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Beer Available At Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub (arranged by most recent)
Solemn Oath Pernicieux 57, Revolution Jukebox Hero , Revolution Weegene 79, Revolution 4th Year Beer 72, Revolution Rosa Hibiscus Ale 48, Revolution Coup DíEtat 93, Revolution Red Skull Imperial Red Ale 92, Revolution Cross of Gold 82, Revolution Barrel Aged Institutionalized Barley Wine 99, Revolution A Little Crazy 91, Revolution Time & Inclination , Revolution TV Party Rye IPA 96, Revolution Congressional Approval , Revolution Continuing Resolution , Revolution Workingman Mild 84, Revolution Mean Gene 98, Revolution Bean Gene 99, Revolution Dethís Tar 98, Revolution Double Fist 98, Revolution Eugene 96
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JAF737300 (45) Chicago, Illinois | March 1, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Great beers on tap including growlers. Food was excellent and the staff was in the know. I enjoy the bar over tables as they can become a bit crowded.
nbondi (41) Chicago, Illinois | January 11, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 17/20
Revolution has been hit-and-miss for me on the beer scene. Iíve 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 Iím at a table service is good, but when at the bar I go unnoticed.
drdisque (39) Illinois | January 10, 2011
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 16/20
Nice atmosphere - seems they used their space inefficiently because despite being a very large space, itís hard to get a table on a friday or saturday. That being said, they have a very large island-shaped bar in the center with some very nice socialist propaganda artwork. Being a smaller brewpub that also changes styles often, sometimes they donít have much that I like on tap at the time. Service can be slow, again probably because of the inefficient layout, but is friendly. Menu is a bit limited but everything Iíve had has been good.
SamGamgee (182) down the whirlpool, California | January 5, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE N/A OVERALL 18/20
Revolution is just one of those brewpubs that you know is doing it right. From the decor, to the menu, to the creative and well-done beers, these guys are going to be successful for years to come if they stick with it. The upper levels to the right of the bar are sided in staves from old wine barrels, and the bar itself has pillars of carved wood fists for support in the back. Little things like a chandelier made out of blown beer bottles also stand out as nice touches. A fireplace in the corner with bench seating around it is a nice setting for a pint and some conversation white you wait for a table or donít. the house beers were generally all good, though they brew their pale ales and IPAs with an english strain that leaves more diacetyl than I like. I guess Iím still used to the clean yeasts that all the west coast brewpubs use. They do some interesting barrel-aging as well. Beyond the house beers, they always have a good selection of guest taps and an extensive bottle selection. The food is excellent and there are several good veg options like their delicious tempeh reuben. Itís nice to see a brewpub putting out the effort to accommodate more eaters and embrace more environmentally friendly cuisine. This was definitely my favorite brewpub in Chicago.
troyc (147) Illinois | December 20, 2010
68 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 6/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 13/20
We visited on a weekday afternoon. This place is pretty cool on the inside. A good mix of art and lots of wood on the bar. Several of the beers on the advertised beer list were not on tap, and some of the premium beers were not available in the sampler. Didnít try the food, but it looked pretty good. Service was decent, but the servers didnít seem very social. The beers I tried were pretty good. Iíd go back to try some new beers, but the place is not exactly my style. I prefer capitalism.
hombrepalo (101) Chicago, Illinois | December 10, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Went here on a thursday night, the wait was 30 minutes. Place is average size, great decor, young hip crowd. Up and comming neighborhood. Service was both good and bad. Thier hosts suck! How do you have 4 tables open for about 10 minutes and cant figure out what to do? Really need to improve on that. The waiter on the other hand was great, he took really good care of us. The food was excellent, the burger was one of the best Iíve had, up there with Kumas, Twisted Spoke and Oídonovans. Pizza was above average, not as good as Piece of course but still good. The bacon fat popcorn was just alright. Beer: 12 or so house brews, which are available as 4oz samplers for $2.00 (majority of them) which is a big plus. Other gust taps and bottles. Great place overall.
FreshHawk (14) Iowa City, Iowa | November 6, 2010
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Walk in and saw a large rectangular, island bar in the middle with plenty of seating throughout. So I walked to the bar sat down, looked to the back and saw all the brewing equipment through a window. Has a nice clean, open feel.
So I look at the list of their beers on tap and see 8-10 which appears to be common for them. They also had a nice bottle list, but I didnít seriously peruse this since I knew I wanted one of their beers.
The bartender was knowledgeable about both beer in general and their beers specifically. Answered a couple of questions others had and was interesting just to talk to about beer. Obviously got proper glassware. The rest of the staff seemed helpful and enjoyable.
The milk stout I ended up getting was pretty good. A touch on the cold side when it was served, but not as bad as many bars, and it warmed to my preferred serving temp in a minute or two of me holding it. Other customers seemed to be enjoying their beer and the other beers looked good so quality shouldnít be a problem. Food also looked good, but I didnít try any. Pints were $5-6.
Seemed like a really nice brewpub. Pretty good beer, good service. I would have liked the price down a little, but it is pretty reasonable for everything. Worth a visit to have a tasty beer.
jeremytoni (151) Swedesboro, New Jersey | October 26, 2010
86 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 13/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 17/20
Good select of their brews, guest brews, and bottles. Good food and service to go with the beer.
SrSilligoose (248) pouring bus, New Brunswick | September 26, 2010
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
inside has combo of nice old brick, dark wood, and a shiny steel look over by the kitchen. clean lookin. was crowded on a saturday night- wait 30 minutes for a table for 5. no big deal, as there was a decent amount of space to hang out with a beer in hand while we waited. tight food menu. tough to make a decision as the fresh whole food combos all looked quite appetizing. had the forest burger, which i was quite happy with. will come back.
paulgermain (5) sterling heights, Michigan | August 29, 2010
92 AMBIANCE 5/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
A really cool brewpub. Very friendly and knowledgeable staff. The inside of the brewpub is gorgeous. really beautiful wood and the ceiling is really cool. Very tasty beers and a great guest tap list as well.
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