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Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Based on:
54 Beers
13,447 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 52
Visits: 157
Avg: 4.13
pDev: n/a
Taps: 10
Bottles: 50
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

30W315 Calumet Ave.
Warrenville, Illinois, 60555
United States
phone: (630) 393-4800

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @twobrothersbeer

Place added by: BeerAdvocate

Two Brothers is a full production brewery.
The building houses the Tap House, Brewery, and Brewer's Coop homebrew shop.

Tap House:

Monday-Thursday 3-11
Friday 3-12
Saturday 12-12
Sunday 12-11

Brewer's Coop:
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Reviews: 52 | Visits: 157
Photo of JonAdams
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

I've only been here twice, but each time I was treated well and the second time (several days later) I was remembered promptly, along with my preferences, when I sat down at the bar.
They currently don't brew the beer here, but in Illinois. I look forward to see how their recipes translate to here and have the opportunity to chat with the brewers themselves.
Food is better than typical bar fare, a broad variety of tastes, good happy hour deal (half off all appetizers). Biggest challenge would be parking, but coming here when Happy Hour opens at 4pm means there's plenty of street parking nearby.
I recommend this place to anyone who is looking for a nice, convivial, not too trendoid kind of place, that's definitely not too Scottsdale.

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Photo of nate_nate_nate
2.98/5  rDev -27.8%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2 | selection: 3.5 | food: 2

Food sounded A LOT better than it was. Service was subpar at best. I was the only one (of 3 adults) drinking, and this was glaringly unappreciated. I wanted to love this place because I have much local love for Two Brothers and their beers, but I was plain sad when I left. And the beers on tap tasted exactly like the beers out of the can.

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Photo of pagriley
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Cool place to go and have a few beers. Hard to find though as it doesn't have a sign and is in the middle of an industrial park / office area.

Food was below par, but the tour was cool and they let you wander around and really see where everything is made.

Only real disappointment was there wasn't much on tap or in the store that I couldn't just get at the local liquor store - was hoping for a bit more one off / specialty beers that you can't get elsewhere. Interesting to see, but not worth the trip out to the burbs just for the tour. Look it up if you are in the area though.

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Photo of dmgallag
3.35/5  rDev -18.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3

Here are my two cents:
I like some of Two Brothers stuff: Especially their J Series Oktoberfest. However, I was kind of disappointed when I visited their Brewpub. It is very difficult to find... literally it is a maze of industrial warehouses. Once inside, you notice that they have a gift shop with homebrew supplies... I actually appreciated this. Service was okay and beer was pretty good. Food was a disappointment. Between my party of four, no one really enjoyed what they got. I hope they fix the kitchen, because they have a good thing going with the beer.

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Photo of KFBR392
4.35/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

I visited the actual brewery instead of the roundhouse. Attended there with a group of 11 total for my brother and his friends combined bachelor party.

The atmosphere is pretty much what you would expect. Really hard to find the place due to no signs or anything of that sort. Nice clean bar area with ample seating. The quality was what you would expect from Two Brothers, consistent and reliable.

The service for beer and food was great, very friendly and prompt. We also got a brewery tour with the assistant brewing manager or something like that. He was great, very knowledgeable and friendly, taking time to answer all our questions and showed us all steps they take in making their beer.

The full line of their regular beers were on tap with a couple unique items like their sour Fathom and a developmental Citra IPA which was heavenly. They also gave us three sets of tasters of all their base beers which were waiting for us when we returned from our tour. I only had an appetizer to eat which was great and everyone else seemed to enjoy what they got. Very reasonably priced as well.

Overall I had an awesome experience and would go back any time. Definitely would encourage setting up a tour as they have a nice compact brewery that is easy to view. Nice to not feel like a burden being at a brewery (looking at you Three Floyds).

