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:
130
Reviews:
2,737
Ratings:
20,016
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 Vonerichs:
Photo of Vonerichs
4.28/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This is a friendly environment with an eclectic mix of people from your local hipsters, beer geeks, businessmen/women, hippies, preppies, on and on. The bar is the center stage and has plenty of seating at it, as well as a decent amount of tables and booths for seating. The tables looked a bit crowded for space, but I sat at the bar and had no problem. Lighting is low but sufficient.

The quality of the food and beer were great. I had some sort of smokehouse burger that had south carolina style pulled pork on it and it was good. The person I was with went with beef stew and gave it two thumbs up. I hear the pizza is good there from mulitple people. Prices on the food are a bit high than your standard burger prices, but I also think the food is better than your standard pub burger so take it for what it's worth.

The selection for now is good, but not great. Rumor has it they will be brewing more beers so I expect this improves. The guest tap list is minimal, but quality. With the quality of beers Revolution is putting out, that doesn't bother me because I'd likely only drink their beers when I go out of my way to go here. Bottle selection looked decent, too.

Because we sat at the bar we had the bartenders as our servers and they were all great. There were three back there and we had each one checking in on us regularly. They were friendly and knew the beer. It was relatively busy for a Monday night, but they found time to engage in casual conversation from time to time. Overall, I thought the service was great and in fact better than most beer bars or breweries I've been. They seemed to genuinely care about the customer.

I was impressed all around with my first visit here and will definitely be back. I look forward to see what they have in store for brewing and distribution.

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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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