DryHop Brewers

Critics' pick
Photograph: Kendall Thacker
DryHop Brewery

The hopping new brewery is just what East Lakeview needed. The rotating selection of house beers includes IPAs, wheats and pale ales, and a flight of each draft offering is an easy way to find a favorite. The food menu encourages sharing dishes like the bacon poutine with sausage gravy, Scotch eggs and frites with a tangy "dragon sauce." A brunch menu has classics like biscuits and gravy and omelets, but the sleeper his the is Captain Crunch French toast, which is topped with creme anglaise and bourbon maple syrup. Get there early or keep your eyes peeled for bar seats—DryHop gets crowded and waits for tables only make it feel more like the place to be.

Venue name: DryHop Brewers
Address: 3155 N Broadway

Cross street: N Broadway and Briar Place
Opening hours: Sun-Fri, 11am–2am; Sat 11am – 3am
Transport: El stop: Red, Brown, Purple (rush hrs) to Belmont (Red/Brown/Purple). Bus: 36.
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