taproom is tiny, just enough room for 20 people to stand (no seating) but still a good place (and often the only place) to sample some of half acre’s stuff. 5 or 6 taps and a single cooler with some half acre 22s and some guests as well (some DFH and FFF). growlers are 64oz mason jars which they heat seal, $14 new with $12 fills. they also give you a punch card so the 11th growler is free.
We ordered some food from the menu, this may be a new feature- pretty good food considering this. We went on a busy Sunday after the Cubs game, so it was a full house, the service was a bit busy. But the beers were solid and the bartender was helpful with beer selections. Worth a visit
Visited in early July 2015. Big Garage. 8 oz pour is the smallest, but they’re mostly $3 each so leaving half isn’t a big deal. No food so they encourage you to bring in from any of the many local places, and even have a list of local food places within the immediate proximity. Beers are good, service staff is friendly. Worth a quick visit.
A slow Tuesday and friendly staff and friendly customers. Best thing- some of the tastiest fresh beers. Walked into the taproom first and thought the brewery was a bit small. Was pointed in the right direction. Worth going back and I hope I do soon.
A Saturday evening and the area around the Half Acre taproom was bustling. I walked in and I was in a small room with shirts, merchandise, taps and a fridge. People were having small samples of the beers and filling their growlers. I was a bit confused... is this all they have here? 14 beers on tap. I had a small sample of Juice Man. Really tasty. I bought couple of bombers and went back to my car. I told my wife that I couldn’t have a beer there. She asked what’s the restaurant looking place next to it is? Well, there it was, the taproom. How stupid was I? Maybe next time then...
Taproom within the brewery. Good selection of there own beers on tap & in cans. No guests. Very busy place. High quality beers. Prices not too bad. Even though there are lots of other places to go in Chicago on a short visit this is one to go back to for the quality of the beer.
A really nice taproom with a good feel to the place although it is almost always packed. Bartenders are friendly and know the beers well. The taps seem to rotate pretty regularly. Prices are on the better end for Chicago. One of the better Chicago taprooms.
Ive been here probably over a dozen times. You get what you get coming here, all of the beers have a similiar character and they hardly ever release anything stylewise aside from the dozen or so styles they specialize in. Which is good but makes it a niche place. I like Half Acre beers so its worth going to to see the new iteration of each beer. Its relatively cheap, pretty packed usually, i actually have not been there since they have served food. Service is always great.