Chicago's Halloween Beer Weekend! October 29-31

Chicago's Halloween Beer Weekend! October 29-31
Mary Austin, Miss Rheingold 1953

It’s a busy weekend, and here’s a schedule that I may still be updating as we get closer to the weekend but first…

If you missed out on the lottery for Goose Island’s Bourbon County Proprietor’s Stout allotments, Binny’s Beverage Depot offers another chance. They are now taking registrations for a chance to snag one of two BCS packages. There’s a Reserve Allocation with all eight 2021 varietals, including two Prop bottles, for $259.99, or a Classic Allocation with two original BCS, one Prop, and three other varietals. Registration runs through November 8. Entrants can choose the store where they’ll pick up their allotment, and winners’ allotments will be held until December 3.

Also, Friday October 30 at 10 am is when FoBAB To Go 6-packs go on sale. Each pack will contain a random assortment of beers entered at the Festival of Wood and Barrel-Aged Beer, November 12 & 13 at Credit Union 1 Arena, 525 S Racine Ave. Purchases will be available at the FoBAB web site. The price is $60 plus fees, and beers can be picked up at the arena the weekend of November 12-14.

We have yet another new brewery opening this weekend as well. Double Clutch throws open its doors in Evanston. Still more openings that we’ll get to next week!

Halloween Weekend

Stout at the Devil
Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
It’s everyone’s favorite time of year, when our taps turn dark flowing with stouts!
The fun continues all weekend this year!
Don’t miss our costume contest Friday, karaoke Saturday, brunch Sunday morning, and of course movies all weekend!

Solemn Oath Community Dome Forest 2.0
Solemn Oath, 1661 Quincy Ave. #179, Naperville IL (630) 995-3062 Map
Necessity is the mother of invention. We love creating spaces that allow people to relax with a beer and enjoy their friends, neighbors, and loved ones. Our intent for this community has always been to not only to fill your palm with beer, but to provide a space to gather for anyone and everyone to share a collective experience with people you don’t know. The last few years have provided challenge but we maintain this commitment to you. That said, this week we have once again built a forest.
Friday, October 29 will be the grand re-opening of the Solemn Oath Community Dome Forest in Naperville, featuring the return of an incandescent woodland of sprouted geodesic rotundas, wood-burning fires, and the spectacular triangular prism addition of our heated A-Frames of comfort and wonder.
Our Taproom has re-opened indoors, we’ve curated an entirely new experience amidst the trees, and through our now expansive grounds we have the space that is waiting for you and your confidants. We will start with first-come first-serve until reservations open up for the entire rest of the year beginning next week.
This is the house we built and we are proud. Join us now in the forest, the gateway to SOB magic land.
This weekend in the Community Dome Forest:
FRIDAY, 10/29:
• Grand Opening, 11 am
Certified Lager Boy can release
• Paulie Gee’s Pizza – 4pm-8pm
SATURDAY, 10/30:
• The Argonaut Co. – 2pm-8pm (Pre-Order)
SUNDAY, 10/31:
• Halloween Hangs at SOB
• Kids Trick or Treat – 11am-3pm
• Adult Costume Contest – 2pm
• Pair It Up food popup – 1pm-5pm

Hallo-Weekend at Riverlands Brewing Company
Riverlands Brewing Co., 1860 Dean St., Unit A, St. Charles, IL (630) 549-6293 Map
THE INFESTATION HAS BEGUN. The Spider Queen and her minions have taken over the brewery for our favorite time of year. It’s Hallo-Weekend, and it’s only at Riverlands!
Each day, we have a different food vendor lined up and the brewery will be decked out like you’ve never seen it before. Spooky tunes and scary vibes galore.
NO COVER, just good times. All seating is first come, first served.
*HALLO-WEEKEND SCHEDULE*
Friday, Oct 29, 5pm:
– Sour Peach, LLC Pop-Up (menu TBA)
– Costume Contest
– 21 and over after 7pm
Saturday, Oct 30, 5pm:
– Aijo’s Kitchen (Japanese Fusion Cuisine)
– Costume Contest
– Live DJ with spooky tunes!
– 21 and over after 7pm
Sunday, Oct 31, 12pm:
– Family Day! (and parental pre-gaming)
– Biker Dude Burgers
– Trick-or-Treating for the kiddos!
– Kids Costume Contest
NOTE: Food schedule and menus subject to change.

