Chicago has one of America’s best-established beer scenes. No matter your tastes and preferences, you’re bound to find a beer to fall in love with at one of the city’s many amazing breweries.
Although this list only covers a few of Chicago’s world-class breweries, it should help any visiting beer-lover get off on the right foot.
Keep scrolling for four of our favorite breweries in the beautiful city of Chicago.
Corridor Brewery and Provisions
The arts and craft tendencies of Chicago extend to the exquisite food and drink selection at the Corridor Brewery and Provisions. The variety of beer offered here is astounding, with pedigreed management that has led previous breweries to glory.
Flavorful brews such as the Fresh Hop Pale Ale add to the zest of light salads that punch above their weight, while the brewery’s more subtle offerings complement the decadent sandwiches and artisan pizzas created in the kitchen. Throw in the rustic yet homey feeling of the environs, and it’s easy to see why this brewery is so popular.
This brewery is located at 3446 N Southport Ave.
Forbidden Root Restaurant and Brewery
With a name as creative as Forbidden Root Restaurant and Brewery, it’s no surprise this place lives up to the hype. This botanical brewery makes strong brews out of the most natural ingredients. On top of that, it offers amazing food to pair with its beers.
Aromatic ingredients such as spices, roots, barks, stems, and herbs give its weightier brews a real punch. If you’re not big on strong flavors, there are plenty of milder beers on tap, too.
Find this brewery at 1746 W Chicago Ave.
Revolution Brewing is famous for being the setting of the 2013 film Drinking Buddies, which stars Olivia Wilde, Jake Johnson and Ron Livingston. However, the quality of its beer has completely eclipsed its Hollywood ties.
This independent brewery offers a series of brews that will be enjoyed by even the pickiest of drinkers, and the establishment’s charming interior and pop-culture relevance makes it even more worth visiting.
Find it at 3340 N Kedzie Ave.
Last but certainly not least on our list is Dovetail Brewery. With an expansive variety of toothsome brews that cater to both American and European tastes, it’s the perfect place for friends on every inch of the beer-loving spectrum to get together and have a good time.
Throw on its comfortable vibe and irresistible aesthetic, and you won’t want to leave.
Grab a seat at 1800 W Belle Plaine Ave.