Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & BreweryHaymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & BreweryHaymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

737 W Randolph St
Chicago, Illinois, 60661-2103
United States

(312) 638-0700 | map

Notes: Hours:
Sunday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00am
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DeaconWhite82 from Pennsylvania

4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.25

Went here last year for dinner and drinks while dropping my daughter off for college. Great atmosphere. Waiter was fantastic. Very knowledgeable about the beers and attentive. Food was decent, nothing spectacular, but we came for the beer selection. Next time in Chicago, I plan to go back

Oct 21, 2020
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Treyliff from West Virginia

4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75

We went about 8:00 on a Friday night. This place is huge, with two separate bars. We walked to the back bar and managed to find two seats in the corner at the bar. They had about a dozen of their own beers on tap, as well as a can/bottle list. The bar also featured a full liquor bar. We went after dinner so didn't try any food. Bartender was attentive and took care of us, worth a visit.

Mar 29, 2019
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ChicagoJ from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

9/19/18: Stopped in at lunch time for a few pints. Nice bar and dining area, you can see the brewing vats sealed in glass behind the dining area. Didn't grab a bit but the few brews I had were solid. Not very crowded, service was great and had a good conversation with the bartender about craft beers and different breweries. Glad I had a chance to stop in, and will definitely return.

Sep 21, 2018
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Beginner2 from Illinois

4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Standout urban Vibe in Chicago's hip restaurant Fulton district of converted warehouses looking east to the City's skyline. Outdoor tables, modest bar and sit-down area. Walked past the kitchen, tuns and other aluminum volumes to get to a large meeting room in back with another full-service bar. Totally cool.

It is too early for me to judge the Quality of the beer as I had only one. But beer geeks tell me it is among the most interesting -- and sometimes Top 5 best -- brewpubs in Chicagoland. I liked how they offer the classics in bottles/cans and then Haymarket's brews on tap; great diversity, nice that you are not captive when you walk into their brewhouse. While their website claims to have some of the best bar food, I didn't have the pizza; which is usually my test of such claims.

I must return for a flight and a pizza. I certainly won't wait another 8 years !

Aug 01, 2018
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EspressoGuy from Canada (BC)

3.49/5  rDev -16.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4

Monday 6pm. The place was packed so the bartenders really had no time to really offer much advice. Service was attentive and polite. Had a variety of house-made beers but nothing was really memorable. Long bar with plenty of seats and the room has a mix of high tops and tables. In this town there are so many good beer bars that I would not return here.

Jun 02, 2018
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nofreepass99 from New York

4.4/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

my first stop on my first chicago trip. Was thrown off a bit by the gun free signs on all the doors but this was an awesome little place with a great selection of brews. Spent grain pizzas were very interesting

Feb 26, 2018
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Ate and drank here on 2017-06-06 in Chicago, IL near my office. Nice vibe outdoors. Food was a cut above for pub food. Broad beer selection with a couple of standouts. Knowledgeable waitstaff.

Jun 07, 2017
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jhavs from New York

4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Nice place, large bar, open floor plan. There was plenty of available seating when I was there. They offer small and large pours of their brews. I sampled around 6 small pours. All the brews were good quality, described well on the menu, and fit the style. Service was friendly and attentive at the bar. A great place to grab a meal and some brews, enjoyable experience.

Dec 22, 2016
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Christieson from Virginia

4.61/5  rDev +10%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

A great place to wile away an afternoon. An excellent selection of beers, good quality pub food and an extremely knowledgeable staff. What could go wrong?

Nov 25, 2016
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DoubleSimcoe from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The wife and I attempted to have brunch at Le Cheval in the busy restaurant row of Randolph Street, but the waits were insane. And seemingly every place we tried was either too busy or closed on Sundays. So we gave up on fine food and went the beer way at Haymarket.

I expected this place to be a mainstream beer joint for the masses but was surprised at all the quality brews they had: eleven taps, ranging from a pilsner to a barrel-aged barleywine, plus 10 guest taps.

I particularly enjoyed the Mathias DIPA and the Clare's barleywine aged in Woodford Reserve barrels.

Beers are served in 4-12-16-20-32-64 ounces (love the variety!). Service was really nice bartender the pimento cheese spread we had was top-notch. Will revisit, they are serious.

