Brewery & Bar Activity During COVID-19 Closings: Chicago

Brewery & Bar Activity During COVID-19 Closings: Chicago
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April 28: I am working to keep up with the changing situations with brewers, brewpubs and stores during the “Shelter In Place” order, now in effect through May. The new class of “essential services” includes retail food establishments and brewers, so many of these places are trying to conduct business, at least on a carry-out or delivery basis. Many brewers are continuing to make beer for future sale.

Many restaurants have also reported that their to-go and delivery meals are selling out. I realize, though, that might be fewer sales than they’d see on a day of dine-in business, and that many places have had to furlough their front-of-house employees. Many establishments have set up a virtual “tip jar” or a GoFundMe to help their employees out. I have been reluctant to promote these only because the ‘Naut family is working through a tight money situation, as, no doubt, you are. But please check out your favorite spots and see what you can do.

Adams Street Brewery, 17 W. Adams St., Chicago (312) 427-5820
Update: May 2: We are thrilled to announce that starting Friday, May 8th, we will be offering both curbside pick-up and delivery of Adams Street beer, merchandise, and gift cards! Stay tuned for more details! Available Tuesday, Thursday, and Fridays from 11 AM-3:30 PM.

Alarmist Brewing & Taproom, 4055 W. Peterson Ave. (Rear Building), Chicago (773) 681-0877
Starting March 17th at noon, we will be offering drive-thru services on all of our packaged beers and gift cards.
Go to our website, place your order (credit card/Paypal) and we will run it out to you curbside based on your desired pickup time. We ask that you please call the taproom upon your arrival.
Though you are permitted to drop by and purchase beer as usual, we highly encourage you to order through our website to keep things as contact-free as possible. ⁣

ALULU Brewery and Pub, 2011 S. Laflin St., Chicago (312) 600-9865
Since we’re all at home, we’re altering our hours. 7 days a week: Noon-9pm for take-out orders, starting Tuesday March 17.
Thank you for supporting us, and keeping safe during this unique situation. We’re only able to offer take-out beer and a limited menu for the time being. While we’re working together to take care of each other, we hope our craft beer and food will help you through this trying time.
Call ahead and we can prepare your order.

Archer Liquors, 5996 S. Archer Ave., Chicago (773) 582-4767
New Hours: Sun 11a-6pm; Mon-Thur 11am-7pm; Fri-Sat 11am-8pm. Call for curbside delivery and local pickups.

Begyle Brewing Co., 1800 W. Cuyler Ave., Chicago (773) 661-6963
We are currently open from 11am-7pm for cans, newly purchased growlers, bottles, and curb side pickup! Online ordering now available at

Burning Bush Brewery, 4014 N. Rockwell St., Chicago 847-858-0641
We are open Tuesday-Sunday from 1:00-7:00 for growler pick up, merchandise and gift cards!

The Beer Temple, 3173 N. Elston Ave., Chicago 312-772-3373
Local delivery for the following ZIP codes: 60613, 60618, 60625, 60641, 60647, 60657. We offer pick-up free of charge to anyone outside of this area. If your shipping address is set to an address outside of one of these zip codes, local delivery will not be an option – you’re seeing shipping prices in that case.

Binny’s Beverage Depot, all locations.
Binny’s will resume business Monday 3/23 with the following store hours:
Elderly & Vulnerable: Noon-1pm
All Guests: 1pm-5pm
Binny’s is among retailers deemed essential during the COVID-19 response, and we continue to take COVID-19 seriously. Please have patience as we work to serve you, sometimes with limited resources.
We encourage you to place an order online and pick up in store. We are rushing to fulfill store pickup orders placed on We are not currently accepting orders by phone.
We will continue to offer in store pick up for orders placed on and home delivery through
Some Binny’s locations have been temporarily closed to relocate employees to other stores.

