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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.


Small two storied brewpub in the Pilsen neighborhood of Chicago. They make their beer onsite on the second floor and for a small operation they make some decent lagers, saisons, IPAs and others. Food is very good with daily specials. Outdoor seating in the warmer months. Three great places in Pilsen. Try them all.


The Bad Apple  David Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Children friendly Has an unusual or regional beer on tap.

Excellent sandwiches, burgers, salads with tasty vegan and veggie options. 25 taps which change with good consistency.


Beermiscuous  WiFi available Children friendly Bring your own food

Like a coffee shop but with a very good beer selection. Bring kids and food, hang out drink beer


Beer Temple  WiFi available Children friendly Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Bring your own food Bottle shop

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.....


Begyle Brewing  WiFi available Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. Dog friendly Bring your own food Bottle shop Growler fills available

Friendly neighborhood brewery on what they call Chicago's Malt Row. 100m from Dovetail Brewery and many others in the vicinity. Bring the dog, lunch and/or friends.....Lots of seating..


Bitter Pops A David top pick  WiFi available Children friendly Open 11am or earlier Dog friendly Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Bring your own food Bottle shop Growler fills available

Bottle shop with a small pub built in. Very good selection. Dog and child friendly


BiXi Beer  Full menu WiFi available Children friendly Open 11am or earlier Brewpub. Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Growler fills available

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!


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.


Dovetail Brewing  WiFi available Children friendly Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. Dog friendly Bring your own food Specializes in German Beer Bottle shop Growler fills available

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.


Empirical Brewery  WiFi available Children friendly Closed Monday Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. Dog friendly Bring your own food Growler fills available

Dog and kid friendly taproom, byof and they sell their own beer to go in bottles, cans, and growlers.


Neighborhood pub/restaurant with great selection of beers and Scotch whiskies. Great rooftop deck.


Goose Island Brewery  Full menu WiFi available Children friendly Open 11am or earlier Brewpub. Growler fills available

1st brewpub in Chicago now big beer but still good.


CHICAGO'S FIRST CRAFT-DEDICATED CONTRACT BREWERY Looks like a small, stylish German beer hall. They have 4 of their own brews, German style and a dozen client beers.


Half Acre Beer Co - Balmoral  David Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Children friendly Closed Monday Brewpub. Dog friendly Bottle shop Growler fills available On the To Do List

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.


Hopleaf Bar  David Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Specializes in Belgian Beers Specializes in Czech beers. Specializes in German Beer Specializes in Italian Beers

Before you could get a selection at most places Hopleaf was the place to go. Started off as one the best beer centric bars in Chicago way before the craft beer thing. Specializing in Belgian beer they then opened a Belgian restaurant which ultimately expanded to another open storefront. Good food, great beers. Belgian beers rule here. Do not bring the kids because they do not not allow them at anytime. Still as good as ever,,,,


Jerry's   Full menu WiFi available Children friendly

Grateful Dead themed sandwich shop with a great collection of beers. Very child friendly. Super attentive staff. Great food!


Jerry's  Full menu WiFi available Children friendly Open 11am or earlier Has an unusual or regional beer on tap.

Grateful Dead themed sandwich shop with a great collection of beers. Located in Lincoln Square, right on the square. Very child friendly. Great Food!


Neighborhood pub, dog friendly and good selection of beers. Great place to hang out, bring your own dog, bring your own food!


Local Option Bierwerker  Full menu WiFi available Brewpub. Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Specializes in Belgian Beers Specializes in Czech beers. Specializes in German Beer Growler fills available

Neighborhood bar/brewpub in a space where you not expect it. Specialize in German style beers but their guest list is well thought out with good variety. Kitchen closed on Monday. Menu looks great!


Lo Rez Brewing  David Honorable Mention WiFi available Closed Monday Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. Dog friendly Bring your own food Growler fills available

Taproom/Gallery/Event Space. Great beer no IPA's


The Map Room  WiFi available Open 11am or earlier Specializes in Belgian Beers Specializes in German Beer Specializes in British Beers

Travel themed pub. One of the first to have a giant selection of domestic and foreign beers going back to the 90's, that would be 1990's. A cafe in the morning. Alcohol served after 11am. Use to have free food on tuesdays each week focusing on a different country. Worth the journey.


Marz Community Brewing A David top pick  David Honorable Mention Full menu WiFi available Closed Monday Brewpub. Bottle shop Growler fills available

Brewpub with creative brews and a great space worth the extra effort to visit. In the vicinity of White Sox Park in the Bridgeport neighborhood.


Metropolitan Brewing  David Honorable Mention WiFi available Children friendly Dog friendly Bring your own food Specializes in German Beer Bottle shop Growler fills available

Taproom with really nice space, specializing in German style beers.


Motor Row Brewing  Live Music WiFi available Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. Bring your own food Specializes in Czech beers. Specializes in German Beer Growler fills available

Taproom with a variety of their own brewed on premises beers. Near McCormick Place Convention Center. Bring your own food.


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.


On Tour Brewing  WiFi available Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. Bring your own food Growler fills available

Taproom and event space with a good collection of brews


Pilot Project Brewing  David Honorable Mention WiFi available Children friendly Open 11am or earlier New entry in the Guide in 2019 Brewpub. Dog friendly Has an unusual or regional beer on tap. Bottle shop Growler fills available

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."


Spiteful Brewing  David Honorable Mention WiFi available Children friendly Brewery tasting room, may have limited hours. Dog friendly Bring your own food Bottle shop Growler fills available

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.


Village Tap  Full menu WiFi available Has an unusual or regional beer on tap.

Bar and Restaurant with great beer selection and good food. Nice comfortable place to drink and eat well. Super friendly and knowledgeable staff. Plenty of parking. Local sports on TV


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