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Two Brothers Brewing Company

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Based on:
55 Beers
13,428 Hads
Place Score: 92
Reviews: 52
Visits: 156
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: 156
Photo of JohnnyTightLips
4.22/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

They've just added the restaurant wing about a year ago and the food will catch you off-guard. Its not your typical pub grub that was just thrown in a fryer from the freezer. Their menu selections are pretty diverse with selections such as Barley Risotto, Fish Tacos, Cuban Sandwich, and The Rueben. For an appetizer, I got a 8'' cheese pizza which tasted homemade and the cheese seemed very fresh with lots of flavor. For my dinner entree, I got the Pulled Pork Sandwich ($9) which was a decent size w/ coleslaw on top and fries on the side and the sandwich tasted like it was freshly prepared. It had a vinegary-like sauce that didn't overwhelm the flavor of the pork. My favorite were their fries, which were hand-cut that were so flavorful, that you didn't need to season them or dipped them in ketchup. The bill came to about $21 with the pizza, pulled pork sandwich and a Domaine DuPage. The beer was nicely priced as well. The Domaine DuPage (biere de garde) $4, Bitter End (American Pale Ale) $4, Prairie Path (Blonde Ale) $4, Ebel's Weiss (German Hefeweizen) $5, Rye Eye Coffee Porter $5 (porter) Cain & Ebel (red rye ale) $5, & Heavy-Handed (Seasonal IPA) $5. They also had 2 brews that were only executive to the tap house Clark Street Ale House $6 (American Pale Ale) and don't remember the other one. The service was pretty good considering the bartender was playing the role of waitress, while he had people to tend to people at the bar. The place wasn't too busy (15-20 customers) on a Tuesday night with mainly 20 to mid 30 year-type crowd. They also said that the place gets pretty crowded on the weekends with a wait of a hour sometimes. There's also homebrew store that's to your left, right when you open the outside door entrance. Even the homebrew employee was very accommodating & knowledge to my friend's questions about their yeasts, even though there's been some criticisms about the workers lack of help & constantly being out-of-stock of their inventory. While the beer might bring you there, the food will leave a lasting impression on you. I give major props to Two Brothers

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Photo of thewimperoo
4.65/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

I try to make it to the Two Brothers Tap House at least once a month. This review is based on an accumulation of visits.

Atmosphere: I love the atmosphere here. It's a real laid back, fun place to hang out and unwind after a long week of work.

Quality: Quality of beer and food is always top notch. I've never had a bad pour or dirty glasses.

Service: The service is usually pretty great. The bartenders do a great job attending to you without being in your business. Plus they're fun to talk to when they have some free time. Service out in the dining area has been sketchy a couple of times. I usually just sit at the bar now, unless with a bigger group.

Selection: Most of the time there is a beer on cask. Occasionally there is a special tap house only beer. They have 2 house made sodas as well for those non drinkers that are really good.

Food: The food is high quality ingredients and freshly made. Favorites for me are the chicken wings, tap house burger with fresh cut fries or fresh cut sweet potato fries and the fish and chips.

Overall, this is my favorite place to hang out and enjoy craft beer.

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Photo of haveaduff2
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

My first visit to to the Tap Room.

The food was very good. I had the chicken tacos and they tasted homemade. The appetizers were delicious, too.

I've always been impressed with their beers. I had an oak aged french country ale...outstanding.

Atmosphere, well, let's just say it's a bit cavernous, and very, very noisy. Industrial.

Location: hard to find, in the middle of an industrial park. Follow the directions to the letter.

Bottom line, because the beers are outstanding, it's worth a trip, but don't expect warm and fuzzy.

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Photo of TheSSG
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5

Made my way out here a Wednesday night in late August.
I've tried to get out here a few times previously, but the limited hours kind of make that rough...

Situated literally next to Fermi Labs, it can be tricky to find, but it worth the adventure.

The place is 1/2 restaurant, 1/2 bar, with an open floor plan; one side had benches and table, the other has tall tables and stools. We sat in the bar area. I was surprised to see a kid was having his B-day in the restaurant area, but don't let this make you think it's going to be Chuck E Cheeses.

Service was prompt and attentive, and I started off with a my Beloved Dupage County French Country Ale, but one AGED in oak. Was interesting.
They had a special bier that was a joint effort with Urthel Brewery; Moaten. VERY tasty.
As always, the Ebel Weisse is delicious.
Tried the Cane and Ebel, and that was pleasantly surprising.

Split a pizza with my buddies. HOLY CRAP was it delicious! Pale Ale in the crust, excellent sauce, delectable blend of cheese on the top; one of the best pizzas ever.