Days of Darkness
Imperial Oak Brewing Co., 501 Willow Blvd., Willow Springs, IL (708) 559-7311 Map
& 9526 W. Ogden Ave., Brookfield, IL (708) 387-0050 Map
The Days of Darkness are once again upon us. On October 29th and 30th both tap rooms will be over taken by darkness. As part of our dark beer tap take over we are releasing Barrel Aged I Must Break You Russian Imperial Stout aged in Heaven Hill 10 year Bourbon barrels and a Coconut/Vanilla variant. The darkness continues with Dark Water Imperial Black IPA, Dark Helmet Schwarzbier, and several other dark beers on tap and in cans to-go.

Hazy Halloween
The Rabbit Hole, 1208 N. Wells St., Chicago (312) 274-1824 Map
Join us Sat, Oct. 30th, and Sun, Oct. 31st for a HARE raising COSTUME CONTEST! Over $1,000 in prizes.
$6 Revolution Hazy Hero, $6 Goose Island Hazy IPA 
If it’s not Hazy when you get there, it will be the next morning!

Friday, October 29

Skittle Brau Annual Limited Release Party
FIBS Brewing, 60 Howard Ave., Des Plaines, IL (847) 227-9790 Map
It’s back fibheads. If you missed it last year, DON’T let that happen again! This is the only time all four flavors are available. ONE WEEKEND ONLY. This Halloween weekend – Thursday 10/28 thru Sunday 10/31. We’ve added Thursday, so it will be bigger and better than ever. This year, not only do you get this crazy good beer, you can also win prizes for the best costume!
We’ll have indoor seating and room to hang in our outdoor beer garden for this super popular beer release.
I know you are all familiar with Chicago weather, but I’ll mention it anyway… dress warm if you think you may be outside. It tends to get a bit chilly this time of year!
Also, yes, a limited amount of Skittle crowlers will be available. They will go on sale the day the party starts… shop.fibsbrewing.com

Monk’s Halloween
Monk’s Burgers and More, 88 S. La Grange Ave., La Grange, IL 708-255-2337 Map
This Friday is our Halloween Pop-Up! We’ll have spine chilling Halloween themed milkshakes, food, and drinks:
THE HADDONFIELD BURGER is 8oz house ground patty, topped with Monk’s Chili, beer cheese mac & cheese, & sriracha drizzle.
OUR PUMPKIN MILKSHAKE is pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, & whipped cream. Add Kahlua for an adult spin. TAFFY APPLE MILKSHAKE pureed apples, salted caramel, topped with chopped peanuts & whipped cream. 
Come if you dare…

11:00 am • Are you Afraid of The Stout?
The Beer Cellar, 488 Crescent Blvd., Glen Ellyn, IL 630-315-5060 Map
Join us Halloween weekend as we tap some really great stouts and barleywines. We will tap them on Friday when we open at 11am and they will remain on until they kick!
Draft List:
More Brewing Co. Henna Coconut Double RainbowLake Effect Broken BridgeForeign Exchange Tiramisu SmallcakesThree Floyds The Twinkie Throne Lies EmptyFounders Cinnamon/Vanilla/CocoaSun King Johan the BarleywineUntitled Art S’mores Stout

3:00 pm • Double Clutch Grand Opening
Double Clutch Brewery, 2121 Ashland Ave., Evanston, IL  Map
We officially open our doors to Double Clutch Brewing Co. in Evanston! Try our delicious brews, tasty buffalo bites and more. Thank you for all the love and support along the way. Come by and try our hand-pickled mussels in our DCBC Hefeweizen beer broth, loaded with bacon, shallots, garlic and herbs, served with honey beer bread for dipping.

4:00 – 7:00 pm • Ravinia Brewing Launch Party & Tasting!
Beer Bazaar, 17 W. Belvidere Rd., Hainesville, IL 847-986-6473 Map
Join us Friday for a free tasting! Hazy Boi George will be here from Lake County’s own Ravinia Brewing Co. to sample out some brews as we re-launch Ravinia at Beer Bazaar! Feels good to have tastings again. Hopefully George wears one of his signature funky Hawaiian shirts. Don’t forget to invite your friends! Also make sure to follow and like our page to get notifications for all future tastings!

5:00 – 8:00 pm • CANCELLED: The Sinking Ship – Halloween Costume Contest & End of Season Bash
The Northman Beer & Cider Garden, 233 E. Riverwalk, Chicago  Map
We are sad to announce that today’s Sinking Ship Halloween Party is cancelled due to inclement weather. Our costume contest has moved online: email a photo of your Halloween costume to info@thenorthman.com. The photo with the most likes on Instagram through October 31 wins! Winner announced Monday, November 1.
Say Bon Voyage to summer and the 2021 Riverwalk season at The Northman. Dress to distress, think passengers and crew from the Titanic, zombie sailors from the deep, get nautically nasty with us!
Live music with 80’s cover band Jessie’s Girl!
Prizes for best costume include a custom IGLOO cooler & Northman gift card, as well as swag giveaways, sampling and more from JuneShine Hard Kombucha!

