With more than 160 breweries in the city and the surrounding suburbs, there are few better places than Chicago to be a beer drinker. You'll always find locally brewed options at your favorite dive bars in Chicago, but if you want to taste the freshest suds in town, you need to visit Chicago breweries and taprooms. Inspired by some of the best bars in Chicago, you'll find everything from industrial tasting rooms to cozy corner taverns where you can sample the latest and greatest hazy IPAs, barrel-aged stouts and fruited sours. Some breweries even boast in-house kitchens that serve delicious burgers, pizza, poutine and other booze-friendly foods—and the ones that don't will usually let you carry in grub from the best restaurants in Chicago. Not sure where to pull up a stool and order a flight? We've assembled a list of our favorite Chicago breweries and taprooms where you'll always find something good on draft.
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