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Half Acre Beer Company

Not Rated.
Half Acre Beer CompanyHalf Acre Beer Company
BEER AVG
4.05/5
Based on:
70 Beers
2,526 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 57
Visits: 312
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 15
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ 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:
Place added by: rhoadsrage on 08-01-2008

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: Reviews & Ratings
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Reviews: 57 | Visits: 312
Reviews by spark3148857:
Photo of spark3148857
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

More User Reviews:
Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
3.73/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.25

First of all, my three favorite animals are: bears, owls, and octopuses. What animals does this establishment feature prominently? Bears, everywhere, and owls and octopuses on the coasters. Major points won already.
-Beyond that, the decor is pretty nice. Wood and concrete mostly, with cool indigo/pink stalactites. Clean, well lit with natural light.
-No food is available, but they let you bring in your own grub. They also have a selection of nearby vendors for your convenience.
-Service was good. It was busy when I visited, with only two bartenders and maybe a busser or two, but they kept up with the pace and were perfectly friendly, even outgoing.
-Unless my memory fails me, selection is exclusively their own beers. No other liquor available. I'll let you decide if that is a good or a bad thing.
-Growler/howler fills available. Didn't get one, I assume they do a fine job.
-They also have a gift shop, which doesn't feature even close to enough shirts with bears, owls, and octopuses on them.

All in all, a cool venue to sit down with friends or solo and grab a beer. ('Quality' score reflects my opinion on those beers.) (1,136 characters)

Photo of JoeMans
4.85/5  rDev +12%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of DWittmann
4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of kylehay2004
4.15/5  rDev -4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of BeerTailor
4.76/5  rDev +9.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MattMorin
4.21/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of invalid665
4/5  rDev -7.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of boothbeer
3.94/5  rDev -9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of slipperysoup
4.11/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of eppCOS
4.58/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Maybe (maybe) my favorite brewery and taproom combination of all time. The beers are certainly of a kind, more on the hop trail than the malt road, but there's very few beers they make that I cannot drink with pleasure. Daisy cutter was the conversion point, but Space IPA is my end point. If they have Golden Tuna, Vallejo, Tundra, or Big Hugs on tap, try those too. Great place, definitely "men with beards" country but the 20-somethings are tolerant of us older-timers, too. (477 characters)

Photo of HLD1970
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.5/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Such a cool spot! Super friendly and knowledgeable staff with a great atmosphere. Sat at the bar, easy going vibe even when things got a little busy. Bartender suggested ordering Lou Malnati's from down the street and having it delivered (best deep dish in Chicago) so that was great. Lots of different beers available, some bottles to go....overall, the coolest brewery in Chicago imo. (386 characters)

Photo of Dinobambam
4.71/5  rDev +8.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Great place to go and try everything they are offering. Cool staff, cool merchandise, and cheap growlers. Love going on a Saturday evening, getting a growler and cracking it open on football Sunday. Oh and they give you a free growler for every ten you buy, or something like that.

Can't beat fresh daisy cutter (313 characters)

Photo of JArt
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Chicago has A LOT of great breweries and beer bars. However, in addition to having fantastic beer, what really sets Half Acre apart from the other is its staff and customer service mentality. Great beers, great people. (218 characters)

Photo of jschott75
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of 98green
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Place was packed at 6 on a Tuesday. Came here as part of a beer vacation to Chicago. Best stop of the trip by far. Awesome and knowledgeable bartenders. Awesome selection. Every beer I had was impressive. They deserve all the accolades and ratings they get on BA (262 characters)

Photo of Rob315
4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of Homer53
4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.13/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of dwagner003
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of BecauseWhalezbro
3.93/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5

Photo of JNbeerded
4.56/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Such a kickass place. Taproom is so cool. Great selection of beers on draught. I also like how the retail space and tasting room are separate, it really expedites things. (170 characters)

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Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 57 ratings.