5:00 – 10:00 pm • Candy Corn Ale Small Batch Release
Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Ln., Long Grove, IL 847-821-6140 Map
In celebration of Halloween, Mike is bringing back his insanely popular Candy Corn Ale. This small-batch release is made with real candy corns and combines a silky cream ale with accents of that familiar marshmallow, vanilla, and buttery caramel-like flavor to produce a hauntingly delicious beer.
Mark your calendars. This one goes quickly.
Smokin’ T’s barbecue food truck will be here at 5-8 pm.

5:00 – 7:00 pm • Crystal Lake Brewing Event
Garfield’s Beverage Warehouse, 320 W. Virginia St., Crystal Lake, IL 815-459-4050 Map
Come by to meet Brewmaster Ryan Clooney and sample some offerings from Crystal Lake Brewing!

5:00 pm • Harbor Boo-Bash! Tom Rutledge LIVE!
Harbor Brewing Co., 811 Sheridan Rd., Winthrop Harbor, IL  Map
Come on out for our annual boo-bash! Dress up in your Halloween Costume, listen to some awesome live music from Tom Rutledge and drink some cold beers!

5:00 – 10:00 pm • Halloween Party
The Beer and Now, 2801 Ogden Ave., Ste 7, Lisle, IL (630) 946-6660 Map
Join us for our first ever Halloween Party! We’re decking out the store and geeking out on our spooky playlist. You don’t have to wear a costume, but it would be pretty cool if you did…
Beers available at 5pm:
Pollyanna Fun SizePhase Three A Bushel of ApplesMore Brewing Co. Arketype- The KingSouthern Tier Pumking
$5 Hop Butcher cans
Costume Contest: Stop by anytime between 5:00 and 10:00 to enter. Prizes to the top two people.
Food will be available from Lil Donkeys

6:00 – 9:00 pm • Halloween Costume Party
D and G Brewing, 303 N. 4th St., Suite A, Saint Charles, IL (773) 203-2325 Map
Costume Party with DJ Jim Green.

7:00 pm • Dog Costume Contest
Mikerphone Brewing, 121 Garlisch Dr., Elk Grove Village, IL 847-264-8904 Map
Bring your doggo to Mikerphone in costume between 11am & 10pm and they’ll get a free Mikerphone dog bowl to take home! Stay for the costume contest & parade at 7pm.
Your furry friend must be dog & people-friendly & remain on their leash at all times.

7:00 pm • Black & Gray Halloween Party
Black & Gray Brewing Co., 311 Barrington Ave., East Dundee, IL (224) 484-8200 Map
Costume contests, free food, and the best beer made in East Dundee! 7pm: free food, 8 pm: Halloween music bingo, and 9:30 pm: costume contest with prizes

9:00 pm • Drive-In, Dinner, and Drinks
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
We kick off Halloween weekend with a double feature! First the classic, Rocky Horror Picture Show, followed with its sequel, Shock Treatment!

Saturday, October 30

9:00 am – 4:00 pm • Energy City Releases
Energy City Brewing, 917 First St., Batavia, IL (630) 597-5581 Map
Online pre-orders are live! Visit our site to order for Saturday, October 30th drive-thru pickup at the brewery! Bring something special to the Halloween party this year Full lineup below:
Bistro Key Lime Pie – fruited Berliner Weisse (6.5% ABV)
Bistro Alfresco – Strawberry & Lime, fruited Berliner Weisse (6.5% ABV)
Bistro Pumpkin Parfait – fruited Berliner Weisse (6.5% ABV)
Orange Ripple Sorbet IPA – Orange & Vanilla (6.8% ABV)
Hop Surfside – Mosaic & Citra hops, New England-Style DIPA (7.5% ABV)
Hop Coastal – Simcoe & Citra hops, New England-Style DIPA (7.5% ABV)
Hop Skiff – Idaho 7 & Citra hops, New England-Style DIPA (8.2% ABV)
Bistro Smoothie – Pink Guava & Banana, fruited Berliner Weisse (6.5% ABV)
Bâtisserie S’mores Stout – Imperial Stout (10% ABV)
Aloha Sunrise Sorbet IPA – Pineapple & Orange (6.5% ABV)
Piña Sunset Sorbet IPA – Pineapple & Coconut (6.4% ABV)

11:00 am • Halloween Fun at Two Brothers Tap House
Two Brothers Tap House, 30W315 Calumet Ave., Warrenville, IL 630-393-2337 Map
No Tricks! All Treats!
Who says Halloween is just for kids!?
Stop by Two Brothers Tap House on Saturday wearing your best costume and receive half off all beer!
Bring the kids back on Sunday October 31st in their costumes and they get to eat free!
Cheers! 
(1) Kids meal per adult entrée or handful

11:00 am – 11:00 pm • Halloween Party!
BuckleDown Brewing, 8700 W. 47th St., Lyons, IL 708-777-1842 Map
Join us this Saturday for our Halloween party! We he the release of Disaster Magnet, our collaboration with Skeleton Key Brewing. Food from Monk’s Burgers & More. Then Tacos Mario’s will be here after.

