Walk through one of the largest breweries in Illinois during Revolution Brewing’s 45-minute guided public tours, which take place every Saturday afternoon at the brewery’s 90,000-square-foot facilities on Kedzie Avenue. For $15, you’ll get 12-ounce “walking beer” for sipping throughout the experience, a sample at the Revolution’s Innovation Station and a keepsake glass, plus tons of newfound knowledge about the iconic brewery’s history and significance to the Chicago craft beer scene.
Located just north of Logan Square, Avondale offers a slightly quieter, more residential feel than its southern neighbor—but that doesn’t mean you won’t find plenty of ways to explore this historically Polish and Latino enclave. Tour neighborhood landmarks like the stunning St. Hyacinth Basilica or the brewing facilities of craft beer bulwark Revolution Brewing, or get schooled at educational centers like The Insect Asylum and Puerto Rican Arts Alliance (both of which offer regular classes, if you’re looking to hone your skills). Plus, don’t miss out on the neighborhood’s killer selection of restaurants and a burgeoning nightlife corridor along Milwaukee Avenue. There’s more than you can tackle in one day on this list, so check out some of the best things to do in Avondale.
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