Chicago Brewery Guide

on June 30, 2020

We have an excellent beer scene in Chicago, anchored by numerous innovative breweries of all sizes. Below is a list of all Chicago breweries. Last updated June 2020; email to update information.

Regarding the COVID-19 crisis, breweries (and bars and restaurants) need your support now more than ever. You should check and see if brewpubs and taprooms are closed or limited; tours almost  certainly are not running. Most breweries are offering in-person or curbside pickup or delivery and some are available at your local craft beer shops. Here is a current list of pick-up and delivery options.


Here are breweries that have been (relatively) recently closed:

  • Ale Syndicate, 2601 W Diversey Ave, est. 2013, distribution brewery
  • Andersonville Brewing @ Hamburger Mary’s, 5400 N Clark St, est. 2009, brewpub
  • Aquanaut Brewing Company, 5435 N Walcott Ave, est. 2014, distribution brewery
  • Arcade Brewery, 2601 W Diversey Ave, est. 2014, distribution brewery at Ale Syndicate
  • Argus Brewery, 11314 S Front St, est. 2009, distribution brewery
  • Baderbräu Brewing Company, 2515 S Wabash Ave, est. 2016, distribution brewery, taproom
  • Chicago Beer Company, 1140 W Randolph St, est. 2010, contract brewing at Stevens Point (WI)
  • Like Minds Brewing Company, 1800 W Walnut St, est. 2014, distribution brewery, generally not open to public but can arrange private tours in advance
  • Mad Mouse Brewery @ Moxee, 724 W Maxwell St, est. 2014, brewpub,
  • Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, 1 W Grand Ave, est. 2015, brewpub
  • Sullers Past Brewing, 1640 W. Hubbard St., est. 2016, distribution brewery, not open to public
  • Veteran Beer Company, 320 W Ohio St, 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, est. 2014, taproom

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