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BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery

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BrickStone Restaurant & BreweryBrickStone Restaurant & Brewery
BA SCORE
88
very good

23 Ratings
Ratings: 23
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 23.38%
Active Beers: 22
Beer Ratings: 241
Beer Avg: 3.84
Taps: 8
Bottles: 0
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

557 William R Latham Sr Dr
Bourbonnais, Illinois, 60914-2319
United States
phone: (815) 936-9277

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap 

Notes:
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(Place added by: crayphish on 08-06-2007)
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Photo of DSmith234
1/5  rDev -74%

DSmith234, Jul 23, 2014
Photo of antoines15
2.53/5  rDev -34.3%

I visited Brickstone this evening, and while this wasn't my first trip there, it may have been my last. Okay, that may have been a bit too far, but the experience did leave a lot to be desired. The ambience of the place was cool and it was pretty crowded, but not overly crowded. As you walk in, there is a huge sign advertising their "Forbidden Wheat" and the awards it had won. I don't like wheats but my brother does and when he ordered it, the response was "oh we don't have that." He then tried to order their "Irish Red Ale" and the response was the same. This was a Saturday night, mind you, not a Tuesday afternoon! I inquired about the Double IPA that the website listed as being on tap, and wouldn't you know it, they were out of that too. When I told the waitress that it may be easier if she told us what they did have, she gave me a blank look and listed off a few brews. She didn't even mention the guest brews, so I don't even know what they were. The food was alright, bordering on good, but the beer situation really turned me off. Also, the beer that I did have, "Hop Injection," tasted a little like dish soap, but I'll get into that under my next review, which can also be found on this website in about 15 minutes. Cheers!

antoines15, Mar 07, 2010
Photo of David_G
2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

David_G, Mar 13, 2014
Photo of AleWatcher
3.1/5  rDev -19.5%

Stopped here with the wife and kids on a lazy, slow, uneventful Tuesday afternoon.

This town has a college nearby... So I was expecting some college girls as the waitresses--- I was close. The hostesses and waitresses I saw seed to look like they worked in a stripclub as opposed to a brewpub. I mean that inthe best way possible, so please don't be offended! 'twas almost awkward to be there with my wife.... It may be an entirely different experience to be here with a group on a guys night out-- married or not!

The atmosphere is pretty unimpressive. The place seems like it was built in an abandoned 80's chain place (like a Fuddrucker's for example). The exposed rafter ceilings were replaced withthe faux-brass patina look-- you know the one; drop frame ceiling where the panels are made out of a shiny copper-colored plastic. The brewing equipment isn't displayed so much as it appears to be considered a nuisance.
Some drapes and curtains and fabric strips hanging from the ceiling complete the Persian-coke-den look perfectly. The paint and decor is all done in differing shades of tan with some mahogany wood work around the bar area.
The overall look is dim and poorly lit.

The food is pretty good-- the wife got some sort of goat cheese and portabello mushroom sandwich, I got a rueben, and we got the kids some loaded nachos on which to munch. The nachos were good but overpriced-- $10 was a bit much. The rueben was good and stacked high with corned beef. The wife liked her sandwich too.
The French fries were thin cut and crispy-- perfect.

The bee's were allright. The DIPA was unimpressive, but the pale ale was pretty tasty.

Overall-- certainly worth stopping if you're already in the area... But don't go out of your way for it.

AleWatcher, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of birdsellam
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

birdsellam, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of communionofthesaints
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

communionofthesaints, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of BriaCloette
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Some stellar beers - if you can get them. They usually seem to be out of half or more of their beers. Good food.

BriaCloette, Aug 23, 2014
Photo of enelson
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

enelson, Nov 19, 2013
Photo of barnzy78
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

barnzy78, Sep 08, 2014
Photo of crayphish
3.85/5  rDev 0%

The Brickstone Brewery has been open for well over a year now. After giving it a try soon after it opened, and being disappointed, we recently gave it another try. The restaurant is decorated in a contemporary yet cozy decor, a separate moderately sized bar waiting area and an outside seating patio add to the atmosphere. Service was slightly above average, with the staff getting high marks for their effort in the face of the business being extremely busy. The beer selection is decent for the area, beers on tap are as follows: FFF Alpha King and Gumballhead, Founders Centennial IPA, Sam Adams Summer Ale, Flossmoor Station's Pulman Nut Brown Ale, Goose Islands 312 wheat amongst others that I will update. The bar was just too crowded to get a handle on the handles. Bottles included: FFF Robert the Bruce, Delerium Noel and Nocturnum, Unibroue La Fin Du Monde, DFH 60 Minute and Aprihop, Great Divide Titan IPA. They also feature a handful of brews made on the premises. I sampled their English IPA and found it to be a decent offering. The food could still use some work. We all had burgers or sandwiches. I had an 'Ole' burger which was supposed to feature jalepeno cheese and jalepenos. The cheese seemed to be nothing more than Velveeta with jalepenos slices melted in. My wifes had a Roma burger that featured greek cheese, which seemed to be a better offering. All in all the value was definitely good, had the prices been outrageous on the food i would have been more turned off. And the problems are nothing that can't be fixed. Food aside the Brickstone is definitely a beer destination in the greater Kankakee area.

crayphish, Aug 07, 2007
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BrickStone Restaurant & Brewery in Bourbonnais, IL
88 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.