DryHop Brewers

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DryHop BrewersDryHop Brewers
BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
81 Beers
337 Ratings
Place Score: 92
Ratings: 51
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.16
pDev: n/a
Taps: 8
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

3155 N Broadway St
Chicago, Illinois, 60657-4508
United States
phone: (312) 513-7162

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @dryhopchicago

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(Place added by: MasterSki on 05-16-2012)
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Reviews by Yetiman420:
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4.31/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Milestone 400th stop on my world brewery tour - and what a nice one it was.

What I would consider a mega-nano brewery operating a 10 BBL system with beautifully unique serving tanks directly behind the bar. Brewery behind and to the side of the bar. No room for expansion and from talking to the brewer/bartender around 3:30 on a Tuesday, they have no plans to take over the world.

From top to bottom very nice beers including a wonderful sessionable CA Common/Cream Ale blend. Serious props for a true craft light beer with flavor. Hoppy wheat and a hoppy white IPA both very well done. I think it was the hipster meats shark that really got me excited (galaxy hops).

Only problem was the brewer/bartender was so cool he made the regular server lady seem a bit uptight. Hard to add another brewery into my Chicago travels rotation but this one will find a way.

BTW, AWESOME Vietnam sandwhich shop a couple of doors down. UrbanSpoon it and totally give it a try if you've never had Vietnam food. Cheap, quick, and super fresh quality ingredients.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Sweffin
4.13/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of 1000lbgrizzly
4.1/5  rDev -1.4%

A friend showed me this place about a year ago. Not being one of the big or even moderate-sized breweries in the area, I was a little skeptical. But through their sleek yet comfortable environment, delicious if somewhat exhausted food concepts (gastropub, think poutine, gourmet mac-and-cheese, porkchop with some kinda fancy sauce, etc), and, of course, great beer, they quickly won me over. This is a great place to grab a beer, a quick snack, or a full meal. I usually grab a growler to go (they will fill other breweries' growlers, too), and whenever I find myself in the city I try to make a run over there to fill one or three up with whatever new brews they are showcasing. Most of their beers are in the very good range, with a few above or below that mark a bit. Some are obviously R&D beers, but some are final products that are just lacking that final polishing of the recipe or production that would put them in the 'amazing' distinction. Never had a bad one. Give these underdogs a try!

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I like this place, service is good, food good, prices just a bit higher than other joints; probably would keep my return visits to a minimum.

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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.75

Visited for brunch/lunch on a Saturday afternoon around 1pm.

The atmosphere was very nice, lively but not too loud, casual and very friendly. The service was good, attentive but not hovering and our waitress did all she could to answer as many questions as possible and when she didn't know, she made a point to ask the proper individual, which was great for my questions about their beers. The selection was good, they have a nice variety of their beer on tap but with a few other guest taps that round out a diverse lineup, sure to please anyone on the beer drinking spectrum. That being said, I'm still not 100% on their beer in the upper echelons of Chicagoland breweries, but I definitely think they've got a gem or two in them to come. The food was what really sold me, very, very delicious. I ordered the burger, which easily made it into my Top 5 burgers in Chicago, cooked exactly how I like it, with a delicious marmalade and arugula, probably my favorite green to put on a burger. The fries were good, nothing too special, house ketchup was nice as well. My SO ordered a brunch plate that was great as well, eggs cooked right, nice big soft biscuit with a delicious gravy and quite possibly the most outrageously large sausage patty I've ever seen that was as delicious as it was large. The value was fine, the beer is very cheap $4-6 for the house beer, but the food is a little bit on the higher side, though not out the door expensive. That being said, you get what you pay for, a delicious meal.

Verdict: I hate to say it, but I'll be thinking of DryHop as more of an eatery than a brewery for the time being. Their hoppy beer has been pretty decent so far, but I've yet to try a beer that will draw me there repeatedly. The food however, is the draw for me, the menu is approachable with plenty of classics, but each with their own twist that let's DryHop make them their own. A great spot for friends, family or a date.

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DryHop Brewers in Chicago, IL
92 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.