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Photo of Svyturys30
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

I went to have lunch and a brewery tour with my fiancé. She surprised me and wanted to take me there for a birthday lunch. I was pretty impressed with this brewery. The tour was very homely and they welcomed you right in with lots of beers to sample. I would recommend going on the brewery tour. We had a lot of beer in the sampling and definitely got our monies worth. However, the food was a bit pricey. My fiancé and I ordered an appetizer of deep fried pickles. 8-10 quarter sized pieces of deep fried pickle was $10. That is kind of pricey IMO. The deep fried pickles were delicious, but I would probably buy something else at the price. The beer selection is great for a relatively new brewery. Cheers!

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Photo of JeremyAnaya
4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 5

The employees here are vert welcoming and knowledgable. I went here with my girlfriend last year for my birthday and went on the FREE tour and tasted a nice variety of beers. I couldn't leave without purchasing a bomber of laughing panda green tea IPA. This place is great and everyone should go!

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Photo of 3fdread
3.88/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

A nice little gem located in the burbs outside chi-town. Doesn't quite live up to some of it's surrounding neighbors(FFF, pipeworks, new glarus) but has a few winners. Domaine dupage and cane & Abel can hang with the best of those styles. Food is good, but the wheaton tap room is kind of bland and boring. Parking sucks(but it's chicago, it's sucks everywhere). Haven't been to their other location, but have heard good things about it. Keep me coming two bros!

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Photo of youknowmyname
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75

Went to Schaumburg on a trip for work. Decided to try and visit Warrenville to try out the brewery. Be careful, This place is not advertised well. What looks like the distribution arm has a small door that leads to the brew pub. The sign on the door isn't easy to see from the street and there was no awning or marquee.

Once inside you are greeted to the store and the brew pub. The store has a decent selection of merchandise and everything I brought home seems to have aged well.

Good selection of beers including limited/seasonal runs on tap. Ordered the Nachos, Very good. Service was friendly and attentive. Overall, a good experience except for my multiple trips around the block trying to locate the place.

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Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
4.68/5  rDev +13.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I thought this place was really great, good atmosphere, knowledgeable and helpful staff. The beers are good as always! They do brew tours on the weekends which are really cool and insightful and even have a small flight of drinks waiting for you to sample when you return from your tour. Very good place indeed and I reccomend them to everyone.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.74/5  rDev -9.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75

Visited August 31, 6:00-7:30pm

Following our flight from PDX to ORD a couple hours earlier, we checked into our nearby Naperville hotel and then found Two Brothers with relative ease (what did we do in the days before Google Maps and iPhones?). As many others have mentioned, the taproom has little "curb appeal"; from the outside it's a bland precast concrete/industrial park building with a single door and no signage. We passed through a small gift shop into a main dining room and were seated in a both along the wall adjacent to a fairly busy bar area. Some posters and other brewery-specific schwag on red-orange and yellow-green walls, black exposed structure above and beige concrete below. Few windows (and small ones at that) and some rather harsh lighting - feels like a bit like a bunker. Background music was a blend of mostly 80s pop/rock: The Cars, Billy Idol, aha, etc.

I've had several beers from Two Brothers before, both from my bygone trading days and a brief business trip to the area last summer. My wife and I picked several samples from the beer list: Domaine Du Page, Ebel's Weiss, Prairie Path, Atom Smasher, Resistance DIPA and Heavy Handed. Favorites from the list were Atom Smasher (a hearty but too drinkable Oktoberfest) and Ebel's Weiss (among the better Germanic weissbiers either of us have tried). I also liked Resistance's subtle oak-aging. Besides the 10-12 house beers, the reverse side of the menu offered about 30 mostly regional "guest" bottles and a dozen "imports from afar". Tasters ranged from $1.25 to $3, pints $5-6.

Service was pretty good, although a little hurried and only adequately friendly. Beers and food did arrive quickly, however, and I liked the small laminated cards that were laid out for each beer sampler we chose - very helpful. On the wall above our heads were framed certificates for all the Cicerone-certified servers, so beer knowledge was high here... even though we didn't test our server much.

I'd read reviews on both BA and yelp regarding the food and I must concur with those rating it as 'average' (at best). We ordered an appetizer of thickly sliced and battered fried pickles ($8) that was served with a saucerful of ranch dressing ($8), a bowlful of bland macaroni & cheese with a smattering of sliced ham ($9) and a Cuban sandwich ($11) with some miserable sweet potato fries (my hungry wife only ate half the sandwich and barely touched the fries). Good thing the beers are of much better quality...

