Bring the kids, children are welcome at the following places.
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Bring the kids, children are welcome at the following places.
Just a short ride outside of Chicago in NW Indiana is 18th Street Brewery. Super talented brewers with a kitchen to match. Close to 50 breweries in Chicago proper but if you choose just outside the number almost triples. Next door is their distillery. I believe Sour Note Brewing, also in Hammond Indiana is related to 18 St. Make the trip, you'll not be disappointed. Can also combine with a stop at Three Floyds in Munster, Indiana. Fairly close by.
friendly in many ways. staff is cheerful and informative, children are welcome and your dog is welcome. cats? maybe..... The beer is not quite my style but that does not seem to hurt business. A lot of malt forward beers that are well constructed but not my thing. Probably yours or at least someone you know. Check it out.
Excellent sandwiches, burgers, salads with tasty vegan and veggie options. 25 taps which change with good consistency.
Like a coffee shop but with a very good beer selection. Bring kids and food, hang out drink beer
Bottle shop and taproom built in. Very good eclectic selection -- the taproom is spacious with room to the side for gatherings. Good rotating selection of beers on tap. The bottle shop will provide something for everyone. Always out of towners stocking up before they for back to Iowa or wherever.....
Bottle shop with a small pub built in. Very good selection. Dog and child friendly
Large rooftop deck makes this an option in these times. I have read that a brewer from Three Floyds has taken over the responsibilities. Will report back. Have not tried the food but on a recent bicycle ride stopped in and they were nice enough to let me sample many of their beers. In wine and beer reviews you see ingredients and flavors that we never taste. Bixi's beers showcased each and every flavor and ingredient they advertised in the beer. If they said cardamom, you tasted it. I will make it a point to go back and do some serious tasting!
Brewpub from celebrity chef (Rick Bayless). great beer, great food
Near westside or West Town, right by Grand Central, Goose Island Taproom, All Rise and On Tour. On Cinco de Mayo the place was absolutely packed. Must be doing something right. Pour your own concept with three breweries showcasing their beers along with a few guests. Wristband kind of thing if you are in to that. Burnt City is resurrected in time for Easter. Bold Dog Brews and Around the Bend
Few places where you can sit steps from the beach and get some food and a good drink. Not the best beer selection but you will find something you want to drink and the food is edible. Super nice staff. Open in the spring summer and fall meaning it it closed most of the year. Let's call it May thru September. Lots of times music in the evenings.
German themed brewery in what is known as Malt Row. Steps from Begyle Brewery, both with different focuses makes the trip to one better when you also visit the other. A super short walk from Brown Line stop on Irving Park. Close by Jerry's Lincoln Square, Bad Apple and Half Acre Lincoln Avenue.
Dog and kid friendly taproom, byof and they sell their own beer to go in bottles, cans, and growlers.
Women owned beer and cider pub. Interesting mix of cider and beer cocktails. People rave about the food and the cider is in many of the breweries I visit.
1st brewpub in Chicago now big beer but still good.
Larger facility than Lincoln Avenue with extensive menu and great beer. Address is for the front of the building but entrance is around the back. Big outdoor garden for the summer months (dog friendly)and comfy child friendly inside for all year round(not dog friendly). Right around the corner from Spiteful. A favorite brewery of mine.
Sadly the original home of Half Acre Brewery has closed down after 13 years and all the operations have be moved to the Balmoral facility a few miles north. The good news is that Hop Butcher Brewery will be taking over the space and opening their first brick and mortar facility.
Now closed. Was a Grateful Dead themed sandwich shop with a great collection of beers. shawarma!
Grateful Dead themed sandwich shop with a great collection of beers. Located in Lincoln Square, right on the square. Very child friendly. Great Food!
Taproom with really nice space, specializing in German style beers.
Large space that brews in house with good food and pretty good beer. Kid friendly, sports on TV, and friendly staff. Went back a second time and was impressed with the variety of the beer list.
Since Pilot Project has opened they have upped their game considerably. Great and unique brews, successfully have dealt with the pandemic so far, and retained a great staff. Support local beers and make sure Pilot Project is on your list. Can't make it? Find their brands in stores. Pilot Project, Brewer's Kitchen, Dutchbag Brew Co., Lunas Bay, plus collabs and more. From Pilot Project Brewing "Pilot Project Brewing is a brewery incubator and tasting room based in Logan Square, Chicago. With a bright, west coast, french industrial inspired tasting room to compliment a meticulously designed brewing space, our brewery fosters experimental, small-batch brews and acts as a collaborative brewing incubator to the beer industry. Stop by any day of the week for a brew, locally roasted coffee, and small bites."
Taproom with great beers and around the corner from Half Acre. Always worth the trip. Not so sure how to find their tap list but I will.
Great Brewery, actually two in one. Une Année captures the essence of what Belgium beer is as good or better than anywhere I have been. Hubbard's Cave includes IPA's and Stouts to name but a couple. Always worth the journey and the journey from Chicago is about to get a bit shorter as the move to a new facility is imminent. This is the first brewery/taptroom included in this Chicago guide because it is worth the effort. In addition to the taproom there will now be barbecue centric food. Huge list of beers to go. Make the effort. You will be glad you did.
Formerly Urban Renewal Brewery is a growing entity that produces some very tasty brews. Over the summer of 2020 they had two small tables set out for onsite tasting. Now they have taken over Koval Distillery's space and opened a full Brewpub. Great beers and great people! Check it out!