You could wait up to an hour to get into one of this microbrewery’s booths. Or you could simply hover around the bar and snap up a stool as soon as someone else calls it a night. Either way, remember you’re here for the beer as much as the food. So pair that Workingman burger with a pint of Workingwoman brown beer. And follow that with a goblet of Bottom Up Wit and an order of pumpkin hand pies. The latter is a pairing good enough to make you forget about the wait for a seat, ambivalent service and disappointing pizza.
|Venue name:||Revolution Brewing||Contact:|
2323 N Milwaukee Ave
|Cross street:||between Belden and Medill Aves|
|Opening hours:||Mon-Fri 11am-2pm; Sat 10am-3am; Sun 10am-2am.|
|Transport:||El stop: Blue to California. Bus: 52, 56, 74.|
|Price:||Average main course: $14|
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Yeah, everyone else will prepare you for the dinner crowds and the long waits. But where Revolution doesn't get nearly enough credit is its weekend brunch. We walked in on Sunday at 11:30am and found no wait at all, but with menu items like pancetta biscuits and gravy and the gluttonously genius chicken fried chicken pizza (with a sauce of sausage gravy, a sunny side up egg and a drizzle of hot sauce), there ought to be lines. Start with a well-balanced Bloody Mary, made with Eugene Porter and served with a Cross of Gold back, before following up with a seasonal beer.
This is the kind of place you bring your mom and dad (assuming mom and dad are cool and love good, local beer) when they come to town for a visit. It's got plenty of space so you won't have too long of a wait during off-hours (on the weekend you better be prepared to linger by the bar with a drink before being seated an hour later), and the menu has a good variety of more upscale pub grub for dinner.
Everyone and their mother's brother's aunt has been to Revolution Brewery in Logan Square, and they keep coming back for more. Revolution is nearly always crowded, with people standing in wait for tables pouring out onto the sidewalk beyond the doors. That doesn't mean it's not nice though. It's not Longman & Eagle, but it is a decent place with a safe menu to take your parents when they're in town.