Prices were alright. I am from west of the suburbs, to Chicagoland is always more $ for me, but it's $5/pint for most biers, a few are $4/pint. 14" Pizza was like $11 for cheese. Overall, not a bad deal.

Can't wait to go back, since I work late, and like almost 2 hours away, unless they start staying open a bit later, that may not be happening...soon...

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Photo of TubaManJack
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Okay this place is a little bit of a witch hunt to find but honestly just trust your directions (GPS or internet generated). Located just off 56/59, its perfect location. When you are close just look for a white warehouse with a branded truck outside.

I went this past Tuesday Night and the place was pleasantly full. Inside the seating is more upfront and the bar is at the back looking into the brewery itself. The feel of whole place is quite cozy, despite being a large common room which holds the bar and tables. A fair number of the patrons apparently knew the bar tenders. The wait staff knew their beers and had a fair idea of the upcoming events.

The tap list was really impressive of house brews. They even had a tap handle pouring some Northwind Stout. No guest brews on tap, but most of their main sellers were pouring ($4-5). If you wanted to try something else, then flip the menu over and behold a solid list of different imports and domestic craft choices.

As for the place itself it is a bit loud, however the noise isn't just from a few people, its from everyone- producing a white noise, which doesn't get in the way of any conversations.

The food was really good and the menu was quite varied from the traditional pub grub to some good looking combinations. My friends commented this was one of the few places that gives you toppings then chips for the nachos and the main dishes were really good.

It is worth the effort to search it out. Highly Recommended especially if you are in the suburbs.

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Photo of tedsox31
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5

Came here on the way back from a visit to my parent's house. I had never been to the place, but have been drinking their beer for a couple of years now. I really liked the feel to the place, it was large and open with exposed industrial ceilings and some black and white photos on the wall.

The quality of everything was excellent. There was a guest list and perhaps 6-10 different beers to try. I had a Flemish Red that was good, and the Bitter End fresh that I also thoroughly enjoyed.

Service was quick, and the waitstaff were nice. The only problem I had was with the guy at the counter. Perhaps he was overly busy, but he was pretty short and didn't really seem to want to help out.

Food was amazing. I had the muffaletta with some sweet potato fries and it was really really good. I ate the entire plate in about 10 minutes, and found myself wanting more.

The value is great. Every beer is set at $5, and the food is inexpensive for the quality and quantity. I am looking forward to coming here time and time again.

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Photo of beersis81
4.8/5  rDev +16.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Visited Two Brothers on a Sunday afternoon. It wasn't too crowded, but it was still a fun atmosphere. The place is a little hard to find--we made a few wrong turns and had to come back around to it, but we got there eventually. The indoor seating area is large, and there is some outdoor seating as well. The bar itself is pretty small. The beer selection was great, both of Two Brothers stuff and of stuff from other breweries. There was one brewery only release from Two Brothers, which was an IPA when we were there, along with the usual stuff and a few seasonals. Our server was very knowledgable and was able to make some great recommendations based on what we told him we like and don't like. The food here was awesome. Far above what I would expect from tap house food. The portions were huge, too, so we had some great leftovers to take home. Definitely going back whenever I have a chance.

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

Two Brothers Tap House is inside the warehouse that houses the brewery. The warehouse itself is not exactly easy to find, because it's hidden off of a secondary highway. Thanks to the miracle of Sat Nav, I found it. Without it, I would have had to call for directions. The hidden location doesn't deter the locals. I was there on a Friday night, and the place was hopping.

The Tap House has seating for perhaps 90 people. There's a small bar area at the back, while the rest of the seating is made up of tables and chairs. Aside from large prints of Two Brothers beer labels, the walls are bare. Behind the bar is a wall of windows that look into the brewery. The floor is concrete, the duct work exposed, and there are no dividing walls. That combination makes for a fairly loud room.

Despite the noise and sparseness, the vibe here was really good. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. My waitress was wonderful, and knew all there was to know about the various beers. The food; which was a mix of sandwiches, plus some Italian and Mexican items, was quite tasty.

All of Two Brothers' regular beers were on-tap, plus one cask and one Tap Room Only offering. As a nice plus, all of the beers were being served in appropriate glassware. I ended up buying a Two Brothers tulip to take home with me.

Overall, I had a most excellent time. Next time I'm in IL, I'll be back.

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

The atmosphere is that of a brewery, with windows to view where the magic happens, a bar, dining area and an outside seating area (which I just realized was there recently.) The staff is all friendly, but it is hit or miss as far as being knowledgable on the product goes. I've been very impressed with some, while far from impressed with others, but they are all very approachable and nice.

