Half Acre Beer Company

BEER AVG
3.98/5
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:
138
Ratings:
16,013
Reviews:
3,327
PLACE STATS
Score:
95
Ratings:
387
Reviews:
72
Avg:
4.29
pDev:
3.26%
 
 
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Ratings: 387 |  Reviews: 72
Photo of dannycohen62
4.61/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jenrhart
4.13/5  rDev -3.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Loved this unassuming brewery in a neighborhood setting. Stellar beer and relaxed atmosphere.

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Photo of aasher
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

Photo of HeyLady
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Gambyt20
3.79/5  rDev -11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of Chris912
4.4/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of egrace84
4.15/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Mgm54
4.54/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of JohnParadee
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

The taproom was closed on the day of my visit (1/12/16), as they are remodeling to make room for a new kitchen. But the store was open for samples & growler fills, and the staff was very friendly & knowledgeable. The beers, of course, speak for themselves. This place is a must stop whenever you are in Chicago. Can't wait to check out the kitchen & taproom on my next visit.

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Photo of Gorf_Minor
4.58/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75

Photo of adamgnoth
4.39/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of sheenisgod
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of NickyPogs
4.36/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Went there for the Big Hugs release this year so naturally things were a little crowded and crazy. The staff did a great job getting us through the lines and I thought everything ran smoothly.

The taproom itself is really cool. I like that there are no tvs. Just a place to have a good beer and chat with your friends. The bear hanging over the bar is awesome. Lots of little details that made this tap room very cool. I highly recommend this place to any out of town visitor looking for a good place for a beer.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The wife and I stopped at Half Acre before meeting a friend at the nearby Fountainhead. This neighborhood is full of bars and things and I will have to come back to peruse and imbibe.

The Half Acre taproom is small and loud but fun, manned by friendly bearded hipster folks, playing cool music and with awesome artsy décor (wooden walls that look like sculptures, an angry bear behind the bar and a Tom-of-Finland-meets-Neo-Rauch oversized painting.

10 taps behind the bar, all Half Acre. Cool beer menu, too, leather-bound and Bible-like.

You know the Half Acre pale ales. They don’t disappoint. Akari, Daisy, Miller, Tuna, Lead Feather, Hefe, GoneAway… I would say they are not the world-class, unique pale ales we thought they were five years ago, but they are still plenty delicious. Served in 8-16-21 oz, ranging from 3 dollars to six. They are expanding, adding a chef and a food menu and opening a second location.

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Photo of chitowntink
4.49/5  rDev +4.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Photo of orangesol
3.93/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of NateDyk47
4.3/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Angerhaus
3.52/5  rDev -17.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 2

Photo of einman
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of jeffrotell
4.43/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of wdberkley
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Great spot, it's just TINY. They don't serve food, but they'll hook you up with some solid take out menus. Beers are fantastic.

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Photo of Jamison85
4.63/5  rDev +7.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Karst32
4/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of mrn1ceguy
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.26/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Half Acre has a fun little taproom on the trendy Lincoln Avenue. Fun place with a funky vibe that seems friendly, open and inviting. Wood benches and tables are pretty minimalist but do the job.
Service is pub-style, at the bar but seemed fairly quick even with a decent Sunday evening crowd.
The beers are great with a nice variety even though the number of taps is rather limited.
Price are reasonable with the inexpensive half-pints a nice option for trying several beers. Great store next door as well with growler fills and excellent service.

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Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago, IL
3.98 out of 5 based on 16,013 ratings.
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