Brewery Directory

on September 16, 2017

We have had an explosion of breweries here in Chicago during the past several years! Below is a list of breweries located within the City of Chicago sorted in alphabetical order. Included in this list are links to the brewery website, addresses, phone numbers, dates established, whether they are a distribution brewery, contract brewery, brewpub, or have a taproom, whether they are open to the public, hours open if open to the public, and if they have brewery tours. While we try to keep this list updated, it is always a good idea to double check with the brewery should you decide to visit.

 

  • Alarmist Brewing, 4055 W Peterson Ave, est. 2015, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Ale Syndicate, 2601 W Diversey Ave, (773) 340-2337, est. 2013, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • All Rise Brewing Co. @ Cobra Lounge, 235 N Ashland Ave, (312) 226-6300, est. 2015, brewpub, M-Fr 11 AM-2 AM; Sat 5 PM-3 AM; Sun closed
  • Andersonville Brewing @ Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 N Clark St, (773) 784-6969, est. 2009, brewpub, M-F 11:30 AM-11 PM; Sat-Sun 10:30 AM-11 PM
  • Aquanaut Brewing Company, 5435 N Walcott Ave, est. 2014, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Arcade Brewery, 2601 W Diversey Ave, (847) 796-0049, est. 2014, distribution brewery at Ale Syndicate, not open to pu
    blic
  • Argus Brewery, 11314 S Front St, (773) 941-4050, est. 2009, distribution brewery, generally not open to public but tours on most Saturdays; can reserve in advance
  • Around the Bend Beer Co., 2515 S Wabash Ave, (312) 890-2728, est. 2016, distribution brewery, taproom, Sun-Wed noon-11 PM; Thurs-Sat noon-1 AM, tours on Saturdays at 3 PM; first come first serve
  • Baderbräu Brewing Company, 2515 S Wabash Ave, (312) 890-2728, est. 2016, distribution brewery, taproom, Sun-Wed noon-11 PM; Thurs-Sat noon-1 AM, tours on Saturdays @ 3 PM first come first serve
  • Band of Bohemia, 4710 N Ravenswood Ave, (773) 271-4710, est. 2016, brewpub, T-F 4:30-midnight; Sat 10 AM-1 AM; Sun 10 AM-10 PM; M closed
  • Begyle Brewing Company, 1800 W Cuyler Ave, (773) 661-6963, est. 2012, distribution brewery, taproom, M-Th noon-9 PM: F noon-10 PM; Sat 11 AM-10 pm; Sun noon-8 PM, tours Saturdays at noon; first come first serve
  • Berghoff, 1730 W Superior St Apt 3W, est. 1887 with some “minor” interruptions like Prohibition, contract brewing at Stevens Point WI, Berghoff Restaurant at 17 W. Adams is technically separate but can find all beer there
  • Burnt City Brewing (brewery) (f/k/a Atlas Brewing), 825 East 99th Street, (773) 360-5233, est. 2015, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Burnt City Brewing (brewpub) (f/k/a Atlas Brewing), 2747 N Lincoln Ave, (773) 295-1270, est. 2012, brewpub, Beer Tour AdM-Th 5 PM-11 PM; F 5 PM-2 AM; Sat Noon-2 AM; Sun noon-11 PM
  • Chicago Beer Company, 1140 W Randolph St, (773) 244-8696, est. 2010, contract brewing at Stevens Point (WI)
  • Corridor Brewery & Provisions, 3446 N Southport Ave, (773) 270-4272, est. 2015, brewpub, M 11 AM-11 PM; T-F 11 AM-midnight; Saturday 10 AM-midnight; Sun 10 AM -11 PM
  • Cruz Blanca Cervecería, 904 W Randolph St, (312) 733-1975, est. 2016, brewpub, T-Th 11AM-11 PM; F-Sat 11 AM-midnight; M closed
  • Dovetail Brewery, 1800 W Belle Plaine Ave, (773) 683-1414, est. 2016, distribution brewery, taproom, W-Th 4PM-10PM; F 2 PM-10 PM; Sat 11:30 AM-10 PM, tours Saturdays at 11 AM; first come first serve