The quality of the beer is my biggest appreciation of Two Bros. They vary in styles and all are above average in their respective styles, and some are well above average (Hop Juice, Cane and Ebel, and the Red Eye Porter are the most notable.) It's also a bonus that they offer live cask ale, which varies, but I will say that of the couple times I've wanted to have one it was not available that day. It also sounds like they are starting to expand their creative ideas into some barrel aging of certain brews, but are very secretive about it.

Food is definitely a notch above average bar food, but I wouldn't go as far as saying outstanding. It is better than most, though.

As far as price goes, I wish I could give it $$1/2. The price of the beer is reasonable as is most of the food, but there are some items on the food menu and some guest beer bottles that are bordering pricey. However, a vast majority of the food and beer selection is appropriately priced.

Overall, Two Bros is a place I'd recommend not only to beer advocates, but also casual beer drinkers and those just wanting to sit down for some decent eats in a brewery atmosphere. It's also family friendly and serves two good house-brewed pops (cream soda and root beer.)

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

Have been coming to this place for a while now and really really enjoy it. I am amazed at how many people I see here seeing as this place is nearly impossible to find, it's a cool thing to see an industrial parking lot full of cars on a Friday night, completely unexpected.

When you walk in, you can immediately tell you are walking into a brewery, the aroma is hard to miss. The decor is odd but fitting I think, very modern, big metal posters of the Two Brothers beer hung up on the walls, drywall, this is not your typical kind of pub.

Selection at first was rather low key, the full line up of Two Bros. beers plus a bottle list. Now though they offer up a brewery only release, an expanded bottle list, and at the moment a 2006 Aged Hop Juice which is absolutely fantastic.

Staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, also I came here with a large group on a Friday night a few months ago and was given a tour of the brewery.

The food, at least the dishes I've had are fantastic, the fish tacos are amazing, though I wish they gave you more than 2 tacos for the 11 dollar price tag that comes along with it, the Fish and Chips are also good, massive portions there, but not nearly as good as the tacos. The french fries, the regular not the sweet potato kind, are great as well.

A great place if a bit pricey, a meal for two with a couple of beers each is going to be around 40 bucks, but hell I think it's worth it when you add up all the other factors that this place gives. Will be coming back many more times.

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Photo of Florida9
4.2/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

The Tap House is located in the front part of the brewery. When you first enter, there are two doors. To the left is the home brewing "store" while to the right is the Tap House.

The Tap House is bright and airy and is decorated in a modern minimalist style. Several tables are spread throughout the ample space. There is also a short bar with high back chairs.

Draught beer selection is limited to 8 taps, one of which is a cask, plus maybe one or two home made sodas, or "pop" as would be the local vernacular (I recommend the cinnamon root beer). Actually, the selection can be limited to the point where I've seen them bump regular beers off the list in order to accommodate new ones. There is also a respectable selection of bottled beers, though I've personally never bothered with them

The wait staff is helpful and polite, though not entirely beer knowledgeable. If you have any serious beer questions, you'll need to speak with one of the barkeeps and, if you're lucky, one of the brothers might even be around. However, as is typical with 2Brothers, secrecy is paramount, so asking the wrong questions will get you little more than a wry smile.

For the most part, the food is the standard fare. Burgers and sandwiches dominate the menu, but there are a few twist ups (such as barley risotto, fish tacos, and an artisan cheese plate). There are also frequent specials and a kid's menu, a feature that is appreciated by us beer drinkers who happen to have a kid. While nothing on the menu is exceptional, everything is fresh, well prepared, and certainly better than your local TGI McChain Restaurant. Prices are reasonable.

To get there, I suggest following the directions on the website. The brewery can be a bit tricky to find and is located in an odd sort of mixed use residential/industrial area. Adding to the confusion, there isn't a single sign on the entire building.

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Photo of emerge077
4.13/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Originally visited opening weekend, and returned for the "For the Love of Hops!" fest on June 6th.

We arrived at the place via the frontage road off Butterfield Road. Ample parking behind the building.

Decor in the room was a little stark, but I expect it to become more worn-in as time goes on. There were accents of corrugated metal that formed a roof-like structure above the bar. The restaurant area was roomy, there was a party of 10-12 while we were there, and the place was maybe 1/3 full. The bar itself was a nicely finished lighter wood. Large windows created a vista of the rural solitude outside, beyond the parking lot.

The bar area is sectioned off, and right near the kitchen. Beer prices were in the $3.50-5.00 range, which was reasonable. I was hoping to see more of their artisan series available, but i'm sure they will expand the selection in the weeks to come. The food I tried was good...giardinere-drizzled chicken wings, that tasted grilled to perfection. Also tasty was the "live" Hop Juice on cask. It looked to be only a 10 oz. pour, but I can't complain.

Overall a great place to drink fresh local beer!

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