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Dovetail Brewery

Bars, Breweries North Center
5 out of 5 stars
(3user reviews)
Dovetail Brewery
Photograph: Sara Freund

Dovetail Brewery is a comfortable, neighborhood brewery focusing on classic European style beers. The taproom is dog-friendly and BYOF.


Venue name: Dovetail Brewery
Address: 1800 W Belle Plaine Ave

Cross street: N Wolcott Ave
Opening hours: Weds-Thus 4-10pm, Fri 2-10pm, Sat 11:30am-10pm
Transport: El: Brown to Irving Park Bus: 9, 50, 80
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5 / 5

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Their lager is up there with Pilsner Urquell Nefiltrovany'; their Grodziskie is unbelievably accurate to style; their Hefe brings new flavors (orange) to a classic backdrop; their Rauchbier is liquid candied bacon in the best way. Oh, and they're planning to have a lambic as a year-round beer. This place has the potential to become the best brewery in the city.

The tour is fantastic. Definitely a unique experience that you shouldn't miss. And the beers are excellent.

An excellent addition to North Center with some fantastic snacks!  They are incredible, for real.  Dry sausage sticks from Paulina Meat Market, delicious and addictive.  Soft German style pretzels, also delicious.  Fantastic Argentinean style alfajors (two round cookies with different sweet fillings between them) for dessert! Three different flavors.  Strongly suggest you try them all.

The beer is German style and easy to drink.  Definitely try the beer-and-soft drink combos, especially the one with root beer.

The Dovetail space itself is beautiful and the bartenders are friendly and knowledgeable.