Chicago Memorial Day Week with Beer, May 31-June 3

Chicago Memorial Day Week with Beer, May 31-June 3

The weather is warming, places are opening, just in time for the Memorial Day weekend and the start of the summer season. I’ve dropped in the info I could find on places with special Memorial Day Monday hours or events.

Memorial Day, May 31

6:00 – 8:00 pm • The Office Trivia
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
We’re looking for Dunder Mifflin experts to join the fun in East Dundee!
Test your knowledge … try to outwit other teams while enjoying a night out, and a beverage or two.
Play solo or bring a team of fans. Top teams win prizes.

Imperial Oak Memorial Day
Imperial Oak Brewing, 501 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs, IL (708) 559-7311 Map
& 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050 Map
Looking for something to do this Memorial Day weekend? We’ll be open on Monday with extended hours on Sunday at both locations. We’ve got plenty of new beers on tap, and plenty of beer to-go. See below for hours and food trucks at each location.
Memorial Day also marks the week of our Quiet Giant 7th Anniversary Celebration. We’ll be tapping all 5 of this year’s Quiet Giant variants on Friday 6/4. Can sales and vintage tappings will start at 11am on Saturday 6/5. We’ll also have out door pour stations, food trucks, and 2 tents. Check the website for more info.
Willow Springs Hours: Monday 5/31- 11am-9pm
Brookfield Hours: Monday 5/31- 12pm-7pm

10:00 am • Memorial Day Parade Brunch
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
The Wauconda Memorial Day Parade is back for 2021. Skip the crowds on the street and make a reservation in the Side Lot Backyard or Taproom!
Our full menu including Brunch will be available from 10a-3p. Plus Drink Specials.

11:00 am – 3:00 pm • Memorial Day with TJ
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL 630-541-9414 Map
The Man, the Myth, the Legend…is your beertender this Memorial Day!
Recently, our former sales rep and GM, TJ, came back to help us fill some shifts. We are excited to have TJ back and hope you all are too.
TJ will be serving cold ones from 11-3 on Memorial Day. We will have $5 Pints and to-go beer specials.

11:00 am – 6:00 pm • Flying Hawaiian (Food truck)
Phase Three Brewing Co., 932 Donata Ct., Lake Zurich, IL (847) 749-6645 Map
The Flying Hawaiian is bringing classic Hawaiian flavors to the Chicagoland area, and will be serving their delicious dishes at the tap room on Memorial Day.

12:00 – 6:00 pm • Memorial Day Hours
Hunter’s Brewing, 1535 S. Calumet Rd., Chesterton, IN (219) 728-6729 Map
$1 off 32 oz howler refills and $2 off 64 oz growler refills on Monday.
Threadsplitter in cans to-go this weekend.

12:00 – 7:00 pm • Memorial Day Biergarten Cookout w/Judson Brown Band!
Harbor Brewing Co. Lakefront Craft Biergarten, 701 North Point Dr., Winthrop Harbor, IL  Map
Enjoy Cold Beer and the Judson Brown Band at The Biergarten!

12:00 – 9:00 pm • Memorial Day Hours
Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Ln., Long Grove, IL 847-821-6140 Map
On Memorial Day, we have special hours from 12-9pm to enjoy the full day in the Biergarten (or taproom).

3:00 – 9:00 pm • Up In Smoke Creations
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 445-2467 Map
Nothing says Memorial day like BBQ and beer. Let us do all the work for you. Up In Smoke Creations brings Brisket, Pulled Pork and RIBS smoked on site that day (Ribs after 4pm, not lunch). There will be a limited number of racks of ribs available for walk in’s. Want to guarantee you get his award winning Baby Back ribs? Order ahead by contacting him through facebook messenger. Want to pre-order for pickup and takeout? Contact him through his facebook page directly. Want pounds of stuff for a party? He’s down with that. Contact him to pre-order.

3:00 – 7:00 pm • Country Grill Chicken Truck
Evil Horse Brewing Co., 1338 Main St., Crete, IL 708-304-2907 Map
Country Grill is a food truck offering rotisserie chicken and ribs fresh from the spit, homemade salads and pretzels.

4:00 – 11:00 pm • Bourbon County Stout Tapping at Village Inn
Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar & Grill, 8050 Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL 847-675-3737 Map
Please note our special hours this Memorial Day Holiday Weekend. Have a safe and enjoyable Holiday!

Tuesday, June 1

3:00 – 10:00 pm • Tuesday with Chef Alex & HBFTW
Miskatonic Brewing Co., 1000 N. Frontage Rd., Darien, IL (630) 541-9414 Map
Please join us for dinner as Chef Alex is back serving up his delicious tacos, elotes, and more! We will have another tapping from our friends at Hop Butcher For The World.

6:30 – 9:00 pm • Tuesday Trivia: Grey’s Anatomy
One Allegiance Brewing, 10215 S. Harlem Ave., Chicago Ridge, IL (708) 529-7067 Map
Calling all die-hard McDreamy fans!! Join One Allegiance Brewing and Binge Entertainment for a night of trivia dedicated to Grey’s Anatomy.
*All events are socially distanced. Masks required to order beverages.
*Seating is limited so early attendance encouraged.
*Registration will start at 6:30pm and Trivia will start at 7pm.
*Prizes include a gift card and beer to go!!
Grab YOUR person and come play with us

7:00 – 9:00 pm • Spring Trivia League
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827 Map
Grab your smartest friends and join our Spring Trivia League hosted by Finer Points Trivia and sponsored by Noon Whistle Brewing!
The league runs 8 weeks with weekly prizes and a grand prize package with Noon Whistle swag and a gift card towards a brewery visit for your team!
**Teams are limited to 4 people
**Call to reserve a spot for your team 708-226-1827 during business hours.

