Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 89
Beer Ratings: 1,091
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 80
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 58 | Show All Ratings:
4.75/5 rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
One of my favorite places to go in Chicago. Great food (The Riot is amazing), great beers on tap all the time, and their barrel aged beers are phenomenal. Claire’s Thirsty ale is one of my all-time favorite beers, followed by Acrimonious & Indignant.
They’ve won a number of medals at multiple beer festivals and they are well deserved.
Pete is constantly pumping out quality brews, but one of the tried & true staples is Mathias Imperial IPA. It is absolutely amazing, but at 10%, it’ll sneak up on ya after a couple.
Easy walk from Ogilvie Metra station and not far from Union Station, if you haven’t gone before, I’d definitely recommend going.
02-28-2014 15:12:12 | More by saemick
4.9/5 rDev +19.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$
Great place near the loop. Some of the best beer in the city as well. The food is not the best, but it is very good. There are a lot of high end restaurants nearby as well if you're a food enthusiast. Haymarket is a fantastic place to watch a game and grab a beer. If they have any barrel aged goodies on tap, do not hesitate to head over.
01-29-2014 04:49:04 | More by Drucifer
4.5/5 rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Atmosphere- Good mix of bar/brewery and restaurant. Lots of TV's to watch the games, the walls have interesting facts about beer. Overall good feel.
Quality- Haymarket makes good beer and good food, nothing else to say.
Service- Our server was very friendly and was able to make good recommendations on food and drinks. We didn't feel like we were constantly bombarded by him nor did we feel neglected, really great service.
Selection- Good selection of beers here. They have about 10 of their beers and about 15 guest beers. Great variety of styles and breweries. You could order beers in 4 oz, 8 oz, 12 oz and 16 oz. Really cool that you could get samples of almost every beer.
Food- Food was great and relatively cheap. We tried a burger, Bison Brisket and their Beer Pretzel. No complaints about anything we tried.
Value- Prices were very good on beer and food. We had about 6 beers, a burger, a brisket, and an appetizer for around $55. Can't beat it.
12-18-2013 01:27:23 | More by IPAdams
4.28/5 rDev +4.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $$
Haymarket is a nice, big brewpub in the west loop at Halsted and Randolph. The building is split between a dedicated bar area and another section filled with tables for sitting down and having a bite to eat. The whole place is filled with TVs featuring sports but for some reason it didn't dominate the place such that it felt like a sports bar.
As far as beers go, they have a great selection of maybe 10-12 of their own spectacular brews as well as another 8 or so guest beers. Each of their own beers come in a variety of sizes (4, 12, 16 and 20 oz glasses) with thorough descriptions. They don't have any kind of flight happening but with the 4oz glasses you can surely sample quite a bit.
The food is not the most outstanding in my opinion but it isn't boring either. They feature what is mostly pub food but everything is a bit inventive in its flavors such as a BLT with bleu cheese or a selection of burgers with unique flavor combos. Everything I've had there is at the very least, satisfying. And the service is certainly above average. The waitstaff are kind, very attentive without being overbearing and always happy to help you make a decision.
Great beer, great service, and pretty good food and atmosphere. They can accommodate large or small groups and, overall, are one of the better places in the west loop to go for lunch and a brew.
11-22-2013 20:19:18 | More by kaplunk02
3.72/5 rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | $$
This is a newer brewery located in the West Loop, and has the feel of a neighborhood pub rather than a brewery. The building is split into one room showcasing the bar and another with more restaurant style seating. I sat at the bar and ordered some samples (per my usual routine) and tasted some beers. Overall the beers were pretty solid, with none showing outright flaws. The Bier de Garde with cherry was not my favorite, but the Simcoe hopped brown ale was a treat. I ended up talking to one of the guys next to me at the bar and as it would turn out, he was a brewer at the newly opened Dry Hop Brewpub. I had hoped to get down there to check it out, but time did not allow. I can't speak to the food at Haymarket, but the beers were pretty good--I'd go back if I was in the neighborhood.
11-15-2013 18:35:35 | More by Jackofallbrews
3.88/5 rDev -5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
I've been to Haymarket on multiple occasions for work outings and happy hours.
The Atmosphere is great. They have a clean, comfortable layout with a small bar area and a bunch of tables spread throughout the place. They also have a back room with a separate bar that can be rented out for private parties.
The Quality is fantastic. They serve good beers and great food.