12:00 pm • Halloween Block Party
Holzlager Brewing Co., 150 S. Eastwood Dr., Woodstock, IL (815) 308-5901 Map
Join us for some tricks and treats! This FREE, fun-filled day hosted by Holzlager Brewing Company and Sofie’s Whiskey & Wine will feature live music by Cesare Salad and the Spicy Croutons, Amy Yore and Blue Shield Band, food provided by Olive Branch and costume contests for all ages! Bring the whole family and be sure to wear your best costume!

12:00 – 4:00 pm • Khaos Halloween Party
Khaos Brewcade & Kitchen, 12337 S. Rt. 59, Plainfield, IL (815) 782-6640 Map
Games will be FREE for Kids Noon – 4 PM on Saturday!
Make sure to stop by from 1 PM- 3 PM and have your children enter our Costume Contest!
It’s free to join and 1 Lucky Winner will win Free Games & Kid’s Meals (Dine-In) for a Year!
We will also have Pumpkins for decorating and to take home as well as a Halloween Party Bag (while supplies last)!
Treat yourself to our Cider Buzz Kid’s Drink (Mocktail)!
Cider Buzz: Apple Cider topped with an Apple Cider Doughnut, Halloween Cookie, Whip Cream and Sprinkles.

12:00 – 11:00 pm • Hatchet Halloween 2021
Mad Hatchet Brewing, 913 Brookforest Ave., Shorewood, IL (815) 733-5380 Map
It’s Time! It’s Halloween Party Time! Fall beers, pumpkins, costumes, music, food, and all the macabre that comes with it in the Mad Hatchet Taproom!

12:30 pm • Howl-o-ween Pet Parade
Urban Brew Labs, 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 293-7612 Map
Parade your pets around in costumes – with a prize going to best and most unique costume!
Open to all pets and their owners, and everyone without pets.
We will start/end in front of Urban Brew Labs.
We will do a parade / dog walk up and down Carmen
Pet Store Gift Card Prizes:
– Best costume
– Most unique costume
Presented by ASNA Chicago – Andersonville South Neighborhood Association

1:00 – 3:00 pm • Midnight at the Masquerade. Murder Mystery Dinner at EPH
Elgin Public House, 219 E. Chicago St., Elgin, IL 847-468-8810 Map
Join us for an evening of feasting, murder and mystery! A three course meal served while you play along to find out “Who Dun It”.
The rustle of silks and feathers under muted conversation was probably the last thing heard by the tragically and unexpectedly deceased at the Annual Billionaires Club Masquerade Ball. With a mystery under each feathery façade, unmasking the killer may be quite a challenge. It’s up to you to determine which partygoer is guilty, bring this crime to justice, and save the party!Attend the Billionaires’ Club Annual Masquerade Ball and help get this soiree back on track by trading clues with your guests, gathering information, and solving the crime before the masked menace gets away! Evening wear, ball gowns, Venetian masks, suits, and tuxes are what to wear to this high class night of masks and murder. Get ready for a glamorous evening of mystery, intrigue, and murder.
EPH serves up a 3 course meal while you navigate your way through the investigation. A full bar is ready and available for those that may need to calm their nerves while trying to catch the murderer.
Please note, this event will take place in Pub 217 and is NOT handicap accessible. 
$65-$84 through Eventbrite.

1:00 – 4:00 pm • Biker Dude Halloween Costume Contest
Mikerphone Brewing, 121 Garlisch Dr., Elk Grove Village, IL 847-264-8904 Map
We’re celebrating Halloween with our favorite burger smashing Biker Dude! Not only will he be on site making killer smashburgers (including the Mikerphone special!), we’re holding a Biker Dude costume contest!
Dress like the Biker Dude and enter yourself into the contest to win! Costume contest starts at 1pm and will be judged by the Biker Dude himself and the Mikerphone staff.
1st Place: Mikerphone Gift Card & Biker Dude Gift Card
2nd Place: Mikerphone T-shirt & Biker Dude T-shirt
3rd Place: Biker Dude Seasoning
Burgers start at 2pm and as always, they are first come, first served. Get here early to grab a seat and enter the costume contest.