  • DryHop Brewers, 3155 N Broadway St, (773) 857-3155, est. 2013, brewpub, M-Th 11 AM-midnight; F-Sat 11 AM-2 AM; Sun 11 AM-midnight
  • Empirical Brewery, 1801 W Foster Ave, (773) 654-3104, est. 2014, distribution brewery, taproom, Sun, T, W noon-10 PM; Th – Sat noon-midnight, tours Saturdays at 12:30 and 2 PM; first come first serve
  • Finch Beer Co. (brewery), 4565 N Elston Ave, (773) 283-4839, est. 2011, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Finch Beer Co. (The Finch Kitchen), 2925 W. Montrose Ave, (773) 942-7949, est. 2016 (taking over from Breakroom Brewery), brewpub, M-Th 5 PM-10 PM; F 3 PM-midnight; Sat 2 PM-midnight; Sun 2 PM-10 PM
  • Forbidden Root Restaurant & Brewery, 1746 W Chicago Ave, (312) 929-2202, est. 2013 (brewery in 2016), distribution brewery, brewpub, M-Sun 11 AM-midnight
  • Gino’s East Brewery Company, 500 N LaSalle St, (312) 988-4200, est. 2015, brewpub, Sun-Th 11 AM-10 PM; Fri-Sat 11 AM-11 PM
  • Goose Island Beer Co. (brewery), 1800 W Fulton St,(800) 466-7363, est. 1995, distribution brewery, taproom, Th-F 2 PM-8 PM; Sat-Sun noon-6 PM, tours Saturdays; can reserve in advance
  • Goose Island Beer Co. (brewpub), 1800 N Clybourn Ave,(312) 915-0071, est. 1988, brewpub, Sun-W 11 AM-10 PM; Th-Sat 11 AM- 11 PM, tours Saturdays and Sundays; can reserve in advance
  • Greenstar Brewing @ Uncommon Ground, 3800 N Clark St, (773) 929-3680, est. 2014, brewpub, Mon-Th 11 AM – 11 PM; F 11 AM-midnight; Sat 9 AM-midnight; Sun 9 AM-11 PM, tours Saturdays at 1 PM; first come first serve
  • Half Acre Beer Company (Balmore Brewery), 2050 W Balmoral Ave, (773) 754-8488, est. 2015, distribution brewery, not open to public (yet)
  • Half Acre Beer Company (Lincoln Brewery), 4257 N Lincoln Ave, (773) 248-4038, est. 2008, distribution brewery, brewpub, T-W 11 AM-11 PM; Th 11 AM-midnight; F-Sat 11 AM-1 AM; Sun 11 AM-11 PM; M closed, tours Saturdays at 11 AM; first come, first serve
  • Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W Randolph St, (312) 638-0700, est. 2010, distribution brewery, brewpub, Sun-F 11 AM-2 AM; Sat 11 AM-3 AM
  • Hop Butcher For The World (f/k/a South Loop Brewing Company), 5435 North Wolcott Ave, est. 2013, distribution brewery at Aquanaut, not open to public
  • Hopewell Brewing Co., 2760 N Milwaukee Ave, (773) 698-6178, est. 2016, distribution brewery, taproom, T-Th 4 PM-11 PM; F-Sat noon-midnight; Sun noon-11 PM; M closed, tours Saturdays and Sundays; can reserve in advance
  • Hopothesis Beer Company, 657 W Lake St, est. 2012 (bought by Finch Beer Co. in 2016); contract brewing at Minhas Craft Brewery (WI), not open to public
  • Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co., 10426 S Western Ave, (773) 779-2739, est. 2013, distribution brewery, brewpub, Sun-Th 11:30 AM-10 PM; F-Sat 11:30 AM-midnight
  • La Birrreria @ Eataly, 43 E Ohio St, (312) 521-8700, est. 2013, brewpub, M-Sun 11 AM-10 PM
  • Lagunitas Brewing Company, 1843 S Washtenaw Ave, (773) 522-1308, est. 1993 in CA & est. 2014 in Chicago, distribution brewery, brewpub, W-Sun noon-9 PM; M-T closed, public tours daily, first come first serve but online reservation system coming soon
  • Lake Effect Brewing Co., 4727 W Montrose Ave, (312) 919-4473, est. 2012, distribution brewery, generally not open to public but tours available Saturdays; can reserve in advance
  • Like Minds Brewing Company, 1800 W Walnut St, est. 2014, distribution brewery, generally not open to public but can arrange private tours in advance