The Service has been very uneven. I've had multiple waitresses that have been slow on keeping up when we need something else to drink, even when it's not overly busy. This only occurs at the tables, and it hasn't happened every time. The bar normally has great service without the delay. All waitresses have been nice and knowledgeable.
The Selection is excellent. They normally have a good number of their house brews on tap, but the list tends to be rather IPA-heavy. They have about 10 guest drafts, and I like the ability to order 4 ounce pours on all drafts so you can try a bunch of different brews. They also have a bottle list of about 50-75 different beers as well.
The Food is outstanding. Everything I've ordered has been delicious. I highly recommend The Riot pizza.
Haymarket is a very good beer location in the city offering good house brews along with fantastic food. The at-times slow service is the only thing to complain about here.
09-29-2013 19:34:00 | More by smartassboiler
4.4/5 rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $$
Haymarket is turning into a chicago mainstay and the vibe is great. I is inside of an old Bar Louie, so it's a huge space, but they fill it well. I really like some of the brews they have here. The brewmaster is awesome. You can try a lot of them with the 4 oz pours.
The food is pretty much the definition of above average.
They have a free shuttle to and from Bulls/Blackhawks games if are interested in those teams. We tend to come here a lot before sporting events and concerts in the downtown area. The staff has always been nothing but amazing, inviting, knowledgable, and friendly.
08-05-2013 01:06:02 | More by Fluffheady
4.44/5 rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
This is a great brewpub in the West Loop area of Chicago. It's a neat old brick building nicely modified into the brewpub, and overall has great food and great beer.
The old brick building, as usual, provides a good basic platform for a great atmosphere, with nice big windows looking onto the street, high, open ceiling, a good bar area, plenty of room yet not cavernous, so reasonably cozy, too. It is lively and the worst thing is that when it gets busy, it is really loud.
Beer quality is excellent. Every beer we've had ranged from good to outstanding.
Service was great, friendly, effective.
Beer selection and variety was excellent, with pilsner, IPA, Belgian Ale, stouts of various types, etc. , so running the gamut of approachable session beers to more heavy duty .
Food was excellent, an imaginative and well-executed take on pub fare, with great variety and ingredients which were overall prepared very well.
07-13-2013 18:32:07 | More by Offa
4.1/5 rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$$
this is a very cool spot if you are visiting Chicago. its large, almost chain looking inside, but there is some great outside seating on the street, and its not far off the beaten path really. there are maybe ten of their brews on, and a glorious list of guest taps and bottles and cans too. some nice diversity of styles on the menu, and all beers were at least in the B to B+ range, with a couple of exceptional hoppy brews. Also glad to try some dark horse stuff and see hard to get three floyds brews on the menu too. service was uninspired and it wasn't even that busy, but we weren't there to be charmed or pampered, so no biggie. food was the best part though, the chicken legs are simply divine, and the riot sandwich with sausage, pulled pork, and cheese was unreal. I was happy to sit here and drink all day while reconnecting with old friends. things were just a bit pricey, but I guess this is downtown in a major metropolitan area, and that is to be expected. I look forward to my next visit, and to track their continued evolution. well worth the trip.
07-09-2013 13:50:41 | More by StonedTrippin
4.26/5 rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75 | $$
Atmosphere: came in on the Saturday of Memorial Day weekend to have lunch and a beer with another BA. Nice place that isn't too crowded, comfortable and not too noisy even with some live music. Well-lit, lots of windows, clean.
Quality: I drank a Herkules IPA which was good if a bit too resinous; also had a taste of other beers that other people were drinking- I can tell that Haymarket does their stuff very well. I'd have liked to try more but I had more drinking ahead of me later in the day before driving home.
Service: Very good- always coming by to take care of us but not too often enough to be a bother. Food took a while to come though.
Selection: Lots of interesting guest taps and bottles for an out-of-stater to try. Too bad I didn't spend more time here- there are lots of stuff here that I see at Binny's all the time but never pull the trigger on; that I can just buy a half glass for $3-4 and try. I would do it.
Food: I had the Riot- and that is a f'ing delicious sandwich. I highly recommend it to everyone including vegetarians.
Value: Pretty reasonable for a pub in downtown Chicago. It was $11 for the burger plus another $1.50 for a side of fries. $4 for my Herkules IPA. Not that bad, and the food was definitely worth it. I prefer GI Clybourn as my place in Chicago to get a beer and lunch so far, but I have a lot more places on my list to check out.
05-29-2013 12:45:43 | More by Stevedore
Haymarket Pub & Brewery in Chicago, IL
92 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.