First stop on my beer trip through Chicago. Made the mistake of coming on a friday night, I probably would have liked it more during the afternoon. Extremely crowed, and we were lucky to find a seat at the bar. I really like the tap handles and other fist wood carvings throughout. The beer was average from the 6 I sampled, and the food was decent. Like I said, I would have been much happier "beer geeking-out" in the afternoon without such an obnoxious crowd. If Iím ever in the area, I will give it anther try.
A nice place inside, pretty large but still quite busy. A little loud overall, but oh well. Managed to get a seat at the bar. Very good service, even with being busy & all. Nice tap-list, around 15 or 16 beers on tap with even more in bottles, including beers from other breweries & whatnot. Surprisingly, though, they didnít have a single porter or stout on tap :( Did not order food, but the guy next to me got mussels & they smelled amazing. It looks like half restaurant, half bar, so Iím sure the food menu is extensive, even though I didnít check it out. Some tasty beers; of what I tried, Citra-Hero & Filibister were winners. Priced fairly, & itís nice that you can get 5 oz samples of any beer on the menu, too. Definitely glad to have stopped here.
Cliff (72) The Land of Milk and Honey, Ohio | August 7, 2012
Visited on a late Monday afternoon. Sat at the bar and had good service. Nice feel, not too large but felt good. Beers were somewhat lackluster...I was expecting more after reading and hearing about Revolution for a while. It was a fine place, I guess my expectations were just too high. Food looked great, i was just timing my visits to get some Piece pizza.
Good brew pub, with a solid selection of both their brews and outside brews. The place is a bit hip and trendy, so on the weekend it can be quite busy. I love this place for lunch, and if your a fan of bacon and pop corn their bacon grease pop corn is canít miss.
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.
chicagodri (58) Chicago, Illinois | November 26, 2011| Updated February 12, 2012
My favorite place in Chicago. Can get crowded, but this has gotten better since they completed the upstairs. Nice selection of beer, including usually 8+ of their own drafts. Great food.
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.
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.
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.