1:00 – 10:00 pm • Nightmares Eve Party
Black Lung Brewing Co., 2217 IL-83, Round Lake Beach, IL (847) 340-3320 Map
We are having a ghoulish nightmares eve party at the tap room! You can expect creepy pumpkin painting, shirt making, music and more! We also have food by 15 Lakes, Eric Boyd!
We start at 1pm with pumpkin painting
We will also have shirt making! Both will be from 1-6pm
6pm we will have a kids costume contest with prizes for 1st – 3rd!
7pm Mill Creek Jumble goes on!
9pm adult costume contest with a prize for first!
Food all afternoon and evening by 15 Lake Bistro! While supplies last;)

1:00 – 3:00 pm • It’s a Howl-O-Ween Pawty!
Beer Shop, 1026 North Blvd., Oak Park, IL (847) 946-4164 Map
It’s all treats and tail wags at this doggy Howl-o-Ween pawty! By popular demand, 6 Mutts Food Truck is back and this time, they’re bringing deadly delicious bites for your pups.
All doggos should plan to arrive in costume to be entered in the main event – our Howl-o-Ween costume contest!
1st place: 3 specialty treats
2nd place: 2 specialty treats
3rd place: 1 specialty treat
Other places: 1 treat for pawticipation

2:00 – 10:00 pm • Beers For Fears: Logan Square Brewery Crawl
Solemn Oath Brewery Still Life, 2919 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago  Map
Welcome to your life! There’s no turning back! Even while you sleep, we will haunt you! Every zombie wants to ghoul the world!
The night is dark and full of brewers! Join craft breweries Solemn Oath, Hopewell, Marz, Ørkenoy, and Middle Brow for Beers For Fears – the second iteration of the Logan Square Brewery Crawl – on Saturday, October 30th.
Don your best (or worst?) costume, hop on the FREE Beers For Fears party trolley, a Bird, a Divvy, a bike, a board, or yer dang feet and crawl across the Logan Square neighborhood to all five of these outstanding craft BOOeries!
Each brewery will feature their own programming, food, drink, and entertainment for the day so be sure to check in with us all to plot your path for this Halloween hullabaloo.
Be one of the first 50 creepy crawlers to complete all five stops and receive a complimentary* Beers For Fears shirt featuring all five breweries in cartoon monster form!
To qualify for this limited edition shirt you must have a drink at each stop and get your crawl card signed/punched/stamped by the staff at said stop. Completed cards will be checked for authenticity and redeemed at Solemn Oath’s Still Life taproom.

2:00 – 10:00 pm • Scares and Costumes With Techno by V!J4Y and Friends + Taquiza Diaz
ZümBier, 3232 Monroe, Waukegan, IL 847-420-7313 Map
Don’t be afraid to let your fun show! Techno by V!J4Y and Friends will make the sounds. 4-10 Taquiza Diaz provides the Tacos to fuel your quest. 5-sold out! Come in costume (Furry, Manga, or whatever) and you’ll be entered in our costume contest.
Special beer. and even special-er good times.

3:00 – 9:00 pm • Halloween Eve at D & G
D and G Brewing, 303 N. 4th St., Suite A, Saint Charles, IL (773) 203-2325 Map
The place is all decorated and things lately have been scary, so let’s roll.
This Halloween Eve, we are happy to have the folks from Strawberries BBQ here at 3pm.
Plus, the man, the myth, the legend, Matt Keen is stopping by at 9pm for a late night set.
All day, we have candy flights of stout available – coconut, peanut butter, and chocolate imperial stout with goodies to match. Or just try one of the beers. That’s cool too.
Or ignore this holiday altogether and embrace winter – because Spruce Tip IPA is here.

3:00 – 11:00 pm • Beer of the Dead Lives
Pollyanna – Roselare, 245 E. Main St., Roselle, IL (847) 285-1909 Map
Hey Halloween fans! Our Roselle brewery is throwing their annual Beer Of The Dead celebration on 10/30. Join us in Roselle for tacos, candy, brews, candy brews, and a costume contest (8pm)!
Special Halloween Edition glassware will be available for one day only as well!

3:00 – 11:00 pm • Halloween at IBW Lodge #1
Illuminated Brew Works, 6186 N. Northwest Hwy., Chicago (708) 669-7287 Map
Hello Future Aliens! It is THE GREATEST TIME OF YEAR and we’ve got the BEST FREAKING HOLIDAY coming up next weekend.
Don’t be a miscreant somewhere else, come be a miscreant at IBW LODGE #1.
Contests, Food, Beer, Toilets, Paper Towels, we’ve got everything!
Seriously, wear a costume.
Costume Contest! Painted Pumkin Contest! Blood-Curdling Scream Contest! Vocoder Karaoke! Hot Food Truck Action!
To participate in the pumpkin painting, drop off your pumpkin the event and leave your name with the bartender. You must be here on Saturday to claim.

