Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom | Chicago, Illinois
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Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom
Excellent based on 43 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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Half Acre Norde , Half Acre Navaja 95, Half Acre Zadar Nights , Half Acre Space IPA 97, Half Acre Gossamer 85, Half Acre Pony Pilsner 81, Half Acre Akari Shogun 96, Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts 98, Half Acre Daisy Cutter 99, Half Acre / Tired Hands Geodesic , Half Acre Gin Barrel Aged Pony Pilsner 65, Half Acre / Maine Beer Great Plain Jane 84, Half Acre Vallejo IPA 98, Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter 99, Half Acre / Tired Hands American Youth , Half Acre / Piece Frank , Half Acre Mikkeller Guest Lager 95, Half Acre Pineapple Vallejo IPA , Half Acre Bone Storm , Half Acre Get Right Kölsch
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43 reviews for Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom
 Ambiance  79%
 Service  81%
 Selection  68%
 Food N/A 
 Value  78%
 Overall  80%
 Rating  88%
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90
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
drfabulous  (73) 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!
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.
98
  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!
78
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
t0rin0  (1330) Do Not Resuscitate, California | March 19, 2013
Visited on my first trip to Chicago with a guy named Joe1510.

The people working this place were great and they had all the Daisy Cutter you could handle for about $8/4pack. They didnt offer tasters of anything but who cares, just get a case of Daisy Cutter and drink that for a week or two. What I did find odd was the check out counters; I guess they are prepared for large releases.

Not much to say about this place really. Decent neighborhood, great beer, nice people. Now that they’re serving beer I’ll have to stop in again.
68
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 14/20
mikem409  (181) bloomfield, Michigan | February 23, 2013
Small place. Decent price all can be in samplers. No food and get own beer
72
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686  (146) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | February 8, 2013
Cool small place in Chicago with some great beer. Ambiance was nice, cozy sampling room. Just taps on a wall and free samples, very simple. Service was great and friendly, willing to give several samples. Selection was a decent amount of solid beers, but not huge. 4 pack of daisy cutter pounders for $10 very reasonable. Overall worth stopping by if in Chicago.
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 it’s 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.
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. It’s 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.
80
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
GhostFace  (15) Wisconsin | November 4, 2012
Happened to stumble in on the day of their official tasting room opening. Place was jam packed!, standing room only.. Service was slow but they were attentive and genuine when you were next in line. Lots of great offerings on tap with many I’ve never come across before. All taps were $5! Had to go next door for a growler fill because they weren’t filling them in the tasting room yet. Some additional beers were available there. All the staff I dealt with were friendly and seemed to enjoy their jobs. Tasting room had a good vibe to it, would be perfect spot to grab a few if itweren’t so busy...
78
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 16/20
jmm635  (89) Havertown, Pennsylvania | October 31, 2012
Waited in line for the Saturday afternoon tour. Get there early as space is limited and they only let in around 50 people. Super bargain! Just $10 for a logo’ed pint glass and three full "tasting" pints. Not a real informative tour but I guess if you’ve seen one you’ve seen them all. However, the tour is a pretty cheap way to get a few drinks and have some fun.

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