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!
Revolution Brewpub is an excellent experience. The bar and eating areas on the first floor are layed out perfectly. Their upstairs area is very nice as well. The staff is always friendly, and their food and beer is some of the best I’ve ever had at a pub. One of my top three favorites in Chicago!
May 2010. Bottom line up front: I love this place. It was freaking packed the Friday night we went, but they still managed to find a place for us to chill and enjoy some stellar beers and delicious food. The service as A+ and the groove was chill. The place has a killer atmosphere with the most amazing bar I’ve seen in a long time. New favorite and top-2 destination in Chicago for me. Brewery #511.
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 didn’t 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 shouldn’t be a problem. Food also looked good, but I didn’t 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.
The food is fantastic, and decently priced. They have a large selection of their own beers, as well as several bottled beers. The beers on tap are fairly priced. Cute waitresses and good service. My only issue is that it is quite loud there; otherwise, fantastic place.
Very busy when we were here (Saturday night), but the service was quick. Good value, as you can do quite cheap 5 ounce samples (poured properly with head despite the small size). Revolution has a lengthy and quality selection of their own beers. Worth checking out in Chicago.
Dropped in for dinner on the way back to my sisters place, after a cubs game. I really enjoyed reading through the beer menu and the food was great. I had a pizza and wings, both were terrific. As for beers I had a BA belgian dubbel, and the IPA. Both were tasty. I was pleased with everything.