Revolution Brewing

Revolution BrewingRevolution Brewing
BA SCORE
84.5%
Liked Their Beers
3.95 w/ 21,120 ratings
Revolution BrewingRevolution Brewing
PLACE INFO

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

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:
139
Reviews:
2,938
Ratings:
21,120
Liked:
17,853
Average:
3.95/5
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
96.1%
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
519
Liked:
499
Avg:
4.36/5
pDev:
10.09%
 
 
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Ratings: 519 |  Reviews: 127
Reviews by Redrover:
Photo of Redrover
4.33/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

First stop on the recent CTA pub Crawl. I can’t believe I have waited so long for a visit.

The rectangular bar is straight ahead as you enter the brewpub. There is a lounge area to your left and some stairs for the elevated area off to your right. The kitchen is slightly elevated open for viewing. The tanks are visible behind glass.
The interior designer gets a nod in my book. The bar has large wooden forearms & fists holding up the top half. The clenched fist is Revolutions signature. They incorporated wooden barrel staves in one of the walls. In addition, there are some stained glass windows near the brewing area and lots of wood and brick. The front windows open up to the street.

The food is very good and worth a visit in its own right. Try the chili, the pork belly sandwich or order the biscuits & gravy (made with Italian sausage) off the weekend brunch menu.

The beer is the real deal here. Lots of styles and choices. I had a refreshing wit, a well-made Czech Pilsner and a tasty Irish Dry Stout. They also offer a well thought out guest tap list and a pretty massive bottle list. Prices are very fair at $5.00 for house pints.

Service is friendly and has good beer knowledge. I also got to chat with the brewer for 10 minutes or so. He was very enthusiastic about the direction they are heading (expanding the upstairs and a new stand-alone production brewery). I have to agree with him as everything was top-notch during my visit.

I will be returning soon!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Revolution_Aaron
5/5  rDev +14.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Best beers and pub food that Chicago has to offer.

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Photo of adam36
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.75

Photo of zkoehn
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of krbrevard
4.31/5  rDev -1.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Photo of mkyer
3.93/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of xungmound98
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.26/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

We went on a Saturday afternoon around 2 p.m. We were seated immediately at a high top table near windows that were open to the street. The interior was clean and comfortable. Our server was friendly and helpful. There are about twenty Revolution beers on tap, some of which were brewpub exclusives. There is a selection of beers and ciders in bottles/cans. The bar also has wine, cocktails and booze. The food menu is not large but the appetizer and pizza we had were both good. I will definitely go back.

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Photo of porters4life
4.87/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5

Photo of Jeffsbowen
4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Photo of ZEB89
4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of rbrandt22
4.29/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

Photo of brights
4.49/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Jordanbj
4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of msondel
4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mistro
3.63/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4.5

Photo of JollyRoger
4.6/5  rDev +5.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

Photo of eifster82
4.23/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | 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 -11%
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 -2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of johunnic
4.15/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.1/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of Lare453
3.71/5  rDev -14.9%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of gspeer711
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of Beerisnomnom
4.48/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.25

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Revolution Brewing in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 84.5% out of 100 with 21,120 ratings
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