7:00 pm • Side Lot Bingo!
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
We’re playing Bingo again!
Get ready to shake your balls every Tuesday night at Side Lot Brewery. Limited seating is available both inside and outside. Reservations are HIGHLY recommended.

7:30 pm • Trivia!
Mickey Finn’s Brewery, 345 N. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville, IL 847-362-6688  Map
Finer Points Trivia is back. Get your team together. 7:30pm start time.

Wednesday, June 2

2:00 – 4:00 pm • Trivia Wednesdays at Black Lung
Black Lung Brewing Co., 2217 IL-83, Round Lake Beach, IL (847) 340-3320 Map
Fantastic fun through trivia and yummy craft beer drinking!!! With Dancing In The Rain DJ!!
Food always available from Ron’s Italian Ovens! Just go to their website, enter as a “pick up”, then under food instructions type “black lung”, and they deliver for free.

2:00 – 7:00 pm • Plank Road Blood Drive
Plank Road Tap Room, 39W149 Plank Rd., Elgin, IL 224-238-3527 Map
Be someone’s rescue story! Be a lifesaver and sign up for our blood drive!
Please click to schedule your preferred donation time!

6:00 pm • Star Wars Trivia
Empirical Brewery, 1801 W. Foster Ave., Chicago 773-654-3104 Map
Join us for Star Wars Trivia. Extremely limited seating. Email for reservations.

7:00 pm • 80’S Trivia
The Brass Tap, 14225 95th Ave. Ste. 400, Orland Park, IL 708-226-1827 Map
Grab your friends and join us for a night of 80’s Trivia. It’s free to play and prizes are awarded to the top teams. Call during business hours to reserve your table 708-226-1827
Hosted by Finer Points Trivia

7:00 pm • Trivia Night at Aurelio’s of Naperville-Springbrook
Aurelio’s Pizza, 1975 Springbrook Square Dr., Naperville, IL (630) 922-3600 Map
Test your wit at Aurelio’s Trivia Night for a chance to win Maplewood swag.
Trivia Night Tap List:
Son of Juice – Hazy IPA
Charlatan – American Pale Ale
Fizzle Drizzle Key Lime Pie – Imperial Fruited Sour

7:30 pm • Game of Thrones Trivia
Global Brew Tap House, 339 W. Golf Rd., Schaumburg, IL (224) 520-8686 Map
How well do you know your ‘Game of Thrones’ trivia? Can you achieve the Iron Throne or are you destined to join the Night’s Watch along the Wall?
Join us on Wednesday at 7:30pm for Game of Thrones Trivia! Prizes for top 3 winning teams!

Thursday, June 3

Chicken Thursday at Pollyanna Brewing in St. Charles
Pollyanna – St. Charles, 106 S. Riverside Ave., St. Charles, IL (630) 549-7372 Map
The Country Grill Chicagoland Chicken Truck brings finest rotisserie specialties to the Pollyanna Brewing in St. Charles! Swing by for dinner and some fine beers!
Serving 3-7 pm and 10 pm to 2 am.

4:00 – 9:30 pm • Thursday Night Tacos!
Side Lot Brewery, 110 Slocum Lake Rd., Wauconda, IL 847-714-2584 Map
You’ve been asking when Tacos are coming back to Side Lot.
Taco Thursdays kick off on June 3rd and will continue every Thursday night.
Make your reservations!

5:00 pm • An Evening with Revolution Brewing
The Beer and Now, 2801 Ogden Ave., Suite 7, Lisle, IL (630) 946-6660 Map
Revolution will be here to help us tap some of their great beers, including Brunch Hero.

6:00 – 8:30 pm • Chicago Brew Cruise
Chicago Firebot Tours  Map
Chicago Fireboat Tours and Phase Three Brewing Co. are partnering up to offer one of the most unique experiences in Chicago, every Thursday evening all summer-long!
Phase Three Brewing Company will be bringing just days-old fresh, new releases directly from their Chicagoland brewery every week to serve aboard Chicago Fireboat Tours’ 1933 retired Chicago Fireboat, the Fred A. Busse.
Boarding begins at 6:00p.m and the boat departs at 6:30pm for a 2-hour sunset cruise. The Brew Cruise will start on the lake, float through the locks and right into the heart of downtown Chicago via the Chicago River, enjoying world-class views, an amazing sunset, and great music; all paired with fresh, innovative craft beers and hard seltzers.
Tickets are $45 per person at, and include your 1st Phase Three brew once onboard. 

6:00 pm • Lakefront Trivia & Tacos!
Harbor Brewing Co. Lakefront Craft Biergarten, 701 North Point Dr., Winthrop Harbor, IL  Map
Trivia and tacos at the Biergarten!

6:00 pm • Dog Days of Summer at Flossmoor Station
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW Map
ICYMI, the Dog Days of Summer returns on Thursdays! Stop by the dog park at the Station with your pups starting at 6pm. The Caboose Taproom will also be open from 5-9pm, and we’ll be serving craft beer, wine, pop and soft serve ice cream!

7:30 pm • Breaking Bad Trivia
Elmhurst Brewing Co., 171 N. Addison Ave., Elmhurst, IL 630-834-2739 Map
Our next trivia night will be June 3rd at 7:30pm!
BREAKING BAD will be the theme! Grab your partner, costumes are welcome, and get a reservation in because this one is going to be intense!

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