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don_zouras (19) Bartlett, Illinois | May 10, 2010
74 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 15/20
My first visit was on March 29, 2008 and it was NOT the last! I just wish this place was closer to my house.The Taphouse is tucked away in light industrial neighborhood. The most confusing part is that they do not have a sign on the building and it looks like a warehouse.
So getting to the important point. The beer is excellent! Some of my favorites:
Bitter End American Pale Ale,
Cane & Ebel Red Rye Ale,
Northwind Imperial Stout,
Long Haul Ale
The last two are from the foudre (french oak vat) that Two Brothers obtained last year. These are very unique beers.
The beer is served at a good temperature. It is not too cold like you find at some of the chain brewpubs.
If you like portable, they do have growlers so you can take some of their beer with you.
The Taphouse also stocks a pretty wide selection of bottled craft brews. I prefer my beer from the tap if I can get it, so I have never tried any of their bottles.
The food menu is limited, but it contains the pub grub basics. They have made an effort to serve organic ingredients in several items. You can get an organic beef hamburger! I did and it was very tasty. I also love that they have sweet potato fries. The few things that I have tried have been good, but I tend to think of this place for beer rather than food.
We like to sit at the bar at this place because the rest of restaurant feels a little sterile and industrial. Donít get me wrong, I am not suggesting that it should be filled with neon signs and TV screens, because I hate those places. I just think it needs a little more coziness.
The bartenders at the Taphouse tend to be a little surly. They are helpful, but their personalities are an acquired taste.
Overall, I like the Two Brothers Taphouse. The beer is very good. There is enough rotation to keep me interested in coming back to try new things and even if I donít like the new, the old favorites are there to keep me happy.
I have been to this place several times and I will continue to do so.
MOlsonNotBeer (30) Illinois | August 24, 2014
64 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 5/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 7/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Nice selection of their own beers. Not especially found of most of the year round brews (not my preference of styles) but the seasonalís and one offs can be outstanding. Food is good, plentiful and affordable. I make it a point to stop in for a couple and a growler to go every other month or so. Good place to take the family for a meal and a few tasty beers.
CSO (5) West Chicago, Illinois | January 30, 2014
92 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 15/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 10/10 OVERALL 18/20
bkeppy (1) , | September 29, 2013
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 9/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 9/10 OVERALL 18/20
Donít let the outside appearance fool you. Awesome place to have local craft brew, eat organic food, and get an up close brewery tour (which includes free beer samples). Try the Domaine DuPage and Northwind Stout. Tap House burger and pulled pork are some favorites food-wise.
rubbishystuff (2) Chicago, Illinois | September 6, 2013
56 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 3/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Despite some earlier reviews that I read the food was much better than expected and quite reasonably priced. Actually it was quite good food. The strong aroma from the homebrew store wafts into the restaurant a little too strongly. The overall vibe of the place was pretty cool and a decent crowd despite being hard to find. However, this is going to be the tap house of a decent sized craft brewery the tap selection was weak and so I was expecting them to have a least a couple of taps of beers you couldnít easily find on the shelves of liquor stores. Just the regular beers and a couple seasonals, No one offs on tap and no hard to find bottles.
t0rin0 (1394) Do Not Resuscitate, California | December 27, 2012
74 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 7/10 SELECTION 11/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Visited in October 2010.
My opinion of Two Brothers has gone up and down a few times over the years. First I tried Cane and Ebel in 2007 or 2008 and I loved it. Then I tried a few more from the bottle and one or two on tap and I didnt care for them. Then I visited the brewery and the beers were better at the source.
The brewery is in an industrial part of town. It was interesting that there seemed to be a city council meeting of some sort going on at the time I was there. Lots of suits discussing zoning and then voting on something. Kind of odd.
Food looked good but I didnt eat, just a flight and then a glass of their IPA and then headed out. Nice place over all but Iím still undecided on the beers.
mrjaxson (28) .08 Junction, Wisconsin | July 29, 2012
72 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 9/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 8/10 OVERALL 14/20
Two Brothers has as simple of a brewery tour as youíll find. During your stroll through its modern, converted warehouse, youíll see top-of-the-line brewing equipment and get a (pleasant) sense of manifest destiny that Two Brothers will rule the suburban Chicago brewing world. You DEFINITELY want to eat lunch before the tour and specifically say when asking for a table that you want to take the tour. You can then eat lunch, have your table saved for you while taking the tour, and return to your table with your free samples (10 choices were available when we visited) all neatly poured and labeled. Food is consistently good and a notch above typical pub grub. Lunch and a tour are a great way to spend a few hours on a Saturday afternoon.
funkyaudio (9) Chicago, Illinois | April 23, 2012
58 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 7/15 FOOD 6/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
Not really my favorite brew pub very plain looking looks like they just setup in an office.
beerdetox (2) Illinois | March 26, 2012
68 AMBIANCE 2/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 8/15 FOOD 10/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 16/20
Place has drawbacks but food is not one of them. Tap house burger rocks, loaded fries, rock, pulled pork, so good. I have never had a bad entree or appetizer there. For brewpub stuff, above average. I agree with other posters, I like two brotherís beer so I donít mind the standards but there is not a lot of "special" beers available usually. Still a fine place to go.
KAF (100) Coralville, Iowa | February 8, 2012
62 AMBIANCE 3/5 SERVICE 4/10 SELECTION 10/15 FOOD N/A VALUE 6/10 OVERALL 14/20
Did not have a good experience here. There beers are generally good, but the service was not. I ordered one of their sours and when I smelled it and then tasted it I knew it was Cane and Ebel, which is a good beer, but not what I ordered. When I went back to the bar and told the bartender he had poured me the wrong beer he told me, no, he did not. I then told he I ordered their sour offering and he said that is what he had poured me. I then told him to taste it, which he did, and then realized he was wrong. He did not apologize or admit he was wrong, but simply poured the beer I ordered, took back the Cane and Ebel, and gave me my beer.
Dogbrick (733) Columbus, Ohio | June 28, 2011
78 AMBIANCE 4/5 SERVICE 8/10 SELECTION 12/15 FOOD 8/10 VALUE 7/10 OVERALL 15/20
(Visited 11/2010): Visited Two Brothers after thinking I was lost, which is evidently a common experience for visitors. I actually visited two nights in a row because there was a private event being held at the brewery the evening of my first attempt. The brewery is located on the northwest side of Warrenville on Talbot in a seemingly residential area. There is a private lot as well as street parking.
The interior is softly lit, with the bar on the left side and table seating throughout. The bar area boasts TVs and a view of brewing equipment.
Two Brothers has about 10 of their beers on draught, including most of their flagship brews plus a couple less common offerings like Heavier Handed IPA, Long Haul Session and Resistance IPA. They also offer a 5 beer sampler. There are about 30 bottles on the menu too.
Service in the restaurant area on a weeknight was solid. Our server was familiar with the beers and efficient.
Food at Two Brothers is good. My colleague and I both enjoyed our dishes.
Overall this place is worth the difficulties finding it. Recommended for any visitor to the area, and may even be worthwhile visiting from the Chicago area.
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