Revolution Brewing Company
Active Beers: 88
Beer Ratings: 7,891
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 182 | Reviews: 94 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Vonerichs:
4.28/5 rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$$
This is a friendly environment with an eclectic mix of people from your local hipsters, beer geeks, businessmen/women, hippies, preppies, on and on. The bar is the center stage and has plenty of seating at it, as well as a decent amount of tables and booths for seating. The tables looked a bit crowded for space, but I sat at the bar and had no problem. Lighting is low but sufficient.
The quality of the food and beer were great. I had some sort of smokehouse burger that had south carolina style pulled pork on it and it was good. The person I was with went with beef stew and gave it two thumbs up. I hear the pizza is good there from mulitple people. Prices on the food are a bit high than your standard burger prices, but I also think the food is better than your standard pub burger so take it for what it's worth.
The selection for now is good, but not great. Rumor has it they will be brewing more beers so I expect this improves. The guest tap list is minimal, but quality. With the quality of beers Revolution is putting out, that doesn't bother me because I'd likely only drink their beers when I go out of my way to go here. Bottle selection looked decent, too.
Because we sat at the bar we had the bartenders as our servers and they were all great. There were three back there and we had each one checking in on us regularly. They were friendly and knew the beer. It was relatively busy for a Monday night, but they found time to engage in casual conversation from time to time. Overall, I thought the service was great and in fact better than most beer bars or breweries I've been. They seemed to genuinely care about the customer.
I was impressed all around with my first visit here and will definitely be back. I look forward to see what they have in store for brewing and distribution.
03-20-2010 21:52:06 | More by Vonerichs
More User Reviews:
4.31/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | $$
After a trip to Wreck-less on record store day and and a mega burger from Kumas a friend and I stopped into Revolution for a couple pints. The place was busy on a Saturday afternoon with the bar being full and tables filled up. After grabbing a beer menu a few spots opened up at the bar so we sat quickly and ordered our first round. They had a cask of double fist dry hopped w/ crystal so of course I had to go with that. Very bright and flavorful, couldn't have asked for a better beer at that moment.
The place didn't have much character to it, you could see there fist logo all over and there brewing system in the back of the building behind a glass wall. Other then that it was kind of generic. The service was prompt and courteous. after our first round we got another. this time a Belgian pale ale dry hopped with citra (tastey but it got better as it warmed up).
The selection was about 13 deep with all of there main stays and a few I've never seen before. In all that beer was fresh and tasty the prices where average but the atmosphere was meh. Good place to stop if you're in the neighborhood.
04-21-2014 17:41:00 | More by guityler83
2.8/5 rDev -35.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2 | $$$
Not understanding the check amount. For that amount of money I should have been full. Kinda loud. I'm old and don't like that amount of noise. Server could care less about waiting on us. Expected more than got. We will try it again and will leave another review.
04-13-2014 18:39:42 | More by bensanderson
Revolution Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.