We picked up a couple six-packs on the way out the door (more Ebel's Weiss and Atom Smasher) for a family gathering the following day. Pretty nice visit, but not a place either of us have to return to...

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Photo of IPAdams
3.73/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Very good place to eat and hangout at. Its a very well hidden spot in the middle of an industrial park, almost reminds me of a speakeasy. Pretty compact, could maybe seat 100 at most. Great food, friendly atmosphere and good selection of beers. The dining room has windows that allow you to look directly into the brewing facility. Definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.46/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Another regular for me and the wife. Can't go more than a few months without another visit. Both locations are fun and worth the trip.

Great food (try the fish tacos) and great beers on tap.

Brewers coop is very convenient for any home brewers out there. I've made some quality beers from their kits and purchased other supplies when needed.

Recently added coffee beans to the list of items for purchase - worth the try and a nice complement after a good meal and several good beers.

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Photo of FungusBrewer
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have yet to be disappointed upon visiting. The beer tours are educational, sarcastic, and involved. You can tell the staff is proud to work here. Most of their food options are organic, a lot being purchased from Chi-town markets. I've had the burgers, hummus platter, and Mac w/ artichoke hearts. All were super tasty and reasonably priced for the area. Two brothers beer is above average, a true gem blowing "Goose Island" away. Their Hefeweizen is an okay attempt at a Deutsch masterpiece. Try the oak foudre beers, and don't miss out on the French farmhouse Domain Dupage.

My only gripe is one of the brothers is an environmental architecture graduate from the University of Illinois. It doesn't show in the facility construction; given I understand the number value involved. This isn't worth a downgrade though.

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Photo of beerenjoyer1
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I really enjoy Two Brothers Tap House and Brewery every time I visit. The food is really good, the beer is good also. The atmosphere is good with that of a brewery type environment, the service is really good, and the beer/food selection is really good also. The burgers are all organic and hand made, some with halapeno's if desired, the fish tacos are good, and their Cajun dishes are really good. The beer is always good and they give brewery tours on weekends with beer tastings. Two Brothers also hosts private party's but that is for you all to call about. Two Brother's also bought the Round House in Aurora and they are up and running, go for a visit there too!

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Photo of dexterk1
4.15/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have had many Two Brothers beers. All of them are very good and I have not had a bad one yet. The atmosphere is nice in the tasting room at the brewery. A little small, but they make the most of it. The food is very good and surprisingly inventive.
The quality of the beer is excellent! They take care in brewing and it shows in there final product. The long haul session ale is maybe my favorite. It is an excellent beer! They have other quality choices as well such as the bitter end pale ale, and resistance IPA. Selection could be more extensive, but what they do make is high quality so that makes up for some of that. Brewery tour is very cool as well!

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Photo of flocculate
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I attempt to purchase at least half of my beer locally. Of all our Chicagoland breweries, Two Bros is my favorite. That's nothing against Half Acre, Metro, Emmett's, Fitch, Goose, Flossmoor, etc.. But Two Brothers', in my mind is the best, up and down the offering (regular and seasonal).

I'm a fan of the tap house as well. I've been a number or times and rotate between the burger and the pulled pork. Sweet potato fries are fantastic. While the atmosphere and decor of the taproom is average, I think the brewery tour is very good. They do a great job of explaining process and equipment and with humor.

Note: I live in the Loop and its a pain in the ass for me to get out to Warrenville. But I make the trip 3 or 4 times a year anyway. Check it out if you've never been.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.18/5  rDev -23%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5

Came back to Two Bros. with my wife on a busy Friday night. Sat at the bar, service dropped and was hard to get a water refill. Girls are damn hot, though.

Had a pizza with goat cheese and bacon, incredibly delicious! Beer selection was even worse than last time- no Cain&Ebel. And of course no Hop Juice, no Heavier Handed, no Northwind. Boring.

Three beers and a pizza set us back $32 plus tip. Not so cheap.


