These scenic waterfront neighborhoods are home to a historic zoo, popular shopping corridors, an iconic stadium, an amazing restaurant scene — and lots of great spots to drink beer. Explore the charming, tree-lined streets of Lincoln Park and Lakeview to find brewpubs and taprooms from brewers that you can only taste in Chicago, plus plenty of popular neighborhood beer bars.
As the name implies, DryHop Brewers focuses on hop-centric ales — and they’re only available here in Lakeview. Order a pint of Shark Meets Hipster, a wheat IPA, while you enjoy a burger and the casual vibes. Brewing equipment is on display inside and a bustling patio spills out onto the sidewalk outside. Make sure to grab a growler to bring home with you.
Stop 2: Corridor Brewery & Provisions
From the team behind Dryhop Brewers comes Corridor Brewery & Provisions, just about a mile west on the bustling Southport Corridor. It’s a farmhouse craft brewery that’s big into hops and also artisan pizzas baked in a hearth oven. Tables sit right aside the brewing equipment, so you get a glimpse into the process as you sip your double dry hopped IPA.
You can feel good about what you drink at Greenstar Brewing, the first certified organic brewery in Illinois. The seven-barrel brewhouse is adjacent to its sister restaurant, Uncommon Ground, and has serving tanks that feed right into the restaurant’s tap system.
Stop 4: Sheffields Beer Garden
Time for some fresh air. Sheffields Beer Garden is known for its spacious outdoor patio, along with its unique craft beer selection. They have an extensive draft list, which features plenty of Chicago breweries, plus more options from all around the Midwest. Thanks to its proximity to Wrigley Field, it’s the perfect spot to stop before or after a Cubs game.
Stop 5: Beermiscuous
Imagine your favorite coffee shop — now imagine if they served beer. That’s how it feels inside Beermiscuous, a laidback beer cafe on the edge of Lincoln Park and Lakeview. Read a book by the fireplace, unwind with some friends, play one of the old-school board games — all while sipping on an excellent lineup of local craft beers.