Category: Chicago Breweries

Indoor Beer Garden at Old Irving Brewing

The wow factor was on alert the moment I entered Old Irving Brewing. The venue is chic, spotless, and warehouse-style with extremely affable staff. It was immediately apparent a lot of thought went into the design of the space. Several unique touches were noted with my favorite being the bench and pillows underneath a quote... Read more »

Cop a Squat at Haymarket Pub & Brewery

Haymarket Pub & Brewery is an energetic, fetching venue that will leave you wanting to return again and again. The West Loop pub has room to move and provides excellent service. They offer a killer food menu (I especially like the Margherita Pizza, Vegan Burger, and Sweet Potato Tots). More importantly, Haymarket offers 23 tantalizing... Read more »

Be Part of the Experiment at Mousetrap

Off Color Brewing’s taproom, Mousetrap, is dressed to impress. I was in awe from the moment I walked through the door. This relatively new space in Lincoln Park is artsy, spotless, and fetching. The bartender, PK, was extremely amiable and let me take my time deciding on which of the many drafts would wet my... Read more »

Women Getting Crafty in Chicago

I saw an ad in the RedEye for an event entitled “Women in Craft.”  While I wasn’t able to attend, I was intrigued by the title and wanted to learn more. A brief Google search led to a different group unbeknownst to me at the time.  The discovery of Crafty Women Chicago was truly meant... Read more »

Half Acre Goes the Whole Nine Yards

It’s been a minute since I visited Half Acre Beer Company, and it didn’t take long to realize I need to return sooner rather than later. The Lincoln Brewery tap room in the North Center neighborhood was bustling early afternoon on a Thursday, yet the service was top-notch. The venue is sleek, bright, and colorful with... Read more »

Rock a Flight at Empirical Brewery

This industrial style brewery in Ravenswood is your home away from home. It’s spacious, funky, has oodles of board games, and Fido is welcome. The taproom would make an excellent venue for a party or after work gathering due to the open space. Food isn’t available; however, feel free to bring your own or have... Read more »