Good view of the small brewing are from any seat in the house, and the brewer was hard at work. They serve guest beers in addition to their own stuff, a big plus in my book. 5 ounce samplers are only available for the house beers, $2 each, but the bartender was generous with samples of the other brews. Food was very good, beers were top notch. Worth a look for sure.
Large central oval bar with fists carved out of dark wood. Beautiful, upscale, and clean...definitely a spot your wife will be okay visiting. Oh, the beer! Truly, some of the best barrel-aged house brews I have ever had. Dark, rich, tons of oak and vanilla. Delicious! Food here is outstanding also. Wings are to die for and come with a horseradish potato salad and celery curled high on top. Bartender was friendly and seemed really proud of the beers they crafted. Great place...need something like this in AZ.
Visited here on Dec. 29, 2011. Tremendous spot! About a dozen house brews (which were excellent) and a few other guest taps. Extremely friendly and knowledgable waiter. Flights/samples available at $2/5 oz pour, which is great. Tried the margarita pizza and the cheddar ale soup - both were fantastic. I love this place.
Revolution has become one of the best brewpubs to visit in Chicago. Above average food, great guest taps and bottle list, and Revolution’s 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.
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 I’m ever in the area, I will give it anther try.
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 don’t 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
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.
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 it’s their aged stuff. Decent, but I’ll likely skip next time.
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.
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.