4:00 – 8:00 pm • Toasty Cheese Food Truck
Scorched Earth Brewing Co., 203 Berg St., Algonquin, IL 224-209-8472 Map
Spooky Saturday with Toasty Cheese! Enjoy gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches and desserts – delicious!

4:00 – 10:00 pm • UBL Halloween Party
Urban Brew Labs, 5121 N. Ravenswood Ave., Chicago (773) 293-7612 Map
Beer! Skull Painting! Costume Contest! Photo Op! Come show off your awesome costume, or come as yourself if you’re anti-holiday. All are welcome! We’ll have great Halloween music, a fun skull painting craft available starting at 4pm to occupy the introverted artsy types, a super fun photo op, and a costume contest for prizes at 9pm. DJ Eric Daly will be playing music from 8-10pm.
Cookie/beer flight pairing (4 – 10 pm) for $10! We’re pairing 3 of our delicious beers with @lucilas.alfajores mini alfajores, cookies filled with dulce de leche, in dark chocolate, traditional with coconut, and white chocolate flavors!

4:00 – 11:00 pm • Halloween Party 2021
Oswego Brewing Co., 61 S. Main St., Oswego, IL (331) 999-1991 Map
Calling all ghosts and goblins! It’s spooky season, so grab your favorite Halloween costume, friends, and family and come celebrate at OBC!
Sour Peach will be serving up the eats starting at 5PM
Telltale Hearts are playing for us starting at 7PM
There will be a best dressed costume prizes!

5:00 – 11:00 pm • CHAOS Halloween Party
CHAOS Brew Club, 2417 W Hubbard St., Chicago (773) 273-9430 Map
Join us for Halloween Sat Oct 30th, we’ve brewed up an awesome array of autumnal beers with a few ciders in the mix, and Sketchbook Brew Co., Dutchbag Brewing, and Omega Yeast will be our guest taps for the evening. The CHAOS kitchen crew will be serving tasty treats throughout the night, and we’ll have fire pits blazing for s’mores galore. Dress to kill, we have prizes lined up for our costume contest, and DJ Full of Ghosts will be spinning spooky beats to help get your freak on.
Members only, but for $35 you can get a 45 day trial membership.

5:00 – 10:00 pm • Metal Monkey Halloween
Metal Monkey Brewing, 515 Anderson Dr. Suite 900, Romeoville, IL (815) 524-3139 Map
We hope your week is treating you right and not throwing too many tricks your way! Speaking of trick or treats…Did you know that this Saturday we are having our Halloween Party?
We have lots of FUN planned for the night. Live music begins at 7pm with Unto the Earth after they are done we will have our costume contest before Black Road takes to the stage. GrzGrub will be here serving up the food!
We will also be tapping a collab beer we brewed with Black Road called Cosmic Stash this hybrid West Coast IPA is loaded with Nugget, Galaxy, Amarillo & Citra to offer a dank resinous hoppy beer that you take you to another world! Special variants w/Mango and one with Habanero available Saturday ONLY!

5:00 pm • Oktoberfest Wooden Barrel Tapping: Hofstetten Hochzeitsbier von 1810
The Bavarian Lodge, 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL (630) 241-4701 Map
Celebrate the end of this year’s Oktoberfest season with the special tapping of a wooden barrel of Brauerei Hofstetten’s Oktoberfest Marzen, Hochzeitsbier Von 1810! This classic, Austrian-brewed, amber-hued fest lager will be available poured directly from a special wooden barrel that will be tapped on the bar at 5:00 PM and available to everyone (21 and over, of course!) while it lasts!
Information Subject to Change Without Notice.
No RSVP Required. No Entrance Fee.

6:00 pm • Halloweekend Beer Dinner
Exit Strategy Brewing, 7700 W. Madison St., Forest Park, IL (708) 689-8771 Map
Join us as for a spooky and boo-zy beer dinner!
The event will be held indoors. Vaccination cards required.
Featuring five epic courses. Each course will be perfectly paired with a new release beer or specialty beer cocktail created specifically for each course. CLICK HERE TO SEE THE MENU
Tickets are $76.80/person and includes tax and gratuity. ($60 +10% tax + 18% gratuity)
A la carte beer & wine will be available . Doors open at 6pm – First Course 6:30pm

6:00 pm • Mayors’ DJ Night
Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery, 1035 Sterling Ave., Flossmoor, IL (708) 957-BREW Map
This Saturday, Oct. 30 will be the final (and spookiest) DJ Night of the season! DJ Phil Lee will be joined by Flossmoor Mayor DJ Michelle, Glenwood Mayor DJ Ron and Lynwood Mayor DJ Jada for a “Mayor Monster Mash” starting at 6pm on the Caboose deck! Halloween costumes are encouraged!

