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Beer Available At Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub (arranged by most recent)
Revolution Maibock Is Better Than Your Bock 49, Revolution Fist City , Revolution Battle of Wilís , Revolution Brixton Bitter , Revolution Coup DíEtat 93, Revolution Double Fist 98, Revolution Firestone Walker Dos Osos 98, Revolution Iron Fist Pale Ale 86, Revolution District North Line Lager 62, Revolution Rosa Hibiscus Ale 46, Revolution El Hefe Loco 29, Revolution Usethe Schwarzbier 69, Revolution Cross of Gold 82, Revolution Mother of Exiles 64, Revolution Ideology ESB , Revolution The Bandit 87, Revolution Meltdown IPA , Revolution Crystal Hero IPA 97, Revolution IL Golden Ale , Revolution Bottom Up Wit 84
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MikeF (204) Cleveland, Ohio | June 6, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Upscale/Trendy brewpub with an extensive menu ranging from simple bar food up to complicated borderline fine dining dishes. The food is great, however nothing blew me away. Prices are very reasonable for their food.
The beer is great. Many of their IPAís were excellent and better than most in the region.
Service was excellent.
Currently, this should be a priority stop for those visiting Chicago in my opinion.
Pawola22 (21) Woodridge, Illinois | April 14, 2011
90 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 9/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 19/20
Revolution has quickly become my favorite brewpub. They excel at flavorful, balanced beers and frequently have new offerings. The guest tap list is always changing and the food is fantastic as well. Sure, its crowded as Hell right now, but that should only serve as a reminder of how fantastic this place is. I look forward to the opening of their second level and production brewery. Highly recommended!
theisti (495) Leawood, Kansas | April 10, 2011| Updated April 18, 2011
76 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE N/A OVERALL 15/20
Visited for lunch on a Thursday. Bigger space with a large U shaped bar with tables all around. Seemed new and well worn at the same time, comfortable space. The place was almost entirely dead when I arrived. Picked up some as lunch progressed. Service was nice and knowledgeable. 11 of their own beers, nice selection of guest taps. They do 5 oz samples of all their beers in mini-nonic pint glasses, which I appreciated. I had the Italian Sausage pizza which was a little sloppy, though the sausage and crust were great. Nice place, would hit it a bunch if I lived nearby.
jrallen34 (412) Chicago, Illinois | March 31, 2011
82 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 17/20
This place us usually jam packed. Very cool atmosphere, nice tables, very new look. At the back is big glass plane where you can see the brewery.
They had 6 of their own brews, 6 or 7 guest taps and probably 30-40 bottles. Their own brews were all pretty good, I got a tasting flight a very good deal. The guest taps were ok, guest bottles were so-so. Decent amount of bottles but a lot of semi macroís that Iím not a huge fan of, but some trappists too so pretty decent.
The service was really good, server was nice, and sorta knowledgeable. He knew a lot about there beer but Iíd venture to say not a ton about beer in general as he commented he thought our table of 3 BAís were in the beer industry based on tableside conversation.
The food was the downside of the place. Bar food galore. A really nice bacon fat popcorn appetizer but everything else was so-so.
Great atmosshere for a local brew pub. There brews were really good and I will be going back soon.
dwm1034 (19) Chicago, Illinois | March 9, 2011
88 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 14/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 18/20
Beer....96 or so....own brews are good to great....rest of beers even more so....good selection of great beers.
Food....maybe 88 to 90 on a ígood bar foodí scale...
Had the pulled pork...excellent
Comrade had the working man burger...he reported it was good as well...
Will be back
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.
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