Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub | Chicago, Illinois
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Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub
Excellent based on 114 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 Double Fist 99, Revolution Rosa Hibiscus Ale 46, Revolution Mother of Exiles 61, Revolution Galaxy Hero 97, Revolution Usethe Schwarzbier 73, Revolution Ideology ESB 46, Revolution ReplicAle 2014 , Revolution Mad Cow Milk Stout 96, Revolution Threesome 69, Revolution Working Woman Brown 87, Revolution Filibuster , Revolution What The...? , Revolution Bastille 77, Revolution Iron Fist Pale Ale 87, Revolution Citra Hero 98, Revolution Coup DíEtat 92, Revolution Fist City 90, Revolution Tribal Hero 58, Revolution Maibock Is Better Than Your Bock 49, Revolution Battle of Wilís
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114 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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90
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
50belair  (148) 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  (381) 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.
88
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 9/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 18/20
cratez  (215) Toronto, Ontario | August 9, 2011| Updated August 15, 2011
Third stop on a recent trip to Chicago with my girlfriend. VIBE: the place was packed when we came on a Saturday night. Obviously a popular spot. Had to wait for our table so we grabbed some drinks and stood by the bar for about 15 minutes. Cool atmosphere and modern decor with multiple dining areas surrounding a gargantuan, brightly-lit bar. SERVICE: the bartender was quick to fetch our orders and the waitress was very efficient at getting our food, beer, and wine to the table. They werenít the most personable servers (since they were so freakiní busy), but they certainly took care of our needs. SELECTION: 8 house beers, all different styles, 2 casks, and La Trappe Isidíor, Dark Horse Sapient Trip, Victory Summer Love, and Anderson Valley Boontlinger Weiss for guest draughts. Didnít notice any bottles. I ordered the Anti-Hero IPA and Coup díEtat Saison, both of which impressed me. The lady was relieved to find a pinot grigio of her liking. FOOD: way better than we expected. I went for the Blackened Pork Belly and Clear Lakes Rainbow Trout; my girl had the Soft Pretzel and Spring Vegetable salad. All of the fare was delicious and carefully presented. In fact, it seemed like a few of the patrons were here just for the cuisine. OVERALL: Revolution is a well rounded brewpub that delivers on all fronts. Although the guest taps didnít blow me away (in comparison to Haymarket, for instance), the house brews were flavourful and satisfying, and the food was superb. A great spot for dinner and drinks.
82
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
LilBeerDoctor  (335) Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania | August 1, 2011
A neat brewpub in Chicago. It wasnít too crowded when I stopped by after lunch on a Wednesday afternoon. They had on maybe 8 house taps and then a few guest taps as well. The house beers I tried were quite good, especially the Eugene porter and The Whip IPA. I would have liked to try even more if not for time constraints. It seems they always have some interesting beers on and rotate taps frequently. I didnít order any food, but what I saw being ordered looked tasty. Top-notch beers, chill and relaxed atmosphere, a great stop.

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