7:00 – 11:45 pm • BOOZE, BREWS & BOOS
Palmhouse, 619 Howard St., Evanston IL  Map
Grab your boo and join us Saturday, October 30th from 5pm-midnight for a Scary Halloween Bash! Pull up dressed to impress for our Halloween Costume Contest with 1st, 2nd & 3rd place prizes from Temperance and Palmhouse!
Enjoy Temperance Beer, Delicious Food from Prime Taco, Spooky Cocktails from Hardly Shaken and get down on the dance floor with a DJ Teebot till Midnight.
Tickets $5 pre-sale and $10 at the door.
Grab your tickets now or BEWARE: www.palmhousepresents.com/tickets 
Vaccination card or proof of negative test in prior 72 hours for entry

7:00 – 10:00 pm • Howl at the Brew (Halloween Celebration)
Dry City Brew Works, 120B N. Main St., Wheaton, IL (630) 456-4787 Map
Join us as we celebrate Halloween with a special live music event! In the spirit of spooky season, Owner Ben Sampson, will be joined by Greg Heavey (Open Mic host and bassist for Ditchwater), open mic night phenom Brooke Blary! Our performers will be joined by a bunch of very special guests and they will be playing a variety of Halloween themed songs that will pair perfectly with our smoked pumpkin porter, Pumpkin Pyro! Pop on by for an awesome night of musical weirdness and fun! Jump in on the fun, and wear a costume for the night for a super spooky time!!!
We are a family friendly space, so feel free to bring the whole family! It’s a party you don’t want to miss!

7:30 pm • Crete Crawl-O-Ween
Start at Northwoods Saloon, 968 E. Steger Rd., Crete, IL (708) 672-1167 Map
Don’t miss this “first ever” event sponsored by the Crete Area Chamber of Commerce. Each “crawl-stop” has something spook-tacular waiting for you. Register at Northwoods Saloon, (7:30-8:30) where we’ll be offering door prizes, drink specials, complimentary samples, Scary-o-Kee (a surprise spooky spin on karaoke) and featuring a Special on “Grandpa’s Bones” (a.k.a St. Louis Style BBQ Ribs). $20 pre-register, $25 day of event (cash only). Participating bars: Evil Horse Brewing, Chuck’s Tavern, Jason’s, Jemma’s, Vintage Oak, Smokey Jo’s, The Loft.

8:00 – 10:00 pm • OB”SCARE”ITY Halloween Party
Obscurity Brewing and Craft Mead, 113 W. North St., Elburn, IL (630) 320-2255 Map
21+ OB”SCARE”ITY Halloween Party! 
Located at the brand new Warehouse on North at Obscurity!
– DJ and Dance Floor
– Drink and Shot Specials
– Photo Station
Ticket ($25) includes 2 drink tickets, bottomless “Spooky Buffet”, candy & gift bag and entry into costume contest
Grand prize at costume contest – ILLINOISBEER Craft Beer Advent Calendar and Obscurity gift card!

8:00 pm • Scary-Oke!
Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
Join us along with Blue Island’s best karaoke emcees, The Berry’s!!!
Costumes encouraged!
At 9:00 pm, Halloween weekend continues with the black and white zombie movie that started it all, Night of the Living Dead!

8:00 pm • Zorn’s Halloween Bash
Zorn Brew Works Co., 605 E. 9th St., Michigan City, IN (219) 243-7157 Map
Spooky times! Drink Specials! Jimmy Beats DJ! Costume Prizes!

9:00 – 12:00 pm • Nightmare on York Street – Halloween Party & Costume Contest
Pints Elmhurst, 112 S. York St., Elmhurst, IL 630-833-4303 Map
21+ Halloween Party & Costume Party. Come dressed in your most creative Halloween costume and be prepared for a fun night out with your friends!
$40 Early Bird Special | $50 at the door (Eventbrite)
Gratuity is not included in the ticket price, please plan to tip well.
What Is Included:
Open Bar: Includes unlimited beer, wine, and mixed drinks from 9 PM to Midnight. Shots, bombs, and top-shelf liquor are available for additional purchase
Costume Contest:
1st Place: $100 Pints Gift Card
2nd Place: $75 Pints Gift Card
3rd Place: $50 Pints Gift Card
Music from a DJ

