Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom | Chicago, Illinois
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Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom
Excellent based on 54 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: ARH (3) | 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 Power Steering , Half Acre Mr. Miller Saison , Half Acre / Tired Hands American Youth 86, Half Acre Golden Tuna 93, Half Acre Taco Day 74, Half Acre GoneAway IPA 98, Half Acre Space IPA 97, Half Acre / Shorts Freedom Of ’78 97, Half Acre Vallejo IPA 99, Half Acre Akari Mist / Akari Zest 67, Half Acre Beer Hates Astronauts 99, Half Acre Summer Rules! No Rules. 88, Half Acre Lead Feather 91, Half Acre Cuda 92, Half Acre Galactic Double Daisy Cutter 99, Half Acre Callow Knife 96, Half Acre Tasty Waves Pale Ale 95, Half Acre Alpenglow 93, Half Acre Baumé 97, Half Acre Wooden Teeth
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54 reviews for Half Acre Beer Company & Taproom
 Ambiance  80%
 Service  81%
 Selection  68%
 Food  70%
 Value  79%
 Overall  81%
 Rating  90%
Rating Distribution

  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
tectactoe  (73) Chicago, Illinois | July 7, 2014| Updated November 17, 2014
A small place... Quite small, & packed, but still able to find a nice spot to stand next to a shelf to hold my beer. Good service for being so busy. Selection might seem small compared to other places, usually around 8 to 10 beers on tap? However, this is a quality over quantity issue, because the beers I had on tap here ended up being the best beers of my entire trip to Chicago. The cellared 2012 Big Hugs was great & the fresh Space IPA was even better. So I have to bump up the selection a point for that. I wanted to buy a tulip but they said they were sold out... It’s the same tulip they serve the in-house beers in, but sadly I could not convince them to sell me one of those :( Very nice prices, all beers available in an array of sizes. No food, but the beer is great. Despite the small size & smaller than average number of taps, this ended up being one of my favorite places to stop in Chicago. Check it out!
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 18/20
pablo951  (92) Chicago, Illinois | August 22, 2015
Aw Hell Yeah, this is the spot. All they have is Half Acre Beers on tap, so if you have a problem wit that, then that’s your problem. Their prices are incredibly affordable, no flights but wit 8oz pours @ $3, WTF!!! Have all ten taps at an 8oz pour then hit up an Uber MoFo
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
blipp  (175) San Diego, California | June 17, 2015
Really cool tasting room with 6-8 great hoppy beers on draft. Bench seating with bar service, and multiple sized pours available. Average prices and great beers.
Stine  (194) Minneapolis, Minnesota | April 7, 2015
Timber ceilings with skylights, driftwood (?) side paneling, weirdo paintings. This is a cool space that channels fun and creativity at the same time. Fast, effective service. Eight beers on, all of quite high quality and available in three different sizes. Busy place, obviously, but I would spend a lot of time here outside of peak hours if I lived in the neighborhood.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 8/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Mindwarp  (5) Madison, Wisconsin | March 15, 2015
This is a small tap room but did not need to be bigger, Nice décor and I really liked my visit. Great tour and highly recommend if your anywhere near it. Don’t let my score scare you its probably low.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
Frank  (73) Chicago, Illinois | February 17, 2015
Had a nice time drinking a couple pints here on a Sunday morning. It is just a small tap room attached to the brewery, no food and nothing fancy. It’s clean, well lit and the staff is friendly. There are ten or so Half Acre beers on draft which includes most of what they can and then also a few of their draft only brews. Everything was available as single samples and as half pints, which is nice. I might complain there’s no guest taps but, really, I am visiting Half Acre to drink Half Acre so no big deal. The store next door offers growler (and half growler) fills and samples as well. This is a popular and small spot so try to come at an off time to avoid lines and crowds.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 10/10   OVERALL 16/20
cards04  (155) Steinbach, Manitoba | January 24, 2015
A really nice taproom. It was packed when I was there.. But I stood beside the ’bouncer’ and had a beer with him. You can get good delivered to the taproom and they had 8 of their beers on tap including a few seasonals. Great spot.
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 19/20
lagwagon  (15) , Australia | November 29, 2014
What a highlight from a boys beer trip. Beer is 1st class. Loved the gin barrel aged Pilsner especially. Food was available to order from surrounding restaurants - great idea. Very cool merch also
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns  (41) , Australia | November 7, 2014
This place was fucking amazing. Very small for a brew pub but the right size given the comfort level. Great range of beers, awesome service and the ability to buy local take away and eat it in the bar. Nice feel about this place. Better than goose island
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
BVery  (531) Plymouth, Minnesota | November 5, 2014
Really good beers. Parking can be a bear. Free wifi. 10 beers on today. Smallest size is 8 oz, but they are $3-$4 bucks. No flights offered, which is bullshit. No food.
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 15/20
KansaiBeerLvrs  (383) Kyoto, Japan | September 4, 2014
From the outside this bland brick building doesn’t look like much but on the left you have a cool taproom filled with locals, friendly helpful staff(we got a recommendation for one of the best Chicago hot dogs in town Murphy’s from the bartender who even called to check how late they were open - now that is service!), well priced samples and an all-around cool friendly vibe. On the right you have their gift shop+growler station full of cool Half Acre artwork all over the walls, nice looking goods and equally friendly staff. A must visit for anyone doing the round of breweries in Chicago.

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