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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
1,918 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 Yetiman420:
Photo of Yetiman420
4.7/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Stop number 178 on my quest to visit every quality brewpub and brewery...in the world...a lot of work left.

Revolution hits a home run in my book for atmosphere and beer and food quality - the three most important criteria for a brewpub in my book.

My visit was around 5:00 on a Wednesday evening. The beautiful bar in the center of the space was empty upon my arrival and gradually filled by the time of my departure around 6:30.

House beers were...
Workingman Mild - English luncheon beer
Cross of Gold - golden ale
Bottom up Wit
Iron Fist Pale Ale
Best Coast IPA
Eugene - porter
Mad Cow - stout (on cask)
Coup de Grace - saison

You can order beers in a ~4 oz pour which I did for all house beers. The beers were all excellent representations of their respective styles. Great flavor, finish, and mouthfeel across the board. The only downside was they were out of the IPA and the saison was a bit sweet for a beer that should achieve (a challenging level of) dryness. I really enjoyed the chocolate flavor of the porter and the mild and gold were very drinkable for styles I don't care much for.

Guest taps, which do not come in small pours, were: Allagash Curieux, Dark Horse Raspberry, DFH Immort Ale, Duchesse, Great Lakes Erie Monster, Goose Island Sofie, New Belgium Eric's Ale, Stiegl Pils, Tripel Karmelit, Urthel Hop-it. If this was just a beer bar, this tap list would qualify as exceptional in my book. Maybe a bit more balance to roasted malt beers but the extensive bottle list has you covered.

As a home made sausage maker, I couldn't turn down the home made sausage and ham plate and wasn't disappointed.

The service at the bar consisted of younger ladies who took time explaining beers to those around me.

They had a big screen tv at the bar which was not turned on but I didn't mind people watching and taking in the wonderfully-restored architectural features of the interior.

After one stop, Revolution has become my new go-to brew pub for frequent trips to Chicago. GI Clybourn may have more ambitious house beers. Piece has solid house beers with good guest taps. Revolution has great house beers and a guest tap list that makes me want to come back just for guest taps and more of the locally sourced and "hand crafted" menu items (it's a tired word but I had to use it). (2,311 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.