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Chicago Friday Night Flights

Chicago Friday Night Flights is back for our third season with an exciting lineup of local beer tastings that highlight the city’s dynamic craft brew movement — we’re home to the most breweries in the U.S., with 70 neighborhood breweries and counting.

The kick-off event for summer 2019 will be at Gallagher Way on May 31, featuring 32 breweries from across Chicago. Throughout summer, we’ll host tasting events that showcase vibrant neighborhood brewing corridors all around the city.

A tasting pass to each summer event includes 10 three-ounce pours for $20 presale or $25 at the door. Plus, guests can enjoy great food for purchase and live music.

Chicago Friday Night Flights is produced by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild in partnership with Choose Chicago.

Opening & Closing Events

6 – 9 p.m.
Friday, May 31

Kickoff Event

Gallagher Way, 3635 N. Clark St.

Chicago Friday Night Flights will start its third season at Gallagher Way, an entertainment destination adjacent to Wrigley Field. The evening will feature 32 breweries from neighborhoods across the city. Food from Smoke Daddy and Big Star will be available for purchase, while Friday Night Flights’ resident DJ spins records throughout the night. Cubs fans rejoice — the Cubs-Cardinals game will be shown on the Gallagher Way video board. Get ready for a great night of Chicago beer, local food, music, and baseball.

This event is sold out. There will be a limited number of on-site sales available.

*Open to the public and free to attend.

6 – 9 p.m.
Friday, September 13

Closing Event

305 West Riverwalk South

We’ll be wrapping up season three of Chicago Friday Night Flights on the scenic Chicago Riverwalk. This award-winning promenade and urban waterfront park will host over 20 award-winning breweries from across the city — all against the backdrop of Chicago’s iconic skyline, Art on theMART, and the Chicago River. Check back for participating breweries.

*Open to the public and free to attend.

Neighborhood Events

Event
FRIJune 28
6 – 9 p.m.

Chicago Brewing District

232 N. Wood St.

Chicago Friday Night Flights is coming to the Chicago Brewing District and we’re bringing our brewery friends from the West Loop and West Town neighborhoods. The Chicago Brewing District is a concentration of some of the best breweries the city has to offer, all within the Kinzie industrial corridor.

*Open to the public and free to attend.

Event
FRIJuly 26
6 – 9 p.m.

Ravenswood Corridor

Location TBD

The area around Ravenswood Corridor dubbed “Malt Row” features seven craft breweries, all within easy walking distance. Each spot has their own distinct style, from an experimental brewer exploring new styles to the world’s first Michelin-starred brewpub.

*Open to the public and free to attend.

Event
FRIAug. 9
6 – 9 p.m.

31st Street Beach

3101 S. Lake Shore Drive

South Side brews and amazing views are back for another beach party! Friday Night Flights is showcasing breweries from the South Loop, Bronzeville, Pilsen, Bridgeport, Pullman, and Beverly, while Pier 31 provides the music, food, and some of the best views of the city.

*Open to the public and free to attend.

Event
FRIAug. 23
6 – 9 p.m.

Milwaukee Avenue Corridor

Location TBD

Milwaukee Avenue travels through the historic northwest neighborhoods of Wicker Park, Bucktown, Logan Square, Avondale, and Portage Park. These hip, creative neighborhoods are producing some of the best beer in the country. Held in the heart of Logan Square, this event will highlight the beer creations of some of the city’s most eclectic breweries.

*Open to the public and free to attend.