Chicago breweries: tours, brew pubs, tasting rooms and more

Chicago has lots of breweries, so whether you're looking for a tour, tasting room or brewpub, we've got you covered.



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Chicagoans love to drink beer—and we also love to make it, apparently. As more and more breweries open—and there are more than 14 in the works!—it's getting even easier to drink local brews. Whether you're looking for a brewery tour, a brew pub, tap rooms or just great places to drink beer, we have everything you need to know right here.

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Brewery and distillery tours

Tours are educational, but we suss out what's really important: how much booze you'll get.

Leading brewmasters carve out their own styles

These breweries stand out from the crowd.

DryHop Brewery

  • Price band: 2/4
  • Critics choice

A new Lakeview brewery is as much about food as beer.

  1. 3155 N Broadway, (N Broadway and Briar Place)
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Goose Island Clybourn

The big guy on the scene.

  1. 1800 N Clybourn Ave, (at Willow St)
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Half Acre Brewery

The adjacent tasting room is one of the best bars in the city.

  1. 4257 N Lincoln Ave, (at Cullom Ave)
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Haymarket Pub & Brewery

The large Randolph Street brewery is also a sports bar.

  1. 737 W Randolph St, (at Halsted St)
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Metropolitan Brewery

See where Krakshaft and other brews are made.

  1. 5121 N Ravenswood Ave, (at Winona St)
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Revolution Brewing

Logan Square's brewery makes some of our favorite beers.

  1. 2323 N Milwaukee Ave, (between Belden and Medill Aves)
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Rock Bottom Brewery

The River North brewery got into the beer game early.

  1. 1 W Grand Ave, (at State St)
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