Bitter Pops, 3345 N. Lincoln Ave, Chicago 773-857-7677
Update 4/28: Bitter Pops delivers! COLD craft beer, curated wines from around the world, exceptional spirits and MORE delivered to your door in less than 2 HOURS! Bitter Pops REWARD MEMBERS please use your rewards phone number when placing your order to earn your well deserved Bitter Pops Rewards Chips!
Now delivering to: Lakeview, Roscoe Village, Lincoln Park, North Center, Boystown, and Wrigleyville, North Center, Ravenswood, Andersonville, Lincoln Square, Uptown! Delivery Hours 11 AM-8 PM Daily

Cruz Blanca Brewery & Taquería, 904 W. Randolph St., Chicago 312-733-1975
In our effort to support our community and our staff, we will continue to offer our entire menu + Cruz Blanca beer for delivery via Caviar. We’ll also announce special menus to keep you healthy during this difficulty time. We are all in this together and we’ll come out of it stronger and excited for our Chicago summer. Love you all. Thank you for your continued support.

District Brew Yards, 417 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago (773) 295-1270
During the shut down, you can still order beers to be delivered from us at Or stop by District Brew Yards where our shop will be open for to-go beer from 1:00-7:00pm. We are open in the shop for can carryout. We’re also hosting a Case Special where most of our beers are $49.99/case. That’s 24 16oz cans for only $49.99.
Out of delivery range? Let us know. We can deliver to you! We’ll drop the beer at your front door to support contact free delivery.

DMen Tap, 2849 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago 773-961-8757
During the Bar & Dine In Shutdown we will be open for Delivery & Curb Side Pick Up from 11am till 10pm everyday. Give us a 20% to 30% bump over 3rd party delivery sites by calling in your order or ordering directly with us online. Delivery is by Cut Cats Bicycle Delivery, the zone is Irving Park to North Avenue, Pulaski to Ashland.
If you are outside bicycle range you can also order through Caviar, they have a 4 mile delivery range. We’ve added some grocery items, gift cards and some merch and will be adding Corned Beef and more specials!
Thank you all for your support and stay safe.

Dovetail Brewery, 1800 W. Belle Plaine Ave., Chicago 773-683-1414
Until further notice, we’ll be selling to-go beer out of our taproom from 3-7pm.
This includes our canned beer; kegs; growlers (new glass only, we’re waiving the price of the growler); spontaneous and X-series bottles; merch; and of course, Underberg.
Good news! We’ve been able to do short-runs of canning for beers you’ve been telling us to can! Starting with Dovetail Lager.
In the coming days, we’ll have cans for sale of the following: Rauchbier, Dunkel, Baltic Porter, Czech Dark Lager, Rauchdoppelbock
Wednesday, we’ll also give you more details to our neighbors who live within a 1-mile radius of the brewery will be able to order beer for delivery.
Finally, all tips from these sales will be distributed amongst our taproom staff, who are under or unemployed right now.

DryHop Brewers, 3155 N. Broadway Ave., Chicago 773-857-3155
Hop-Centric Ales & Brewery-inspired fare available for pick-up & delivery.
Sun-Thu: 4PM – 8PM, Fri-Sat: 11AM – 9PM

Eris Brewery and Cider House, 4240 W. Irving Park Rd., Chicago (773) 943-6200
FREE delivery from ERIS Friday and Saturday at 4 – 8PM! Give us a call at 773.943.6200 to place your delivery order for food OR liquids.
We’ll be delivering North of Fullerton, South of Peterson, East of Central, West of Western.
Visit our website for available food and beverages, or to place an online order for pickup (sorry, delivery is phone only).
To-go howler sales daily, 12 – 8 PM.

Forbidden Root, 1746 W. Chicago Ave., Chicago (312) 929-2202
Per both the orders of Ohio and Illinois, we have closed down our restaurants and bars, and are offering GrubHub delivery, carry-out, and curbside pickup (contact-free if requested). We now have Mix & Match 4-packs available of Strawberry Basil and Saison! Plus we have both Toro and Snoochie Boochies cans coming in on March 27! (insert happy dance here). We open daily at 11:30am for both pickup and delivery! We’re planning a virtual beer dinner, so check the website or facebook for info.