Sunday, October 31

1:00 – 3:00 pm • It’s a Howl-O-Ween Pawty!
Beer Shop, 1026 North Blvd., Oak Park, IL (847) 946-4164 Map
It’s all treats and tail wags at this doggy Howl-o-Ween pawty! By popular demand, 6 Mutts Food Truck is back and this time, they’re bringing deadly delicious bites for your pups.
All doggos should plan to arrive in costume to be entered in the main event – our Howl-o-Ween costume contest!
1st place: 3 specialty treats
2nd place: 2 specialty treats
3rd place: 1 specialty treat
Other places: 1 treat for pawticipation

10:30 – 11:30 am • Socially Distant “Spooky” Beer Yoga
BuckleDown Brewing, 8700 W. 47th St., Lyons, IL 708-777-1842 Map
Spooky Scary Skeletons is the name of the game for this Socially Distant Beer Yoga Class! Bring your Halloween best or just your ghoulish smiling self and enjoy an outdoor yoga sesh, Then wander inside for an ice cold pint of Buckledown’s finest! (Hard Cider and other options available for our gluten free friends!) Participants will be asked to spread out or stay within their pods at an appropriate social distance from others. Masks are mandatory to enter the building and are optional while on your yoga mat. All of the precautions have been taken to keep you safe while enjoying what you love! Class is still $15/person so join us before the price increase in 2022 and DON’T FORGET THIS INCLUDES A COLD PINT OF BUCKLEDOWN BREW! Registration is $15 here.

11:00 am – 1:00 pm • Free Donuts & Drafts at the WCBC!
Will County Brewing Co., 1142 W. Jefferson St., Shorewood, IL (815) 582-4157 Map
Join us at 11 AM the last Sunday of every month for a pairing of delicious Orland Park Bakery and refreshing Will County Brewing Craft Beer. The Donuts are ALWAYS FREE with any craft beer purchase in the brewery while supplies last.

11:00 am • Halloween Brunch Invasion
Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde S. Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
Start Halloween off right with brunch from Butter Upon Bacon! Family friendly, seasonal menu, and COSTUMES ENCOURAGED!

12:00 – 4:00 pm • Boo Yards Dog Costume Contest (Rescheduled)
District Brew Yards, 417 N. Ashland Ave., Chicago (773) 295-1270,  Map
Last Sunday was a bit on the gloomy side but have no fear! The BOO Yards has been rescheduled for THIS SUNDAY!
Costume contest winners will be announced at 3pm and you must present to win.
Join Bold Dog Beer Co. on the District Brew Yards patio for some festive fun! Dress your dog in your most creative dog costumes and bring them to celebrate All Hallows’ Eve with Bold Dog Beer Co. Grand prize winner gets their dog’s likeness on a Bold Dog beer can.

12:00 – 3:00 pm • Family Halloween Party!
Haymarket Pub & Brewery, 737 W. Randolph St., Chicago 312-638-0700 Map
Please join us for a spooky lunch, treats, crafts and classic Halloween movies!
Costumes encouraged!
Football & beer specials for the BIG kids and a spooky menu for the kiddos. Reservations are encouraged – follow this Ticket link to make one!
Due to COVID precautions, there will not be a pinata or buffet this year.

12:00 pm • One Trick Pony Halloween
One Trick Pony Brewery, 17845 Chappel Ave., Lansing, IL (708) 889-6683 Map
Join Cassie for the Bears game at noon. Food will be served. Costumes will be worn.

2:00 – 6:00 pm • FOOD TRUCK: La Cocinita
Sketchbook Brewing Co. – Skokie, 4901 Main St., Skokie, IL (847) 588-0652 Map
Evanston’s popular La Cocinita Food Truck returns to Sketchbook Skokie!
Venezuelan-inspired Street Food: arepas, tacos, bowls and more!
Part of a great Halloween weekend at Sketchbook. Live Music 2-6 pm…

7:00 pm • Drive In, Dinner, and Drinks
Rock Island Public House, 13328 S. Olde Western Ave., Blue Island, IL 708-388-5513 Map
We celebrate Halloween with nothing but the best, 1978’s Halloween! We will be screening at 7pm and 9pm!

9:00 – 12:00 pm • Karaoke Night – Halloween Edition!
Village Inn Pizzeria Sports Bar & Grill, 8050 Lincoln Ave., Skokie, IL 847-675-3737 Map
We have our Halloween Edition of Karaoke Night hosted by John Coyne’s Extreme Karaoke!
Wear your Halloween Costume, sing a song, for your chance to win a $50 Village Inn Gift Certificate!

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