Revolution Brewing Company

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3.94/5
Revolution Brewing CompanyRevolution Brewing Company
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:
111
Reviews:
2,516
Ratings:
19,040
PLACE STATS
Place Score:
94
Reviews:
123
Ratings:
494
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
4.01%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
50
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 123 | Ratings: 494
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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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

Photo of basaywhat
4.15/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Good food, good beer. Their taproom at the brewery is excellent too. One of my favorite brew pubs/breweries in the Chicago area. Getting a lot better at their barrel program.

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Photo of tbeckett
4.36/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of pkeating59
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Buck89
4.21/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 2.5

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

Photo of osickeym
4.33/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

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

Delicious food, great setup and layout. Always enjoy stopping into my neighbor hood brewery for some fresh beer on tap and irresistible food. Definitely a must for anyone to check out.

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Photo of Beginner2
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Long, long ago when Revolution was an infant and I was middle-aged,
I talked my wife, a wine-drinker, into going to eat where, she calls, “your people” eat. (She means that kiddingly, maybe even lovingly… it’s just that my wife is a confirmed princess who, some think, married someone who remained something of a frog.) At any rate, she went into Revolution open-minded and samples my beer. (She is warming up to this brewpub stuff.)

While the evening was going better than expected, I’m actually not thrilled with my flight. It was a summer day; so, I got IPAs which I rarely drank because I can be somewhat hop-adverse… and I love my malts. After the hoppy flight, I got a food-friendly flight that had two real Belgians which my wife really liked. Unfortunately, the food was less than average. Never went back. But, beer won the day.
A decade later, I've learned to approach new brewers with a more open-mind that they are trying their best to learn how to blend malts better. And my wife? Much to her credit, she increasingly samples my ales (sometimes she won’t even have a glass of wine with dinner.)

Moral of the fable: Things change for the better with age … and an open-mind. Make sure they work together harmoniously.

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Photo of Gambyt20
4.26/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of LeeeMare
4.47/5  rDev +5.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5

Photo of soxfan02
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Billydoughnuts
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of DMcGirr
4.04/5  rDev -4.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Fun beer bar and brewery to visit. They always have a good selection of their beers available and are pretty knowledgeable. Only downside is the location which can be a bit tough to get to.

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