Revolution Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 86
Beer Ratings: 7,314
Beer Avg: 3.9
Taps: 16 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 92 | Show All Ratings:
4.01/5 rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
This is an extremely good brewpub representing an extremely good brewery. Food is upscale brewpub food. Pretty much what you would expect, but the best of what you could expect. They only serve (I think, for some reason my head keeps saying they had guest drafts but their website doesn’t say so) their own beer, but their beer is great, so that’s not really a problem. This place gets freaking packed and stays packed for a long time on the weekends, but that’s expected in that neighborhood.
You guys need one thing: a doorman. Sheesh. The bartenders are slammed, yet they spending half their time checking everyone's IDs.
08-05-2013 00:38:31 | More by Fluffheady
4.69/5 rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
One of my Chicago native friends favorite brewery and restaurant.
After making the trip in, I can see why.
Good food, fantastic beer crowd, good service.
People were lined up to fill growlers the whole time we were eating. Always a good sign.
My only complaint is that they bottle/brew way more beers than what they had available at the brewpub. Even though the selection was good, I thought it could be better.
Will definitely visit again and love many of their beers.
08-03-2013 21:38:43 | More by Bowers-Brew
4.16/5 rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75 | $$$
I really love the look of the brewpub. It is hard to describe to someone without them seeing it but it's sort of a modern and old mashup. The food is really really excellent. I am impresed by the beers but the first time I went to the pub in Chicago I was surprised. It seems like they focus a lot on both the beer and the food. Some of it really is the stuff you would see in fancier restaurants and the burgers are just as excellent. The only issue is that they charge higher prices than people probably expect to pay for their food at a brewpub. Service is spotty. Altogehter I have been about 7 times. Sometimes the wait staff is cheerful but tired, sometimes they seem angry, and sometimes they really are nice though it can be slow. The beer of course is awesome. You have to stop this place to really get a feel for it.
07-31-2013 13:24:43 | More by Amberluvsbeer
4.75/5 rDev +10%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
The Revolution brewpub is one of my favorite places to go, it actually turned me on to craft beer. The design of the place is really cool, their attention to detail and there are lots of things they incorporated in their pub that were reused materials. It really made me appreciate it more once these things were pointed out. For instance, some sections of the wall have a wall covering that is actually pieces of wooden barrels taken apart and zipped to the wall to give it a 3-dimensional look. Then the metal hoops from those barrels were taken and made into the light fixtures. The interior design really is cool, got a good vibe.
Food and Beer - I like their beer, but in particular I love the beers that they can and distribute. Bottom Up Wit is my personal favorite out of the bunch. Which brings me to food, I have tried about 75% of their menu and it is to die for. Even though their beer is good, I think that their food is even better. A few faves are the pork belly egg sandwich, bacon fat popcorn, cheddar ale soup and smokehouse pizza( I think it got replaced by the smokestack though).
I would most definitely check this place out, Their Kedzie facility is also really cool but I'd go here first and try the food. You wont be disappointed.
07-29-2013 20:50:49 | More by Tommyblocks
4.35/5 rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5 | $$
Outstanding brew pub. We've eaten here approximately 15 times with groups of 4 to 15, and we haven't had bad service or a bad meal yet.
Frequently, we go to brunch on a Sunday morning. When they have them, the Cherry Porter Pancakes are a decadent pleasure, or better yet go for the Eggs in a hole - the beer cheese soup is delicious and figures prominently in the dish.
The beer is always good as well.
Go here, you won't regret it.
07-22-2013 19:49:51 | More by bschinelli
3.85/5 rDev -10.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25 | $$
Atmosphere is great. Has a somewhat upscale feeling compared to many bars/breweries. Tap list was decent in terms of quality and quantity. Two minor complaints: first there was nothing on cask at 3:00 pm (apparently it was blown already) and there was nothing on tap of the rarer variety. Would have been nice to see something barrel aged on tap given the number of great barrel aged beers that Rev puts out.
Service was quite slow, despite the place not being very busy.
Had some apps and the food was quite good.
07-22-2013 12:43:46 | More by TheSevenDuffs
3.76/5 rDev -13%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
what a happening place this is! and how cool to be at the spot where the cover of BA was shot for the current month, a pleasant surprise upon our arrival. its in a swanky younger neighborhood of Chicago, and it was absolutely packed to the gills on a sunday afternoon. an expansive bar room with a central bar and the brew house in the back. standing room only as we walked in, not greeted by employees who seemed to care we were there, and had trouble with the service all day, but that's not why we came there. some ten beers on tap, all their own, and an impressive bottle list. drafts fairly priced, big markups on the packaged offerings, but they did have some rarities on the list. the ipas were nice, the hibiscus beer was a treat, and the strong ales were interestingly malted. all of very good quality, none that knocked me over with a big WOW! food looked solid, but we didn't eat. the décor is minimal, so sound bounces off the high ceilings when its full, and I found myself almost shouting to be heard by my table, but that's a testament to how successful this place is getting, not a knock. id love to see some outside seating, additional bar staff, and perhaps some wall treatments for sound, but other than that, we had a great time, and enjoyed the beer thoroughly. I would be happy to go back anytime.
07-11-2013 13:08:56 | More by StonedTrippin
4.44/5 rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited on a Sunday around "brunch" time. Sorry i hate that term... After a long weekend. Enjoyed many 4oz tastings. Found every one of them to be carefully crafted and delicious. Each variety of IPA was different yet well within the realm of a tasty, bitter, creamy, piney IPA. Like I said it was an end to a long weekend and I waited too long to review. Double Fist is delicious. Think HT without the creamy finish. Dos Osos danced on the tongue with a two step of carbonation and light bitterness. My favorite surprise of the day was Rosa Hibuscus. I was blown away by the balanced flavor of this one. Sweet yet not overpowering. It tasted like it looked. RED. Any questions...just ask a 3 year old.
07-10-2013 02:31:02 | More by DanforthPewter
3.15/5 rDev -27.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25 | $$$
Some people absolutely love going here... I, on the other hand, Do not.
I want to, believe me. Anti-Hero is one of my absolute favorite beers, and I dig a lot of the other beers that they make. However, there are some things that really bother me.
Small portions, coupled with high prices. Yes, I get that you're painting sauces on my plate and arranging shit on top of it, but this is a brewpub. I don't want to pay twenty dollars for three ounces of meat and some veg, with three different sauces. Id you're going to charge 11 dollars for a burger, please make it larger than 8 ounces. Food does taste good, though.
The service SUCKS. Think super ultra angry combat boot hipster ladies hating every second that they're there. Ughhhh. Sorry for offending you with my existence.
Any of the non-distro beers that I've had from their brewpub, save the ten dollar 8 oz pour of some bourbon quad a long time ago, have been crap. Like, undrinkable crap. Had a few people on either side of us, plus us, decide to not finish the beers they ordered. Blech.
SO many better places to go in chicago.
07-05-2013 07:23:25 | More by YogiBeer
4.8/5 rDev +11.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5 | $$
The very first thing you notice when you enter the revolution brewpub is the atmosphere. Very nice place. The food selection and quality are outstanding. Their beer selection is quite extensive, however they did not have very many barrel aged or limited stuff on tap on my visit. For the most part their beers were good, with a couple of so so beers. They usually have some cask conditioned stuff if u ask. Overall if you are into craft beer, you should definitely hit this place up. Nice experience.
05-31-2013 00:18:27 | More by jplopez21
Revolution Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.