Half Acre Beer Company

Half Acre Beer CompanyHalf Acre Beer Company
Half Acre Beer CompanyHalf Acre Beer Company

4257 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-2953
United States

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4.3 by REVZEB from Illinois on Oct 16, 2020
4.51 by Jinx989 from Illinois on Jul 11, 2020
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4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by badmotorgrunge from Illinois

Nice place to stop by while in the neighborhood.

Feb 22, 2020
4.36 by MJSFS from Florida on Feb 15, 2020
4.08 by al2913 from Delaware on Jun 07, 2019
3.5 by Dduquette from Maryland on May 15, 2019
4.15 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois on Feb 22, 2019
4.26 by Djon1rpt from Pennsylvania on Feb 06, 2019
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4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
by soze47 from Massachusetts

I’ve been going to the Lincoln tap room/store for about 8 years as part of my annual holiday road trip. I really enjoyed my trip there a few days ago. The tap room was warm and cozy in a modern way. Service was prompt and helpful. Love that they can have some brewery only offerings now too since their flagships are made at a different site. Really love what they’ve grown into at this location

Dec 23, 2018
4.1 by Scottsbeer from Florida on Nov 12, 2018
4.17 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa on Oct 30, 2018
4.25 by Mikexw from New York on Sep 23, 2018
3.83 by Pohr10 from Luxembourg on Aug 23, 2018
4.23 by meanmutt from Ohio on Aug 13, 2018
3.86 by Lazhal from Michigan on Aug 06, 2018
5 by Tbarnes1414 from New York on Jul 05, 2018
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4.16/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
by ChicagoJ from Illinois

6/16/18: Have picked up bottles from the adjacent store in the past, sat down to have a 20 ounce Beer Hates Astronauts. Small room, I sat at the bar, tables are spread in the tight room. Nice crowd for early Saturday evening. Excellent service despite the crowd, about a dozen draft offerings available in a sample and also in a small or large beer size. Very good selections, beer reasonably priced. Overall nice taproom and looking forward to a few more pours down the road.

Jun 27, 2018
3.9 by Parkchrisdoug from Indiana on Jun 01, 2018
4.74 by Yericeni from Illinois on Apr 28, 2018
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4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
by Harrison8 from Missouri

Half Acre is in a tiny shop with a few long tables and an oddly shallow bar table. Concrete floors, push-pin signs, and live edge tables give this place a "hipster" feel. The high ceiling helps deaden some of the noise inside this tiny space. Finding a place to sit, especially as a solo adventurer was tough. The staff was helpful and friendly. Beer selection spans their flagships with a few limited beers both on tap and served from the bottle. Selection was mostly hoppy offerings, so for those seeking darker beers, they may want to visit somewhere else. An adjacent store sells 4 packs and large format wild ales to go, along with some growlers, and general merchandise. It's all located in a cool and hip part of town. Maybe a 10 minute walk from the Brown line for the L. Nice stop.

Apr 10, 2018
4.4 by kidzord from Illinois on Feb 18, 2018
3.65 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut on Jan 26, 2018
4.45 by DoubleDaisyCutter from District of Columbia on Dec 19, 2017
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4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
by Act25 from New Jersey

A must when in Chicago.

Dec 12, 2017
4.25 by BSEDS from Illinois on Dec 05, 2017
4.21 by jbarry3000 from North Carolina on Nov 17, 2017
4.15 by Budlum from Maryland on Nov 12, 2017
4.09 by tommy5 from Michigan on Nov 01, 2017
4.4 by HOLTMAN44 from Illinois on Oct 24, 2017
5 by freshbeer7 from Illinois on Oct 01, 2017
4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia on Sep 19, 2017
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4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
by swenny916 from Illinois

V- Nice taproom feel. They are very strict on how many people can be in the taproom at a time, so you never feel crowded.

Q- Always have the regulars and usually at least one specialty beer. Beer is always fresh and I enjoy the house yeast.

S- You can sit at the bar and be served by the bartender or a table and have a server. Either way the service is fast and helpful.

Selection- On top of whatever they have on tap, you can head next door to the growler fill station and have samples of everything. It helps you decide what you want in the taproom and helps prevent duds.

F- Haven't had it so can't comment. It's gourmet burritos which definitely look good.

Aug 28, 2017
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4.82/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
by Gatch from Massachusetts

Went before a Cubs game. Killer selection and great knowledgeable bar tenders. Plenty of samples, super fresh, awesome selection. Great location and neighborhood. Cant beat a place like this!

Aug 20, 2017
3.81 by zkoehn from Wisconsin on Jul 27, 2017
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4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4
by chicagobeerguy from Illinois

If you're in Chicago, Half Acre is a MUST. Not only does this place serve great beer but they sell it at a great price. The vibe is casual and the staff is laid back (in a good way). I think the best thing they have going for them is their growler station. They have around 12 different beers on tap to fill up your vessel and the cool part is a lot of the beers here aren't made in large quantities so they always have something new to try. I came in with my cousin one time and the guy behind the bar let him sample EVERY single beer on tap, super nice. Their taproom is cool but a little small, it gets packed at night which is great for business but sometimes can get annoying to be so cramped. Over all this place rocks and their beer is super dope so definitely check it out.

Jul 23, 2017
4.25 by mkyer from Connecticut on Jul 06, 2017
3.56 by Adamplus4000 from Illinois on Jun 21, 2017
4.41 by vande from Illinois on Jun 18, 2017
4.18 by FBarber from Illinois on Jun 18, 2017
4.35 by frasergrove from California on May 07, 2017
Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 418 ratings