Fountainhead, 1970 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 773-697-8204
From 11am-9pm we’ll be offering take-out and pick-up of all our Fountainhead Market items (think: whiskey, wine and local beer) as well as our food menu!

Franklin Tap, 325 S. Franklin, Chicago 312-922-8025
We are open for delivery through Grubhub, and curbside pickup through Ritual or phone-in (312-212-3262) orders. Domestic & Craft Beer/Wine/Liquor also available for purchase to-go.

Goose Island Brewhouse, 1800 N. Clybourn Ave., Chicago (312) 915-0071
To-Go Orders:
Phone Order: Call the Brewhouse at (312) 915-0071 and order with credit card
Grubhub Order: Head to GrubHub for delivery or pickup.
How To Pick Up A To-Go Order:
We will have 4 designated parking spots identified by kegs located near our main entrance on Willow Street inside of the shared parking lot with Bed Bath & Beyond & Patagonia.
When you arrive, call (312) 915-0071 and provide your full name and phone number for identification.
A staff member will place a bag on a plastic table that will be located on the sidewalk in front of parking spaces. The table will be fully sanitized after each order. We will take the same preventative measures for all delivery items.
In addition, you can now order food to-go from the Clybourn Brewhouse online or through GrubHub.
Goose Island Tap Room, 1800 W Fulton St., Chicago (312) 262-4717
To-Go Order: Place order online HERE
When you arrive, call (312) 262-4717.
To maintain social distancing, a staff member will place your order on a stainless table that will be located on the sidewalk in front of the Taproom. Be prepared to show your ID.
Wednesday through Saturday, 12-7pm (hours subject to change). Orders can be placed up to 1 hour prior to opening.

Half Acre Beer Co., 4257 N. Lincoln Ave., Chicago & 2050 W. Balmoral Ave., Chicago (773) 248-4038
As a precautionary measure to protect the health and safety of staff and guests, we’ve decided to close retail and taproom operations at both Half Acre Beer Co locations. We’ll offer an update on plans moving forward as soon as possible. We appreciate your understanding and support. Be well out there.

Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago 312-638-0700
We will be open 12-9pm for curbside pickup & delivery of food & beer. Delivery of food & beer is through Caviar, Grubhub coming soon. Give us a call for curbside pickup! We’ll process your payment via the phone. Stock up on your growlers & 6 packs – all non-barrel aged growler fills are $11! Please be safe out there – and keep an eye on our social media channels for updates as they become available!

Horse Thief Hollow Brewpub, 10426 S. Western Ave., Chicago 773-779-BREW
Announcing HTH 2GO! Starting Monday, March 16, at 3:00 pm, Horse Thief Hollow Brewing Co. will launch a carry-out system for our food and beer. Our bar and dining room will be closed to customers, as we focus on keeping our friends & neighbors safe during uncertain times. But our kitchen and brewery will be open for take-out orders!
Customers can call 773-779-2739 to order from our Lunch, Catering, and On Tap menus. On March 16 and 17, you can also order Irish-themed dishes from our St. Paddy’s menu!
Our new phone-in, carry-out service will be available from noon to 8:00 p.m. daily.
Horse Thief Hollow is rolling out FREE DELIVERY to our local customers! In addition to our takeout service, you can now request delivery within zip codes 60643 and 60655. Place your order over the phone at 773-779-2739 for takeout or delivery in Beverly, Morgan Park, and Mt. Greenwood! Use your credit card to pay over the phone, or pay cash when you receive your order.
Your delivery drivers are our longtime servers and bartenders working for tips, and your generosity will be deeply appreciated.

Kaiser Tiger, 1415 W. Randolph St., Chicago 312-243-3100
We are open for beer and bacon deliveries and curbside pick-up all week from 4PM to 9PM.

