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Revolution Brewing Company

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Revolution Brewing CompanyRevolution Brewing Company
BA SCORE
98
world-class

309 Ratings
Ratings: 309
Reviews: 102
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 9.28%
Active Beers: 89
Beer Ratings: 10,903
Beer Avg: 3.95
Taps: 16
Bottles: 50
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60647-2924
United States
phone: (773) 227-2739

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @revbrewchicago

Notes:
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(Place added by: weatherdog on 02-04-2010)
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Photo of shredder83
4.19/5  rDev -5.2%

I've visited the revolution brewpub only once and here is my 2-cents:

The place itself is very nice, large main bar and the decor and atmosphere are both modern and upbeat. It was very crowded the day that I went (saturday afternoon) but I didn't have to wait too long for a seat at the bar.

I think the quality speaks for itself here, the reason that most locals will say that revolution is a great brewery is because the line up us very good, both year round and seasonal. Besides the year-round and seasonal offerings they had coffee eugene on cask, which was excellent, and boy gene, barrel aged eugene with boysenberries which was also pretty awesome and unexpected.

Service is where this place gets a knock from me. Upon entering I realized how busy it was so I tried to put my name in for a table, there were four of us, but had more coming. They would not seat us at a table large enough even with a wait until everyone in my group was there and wouldn't even put down the table for 8 I needed on the waitlist. I was going to wait at least an hour for the table, by which point we all would have been there but still my explanation fell on deaf ears. In the service and hospitality industry I've come to expect better service than that, and to top it off the hostess was pretty rude about the whole thing. Other than that, the service at the bar was excellent, I didn't have to wait long for a beer and the bartenders were pretty friendly even though they were swamped.

Selection, like I mentioned was good. Their whole year round line up was available, along with seasonals, and a few one offs that you could only get on tap. Imo, thats how it should always be at a brew pub or brewery tap room, I should wait and pay a premium to be able to sample more than just their regular line-up, and revolution delivered that on my visit there.

Didn't end up eating there, so no opinion on the food but I've heard from close friends that it's pretty good.

Value was as expected, the beers were reasonably priced and there was no sticker shock for a pour of the boy gene, which was barrel aged.

Overall, I like revolution beers and I like their brewpub as well. I want to go back and try their food since I've heard good things about it and will certainly go there just for the beer if I'm near there.

shredder83, Jun 11, 2014
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This review is for the brewery taproom.
Visited on a Friday night. Lots of people around for a fun and vibrant scene. You enter through a nondescript door on the side of the brewery building that you could miss if you blink at the wrong time. Go up some stairs and around a corner and enter into a massive taproom. Big bar, lots and lots of tables and the full-on industrial vibe. The best part: Those 16 taps of great beer. Bottles and cans and swag available as well.
The service was excellent. No food served at the taproom but the barkeeps are very helpful and provide flyers from nearby places that deliver to the taproom. That led us to some excellent pizza.
I asked for a flight of their limited beers and said a I wasn't afraid to "go big." Three of the 4 beers in my flight were around 10%. All were excellent. Well done.
Lots of nice touches here: Love the water station prominently placed and the cheesy slasher flick on the screens.
The beers were just great. love this place.

SD-Alefan, Oct 16, 2014
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Revolution Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
98 out of 100 based on 309 ratings.