So I found out that my relative lives a ten-minute from Two Brothers. Not only that but she went there herself the other night with a date she had! Would you take a date to a semi-obscure brewery in an industrial park in the suburbs?

Yes, it is hard to find. Even with directions and stuff, it is just out in Nowhere, USA (despite being close to an interstate highway). Plus there was a lot of construction around the industrial park where the brewery is. But once you're there it's all good, a spacious tap room that feels more like a chain restaurant with a rather large seating area and a nice bar with some high-top tables.

A little sterile and bland, plus the AC was down, but alright. Then comes the beer selection. Meh... 7 taps + 2 guests (Metropolitan Brewing and Finch's). Nothing exciting. This is the stuff you can get at any other bar around the US: Cain&Ebel, Domaine DuPage... you name it, you know it. I got their Resistance IPA (which I had never tried) and it was solid OK.

Too bad they don't do half-pints or tastings or stuff like that. What's a good taproom without your classic beer paddle? Then my relative said she got a five-beer tasting when she was there. WTF?

I enjoyed the food, a house-ground bratwurst with onions and mustard that was sooo delicious and filling (although the bun was a little stale). Great salty fries too.

Service was fast and efficient, sweet girl. Funny how the place went from packed-for-lunch to almost-empty in a matter of minutes.

Would I go back? Sure, when I'm staying nearby at my relative's house. Otherwise, I think I'll pass.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I visited the brewery on my birthday, a few weeks ago, with my brother. What could be better?

The brewery itself could be marked with better signage. Really, any signage, as there are currently no signs indicating that, "Yes, you have reached your destination." We just saw several bicycles parked outside, and thought that this must be the place.

Inside, everyone was quite friendly and answered all our questions. We were able to sample a beer while we waited for the brewery tour to begin. The brewery guide knew we wanted to go on the tour and fetched us before he began. Brewery tour is fairly standard, but good amounts of history and reasoning behind the brewery's choices and quirks.

After the tour, you're given a choice to sample three different beers from glasses that hold about four ounces. It's free, so you can't complain.

Atmosphere inside the restaurant was typical of a slightly upscale cafeteria, nothing particularly special, eye-catching, or making me want to stay longer. Hopefully the new brewhouse they just bought will improve on this.

Food was of pretty high quality. I had the bacon-wrapped meatloaf and my brother the fish tacos. Both were very tasty and portion sizes were fairly huge (I took home half).

Selection of beers is: all of their year-round brews, a few seasonals, their root beers, and a few other local Chicagoland brewery offerings. Nothing super-special, but nothing to complain about.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.5/5  rDev -15.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This place was not easy to spot, no sign in front, just a white warehouse. On closer inspection there IS a small sign on a door, 11x7 inch, saying only "tap room". I figured it must be a new location but on the tour I heard they've been here 4 years. Not sure why no sign, but the place got crowded while we were there so I guess they don't need to care.

Seating for 80+ in tables & booths, maybe another 12 along the bar. It's a converted gymnastics warehouse, and it has that feel to it in the taproom. It's not a bad layout at all, it just feels like this building is having a second life is all. The food selection was good, we had pizza and burgers. Everything was pretty good.

The draft selection was the standard line-up of Two Brothers beers, those that are easily found in 4-packs and 6-packs. Apparently they sometimes have seasonals and one-offs but unfortunately not while I was there. Tours on Saturdays, but they're not really worthwhile (except for 3 free drink tickets at the end). You basically stand in one place while they describe the brewing process, then you go see the bottling line.

I'm a fan of several Two Brothers beers so this was a worthwhile stop. But I probably wouldn't go too far out of my way, given that the Chicago metropolitan area has other great beer stops.

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Photo of Northsider
4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I had a family function out in Bolingbrook so I figured as I was sort of in the area I'd check this place out finally.

The location is god awful...nestled in an industrial park with no signage whatsoever to mark the building. It's a giant white industrial/warehouse building that I almost missed had it not been for the group of people walking in the doors.

