Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub | Chicago, Illinois
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Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub
Excellent based on 121 ratings
Type: Brewpub (see listing)

2323 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois United States 60647 [ print map ]
773 227 2739

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Hours: Mon-Fri 11am-2am, Sat-Sun 10am-2am


Mayor: dinkle50 (4) | Taps: 16 | Bottles: 75



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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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121 reviews for Revolution Brewing Company - Milwaukee Ave Brewpub
 Ambiance  83%
 Service  80%
 Selection  82%
 Food  80%
 Value  74%
 Overall  83%
 Rating  95%
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70
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 10/15   FOOD 6/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 15/20
DietPepsican  (56) @ $13.99, Iowa | May 29, 2015
Visited on a Saturday afternoon. Started walking towards Revolution from the 4100 block of keystone ave lazily trying to get rid of a hangover. Tried to find taxi cabs, never really did. Four mile walk was tame but lord was a brother thirsty after such a walk. So we scrolled past lord knows how many cool random restaurants to get to this place. Seated instantly our server took a bit of time to say hello, which was fine. Drink orders were quickly put in as we were plenty thirsty. On that end the beers were above standard for a brewpub, but not quite up to par for me to bother to rate them in my current state. 14 or so in house taps, not bad if you need some ticks. Food was the main goal. Soft pretzel had a pretty puny crust, but the innards werenít so bad. Served with some nice hot mustard and the most hilariously generous portion of some sort of cheese sauce (with beer?) that we saved the remnants for the main course. I got the Smoked Pulled Pork which was quite bland. The bun couldnít stand up to the sauce and meat, which basically made this a gooey mess. As far as brewpub food, this seemed to be above average. Waiter was decent. Interior was serviceable. Tons of wood, big bar, spacious enough. Outside you had plenty of beards and cute 20 somethings dressed in nonsense with tattoos, seems like this was once a little rougher neighborhood overtaken by younger kids. Fine. Overall a nice pube, probably a great spot to make your local.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD N/A   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
XmnwildX12  (51) Farmington, Minnesota | July 8, 2012
Had a great feel and rather large center bar. Sampled all their house pours at $2 a piece. Enjoyed most of their beers and would like to go back again.
80
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 16/20
GJF  (48) Mount Vernon, Iowa | July 24, 2012
Visited on the way to the Furthur show. Itís 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 Iíd go back for: tempeh reuben, tofu barbeque.
74
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 6/10   SELECTION 11/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 16/20
drdisque  (47) Illinois | January 10, 2011
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.
82
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 8/10   OVERALL 17/20
JAF737300  (45) Chicago, Illinois | March 1, 2011
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.
70
  AMBIANCE 4/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 7/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE N/A   OVERALL 16/20
TheEnemy  (44) Chicago, | February 5, 2010
A very welcome addition to the cityís brewpub scene. For too long, Goose Island has been the only game in town, save some irrelevant bit players that have come and gone (anyone remember Hopcats or Brewing Company #9? Youíll be forgiven if the answer is "no.") plus that goddamn chain place in River North that doesnít really count. Revolutionís beer is rock-solid, and I predict they will be in it for the long haul. The interior is tasteful and well-done despite having many hallmarks of a douchebag hangout (lots of wood paneling, exposed brick walls, etc.) The food is excellent -- itís a little pricey for pub fare but you get what you pay for in terms of quality. The vaguely Marxist schtik is kinda corny though, and I certainly hope itís done tongue-in-cheek lest nobody there had even considered the irony of charging 11 bucks for something called a "Workingman burger" or five to six bucks for a beer. And speaking of beer, as of now they only have 5 of their own online, but it looks like they have room for another 7 or 8 more. Guest beers are also available.
82
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 7/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 10/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 17/20
nbondi  (41) Chicago, Illinois | January 11, 2011
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.
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  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 14/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 18/20
ChiGuy68  (41) Illinois | May 1, 2013| Updated May 8, 2013
This place has great beer! Iím a vegetarian and still can find some solid food choices. Not so crowded since they opened their upstairs space. Did I mention that they have great beer?! Iím a homer, but I LOVE this place.
84
  AMBIANCE 3/5   SERVICE 8/10   SELECTION 13/15   FOOD 8/10   VALUE 9/10   OVERALL 18/20
scarletfire65  (36) Chicago, Illinois | April 5, 2015
Up to 16 Revolution brews on tap. Ample bottle selection as well. $2 samples available. Really good gastro pub food. Extremely crowded on weekends....be prepared to wait 45 - an hour for a table during peak times.
86
  AMBIANCE 5/5   SERVICE 9/10   SELECTION 12/15   FOOD 7/10   VALUE 7/10   OVERALL 17/20
wedgie9  (34) Nashville, Tennessee | December 27, 2011
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.

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