Half Acre Beer Company

BEER AVG
3.97/5
Half Acre Beer CompanyHalf Acre Beer Company
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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

(773) 248-4038 | map
halfacrebeer.com

Notes:
Taproom
Tuesday-Wednesday: 11am-11pm
Thursday: 11am-12am
Friday-Saturday: 11am-1am
Sunday: 11am-11pm
Closed Mondays.
Store hours
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday- Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm

Added by rhoadsrage on 08-01-2008

BEER STATS
Beers:
127
Ratings:
15,853
Reviews:
3,279
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
385
Reviews:
71
Avg:
4.27
pDev:
3.28%
 
 
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Ratings: 385 |  Reviews: 71
Reviews by WolfsbaneBloom:
Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.64/5  rDev +8.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

This place is pretty easy to find and parking never seems to be a problem. Then again, I tend to frequent Half Acre in the early afternoon on Saturdays and Sundays. Not sure what its like later in the evening.

I love the atmosphere in this place. Really unique and beautifully designed interior. White tile, concrete bar, dark wood booths and seating and an amazing weathered wood wall opposite the bar that a server informed me was salvaged from a 100 year old grain mill in Wisconsin. A really awesome and stylish touch. They spared no expense with this tap room.

The bartenders are all pretty cool guys: friendly, knowledgeable, and not averse to talking beer. Their house brew, a bold and juicy IPA called Space, is amazing. They can't seem to make enough because there's been a couple of times they've tapped out, to my extreme disappointment. They usually have between 8 and 10 different beers on tap. What really makes this place worth visiting, aside from the atmosphere, is the fact that most of the beers aren't available anywhere else. Their Space IPA being one of them, which that alone is reason enough to visit.

They have a store next door to the tap room where you can buy merchandise and fill growlers with both their year-round beers and their specialty brews. Overall, a great little place and probably my favorite place in the city to relax with some friends and grab a few beers.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of chicagobeerguy
4.23/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

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.

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Photo of mkyer
4.25/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Adamplus4000
3.56/5  rDev -16.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of vande
4.41/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of FBarber
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of frasergrove
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.35/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Small tap room with tables and a bar. I did not eat but the food looked good. Several taps, cans and bottles available for consumption. Service was friendly and attentive. There is a store next door for grower fills, glasses and t-shirts. I'll go back for sure.

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Photo of atone315
4.61/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Beer was delicious and spot on...albeit a bit heavy on the hoppy side of things. Big Hugs, Vintage 2015, was on the menu but stamped as sold out...BUMMER. Music was a tad loud, but Im getting close to 40 FWIW. It was packed but a Saturday afternoon...would love to stop in here during a more chill time period...if there is one? Def a must stop if on the North Side of Chi-town. BTW, the food was awesome.

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Photo of SaisonRichBiere
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Cool spot, on the small side though. I was there ahead of a concert at the Aragon, and it was packed. We were relegated to a spot along the wall crowding some diners on a bench. Great beer, great vibe though. 12 or so tap selections.

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Photo of IckyT2012
4.11/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of VABA
4.5/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of brights
4.93/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kreg02
4.58/5  rDev +7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Eman17
4.18/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jordanbj
4.1/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Such great beers at this place. They really need more space for those 'weekend' crowds.

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Photo of vikingpillager
4/5  rDev -6.3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Very small location NW of Wrigleyville, smaller than you'd expect for the predominance of Half Acre beer in Chicagoland. Lots of beers on draft, and of the 10 I sampled, only 1 was a miss. I didn't try a burrito (half of their food menu is dedicated to burritos), but the hush puppies were truly awe-inspiring. A signature dish. Nachos and house chips were just OK. Overall quite affordable.

Growler fills are a bit tricky here. Even though they advertise filling non-HA growlers, you're better off just buying/using theirs. I was 0-fer with the 2 I brought, and the kid at the filling station was a bit condescending.

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Photo of Timtac
4.01/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
4.22/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of CPAles
4.04/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jhavs
4.54/5  rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Nice taproom. Clean, comfortable. I sat at the bar and ate a burrito. Good selection of their brews on tap and a few bottle and can options.

They have high quality beer available in small or large pours. The food is presented nicely and is good quality.

Service was great, attentive and informative. Great vibe.

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Photo of Jonnydrinker
4.51/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Photo of zimm421
4.05/5  rDev -5.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of johunnic
4.16/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of ovaltine
4.08/5  rDev -4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

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Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago, IL
3.97 out of 5 based on 15,853 ratings.
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