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Revolution Brewing Company

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Revolution Brewing CompanyRevolution Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
101 Beers
1,921 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 110
Visits: 436
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: n/a
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

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Place added by: weatherdog on 02-04-2010

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Reviews: 110 | Visits: 436
Reviews by Redrover:
Photo of Redrover
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

First stop on the recent CTA pub Crawl. I can’t believe I have waited so long for a visit.

The rectangular bar is straight ahead as you enter the brewpub. There is a lounge area to your left and some stairs for the elevated area off to your right. The kitchen is slightly elevated open for viewing. The tanks are visible behind glass.
The interior designer gets a nod in my book. The bar has large wooden forearms & fists holding up the top half. The clenched fist is Revolutions signature. They incorporated wooden barrel staves in one of the walls. In addition, there are some stained glass windows near the brewing area and lots of wood and brick. The front windows open up to the street.

The food is very good and worth a visit in its own right. Try the chili, the pork belly sandwich or order the biscuits & gravy (made with Italian sausage) off the weekend brunch menu.

The beer is the real deal here. Lots of styles and choices. I had a refreshing wit, a well-made Czech Pilsner and a tasty Irish Dry Stout. They also offer a well thought out guest tap list and a pretty massive bottle list. Prices are very fair at $5.00 for house pints.

Service is friendly and has good beer knowledge. I also got to chat with the brewer for 10 minutes or so. He was very enthusiastic about the direction they are heading (expanding the upstairs and a new stand-alone production brewery). I have to agree with him as everything was top-notch during my visit.

I will be returning soon! (1,489 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of SergeLowpz
4.85/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of wapcap
4.06/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

A great place to check out in Chicago. I loved the beer selection and the focus on local hops, and sought after hops.
The place is family friendly, and I'd recommend going with a group to try most of the beers.
The food was good, and I believe they do some local sourcing.
Definitely worth a visit(s)! (301 characters)

Photo of leprechaunandfatman
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of Hayes86
3.99/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 3.25

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.05/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Photo of Ryannel24
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of scootercrabb
4.41/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of invalid665
4.68/5  rDev +9.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Photo of boothbeer
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of slipperysoup
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of crow
4.38/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kajunwaybright
4.31/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of adamk1978
4.59/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
3.9/5  rDev -9.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of AuntBea
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.09/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Westyn
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Rosstheboss
4.6/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of 98green
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Place was packed at 7 on a Monday. Got the only seat at the bar. Loud environment from conversation. 16 of their own beers on tap plus a solid selection of bottles and cans. Draft prices started at $5 a pint up to $7 a snifter for the high abv brews (249 characters)

Photo of Homer53
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Nice place with a long bar and lots of seating. Bartenders were friendly and pretty knowledgeable about the beers. Selection was pretty eclectic and there seemed to be something for everyone. (192 characters)

Photo of Bwagner1122
4.24/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

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Revolution Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 110 ratings.