Aug 16, 2016
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3fdread from Illinois

4.66/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

Located in the old meat packing district in Chicago. Cool space, actually feels like a bar. Each beer is better than the next, have plenty of cocktails available to. Food is amazing, definitely get the sausage plate w/ pretzels and the house mustard. Service was good, please leave your man buns at home. Can't go wrong with a trip to the market.

Feb 26, 2016
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sdaly3 from New Hampshire

3.78/5  rDev -9.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Good spot, about a dozen or so of their own offerings which were all pretty good and quite a few guest taps. Its nice that they have 4,8,12,16,20oz pours so you can do as you wish. Was here at opening on New Years Day so pretty quiet.

Jan 08, 2016
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W_Des from North Carolina

2.94/5  rDev -29.8%
vibe: 2.5 | quality: 3 | service: 1 | selection: 5

Went after lunch on a Wednesday and the place was about 3/4 full with 3 servers working. Had the worst service at any brewery I've ever been to. We sat for 10 minutes before a guy that was not our server came to our table. He took our beer orders and said he would pass it to our server who was supposedly swamped but able to carry conversations with some tables. Took another 20 minutes to get our beer after we had to remind someone to remind our server to get us beer and finally come by!. There was a good selection with 7 taps for Haymarket brews and the rest being guest taps. Beer was ok. Nothing stand out and nothing worth waiting 30 minutes for. Not coming back and I'd just recommend everyone go to Revolution or Half Acre instead for way better beer and service.

Dec 31, 2015
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agwalters from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Haymarket is a gem in the West Loop of Chicago. Always a great selection of brewed-in-house beers along with decent guest drafts. The prices are extremely reasonable for the quality of beer and I love that you can enjoy 4oz pours of anything without any hassle whatsoever. The food menu is somewhat on the shorter side, but extremely solid.

Bottom line is that in a city like Chicago where bars and breweries are plentiful, this one still stands out as one of my absolute favorites. Anytime a BA beer is on the menu it's going to be a must have. GREAT SPOT!

Nov 30, 2015
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ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Very nice tap list at this brewpub - about a dozen Haymarket brews and probably another 10-12 guest taps. We came for the Mathias DIPA, which was very good, but there are other quality brews as well. A good place to hang out while waiting for a table at the Girl & the Goat.

Sep 07, 2015
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98green from Michigan

4.55/5  rDev +8.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Stopped by at 7 on a Sunday in late June. Place was hopping, but easy to get a seat at the bar. 25 handles, about half their own and half rotating. Prices a tad high at 7-8 a pint, but I guess that is big city pricing. Prices are linear at 1.50 - 2.00 per 4 oz pour, which I don't see often. I didn't have any food

Jun 29, 2015
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Suds_Suds from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5

I live a few blocks from the brewery and go here often. They have a pretty good selection of beer that keeps changing constantly, so every time is a different experience. Love the Mathias, probably one of the best IIPA I've had.
They tend to be open even on all holidays, which is a nice plus.
The best thing I like about the pub is that they do 4oz pours of all their beers on tap, which makes it nice to be able to sample a wide variety.
Food is about average; they do have a couple of vegan options as well.

Dec 29, 2014
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mr-jj from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Didn't try the food, but the atmosphere and beer were excellent. Their Mathias and Fresh Hop Mathias are world class beers. I'll definitely be back on my next trip to Chicago.

Nov 07, 2014
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snaotheus from Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Didn't try the food. I walked in not expecting much. Vibe was nice, normal kind of yuppie nice local brewery place (I'd equate it with Silver City). Prices were decent to high. Selection was pretty good, but not huge.

But, I was blown away by two of the three beers I tried there, and impressed by the third. Mathias is great, and Fresh Hop Mathias is unbelievable. I put it up against Hopslam and Pliny any day. I'd love to try them side by side. Their stout was very good.

Based on quality of beer, if I get a chance, I'll go back. If I get half a chance, I'll turn it into a whole chance.

Sep 24, 2014
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SAEmick from Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75

One of my favorite places to go in Chicago. Great food (The Riot is amazing), great beers on tap all the time, and their barrel aged beers are phenomenal. Claire’s Thirsty ale is one of my all-time favorite beers, followed by Acrimonious & Indignant.

They’ve won a number of medals at multiple beer festivals and they are well deserved.

Pete is constantly pumping out quality brews, but one of the tried & true staples is Mathias Imperial IPA. It is absolutely amazing, but at 10%, it’ll sneak up on ya after a couple.

Easy walk from Ogilvie Metra station and not far from Union Station, if you haven’t gone before, I’d definitely recommend going.

