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Half Acre Beer Company

Half Acre Beer CompanyHalf Acre Beer Company

Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 89
Beer Ratings: 7,348
Beer Avg: 3.94

Taps: 10 / Bottles: 15
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
96
world-class

101 Ratings
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.37
pDev: 8.47%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar ]

4257 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-2953
United States
phone: (773) 248-4038

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @halfacrebeer

Notes:
Taproom
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

Store hours
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday- Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

(Place added by: rhoadsrage on 08-01-2008)
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FATKIDREVOLUTION

Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -6.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

The Half Acre Side Pub.
The only real problem with this place is the crowds it gets do to it's popularity.
Located just outside the heart of Lincoln Square, minutes away from the Brown Line L, it rests in the friendly confines of the neighborhood.
The Taps vary as would be expected for a Brewery and the atmosphere is always friendly and clean. They always have a collaborative effort on tap that is rarely packaged outside of the brewery.
Worth a visit if in or around the neighborhood.

02-11-2014 17:42:13 | More by FATKIDREVOLUTION
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ZS881107

Illinois

4.65/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

I am mixed about half acre. I love the tap room so much. You can get many awesome beers there. I drank a Mean Old Marty with my brewing partner after picking up brewing supplies. The barleywine had been aging for at least 2 years and was awesome. What puts me on the fence though is that I wish more of their stuff were available to buy at a store.

02-05-2014 23:46:00 | More by ZS881107
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LANDRY

Illinois

4.94/5  rDev +13%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is a review of the Brewery store I have not had the pleasure of the brewpub as of yet a review of that to follow.

It may intimidate the uninitiated but please feel free to come in and taste and hopefully buy some of the best beers being brewed in Chicago. A very eclectic and knowledgeable staff will help guide you to the correct beer for you. Stock up on some growlers and get them refilled on Tuesdays for $2off each growler, I'm sure most people coming in if they have heard or drank anything from Half Acre it would be the Daisy Cutter which is an excellent brew but just the tip of the proverbial iceberg when it comes to beer selection here, if they have Double Daisy Cutter on draft make sure to buy as much as you can carry. Great place, great service, great beer, shitty parking. (park at Jewel and walk) also Bad Apple bar at least used to serve a lot of Half Acre beers(this was before the brewpub) and have an amazing Poutine (actually the only poutine ive had but still)

01-25-2014 23:29:21 | More by LANDRY
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maxcoinage

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $

Brewery Tour is awesome! Went with a big group for my 30th bday, one straggler showed up after the tour was full, and they were cool enough to let him in. Get there early though! They serve 3 full glasses of beer for the tour and you get to keep a glass, so quite the deal for $10.

12-01-2013 22:00:40 | More by maxcoinage
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joe1510

Illinois

4.69/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Half Acre has two seperate entrances on Lincoln Ave. The north entrance is to the storefront. A tasting table, unique art and swag decorate the walls. Growlers are for sale, t-shirts, glassware, etc. The south entrance is the taproom. The interior is modern with concrete floor, long block communal seating, and exposed brick. A crazy bear head hangs behind the bar and some art (both Half Acre and Ween) prints hang along the back wall.

10 house beers pour from the taps, most of which are draft only. The draft list is kept updated online. On Fridays they throw a firkin up on the counter until it's gone.Everything is fresh and there are three seperate serving sizes available so you can easily sample everything. The service is and always has been some of the best in the biz. This place has some of the most all around friendly people you'll find anywhere.

Half Acre has been a favorite of mine since day one. I can't comment enough on how great everybody has always been that's worked there over the years. It was and remains a great addition to a bustling neighborhood and while it certainly gets its fair share of visitors from everywhere it's still a neighborhood spot. I cannot recommend Half Acre highly enough.

11-14-2013 23:03:05 | More by joe1510
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stercomm

Ohio

4.57/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$

Nothing fancy about their taproom, but who really cares when the beer is good. Visited here with my son on an early Friday afternoon. By the time we left at 4 PM the place was full. Wait staff very friendly and engaging, more than willing to pour us a number of tastes before we made our selection.

Beer selection was good with a slant toward the dark and toasty fall beers. Ample selection of beers. After an enjoyable couple of hours hit the storefront to get a growler filled. Once again very friendly crew here as well.

11-09-2013 17:42:26 | More by stercomm
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Chibeerguy1

Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$

Half Acre currently only has a storefront and taproom, but I visit it every so often to grab the latest from them. Every time I go in to buy beer, they literally offer me tastes of other stuff. Last time I visted, the guy at the growler filling station gave me sample of 3 different beers just because he wanted me to try them. I hate when places make it seem weird to ask to sample stuff before buying it. The taproom is pretty nice, I love the artwork. Half Acre makes some pretty kick ass beers, and they frequently have a few taproom only beers. They always have lots of glassware, t shirts, stickers and some other stuff to buy.

Id probably go to hang out more if they served food, but they are currently working on opening up a small place next door to serve food. If you're ever in Chicago, definitely stop by and try some of their taproom only beers. It will be worth the visit.

10-27-2013 22:16:33 | More by Chibeerguy1
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ms333

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -15.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | $$

A- cool place. a little too hipsterish, but these days, hey, this is the world we are in. gaming available and encouraged.

Q- i really like half acre beers. i put them in the outstanding category, but barely. i will say i haven't had a LOT of there beers. so i may not be giving them enough credit w.r.t. their reputation.

S- kinda weak service. a little weird, actually. i think they want you to go to the counter to get your beer. but they do have servers on the floor. last time, i think they gave me the wrong beer, but to my own fault i couldn't say for sure from the taste and appearance of the brew.

Selection- very good. they have about 7-10 tappers of their current stuff.

F- NONE. bring your own, which can be totally fine.

Value- average.

10-13-2013 16:02:34 | More by ms333
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

4.35/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $

Visited Brewery and spent the afternoon at taproom. Very friendly staff and the bouncer is a nice guy, not rude. Beer is delish and they give 10% for IMBIBE members. I recommend Wild Goose next door for grub. Prices are extremely reasonable. All in all Half Acre is a great place to have a few beers and BS with a friend.

09-25-2013 20:46:11 | More by NewGlarusFan
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Rainblows

Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -7.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$

Half acre is one of my favorite beer spots in the city whether I'm looking to sit down for a a pint or just grab a quick growler from the bottle shop. The taproom has plenty of seating and great decor, no food but they do allow you to bring or order in food! Cheers.

09-17-2013 17:23:10 | More by Rainblows
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