Revolution Brewing

Revolution BrewingRevolution Brewing
BA SCORE
3.95/5
21,241 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:
136
Reviews:
2,957
Ratings:
21,241
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.36/5
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
519
pDev:
10.09%
 
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Ratings: 519 |  Reviews: 127
Reviews by mdwalsh:
Photo of mdwalsh
4.38/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Went here for lunch with a group of four on the holiday weekday following the 4th of July. At 1 the place was popular, but not packed, and we had our choice of tables. When we left that choice was diminished.

The service was prompt and knowledgeable, which was great because the beers were slightly out of the average range (no problem for a BA, but could be for a every day person). The one drawback to the service was the guy was a little full of himself/his establishment which wasn't impressive. The wife and I got a flight of all 7 beers they had on at the moment for $2 each sample (one was $3), because rather than having a set price for a flight of a set number of beers, they just have a mini-size glass so you can be flexible in your flight. It was worth it no doubt.

The beer came tasting great in clean glasses, attributed to a device I feel is worth mentioning. At the tap tower is a little jet-cone device that the bartender quick pushes the glass down onto (open side down) and it shoots a quick rinse of water into the glass, removing any left over detergent or dust that light have collected.

All the beer was good, the favorite being the Working Man Mild, the least favorite being the Coup de Grace ("It tastes and smells like meat").

The food was awesome, we had collectively two pizzas, burger and fries, all of which were impressive and a good potion size.

I'll mention they also had an impressive Whisk(e)y selection as well as gins, vodka's, tequilas and rums, and the bartender was willing to chit-chat while he wasn't busy.

Overall, this is a place I really look forward to going back to.

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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: 3.95 out of 5 with 21,241 ratings
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