Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub | Chicago, Illinois
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Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub
Excellent based on 116 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2323 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois United States 60647 [ print map ]
773 227 2739

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Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat-Sun 10am-2am


Mayor: ben4321 (7) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 75



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Beer Available At Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub (arranged by most recent)
Revolution Fist City 91, Revolution Adams Best Bitter 73, Revolution Loganberry 45, Revolution Anti-Hero IPA 97, Revolution Repo Man Rye Stout 94, Revolution Fistmas Ale 92, Revolution Mean Gene 98, Revolution Coup DíEtat 92, Revolution Riot 55, Revolution Local Hero IPA 90, Revolution Dethís Tar 99, Revolution Double Fist 98, Revolution Uncalled Four 93, Revolution Penguin Hops 47, Revolution Stuka Pils , Revolution Unsessionable Imperial IPA 99, Half Acre Lager Town 80, Spiteful Prove It Gruit 62, Solemn Oath Whisper Kisses 89, Pipeworks Cohenís State of Kind 67
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116 reviews for Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  80%
 Selection  82%
 Food  80%
 Value  74%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  95%
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80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
Lubiere  (451) Ottawa, Ontario | November 14, 2011
A cool 2 floor establishment, very nice, warm, woody, with 2 large bars on each floor. The beers tasted were good but the food was stellar (and not too expensive). Had the Crispy Pork Belly sandwich with egg, served with fries, and it was superb. Nice selection of sandwiches,pizza and desserts. If in town, I shall be back.
86
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
BBB63  (139) La Porte , Indiana | November 13, 2011
Easy to get to from the Blue Line and I found the service to be very good all three times I have stopped in. The overall tap selection is well thought out and diverse. The guest bottle selection is not too bad either. I for one like the decor and theme. I have yet to have any food there and will rerate that once I get the chance. Will definitely visit again... glad to see Wil Turner joining the brewery.
90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
50belair  (171) Florida | November 11, 2011
Swank little brewpub with good food and a nice tap list...
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
MasterSki  (6) Chicago, Illinois | November 9, 2011
Iíve been to Revolution a bunch lately, so itís probably time to write a review. Revolution is a very large space, with family-friendly booths on the right, the bar in the middle, and open seating on the left. The decor is mostly wood and metal and quite utilitarian in keeping with the theme, and the artwork is colorful in a propaganda kind of way. The fist-motif tap handles are a nice touch, although it makes it really hard to tell whatís on-tap without looking at a menu. Things are very clean, including the washrooms, and there is a nice big window to see the brewing area in the rear left of the restaurant. My big gripe is that the "Communist/Revolutionary" aspect is only done half-heartedly - the music is a pretty generic mix of classic rock, the servers are a little too clean-cut, and the food and beer seems awfully decadent. Itís like they gave up on the theme after designing the physical space - perhaps some social justice rallies and hunger strikes would help. That being said, the beer is very good. It took them about 8 months to get things going, but it seems as theyíre tapping a new, quality beer every week or two. I think theyíve supplanted the other Chicago brewpubs in terms of overall quality, even though they donít have the same breadth of offerings as Goose Island Clybourn. Service is fine, albeit a bit aloof and impersonal. You never have to wait much, but it always feels as if the employees are merely doing their job instead of promoting the high-quality craft beer. Revolution only has about 8-10 of their own offerings, but this is supplemented by a healthy amount of guest taps and bottles (La Folie, Double Jack, and Lolita are some of my favorites). Iíd probably be passed out before I managed to tick everything I wanted to try. Food is a high point in my opinion. Plenty of veggie/vegan offerings for my wife are always a plus, and Iíve only encountered one or two duds on the menu (Tofu Chili Dog was a bit of a miss). Appetizers are inexpensive and varied if you donít want a full meal, and you could actually eat something healthy here if you wanted. For Chicago, the prices are in line with most places, and itís relatively easy to get to on public transit. A definite must-visit if you are in town.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
Busko  (10) Chicago, Illinois | November 9, 2011
This is one of the better breweries in Chicago. Their beers are pretty good and they usually have a good guest beer selection on draft as well. The Anti-Hero IPA is good, the Double Fist DIPA is better and in January, the Triple Fist TIPA is amazing! They brew a good variety of beers and are always releasing new ones on a weekly basis. Their food is very good and all made in house. Revolution is a great brewery to go frequently since they always have good food specials and their menu is rather large. This a great place for vegetarians as well!
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
Tmoney99  (461) Cincinnati, Ohio | October 9, 2011
Easy to find location with street parking. Went to the bar in the center of building with a rough wood interior and brewing equipment at the back. Got to sample all brews and a glass of water included. Good selection of brews that are average to above. Service is timely and attentive, with good knowledge of beers. Did not have food.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 5/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
Newk  (32) , | October 6, 2011
This has been one of my favorite places in chicago since they opened. Its in logan square and really fits the area well but is more than accessible for everyone. Generally its their beers on tap, but they always do a good job of having good "guest" taps as well. While some of the beer can be variable, their range of offerings is great and you are able to try out as much as you want with their sample pours. The food across the board is very good. Things that standout though are their workingmanís burger, mussels, pizzas, and their polenta fries. the bartenders are generally easy to get a beer from. It does get packed at nights, but that is just expected and they do a good job even when it is slammed. Itís the whole package that keeps me coming back and keeps me happy every time.
80
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
Atom  (109) Minneapolis, Minnesota | September 20, 2011
Really nice place, enjoyed the visit and got to catch up with some friends. Kind of trendy and decently crowded for a Monday evening. Very large and open space. Some of the beers were really good some were awful and most were really standard but spot on and well done. Didnít try the food but will on my next visit.
84
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 6/10   OVERALL 16/20
JoePeesie  (68) Long Lake, Illinois | September 2, 2011
Good brew pub, with a solid selection of both their brews and outside brews. The place is a bit hip and trendy, so on the weekend it can be quite busy. I love this place for lunch, and if your a fan of bacon and pop corn their bacon grease pop corn is canít miss.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
wmubronco1992  (14) Coldwater, Michigan | August 13, 2011
Stopped for dinner with my wife on recent trip to Chicago. Selected because of good ratings. Did not disappoint. 16 Beers on tap (9 of own + 6 guest). Tried 6 of the 5 oz samplers. Good bargain at $2 a piece. Pablo Picasso and Antihero IPA were my favorites. My wife liked the Rosa and Bottom up Whit. Food was above average. Service was good. Just a hop and skip from downtown on the blue line. Was here on the early side of dinner, but plenty of people. If I lived in Chicago this would be a favorite destination. Very much recommended.

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