Motor Row Brewing takes is name from the historic Motor/Record Row area located in a landmark building at 2337 S. Michigan Avenue in Chicago’s near south side. Throughout it’s history, the Motor Row neighborhood has been home to many of Chicago’s big shoulders; including Marshall Field and Al Capone who called 22nd and Michigan his home turf.
At the turn of the century, Motor Row was famous for featuring more than 116 different makes of automobiles that were sold on this historic district of Michigan Avenue. Later, Record Row in the 1950’s and 60’s was home to Chicago’s world famous Chess Records and current home of Willie Dixon’s “Blues Heaven” Foundation and museum. Even The Rolling Stones made a pilgramige to record just up the street. Take a visit to our neighborhood to try one of our wonderful craft beers and enjoy a part of Chicago history.
Our story begins in the midst of this rich and proud tradition.