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Held in four Chicago neighborhoods – Wrigleyville, Bridgeport, West Loop and Ravenswood – this open-air event produced by the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild and Choose Chicago will showcase the city’s local breweries.

Chicago, IL – May 18, 2022 – Choose Chicago, together with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild, is pleased to welcome back Chicago Friday Night Flights for its sixth season, which kicks off on Friday, May 27. Held during four unique tasting events in four distinct Chicago neighborhoods, each festival will include beer tastings from local breweries, a live DJ, and bites from local food vendors.

The popular summer craft beer tasting series highlights the best of Chicago’s craft beer scene. Each tasting pass is $25 in advance and $30 at the door for 10 three-ounce beer samples.

“Chicago may be known worldwide for pizza, but nothing goes better with pizza than beer, and Chicago’s craft beer scene is second to none,” said Lynn Osmond, President & CEO, Choose Chicago. “Chicago Friday Night Flights are the perfect opportunity to explore Chicago’s neighborhoods while enjoying a variety of award-winning beers.”

‘Since its launch in 2017, Chicago Friday Night Flights has become a summer staple for Chicago’s craft beer enthusiasts and brewers alike,” said Ray Stout, executive director for the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild. “Our breweries are woven into the fabric of the neighborhoods they call home, and these festivals are an important way to celebrate that community connection while driving support for these small businesses.”

Chicago’s 2022 Friday Night Flights schedule is as follows:

May 27: Gallagher Way (Wrigleyville), 5 – 10 p.m.

Kick off your Memorial Day weekend with Chicago Friday Night Flights! Our sixth season starts with our largest event of the year featuring 36 breweries from across the city. Choose between two tasting sessions: 5 – 7 p.m. and 8 – 10 p.m.

Participating breweries includes: Adams Street Brewery – Alarmist Brewing – Alulu Brewpub – Around the Bend – Begyle Brewing – Bold Dog Beer Company – Burning Bush Brewery – Cruz Blanca Brewery – Dovetail Brewery – Duneyrr / Moderne Dune – Empirical Brewery – ERIS Brewery and Ciderhouse – Forbidden Root – Goose Island Beer Co. – Great Central Brewing Company – Greenstar Brewery – Haymarket Beer Company – Illuminated Brew Works – Lake Effect Brewing – Lo Rez Brewing – Maplewood Brewery & Distillery – Marz Community Brewing Co. – Midwest Coast Brewing Company – Moody Tongue Brewing Company – Old Irving Brewing – On Tour Brewing – Pipeworks Brewing Co – Ravinia Brewing – Revolution Brewing – Second City Meadery – Spiteful Brewing – Twisted Hippo – Urban Brew Labs

June 24: South Side (Bridgeport), 3057 S. Farrell St., 6 9 p.m.

Join us in Bridgeport for a celebration of South Side brews. Enjoy beer from the breweries across the South Side including Pilsen, Bridgeport, Beverly, and the South Loop. Kimski will be our special guest food partner serving up culinary treats to go with your craft beer.

Aug. 26: Chicago Brewing District (West Loop), 6 9 p.m.

The Chicago Brewing District and the neighborhoods that surround it are home to some of the best breweries the city has to offer. Sample beer from the West Loop, Wicker Park, and Logan Square in the heart of the Brewing District.

Sept. 16: Ravenswood, 6 9 p.m.

Our final event of the year will happen along Malt Row, which has earned its reputation as one of Chicago’s most diverse beer destinations. Brewers from the nearby neighborhoods of Irving Park and Lakeview will be joining the breweries of Malt Row with an array of fall beers for sampling.

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Choose Chicago

About Choose Chicago
Choose Chicago is the official sales and marketing organization responsible for promoting Chicago as a global visitor and meetings destination, leveraging the city’s unmatched assets to ensure the economic vitality of the city and its member business community. Follow @choosechicago on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter and tag #ChicagoRestaurantWeek. For more, visit #CaptureChicagoExcitement

Illinois Craft Brewers Guild

The Illinois Craft Brewers Guild (ICBG) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting the development and expansion of the craft beer industry in Illinois. Founded in 1997, ICBG focuses its efforts on member and consumer education, legislative and regulatory advocacy, and the promotion of its member craft breweries. Learn more at and follow along on Facebook (Illinois Craft Brewers Guild), Twitter (@IllinoisBeer), and Instagram (@ILCraftBeer).