midwest brews.

VICE DISTRICT BREWING CO., 1454 S. MICHIGAN AVE., SOUTH LOOP

Vice District Brewing Company is one of the newest additions to the craft beer scene in Chicago but that started off right with a variety of styles from a Black IPA to an English Style Special Bitter.  This South Loop brewery and tap room is committed to bringing quality brews to the neighborhood.

ATLAS BREWING COMPANY, 2747 N. LINCOLN AVE., LINCOLN PARK

Atlas Brewing Company is one of the city's many newer craft brewpub, but it borrows its name from one of Chicago's early beer makers. Atlas was established in 1896 and closed its doors during Prohibition. Breathing new life into the historic label, Atlas Brewing Company opened its doors in Lincoln Park in 2012. Brewing brothers, Ben and John Saller, curate a diverse selection of craft beers that are paired with creative cuisine.

ROCK BOTTOM, 1 W. GRAND AVE., THE LOOP

Located just steps from The Magnificent Mile, Rock Bottom is a popular brewpub for Chicago's frenzied shoppers, downtown residents and visitors. Expect a full menu with the freshest ingredients and, of course, some high quality craft beers to wash it all down. With its incredible view, Rock Bottom's rooftop dining area is an incredibly popular draw in the summertime.


Goose Island Brewpub
1800 N. Clybourn Ave.
Chicago, IL 60614
(312) 915-0071
DryHop Brewers
3155 N. Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 857-3155
Vice District Brewing Co.
1454 S. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, IL 60605
(312) 291-9022
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