Feb 28, 2014
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Drucifer from Illinois

4.9/5  rDev +16.9%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Great place near the loop. Some of the best beer in the city as well. The food is not the best, but it is very good. There are a lot of high end restaurants nearby as well if you're a food enthusiast. Haymarket is a fantastic place to watch a game and grab a beer. If they have any barrel aged goodies on tap, do not hesitate to head over.

Jan 29, 2014
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IPAdams from Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Atmosphere- Good mix of bar/brewery and restaurant. Lots of TV's to watch the games, the walls have interesting facts about beer. Overall good feel.

Quality- Haymarket makes good beer and good food, nothing else to say.

Service- Our server was very friendly and was able to make good recommendations on food and drinks. We didn't feel like we were constantly bombarded by him nor did we feel neglected, really great service.

Selection- Good selection of beers here. They have about 10 of their beers and about 15 guest beers. Great variety of styles and breweries. You could order beers in 4 oz, 8 oz, 12 oz and 16 oz. Really cool that you could get samples of almost every beer.

Food- Food was great and relatively cheap. We tried a burger, Bison Brisket and their Beer Pretzel. No complaints about anything we tried.

Value- Prices were very good on beer and food. We had about 6 beers, a burger, a brisket, and an appetizer for around $55. Can't beat it.

Dec 18, 2013
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kaplunk02 from Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5

Haymarket is a nice, big brewpub in the west loop at Halsted and Randolph. The building is split between a dedicated bar area and another section filled with tables for sitting down and having a bite to eat. The whole place is filled with TVs featuring sports but for some reason it didn't dominate the place such that it felt like a sports bar.

As far as beers go, they have a great selection of maybe 10-12 of their own spectacular brews as well as another 8 or so guest beers. Each of their own beers come in a variety of sizes (4, 12, 16 and 20 oz glasses) with thorough descriptions. They don't have any kind of flight happening but with the 4oz glasses you can surely sample quite a bit.

The food is not the most outstanding in my opinion but it isn't boring either. They feature what is mostly pub food but everything is a bit inventive in its flavors such as a BLT with bleu cheese or a selection of burgers with unique flavor combos. Everything I've had there is at the very least, satisfying. And the service is certainly above average. The waitstaff are kind, very attentive without being overbearing and always happy to help you make a decision.

Great beer, great service, and pretty good food and atmosphere. They can accommodate large or small groups and, overall, are one of the better places in the west loop to go for lunch and a brew.

Nov 22, 2013
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Jackofallbrews from Minnesota

3.72/5  rDev -11.2%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4

This is a newer brewery located in the West Loop, and has the feel of a neighborhood pub rather than a brewery. The building is split into one room showcasing the bar and another with more restaurant style seating. I sat at the bar and ordered some samples (per my usual routine) and tasted some beers. Overall the beers were pretty solid, with none showing outright flaws. The Bier de Garde with cherry was not my favorite, but the Simcoe hopped brown ale was a treat. I ended up talking to one of the guys next to me at the bar and as it would turn out, he was a brewer at the newly opened Dry Hop Brewpub. I had hoped to get down there to check it out, but time did not allow. I can't speak to the food at Haymarket, but the beers were pretty good--I'd go back if I was in the neighborhood.

Nov 15, 2013
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smartassboiler from Illinois

3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been to Haymarket on multiple occasions for work outings and happy hours.

The Atmosphere is great. They have a clean, comfortable layout with a small bar area and a bunch of tables spread throughout the place. They also have a back room with a separate bar that can be rented out for private parties.

The Quality is fantastic. They serve good beers and great food.

The Service has been very uneven. I've had multiple waitresses that have been slow on keeping up when we need something else to drink, even when it's not overly busy. This only occurs at the tables, and it hasn't happened every time. The bar normally has great service without the delay. All waitresses have been nice and knowledgeable.

The Selection is excellent. They normally have a good number of their house brews on tap, but the list tends to be rather IPA-heavy. They have about 10 guest drafts, and I like the ability to order 4 ounce pours on all drafts so you can try a bunch of different brews. They also have a bottle list of about 50-75 different beers as well.

The Food is outstanding. Everything I've ordered has been delicious. I highly recommend The Riot pizza.

Haymarket is a very good beer location in the city offering good house brews along with fantastic food. The at-times slow service is the only thing to complain about here.

Sep 29, 2013
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