Revolution has been hit-and-miss for me on the beer scene. I’ve been five or six times now. About every other beer I get here is excellent. The other half, not so much. The food, however, has consistently been top notch. Burgers that rival the best in Chicago. Service, too, has been spotty. Seems like when I’m at a table service is good, but when at the bar I go unnoticed.
Stopped in with my wife on Saturday around 5:30 and it was almost packed but did not have to wait for table which was a present surprise. 8 house brews were all pretty solid. 7 or so guest taps and 5 different casks. Awesome selection of brews when you think about it. For food we had the Bacon Fat Popcorn which was great, the 4 pieces of Bruschetta which was different but solid, and the Margarita pizza which was average. Tab was only $54 which wasn’t to bad for the city.
I really like the design of the building. Exposed brick, large front windows that open, huge 360 degree bar, open kitchen. My wife really like this place. Will be back again for sure.
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.
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 workingman’s 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.
It’s the whole package that keeps me coming back and keeps me happy every time.
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.
Arrived just after opening on the morning of Sunday 4th November at around 10.10 am. By 10.30 ish a line had formed and around 25 or so folks were waiting inside by the time we left at 11.20!
Single room bar split over a couple of levels, bar in the middle, kitchen at the rear.
Wooden floor and tables/chairs, stools at the bar also.
Their own beers only were available on tap a dozen or so on this visit with a bottle list from other brewers coming in at around 60 to 70.
Service was pretty decent and whenever our glasses ran low our server visited. Food was excellent, I had the pancetta biscuits and gravy - top draw!
Nice open space with some interesting features, like the custom bar and light fixtures. Really solid beers with a lot of options. I had a few apps as I had just come from an amazing brunch and they were just ok. Solid watering hole.
The brewpub was a success immediately when it opened in Chicago and lines haven’t died down in the slightest. Great wood and beautiful bar are the feature here with an upper room that is just as gorgeous. A solid taplist of all the usuals moves a bit quicker here and the staple cask offering is always a treat. Nice guest bottle list, solid food menu (Though admittedly, not one I’d go solely for), and pretty good service. I prefer the Tap Room as the brewpub is essentially always busy and bustling. Nice place.
Atom (186) 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. Didn’t try the food but will on my next visit.
Visited on the way to the Furthur show. It’s a pleasant place in the mid-afternoon. Good staff--knew their stuff. A good selection of their beers on tap and a solid selection of other bottles. Food was good--several veggie items I’d go back for: tempeh reuben, tofu barbeque.