  • Local Option, 1102 W Webster Ave, (773) 348-2008, est. 2010, contract brewing at Dog Brewing (MD), do not have brewery but beer (and food) available at their bar 1102 W Webster Ave, Sun-F noon-1 AM; Sat noon-3 AM
  • Mad Mouse Brewery @ Moxee, 724 W Maxwell St, (312) 243-3660, est. 2014, brewpub, T-Sat 11:30 AM-1 PM; Sun 10 AM-10 PM; M closed
  • Maplewood Brewery & Distillery (f/k/a Mercenary Brewing), 2717 N Maplewood Ave, (773) 270-1061, est. 2014, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Marz Community Brewing, 3315 S Halsted St, (331) 223-3226, est. 2014, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Metropolitan Brewing, 5121 N Ravenswood Ave (moving to 3057 N. Rockwell St), est. 2009, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Moody Tongue Brewing Company, 2136 S Peoria St, (312) 600-5111, est. 2014, not open to public but brewpub opening soon
  • Motor Row Brewing, 2337 S Michigan Ave, (312) 624-8149, est. 2016, distribution brewery, taproom, M 5 PM-11 PM; T-Th 4 PM-10 PM; F-Sat midnight-11 PM
  • Off Color Brewing, 3925 W Dickens Ave, est. 2013, distribution brewery, generally not open to public but tours Saturdays; can reserve in advance
  • Old Irving Brewing Company, 4418 W Montrose; (773) 916-6421, est. 2016, brewpub; M, W-Th 5 PM-midnight; F 4 PM-2 AM; Sat 11 AM-2 AM; Sun 11 AM-midnight
  • Piece Brewery & Pizzeria, 1927 W North Ave, (773) 772-4422, est. 2001, brewpub, M-W 11 AM-10:30 PM; Th 11 AM-11 PM; Fri-Sat 11 AM-12:30 AM; 11 AM-10 PM
  • Pipeworks Brewing Company, 3912 W McLean Ave, est. 2012, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Revolution Brewing Company (brewery), 3340 N. Kenzie Ave,(773) 588-2267, est. 2012, distribution brewery, taproom, W-Th 2 PM-10 PM; F 2 PM-11 PM; Sat noon-11 PM; Sun noon-8 PM, tours W-F 6pm, 7pm; Sat–Sun: 3pm, 4pm, 5pm, 6pm; first come first serve
  • Revolution Brewing Company (brewpub), 2323 N Milwaukee Ave, (773) 227-2739, est. 2010, brewpub, M-F 11 AM-1 AM; Sat-Sun 10 AM-1 AM
  • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W Grand Ave, (312) 755-9339, est. 2015, brewpub, Sun-Th 11 AM-1 AM; Fri-Sat 11 AM-2 AM
  • SlapShot Brewing Co., 3223 S Kolin Ave, (312) 898-1310, est. 2013, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Spiteful Brewing, 1815 W Berteau Ave, est. 2012, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Sullers Past Brewing, 1640 W. Hubbard St., est. 2016, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Twisted Hippo Brewing (f/k/a Rude Hippo Brewing), est. 2014, distribution brewery at 18th Street Brewery (IN), not open to public
  • Une Année, 9082 W Golf Rd, Niles, IL 60714, (312) 489-3705, est. 2013, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Veteran Beer Company, 320 W Ohio St, (888) 806-0401, est. 2013, contract brewing at Third Street Brewery (MN) and Stevens Point Brewing (WI), not open to public
  • Vice District Brewing Company, 1454 S Michigan Ave, (312) 291-9022, est. 2014, taproom, T-Th 4 PM-11 PM; F 4 PM-1 AM; Sat 2 PM-1 AM; Sun 2 PM-9 PM
  • Whiner Beer Company, 1400 W 46th St #104, (312) 810-2271, est. 2016, distribution brewery, generally closed to public but tours Saturdays via its building called The Plant; can purchase in advance

Notice anything inaccurate? Email us at info@chicagobeerexperience.com and we’ll update it.

Last updated: September 2016

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