Revolution Brewing

BEER AVG
3.96/5
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:
135
Ratings:
20,708
Reviews:
2,883
PLACE STATS
Score:
94
Ratings:
514
Reviews:
126
Avg:
4.24
pDev:
4.01%
 
 
Taps:
16
Bottles/Cans:
50
Cask:
Y
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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1/5  rDev -76.4%

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1/5  rDev -76.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.8%

Photo of bensanderson
2.8/5  rDev -34%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Not understanding the check amount. For that amount of money I should have been full. Kinda loud. I'm old and don't like that amount of noise. Server could care less about waiting on us. Expected more than got. We will try it again and will leave another review.

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Photo of myuncle
2.99/5  rDev -29.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.25 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3 | food: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

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3/5  rDev -29.2%

Photo of YogiBeer
3.15/5  rDev -25.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 2 | selection: 3 | food: 4.25

Some people absolutely love going here... I, on the other hand, Do not.

I want to, believe me. Anti-Hero is one of my absolute favorite beers, and I dig a lot of the other beers that they make. However, there are some things that really bother me.

Small portions, coupled with high prices. Yes, I get that you're painting sauces on my plate and arranging shit on top of it, but this is a brewpub. I don't want to pay twenty dollars for three ounces of meat and some veg, with three different sauces. Id you're going to charge 11 dollars for a burger, please make it larger than 8 ounces. Food does taste good, though.

The service SUCKS. Think super ultra angry combat boot hipster ladies hating every second that they're there. Ughhhh. Sorry for offending you with my existence.

Any of the non-distro beers that I've had from their brewpub, save the ten dollar 8 oz pour of some bourbon quad a long time ago, have been crap. Like, undrinkable crap. Had a few people on either side of us, plus us, decide to not finish the beers they ordered. Blech.

SO many better places to go in chicago.

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Photo of Mandadyan
3.4/5  rDev -19.8%

Photo of jophish17
3.49/5  rDev -17.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 2.75 | selection: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of Gorf_Minor
3.5/5  rDev -17.5%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

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3.5/5  rDev -17.5%

Photo of ktrillionaire
3.53/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Revolution is a fairly average looking place, taking no hard style cues, despite the 'Revolution' moniker. The room is clean and open, manned with a hipster-type staff. Food seemed okay, the Pizza was particularly well-recieved. Some of the beers they were brewing were excellent, others were decent. I liked BA Sodom a lot, and had several glasses. Something tells me BA Sodom is not normally on-tap, however. Overall, I thought this place underacheiving; that said, it is still really solid (just not optimizing its potential.)

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

Photo of chitowntink
3.65/5  rDev -13.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 1.25

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

Photo of dexterk1
3.73/5  rDev -12%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Have been here a few times. It is a good place to eat actually and have some beer. The atmosphere is nice as the space inside is set up nicely and seems big and open. The food is good as well. Sandwiches were very good and mash potatoes were awesome! The beer however was good. They have some solid beers. Cross of gold and Iron Fist among them. I would also like to see more selection in beers that they make. They seem a little limited on this front. Overall, a good place to hang out and eat something with decent beer. Not good to checkout new or exciting beers being brewed in house.

3/2016- Revolution has improved a great deal over the years. The selection and quality has gone up considerably. Making some great beers now and for the last few years.

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of howardsitko
3.75/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 2 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I live right by Revolution Brewing and I highly recommend it. Everything about this place is above average, and the food and drink is reasonably priced.

The big problem I have with this brew pub is it's always packed! If it's after 5PM it will be incredibly crowded. If you don't have a table or a spot at the bar things will be uncomfortable.

There is little they can do about it, as there aren't a whole lot more options in this part of Chicago, but it does mean you'll need to plan ahead.

Other than the crowd, this place is a terrific Logan Square option.

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Photo of TheMarkE
3.76/5  rDev -11.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Delicious food, good beer, good service. My only complaint is the noise level. The metal blasting out of the sound system made it so loud that everyone was practically shouting at each other to carry on a conversation.

The Smoke Stack Pizza, Working Man Burger, and Pesto Chicken Sandwich were all above average. Make sure you try the signature Bacon Fat Popcorn as an appetizer.

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Photo of hawks10
3.8/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Stopped in here for a late dinner & drinks with my girlfriend on a Tuesday night, waited about 15 minutes for a table at about 9pm...

Very nice looking place, the bar is the centerpiece of the restaurant/brewpub with a couple chalk boards indicating the beers they currently had on tap...Tables were very close together and made it really difficult to have a conversation as you could hear everyone else more than each other, no real sense of privacy and was kind of a large negative about this place...

First beer I tried to order, Anti-Hero IPA, was of course out and had to choose from one of the other 5 house beers they had on tap. I chose the Iron Fist Pale Ale which I actually quite liked, very flavorful, sweet, caramel malt with a bit of a hop presence, but overall very mild, light and easy to drink. My girlfriend had the Bottom Up Wit which we both thought was just a repackaged Blue Moon, not really impressed with that one at all. I finished the night with a Black Power Oatmeal Stout which I found to be very ordinary, just a plain ole stout, not bad, but nothing to rave about...

Menu is not very extensive and features more "gourmet" foods, not your typical bar-fare. My girlfriend ordered a special of the night that was not on the menu, corn beef with cabbage and garlic mash (obviously a St. Patty's Day offering) which was REALLY REALLY good, I ended up eating more of it than she did cause I liked it so much. I ordered the sausage pizza which was decent, nothing special though...

The staff was very nice and our waitress was usually pretty prompt. Very interesting mix of patrons...beer nerds, gay couples, hipsters, etc...

Although we had a nice night, we were not terribly impressed with Revolution overall, my girlfriend and I both decided we would give it a 5-6 out of 10, but we both felt it had the potential to be an 8 or so. The building and setup are very nice, they just need to space out the seating (which will never happen, I'm sure), they need to extend their menu a bit and they need to offer some more beers with unique character. They are good at brewing to style and do craft some tasty beers, but there is really nothing to set them apart. After the place cleared out a bit as the night wore on, we felt the atmosphere improved because it quieted down and we could actually peacefully talk to each other...

2 dinners, 3 beers, Growler + tip came out to $70, kind of pricey in my opinion.

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Revolution Brewing in Chicago, IL
3.96 out of 5 based on 20,708 ratings.
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