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Beer Available At Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub (arranged by most recent)
Revolution Anti-Hero IPA 97, Revolution Workingman Mild 83, Revolution Rise American Stout 97, Revolution Eugene 96, Revolution Double Fist 98, Revolution Citra Hero IPA 99, Revolution The Whip 95, Revolution Usethe Schwarzbier 83, Revolution Triple Fist 96, Revolution Hugene 96, Revolution Coup DíEtat 91, Revolution A Little Crazy 93, Revolution Thee Destroyer 97, Revolution Civil Unrest , Revolution Bean Gene 99, Revolution Barrel Aged Mad Cow Milk Stout 99, Revolution Coffee Eugene 97, Revolution Riot 71, Revolution Local Hero IPA 95, Revolution Samadhi Double IPA 92
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wedgie9 (34) Nashville, Tennessee | December 27, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
Revolution has become one of the best brewpubs to visit in Chicago. Above average food, great guest taps and bottle list, and Revolutionís own beers are nothing to scoff at. I really enjoy the decor inside the place, with a beautiful bar in the center of the brewpub. Prices on beer are more than fair, with the food being decently priced for the quality (I have eaten here many times, and when the food is on, it is great, but the kitchen is a bit inconsistent). The bartenders and servers are always very polite and do their jobs well. Overall, if you are headed to Chicago, Revolution has become a must-visit.
RudiNicole (77) Michigan | December 6, 2011
70 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
First stop on my beer trip through Chicago. Made the mistake of coming on a friday night, I probably would have liked it more during the afternoon. Extremely crowed, and we were lucky to find a seat at the bar. I really like the tap handles and other fist wood carvings throughout. The beer was average from the 6 I sampled, and the food was decent. Like I said, I would have been much happier "beer geeking-out" in the afternoon without such an obnoxious crowd. If Iím ever in the area, I will give it anther try.
Rando7 (21) Iowa | December 3, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
Large oval central bar with tables around the periphery, kitchen and brewery towards the back. High ceilings. Very loud at times which seems to be the standard for many brewpubs. Crowd eclectic but tending toward the twenty-somethings. Nice selection of beers including lighter and more traditional styles as well as higher ABV and barrel-aged. Service quick and friendly. I had the Reuben with fries that was very good. Not cheap and they donít give you much of the barrel-aged for what you pay but value is probably on a par with other brewpubs in Chicago.
chicagodri (58) Chicago, Illinois | November 26, 2011| Updated February 12, 2012
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 19/20
My favorite place in Chicago. Can get crowded, but this has gotten better since they completed the upstairs. Nice selection of beer, including usually 8+ of their own drafts. Great food.
MrChopin (100) Baltimore, Maryland | November 21, 2011
60 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 4/10 OVERALL 12/20
Valley Forge wood planks on the elevated/isolated side of the place, bar a drop towards the middle, and then another set of tables on the left... weird picasso feel with the hanging globes and dark wood everywhere. Vibe is mid-30s at the 30 person square bar, definitely an older, more "refined" crowd than at Piece. Moderate list, 2/10 of the house beers had kicked, others served too cold, bartenders accommodate by charging my phone as it slowly dies. Biggest issue is the cold temps and the prices, some 5oz samples running $5 though itís their aged stuff. Decent, but Iíll likely skip next time.
Lubiere (469) Ottawa, Ontario | November 14, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
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.
BBB63 (145) La Porte , Indiana | November 13, 2011
86 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
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.
50belair (212) Florida | November 11, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Swank little brewpub with good food and a nice tap list...
MasterSki (6) Chicago, Illinois | November 9, 2011
84 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Busko (10) Chicago, Illinois | November 9, 2011
80 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 17/20
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!
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