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Revolution Brewing Company

Not Rated.
Revolution Brewing CompanyRevolution Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.96/5
Based on:
107 Beers
17,410 Hads
Place Score: 94
Reviews: 117
Visits: 472
Avg: 4.25
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 | map
revbrew.com

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Place added by: weatherdog on 02-04-2010

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Reviews: 117 | Visits: 472
Reviews by coldriver:
Photo of coldriver
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I got to Revolution before noon on a Saturday and was surprised to see it already quite busy. Nice contemporary (but not corporate) feel to the place. I sat down next to the row of clenched fist taps. Was greeted by a very friendly bartender and asked about a flight - they don't really do flights, but they do samples so essentially you build your own flight with the samples. They had around 10 of their own beers on tap as well as 3 or 4 guest taps. Their beer menu indicated a very good bottle selection.

There were three people working the bar section and I was impressed by how they worked as a team with each of them taking a turn serving me. That's often a bad thing, but in this case they got everything right. Loved the enthusiasm and friendliness of the servers, it really sets the mood for a good time. All the beers that I tried were quite good. Had a rueben and blue cheese potato salad which were nicely executed. Not sure if or when I'll ever be back in Chicago but I would definitely be stopping by this place again.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Fun beer bar and brewery to visit. They always have a good selection of their beers available and are pretty knowledgeable. Only downside is the location which can be a bit tough to get to.

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Photo of JJH1018
4.59/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Purp1eOne
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Chuckrutter
4.81/5  rDev +13.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of LMeyer12
4.24/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of JohnParadee
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 5

Came here for lunch on 1/12/16 (prelude to Haymarket Anniversary Party). Great spot! In addition to 16 (one on cask) of their own beers on tap, they had lots of other local brews available (including Pipeworks Lizard King). And the menu listed all the other competitors brews first, which takes balls & earns my respect. The food was INCREDIBLE, and the service sublime. Definitely a must stop when in Chicago!

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Photo of NizzleEGizzle
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Gorf_Minor
3.5/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of RajaSTL
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of mdfb79
4.01/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Cool spot...big, loud with rock music, fun to hang out at overall. The quality of their beer was decent, but they had some cool guest taps including a GI stout I never had before that they didn't even have on at GI Clybourn. Food was above average bar food, would definitely go back.

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Photo of sheenisgod
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of KAP72
4.23/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

The gods smiled upon me and I got one entire week off work. The wife was working in Chicago so there I went! Cheap flight, rental car, beer places all mapped out…

Revolution was my first stop. The space is big and beautiful, with that cool industrial-chic look that has become de rigueur in American brewpubs. Large wraparound bar, beautiful tap handles. 15 brews on taps, plus one cask, and decent prices (five or six dollars per glass). 5-oz samples are offered for two bucks, and that was choice. From a Mild to an 11.5% Wit aged in gin barrels for 8.5 months (“Queequess Coffin), Revolution has a bit of everything for everyone.

Heavy on the German styles and pale ales, with some excellent examples like Citra Hero, Double Fist and Fist City. They also have a pricey menu of bottles and cans.

Service at the bar was good until the bartender got busy and went AWOL. Not groundbreaking, but a good stop in Chicago.

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Photo of chitowntink
3.65/5  rDev -14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 1.25

Photo of BarrelAgedG
4.53/5  rDev +6.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of barnzy78
4.25/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

First time at the brew pub even though I've wanted to come for a long time. Atmosphere is as expected: very industrial feel with a visual of some brewing equipment through some large windows. 16 beers on tap along with some bottled and canned offerings that seems to focus on local brewing. I did not try the food today, but the guy next to me ordered a pizza that looked amazing! Friendly and helpful employees. I'd come back again for sure!

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Photo of orangesol
4/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of teamwiggum
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Soloveitchik
4.19/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of danoble1
3.91/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of Capsfan90
4.54/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of einman
4.15/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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Revolution Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
94 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.