Kuma’s Corner, 2900 W. Belmont Ave., Chicago (773) 604-8769
Updated April 21: Starting Monday, April 27th: We will re-open for Delivery and Curbside Pickup at both Belmont and West Loop locations! We will offer a limited menu and alcohol to-go!
You can place your order via The Kuma’s Corner App, Grubhub or DoorDash.
Please consider placing your order directly through us via the Kuma’s app. Third party operations like Grubhub and Door Dash take percentages from each order. We love our customers and we appreciate your business no matter what, but going directly through our app will ensure that we see 100% of the payment.
Receive $5 off your first order through the Kuma’s app with code: KUMAS5.

Lake Effect Brewing Co.4727 W Montrose Ave, Suite C, Chicago 312 919 4473
We are instituting a temporary delivery service to provide hours for our employees and to provide product to your doorstep. We will take orders online from our shop and deliver in the delivery windows of 10am-2pm and 2pm-6pm starting Tuesday March 17th. Simply visit our online shop at and choose your selections. Go through the checkout- we are working out the kinks but go through the steps and answer the questions for delivery details (STEP 3). Pick up is also an option and we are holding normal hours Monday – Wednesday 10-5 and Thurs-Saturday 10-7. If you need help, call us at 312-919-4473. We ask that you make the order a $20 minimum to cover the cost of the delivery.

LaGrow Organic Beer Co., Chicago (773) 412-7962
Update, April 20: We are upping our delivery area in the Chicagoland area to a 30 mile radius! Thank you to all our fans who have come out in full support! Just pick-and-click for FREE delivery to your home – including variety mix-and-match packs AND kegs for you kegerator! Deliveries will be made same day if your order is received by 6 PM. Orders received after 6 PM will be delivered the following day. To comply with state and local law, we require that you show a valid ID with proof of age.

Lo Rez Brewing and Taproom, 2101 S. Carpenter St., Chicago (888) 404-2262
March 25: We are doing to-go. Buy on-site, or pre-order here.
Updated Taproom To Go Hours: Week days from 3-6 & weekends from 12-3.

Maplewood Brewery & Distillery, 2717 N. Maplewood Ave., Chicago (773) 270-1061
The Lounge will be offering multiple delivery/pick up options starting TODAY, 3/17, to ensure our beer and food is still available and implementing a strict no-contact policy while doing so.
We have set up an ordering system on our webstore for PICK UP only at the Lounge Food and Beer will be available for pick up 30-minutes after the order is placed. Orders will be bagged, labeled, and available to grab from a table located at the front of the Lounge. Please enter, and pick up your order from the table. A member of our staff will be present behind the bar to answer any questions. WEEKDAY BEER hours are 12pm-9pm. WEEKDAY FOOD hours are 3pm-9pm. SATURDAY everything hours 12pm-9pm. SUNDAY everything hours 11am-9pm. NO CASH will be accepted. (Hours subject to change based on demand).
In addition to our own webstore, Maplewood’s food, beer, and spirits will be available to order from the following services: GrubHub, Caviar, and Postmates starting today. Availability will be the same hours as above.

Marz Community Brewing, 3630 S. Iron St., Chicago (773) 837-0145
Due to the crisis and mandatory closing of our taproom we had to shut down and furlough our front of house and back of house staff. It’s obviously screwing up everyone’s livelihood. We are offering a Gift Card Relief Fund for our staff. You can purchase a card and use it in person to purchase to-go brews from our taproom bottle shop or use it when we open back up again.
Each week we will distribute all of the funds from the sales of gift cards to our staff. Thanks for your support and keep on keeping on!