As soon as you enter you are in the 'gift shop' area and hostess/register area. You can buy tshirts, 6packs, a variety of malts, glassware, and all kinds of homebrew equipment. I picked up a weizen glass for 5.99, awesome!

As we waited (45min) for our table, we went to the bar area and had a few drinks. The dining area was much smaller than I had expected, especially since the outside building looks massive. The bar staff was great and let do a few tasters before settling on a Can and Ebel and Imperial Stout.

We all were seated finally and I ordered the fish taco which was awesome! Everyone in my group generally enjoyed the food very much. You can also get cinnamon root beer and almond cream soda for those that don't drink. The guest bottle list is decent, although why bother when you got house taps right there...

Overall, I can't say I'd make the 30 mile trek out to the boondocks again, but it was a fun experience to finally see this place.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

(Visited 11/2010): Visited Two Brothers after thinking I was lost, which is evidently a common experience for visitors. I actually visited two nights in a row because there was a private event being held at the brewery the evening of my first attempt. The brewery is located on the northwest side of Warrenville on Talbot in a seemingly residential area. There is a private lot as well as street parking.

The interior is softly lit, with the bar on the left side and table seating throughout. The bar area boasts TVs and a view of brewing equipment.

Two Brothers has about 10 of their beers on draught, including most of their flagship brews plus a couple less common offerings like Heavier Handed IPA, Long Haul Session and Resistance IPA. They also offer a 5 beer sampler. There are about 30 bottles on the menu too.

Service in the restaurant area on a weeknight was solid. Our server was familiar with the beers and efficient.

Food at Two Brothers is good. My colleague and I both enjoyed our dishes.

Overall this place is worth the difficulties finding it. Recommended for any visitor to the area, and may even be worthwhile visiting from the Chicago area.

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Photo of leschkie
4/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Visited Two Brothers last week while in Chicago. Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Not the easiest place to find. Had to rely on my iPhone. Pulling into the parking lot, there are no signs identifying that I was actually at the right place. Only thing that saved me were the people I noticed on the outside patio.

The brewpub/restaurant was quite nice and clean. Reminded me much of a Gordon Biersch. Lots of TVs for sports fans. Large tanks behind the bar made me wonder what concoctions they were thinking of next.

As far as selection, I was surpised that most of their styles available at the time were on the lighter side. A couple of standard IPAs, but nothing very heavy (e.g., weiss, bitter, golden ales). Luckily Northwind was on tap, so I went with that to start. Followed that up with a Cane & Ebel. Both solid, but did not blow me away. The waitress was very friendly and made herself known when my glasses were running low.

Overall, a very nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Photo of SirBenton
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

On our way to Two Brother's, we thought we got lost as we drove through a neighborhood. After double checking the address online, we continued and came upon what looked like an old warehouse. With no sign's to tell us we had found the right place, we entered hesitantly. once in though, are doubts were put aside.

you enter through their gift shop, which have supplies for home brewing and plenty of souvenirs. Once you enter the restaurant, the atmosphere is super pleasant. the lighting is perfect and the bar very nice. They had all their fresh brewed beer on tap and plenty of others offered in bottle form.

the food is absolutely fantastic! I had their special tavern burger which was hand packed with fresh jalapenos. the fries were hand cut and great with malt vinegar! the only thing better than the food was the beer! with the majority of their beer own tap, everything is fresh and delicious. I was able to try their Dog days two minutes after it came out of the fermentation tanks! it was so fresh and delicious. every beer was reasonably priced and well worth it! If you're in the Chicago area, this is worth the trip!

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Photo of uberez8
4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Two Brothers is my mainstay; my local brewery. Since it is only 15 minutes from where I live currently I am there quite often. Cane and Ebel and Ebel's Weiss cannot be beaten on tap but that is not my only reason I love Two Brothers. The prices are always great, not too expensive and just right for the great quality of the food and around 4 to 6 bucks for the beers. I can't recommend the Ruben and pulled pork sandwich enough. Their brewery tour is outstanding and in depth and with an added bonus of 3 4oz samples of what's on tap, there is no reason not to do it.

Go there and go there often I say.

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Two Brothers Brewing Company in Warrenville, IL
92 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.