Revolution Brewing Company

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Revolution Brewing CompanyRevolution Brewing Company
BEER AVG
3.99/5
Based on:
98 Beers
1,883 Reviews
Place Score: 95
Reviews: 109
Visits: 425
rAvg: 4.3
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: 109 | Visits: 425
Reviews by mdwalsh:
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4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here for lunch with a group of four on the holiday weekday following the 4th of July. At 1 the place was popular, but not packed, and we had our choice of tables. When we left that choice was diminished.

The service was prompt and knowledgeable, which was great because the beers were slightly out of the average range (no problem for a BA, but could be for a every day person). The one drawback to the service was the guy was a little full of himself/his establishment which wasn't impressive. The wife and I got a flight of all 7 beers they had on at the moment for $2 each sample (one was $3), because rather than having a set price for a flight of a set number of beers, they just have a mini-size glass so you can be flexible in your flight. It was worth it no doubt.

The beer came tasting great in clean glasses, attributed to a device I feel is worth mentioning. At the tap tower is a little jet-cone device that the bartender quick pushes the glass down onto (open side down) and it shoots a quick rinse of water into the glass, removing any left over detergent or dust that light have collected.

All the beer was good, the favorite being the Working Man Mild, the least favorite being the Coup de Grace ("It tastes and smells like meat").

The food was awesome, we had collectively two pizzas, burger and fries, all of which were impressive and a good potion size.

I'll mention they also had an impressive Whisk(e)y selection as well as gins, vodka's, tequilas and rums, and the bartender was willing to chit-chat while he wasn't busy.

Overall, this is a place I really look forward to going back to. (1,619 characters)

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

Photo of crow
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kajunwaybright
4.31/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of adamk1978
4.59/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of plaid75
3.9/5  rDev -9.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of AuntBea
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
4.09/5  rDev -4.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Westyn
4.6/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of Rosstheboss
4.6/5  rDev +7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of 98green
4.61/5  rDev +7.2%
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 -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of monkeybeerbelly
4.36/5  rDev +1.4%
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 -1.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of dwagner003
4.38/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of johnyb
4.23/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of YodersBeerEmporium
4.39/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Awesome revolution beers! Great tap room and great service (59 characters)

Photo of BSiegs
4.15/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Always enjoy a trip to Revolution. Well above average food and a great beer selection. My only complaint is that the service is regularly spotty. (145 characters)

Photo of tdmccarthy
4.75/5  rDev +10.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.13/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Fargrow
4.19/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Thirsty_In_Chicago
4.21/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Rev is really knocking it out of the park right now with their culinary program. There seriously wasn't one item on the menu I didn't want to try. They keep a solid guest bottle list. While most of Rev's beer is brewed at the Kedzie facility, there are some options that make it onto the tap list which were brewed there at the restaurant. I do wish they had a rotating BA selection on tap, however. The wait here can be maddening on a weekend, but this is a great weeknight dinner spot. (492 characters)

Photo of lumberzach1940
4.44/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of puftdank
4.03/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of StinkyFishBoys
4.34/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Too crowded but the food and beer are on point. It's a good place for a date if you're dating 11 guys. (102 characters)

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Revolution Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 109 ratings.