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

// CLOSED //

View: Place Reviews
Recent ratings and reviews. | Log in to view more ratings + sorting options.
Ratings by jrallen34:
Photo of jrallen34
Reviewed by jrallen34 from Illinois

4.18/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5
Half Acre is located in a good area, easy street parking and right across from a nice play to eat lunch and grab some good beer at Bad Apple. The inside is pretty small but nice wood panels with a new feel. There is draft station, a cooler with half acre and other beers for sale, and some more beer and memorabilia against the back wall. They usually have good stuff on draft if you randomly stop by. Not a place to hang out, its 15 minute stop. The brewery is on the side and you are allowed to walk in and see what's going, a very cool feature. The staff is nice and helpful. They often have new growler only releases so theres lot of occasion to stop by. If you're out of town this place is worth stopping by, also worth coming by for a quick growler feel.
Feb 22, 2011
More User Ratings:
Rated: 4.3 by REVZEB from Illinois

Oct 16, 2020
Rated: 4.51 by Jinx989 from Illinois

Jul 11, 2020
Photo of badmotorgrunge
Rated by badmotorgrunge from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
Nice place to stop by while in the neighborhood.
Feb 22, 2020
Rated: 4.36 by MJSFS from Florida

Feb 15, 2020
Rated: 4.08 by al2913 from Delaware

Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Dduquette from Maryland

May 15, 2019
Rated: 4.15 by bschmidt_37 from Illinois

Feb 22, 2019
Rated: 4.26 by Djon1rpt from Pennsylvania

Feb 06, 2019
Photo of soze47
Reviewed by soze47 from Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5
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
Rated: 4.1 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Nov 12, 2018
Rated: 4.17 by ECOBOOSTINST from Iowa

Oct 30, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by Mikexw from New York

Sep 23, 2018
Rated: 3.83 by Pohr10 from Luxembourg

Aug 23, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by meanmutt from Ohio

Aug 13, 2018
Rated: 3.86 by Lazhal from Michigan

Aug 06, 2018
Rated: 5 by Tbarnes1414 from New York

Jul 05, 2018
Photo of ChicagoJ
Reviewed by ChicagoJ from Illinois

4.16/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4
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
Rated: 3.9 by Parkchrisdoug from Indiana

Jun 01, 2018
Rated: 4.74 by Yericeni from Illinois

Apr 28, 2018
Photo of Harrison8
Reviewed by Harrison8 from Missouri

4.22/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
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
Rated: 4.4 by kidzord from Illinois

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 3.65 by RickyBfromCT from Connecticut

Jan 26, 2018
Rated: 4.45 by DoubleDaisyCutter from District of Columbia

Dec 19, 2017
Photo of Act25
Rated by Act25 from New Jersey

4.34/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25
A must when in Chicago.
Dec 12, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by BSEDS from Illinois

Dec 05, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by jbarry3000 from North Carolina

Nov 17, 2017
Rated: 4.15 by Budlum from Maryland

Nov 12, 2017
Rated: 4.09 by tommy5 from Michigan

Nov 01, 2017
Rated: 4.4 by HOLTMAN44 from Illinois

Oct 24, 2017
Rated: 5 by freshbeer7 from Illinois

Oct 01, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by MTKATL from Georgia

Sep 19, 2017
Photo of swenny916
Reviewed by swenny916 from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5
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
Photo of Gatch
Reviewed by Gatch from Massachusetts

4.82/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
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
Rated: 3.81 by zkoehn from Wisconsin

Jul 27, 2017
Photo of chicagobeerguy
Reviewed by chicagobeerguy from Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -3.4%
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.
Jul 23, 2017
Rated: 4.25 by mkyer from Connecticut

Jul 06, 2017
Rated: 3.56 by Adamplus4000 from Wisconsin

Jun 21, 2017
Rated: 4.41 by vande from Illinois

Jun 18, 2017
Rated: 4.18 by FBarber from Illinois

Jun 18, 2017
Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago, IL
Place rating: 4.38 out of 5 with 418 ratings