DrnkMcDermott (89) Downers Grove, Illinois | July 16, 2014
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Hidden deep withing the massive former steel distribution center, deep within what is now Chicago’s largest movie studio is Chicago’s largest brewery. The tap room is two flights up after following the signs through long corridors to the center, but affords a scenic view of the massive complex. Despite the setting, the tap room is homey bar type place, with room for live music, some TV screens, and free peanuts and pretzels. Food menu is a little light, and a bit pricey. But I tried the chicken sandwich and found nice and tasty. For the tour, you go back downstairs to a part of the floor area marked by a huge banner they decided was too big to hang outside. While waiting for the tour to start, you can drink more beer. The enire tour is conducted along one of the many catwalks overlooking the plant, so now danger of anyone getting their fingerprints all over the Fizzy Lifting Drinks machine. A little hard to get to, but a great place to visit.