Revolution Brewing

BEER AVG
3.97/5
Revolution BrewingRevolution Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60647-2924
United States

(773) 227-2739 | map
revbrew.com

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Added by weatherdog on 02-04-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
129
Reviews:
2,741
Ratings:
20,043
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Reviews:
125
Ratings:
507
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
4.01%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
50
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 125 | Ratings: 507
Reviews by CapitalGains:
Photo of CapitalGains
3.9/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Visited twice during a trip to Chicago. Once solo during a Sunday afternoon and once again the same day (evening) with some friends.

A: Pretty large bar area with a typical edged-U shape. I don't remember the approximate dimensions but it probably sat around 30-40 people. Sat at the bar during my first visit but secured a table towards one of the front windows with friends during the night visit. The windows (doors?) were pulled up during the evening to let some air in as it was pretty humid. A fair amount of seating was available at the bar as well as at the tables, although the tables are apparently for beer AND food, not just beer, at least when we went. We ended up only ordering beer at our table but it's something to be aware of, especially on a crowded night with strict a host(ess).

Q: Pretty good on-the-whole, although nothing outstanding. Most of the responses should be embedded in the other sections.

Serv: This was a weighted average during my two visits. Service at the bar was OK yet the server we had at our table (that same evening) was very friendly and seemed to be interested in our trip, which was primarily beer related. She also knew enough about local beer/beer in general to warrant sufficient satisfaction. We were checked on regularly and the waitress even dealt (amusingly) with one of my friends spilling his beer and brought him another, free of charge.

Selec: Revolution had a pretty good range of beer styles but some were hit or miss. When I visited they had a Porter, IPA, Blonde, English Dark Mild Ale, Witbier, APA, Herbed/Spiced Beer, and a Stout that unfortunately tasted like a cigarette. They might have had some guests' on-tap but I don't recall since we only ordered Revolution beers. A respectable variety that's probably worth visiting as you'll most likely find something you are in the mood for, unless you are craving an Imperial Stout or Barleywine.

All-in-all I enjoyed visiting this place. If I lived around Wicker Park this would probably be a regular.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Jordanbj
4.64/5  rDev +9.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of msondel
4.5/5  rDev +6.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mistro
3.63/5  rDev -14.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JollyRoger
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
4.39/5  rDev +3.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.5

The place was crowded with what you could tell were both beer aficionados (mostly at the bar) and causal drinkers as well. Other than it being very loud, there wasn't much of a negative. The place itself is well laid out, with a rectangular bar in the middle and tables spread around it. Place had a good modern feel to it and nothing seemed to be busted up or overly worn, so the quality was good. Service was also very good with the waitress who checked on our table regularly and brought beer and food rather quickly after each order. No complaints there either. The selection was abundant (they had the limited releases Cafe Deth and Deth's Tar available on draft) including many of their seasonal offerings (maybe 15-20 beers available). However, I did not notice any guest taps/beers which, although not necessary, is always nice to have option for trying out. The food was good. My other 2 friends and I all ordered different items (pizza, burger and a chicken sandwich) and everyone was very pleased with the quality and portion side. It's not your typical bar food but more like restaurant quality.

Overall, I enjoyed the place even though I am not the biggest fan of Revolution beers. I would recommend this place to others and I will go back there myself.

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Photo of RockRuler
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5

The place reminded me more of a restaurant/bar than a brew pub. The service was OK but not great. They had some really good beers and brewery only type stuff I appreciated. I wasn't bad but I wouldn't repeat given the number of other options in the area.

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Photo of zimm421
4.24/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of johunnic
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.1/5  rDev -3.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
3.71/5  rDev -12.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of gspeer711
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Beerisnomnom
4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of nater919
3.88/5  rDev -8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of cryptichead
4.07/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of DrBass
4.6/5  rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of Monkeyknife
3.91/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of DoctorZombies
4.07/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Did not have anything to eat. No flights, but "samples" offered at 2 to 4 dollars per pour. Good music and friendly vibe; neighborhood feeling and lots of friendly folk. Knowledgeable staff. Oh yea, tasty draft beer!

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Photo of ears14
4.38/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of beernewbie285
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

The beer was great first time having it. The place had a great garage/factory type feel. The tour guide was new which she pointed out and I've been on several so it wasn't a big deal. The girls behind the counter had plenty of info and wereally very chatty about the beers and it was one of my better brewery experiences.

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Photo of seanchai
4.25/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of djkrause
3.83/5  rDev -9.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Jaszucs
3.85/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4

Photo of CoryR
3.93/5  rDev -7.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

Photo of ChiCubs78
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Revolution Brewing in Chicago, IL
3.97 out of 5 based on 20,043 ratings.
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