Haymarket Pub & Brewery
Active Beers: 86
Beer Ratings: 1,085
Beer Avg: 3.8
Taps: 24 / Bottles: 80
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 83 | Reviews: 58 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by wschmit:
4.08/5 rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Haymarket's definitely picking up steam. When I arrived with a friend, it was after lunch rush. We sat immediately, and I had samples of the three house brews available--a dubbel, an American IPA, and I believe a Belgian pale ale. The last was underfermented, but the other two were perfectly serviceable, and for a five or six dollar pint in the West Loop, very reasonable. I won't judge the beer too much, because it's still their first batches, but it's good, if not great. The selection of bottles and non-house taps is growing, and well-chosen. Prices vary from inexpensive to absurd (i.e., some Belgians and less common Americans are in the twenty/thirty dollars a bomber range) but there's enough for the budget-conscious.
The food was nice, too. Sausage platter was three exceptional links of encased meat, an awful piece of baguette, and a side, cabbage in my case. Great portion of good food for an acceptable price, even inexpensive for the area. My friends had a rotisserie chicken, which was moist and interestingly seasoned, and an appetizer of the ribs and fries, which were fine. Fries are the skinny sort, with skin on, apparently house-cut, and serviceable if not stellar. Bread pudding was dense and burnt in parts, but a good portion for five dollars.
Service was accommodating, and the waitress knew enough about beer. She wasn't overly harried, so she stopped by and made small talk often enough, very nice.
Overall, so far, a great addition to the Chicago scene. Less scene-ster than Revolution, with a wide variety of beer and food for a reasonable price. Can't wait to repeat visits.
01-14-2011 23:41:50 | More by wschmit
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4.75/5 rDev +15.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$
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
Haymarket Pub & Brewery in Chicago, IL
92 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.