Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom | Chicago, Illinois
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Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom
Excellent based on 45 ratings
Type: Brewery (see listing)

4257 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago, Illinois United States 60618 [ print map ]
773 248 4038

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Hours: 12pm-11pm Monday-Thursday; 12pm-2am Friday; 11am-2am Saturday; 11am-5pm Sunday


Mayor: rubbishystuff (9) | Taps: 10 | Bottles: 4-12


Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom

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Beer Available At Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom (arranged by most recent)
Half Acre Over Ale 78, Half Acre Lager Town 74, Half Acre The Grotto 72, Half Acre Heyoka IPA 97, Half Acre Norde , Half Acre Golden Tuna 87, Half Acre Akari Shogun 96, Half Acre Daisy Cutter 99, Half Acre Space IPA 97, Half Acre Navaja 95, Half Acre Zadar Nights , Half Acre Gossamer 84, Half Acre Pony Pilsner 82, Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts 98, Half Acre / Tired Hands Geodesic , Half Acre Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner 65, Half Acre / Maine Beer Great Plain Jane 85, Half Acre Vallejo IPA 98, Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter 99, Half Acre / Tired Hands American Youth
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45 reviews for Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  81%
 Selection  67%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  88%
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 20/20
fluffheady  (100) Chicago, Illinois | April 9, 2013| Updated November 11, 2013
This taproom is a MUST visit. Half Acre has been my favorite Chicagoland brewery for quite a while. The people are really great. The new taproom is BEAUTIFUL. They always have a lot of special things in the taproom, and they have Firken Fridays! Visit this brewery if you visit Chicago. Bad apple is across the street. Fountainhead is 0.3 miles away. Make a day out of it!
96
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
AdamJackson  (186) Enfield, New Hampshire | December 2, 2013
Stopped in briefly to sample some beers and get some beer to go. I love the design of this place. so cool and hip looking, beers on tap were all good and the staff really took their time to chat with us. Prices were very fair. they gave me a sticker which was listed as a 50 cent cost.
92
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
AGAquino  (50) Toronto, Ontario | July 20, 2012
Tasted all available beers with a detailed explanation of the nuances of them. Lots of locals dropped by for growlers.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
NobleSquirrel  (209) Chicago, Illinois | November 5, 2012
Update: Now the actual tap room is open. They have 10 taps (I feel like they should have added more) that run the gamut. Will be tap room only beers coming along. Really great space, great prices and great staff. Pretty awesome stuff. Not sure I understand the ragging of the other reviews. Itís a store front for the brewery. If the shop is open, they pour growler fills and sell packaged beer of their own and other small breweries, as well as swag. Service is decent and the brewery is always open in the back if the store is. Nice vibe and good for the scene.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 20/20
haveahoppyday  (2) Holiday Hills, Illinois | April 3, 2012
Gyus were friendly and showed us around. Clean pleace and I canít belieive how small it is! The beer was good and even better when paired with the right food!
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 10/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
emerge077  (129) RIP Johnnies, Chicago, Illinois | September 15, 2010| Updated January 21, 2011
This is a brewery with a storefront to sell growlers and merch... To the tourists with false expectations, Half Acre is one of the most creative brewing operations in the city. Try supporting places that are really doing something for the local craft beer scene. "Almost-cocky" what does that even mean? Staff are laid-back and super friendly. Ive been going here since they opened, and its a solid place to get an ever-rotating selection of fresh craft beers in growler form, some are brewery-exclusive. Their bottle/can selection rotates weekly, and is different everytime I go. If youre looking for a bar, there are plenty of walkable options: Bad Apple, Fountainhead, Tiny Lounge, etc.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
ICEatALAMO  (16) Troy, Michigan | April 16, 2013
I thought this was a pretty sweet place. New feel, but at the same time a comfortable feel. I sat at the bar and the service was great. They offer samples of everything. The selection was good, I guess the downside would be only 10 offerings. Wish they had food, but not a deal breaker for me.
90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous  (76) Lexington, Kentucky | July 27, 2013
Absolutely cool tap room next to brewery. Had four or five beers not bottled or canned (to my knowledge) on tap. One 22 ounce bottle available in both taproom and brewery (no variety there). Very nice looking inside. Took the train from River North/Loop area and arrived a few blocks away. Friendly service. At 1pm on a weekday, plenty of room to sit with the kids and have a few beers. I want to go back!
88
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
RudiNicole  (77) Michigan | December 6, 2011
I wish they had a brewpub! I stopped in on a trip to Chicago, parking was easy and safe because they are close to a residential area. The tasting room is nice and welcoming, and the guy working the taps was very friendly. I talked to him about the Shortís/Half Acre collaboration and he hooked me up with a Half Acre-Captain Fantasy bottle label sticker! Worth a visit if they are open and you are in the area!
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
TheAlum  (10) Aurora, Illinois | November 29, 2012
With the addition of the new Tap Room, this place has come into itís own. A friendly storefront offering samples, brewery ware, and plenty of beer to go, this was always a fun stop. The new Tap Room allows for flights, drafts, and cask offerings all in a nice cozy environment. Friendly staff who always seem to remember you and the ability to BYOF makes this a fun stop. Really like the vibes here and is friendly to both veterans of the Chicago beer scene and families or those new to or not even necessarily into beer.

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