Metropolitan Brewing, 3057 N. Rockwell St., Chicago (773) 754-0494
TAP ROOM CARRY-OUT HOURS: You’re welcome to visit the tap room in person, load up a box of beer, grab some growlers of tap room-only beer releases, pick up kegs, and buy merch.
Fridays 3pm – 8pm • Saturdays 12pm – 5pm • Sundays 12pm – 5pm
CURBSIDE PICK-UP HOURS: You can shop for beer and merch in our curbside pick-up area pretty much the same way as during our tap room carry-out hours if you like. But its location (inside the courtyard) also allows you to swing through and pick-up online orders quickly, and with as little physical interaction as you choose.
Wednesdays 12pm – 5pm • Thursdays 12pm – 5pm • Fridays 12pm – 5pm

Midwest Coast Brewing Co., 137 W. Walnut St., Chicago (312) 361-1176
UPDATED HOURS FOR TO-GO ORDERS ONLY: Mon – Thurs: 3 – 7PM, Fri – Sun: 12 – 6PM. Plenty of quick and free parking.
While we can’t offer normal tap room service, your support would mean a lot through the purchase of to-go beers and merchandise. We are working to get online ordering up soon, and have plenty of 64 oz growlers. As luck would have it, we happened to run out of crowlers right before this, but are getting some simple ones expedited ASAP.

Off Color Brewing, 1460 N. Kingsbury St., Chicago (312) 929-2916
As an essential business, to go sales at Mousetrap continue! Order here for pickup 12pm-8pm or Caviar delivery 1-7pm.

Old Irving Brewing Co., 4419 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago 773-916-6421
On Wednesday, we will start take-out only for food & beer (cans; new growlers only and no refills) on Wednesday thru the 15-day State-mandated closure period for restaurants and bars.
For take-out food orders, we will limit the options available to our Lunch menu, which can be found on our website. Take-out orders will be available from 11-9pm each day by calling the brewpub. You can stop in to pick up your order or we will have curbside pickup available where we will bring it out to your car. For take-out beer, we will make sure we have the cooler stocked with cans as much as possible. We will also have gift certificates available for purchase, which can be purchased by stopping in or on our website (on the Shop page).

Piece Pizzeria & Brewery, 1927 W. North Ave., Chicago 773-772-4422
Update, May 8: We are happy to be back and grateful for all the love. As a reminder, our delivery and takeout is no-contact with safety procedures from Dr. Dave Nayak. Growlers are available for delivery, too. To order, call us at 773-772-4422 or order at We start baking every day at 11:00AM.

Pilot Project Brewing, 2140 N. Milwaukee Ave, Chicago
In response to COVID-19, Pilot Project will be open for take-out coffee & beer during abbreviated hours, Tuesday through Sunday. See our website for hours.

Revolution Brewing Brewpub, 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave., Chicago 773-227-BREW, & Tap Room, 3340 N. Kedzie Ave., Chicago 773-588-2267
We closed both of our retail locations on Sunday, and have been evaluating things at Rev since then and continuing to pay our hard-working crew. Starting Thursday, March 19, we’re ready to start offering curbside beer pickup service at our Taproom location only (3340 N. Kedzie). To make this work for everyone involved, we’ve decided on the following steps:
Customers must order ahead through our webstore. Absolutely all transactions must take place online to ensure proper social distancing.
Pickup hours will run Wednesday through Sunday, 12 p.m.- 7 p.m. at 3340 N. Kedzie Ave.
Call (773) 273-8851 when you arrive, give your name and vehicle make/model, and a member of the Rev Brew Crew will bring your beer directly to your car.
Revolution employees are working to keep producing beer, fulfill orders, and keep everyone involved safe and distant. If you’d like to tip them, you can choose to give cash when you pick up, or you can use the Rev Brew Crew tip item on the webstore.
The Revolution Brewpub at 2323 N. Milwaukee will remain closed, and we highly encourage everyone to support our local restaurants still offering delivery or pickup and fighting to stay open.

RIGHT BEE Cider, 1830 N. Kostner, Chicago (773) 234-4654
We are open for carry out and delivery only, with updated hours: WED: 4-8pm, THURS: 4-8pm, FRI: 4-8pm, SAT: 1-8pm, SUN: 1-8pm
Please call with any questions and to arrange delivery. We are currently offering delivery within 3 miles of our cidery and taproom at 1830 N Kostner Ave.
If you’re outside this area, you can still have our cider delivered via the Caviar app. New to caviar? Use this code!

Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery, Grand Ave. Chicago, Orland Park, Warrenville, Lombard
After very careful consideration, we have made the difficult decision to temporarily close all of our restaurants as of 11 am, March 18. Our plan is to reopen at a later date, which is yet to be determined.

Roots Handmade Pizza, 1924 W Chicago Ave., Chicago 773-645-4949, 2200 W. Lawrence Ave., Chicago 773-645-4949, 1608 N Wells St., Chicago (312) 210-7788
We will continue to uphold our superior levels of sanitation in our venues that will still offer pick-up and delivery (including beer & wine) for the remainder of this time (3/17-3/30), which includes all Roots Handmade Pizza locations. We hope to add a bit of normalcy and comfort to your lives in the coming weeks.
If you’d like to support our staff and our business, you may purchase gift cards at, you may of course order from our locations offering delivery/pick-up, and you are welcome to contact us directly for any other means of support outreach and we’d be happy to facilitate. Our group is fighting for the livelihood of all of our staff, and we’re working on the best ways internally and externally to take care of our people.

Twisted Hippo, 2925 W. Montrose Ave., Chicago (708) 844-7768
Twisted Hippo will continue to offer delivery and pickup via Caviar services on a limited basis.
Online ordering and onsite pickup will be open Thursday-Saturday from 12-8 and Sunday from 12-7 through the next two weeks. The kitchen will be open for the duration of those hours. (If demand increases, so will hour hours, but we wanna do all we can to stay safe while continuing to offer our services!)
We are under the understanding that guests will be able to stop in and order crowlers, 4-packs and food to-go in person during these hours, so long as we maintain social distancing (across the bar) during the process. If this instruction changes or is clarified, we’ll adjust accordingly and let you know.
Ordering link • Giftcards

Whiner Beer Co., 1400 W. 46th St., Chicago 312-810-2271
March 23: Whiner Beer Delivery starts March 24! Chicago only this week. Burbs once a week starting next week! As a special “thank you” we’re throwing in a free Cat-Pack goblet for any case purchased (limit one per order). 3 ways to order:
1. DM @whinerbeer on Insta
2. DM @whinerbeer on Facebook
3. Email
Give your name, address, email address and phone number and we’ll send an invoice. You pay and we deliver the next day!
On a serious note, we’re doing this for two reasons. One because we are really in need of your help. And two because our employees need some side work while we figure out how to get through this mess. And 3 because you need Whiner Beer now!
Cheers and stay tuned for any news or updates. And let the ordering begin!

Urban Renewal Brewery, 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 293-7612
Now is the time to fill er’ up! Order our beer online at: and we will bring fresh beer to your doorstep. Must have a valid ID upon delivery. Please allow up to 24 hours for us to process and deliver.
Our retail shop continues to be open as well. We will offer curbside pick up. Call us in advance to get your order ready and we will bring your order to your car.our shop is open for curbside and delivery. Stock is getting tight.

Wild Blossom Meadery, Winery and Brewery, 9030 S. Hermitage Ave., Chicago (773) 840-4642
Now that you may be safe and sound at home you can drink alone. We will Ship your mead or wine for free! Free shipping on all orders of 3 bottles or more. Wild Blossom will be open for bottle sales. 10AM to 5 PM. Coming soon Curbside Mead stand! Their supply store, Bev Art Brewer & Wine Maker Supply, will still be holding classes, but limited to 10 participants.


Band of Bohemia, BiXi Beer, Bucktown Pub, Delilah’s, Dunning Pour House, The Green Lady, Hopleaf, Jolly Pumpkin–Hyde Park, Laschet’s Inn, The Long Room, Monk’s Pub, Paddy Long’s, Punch Bowl Social, Sheffield’s.

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