Haymarket Pub & Brewery

BEER AVG
3.9/5
Haymarket Pub & BreweryHaymarket Pub & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

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

(312) 638-0700 | map
haymarketbrewing.com

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

Added by Todd on 12-24-2010

BEER STATS
Beers:
64
Reviews:
269
Ratings:
1,531
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
70
Ratings:
230
Avg:
4.14
pDev:
6.28%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
80
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews by Redrover:
Photo of Redrover
4.13/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I was finally able to stop by and check this place out. I used to go to this spot years ago when it was Barneys Market Club. Barneys was known for large steaks, its proximity to the old Chicago Stadium, killer house made potato chips and always answering your order with a “Yes Sir Senator”. You know what; this is a great reuse of a classic Chicago location.

As you enter, you will see a bar to your right and the dining room and tanks to our left. Lots of classic dark wood, a great bar back, cool lighting, etc. There is a larger bar in the back in the SW corner (Halsted Street side). I think the larger bar is a great place to hang out with your friends, watch some sports and graze on the very good food options.

My party of four had diner in the restaurant area and received pretty solid service. The food was very good and I can really recommend you try the homemade sausage platter. Other good choices were the burgers and the braised short rib. Portions are medium sized.

I counted 9 house beers plus a very nice guest tap list and bottle list. I may be in the minority, but I would like to see a few less Belgian style beers and some emphasis on other styles. 7 of the 9 house beers were Belgian inspired/styles. Now having said that, I really enjoyed the Angry Birds Belgian Rye IPA and Oscars Belgian Pale Ale. I also had a super fresh Founders Red Rye. I like that you can order beers in 4oz, 12oz, 16oz or 20oz sizes.

Note that they run shuttle buses to and from the Black Hawks and Bulls game, so this is now my new “go-to” place for these events. Street parking can be problematic, but they do offer valet service. I also think this is an easy walk from the two main train stations.

I’m looking forward to a return visit. Yes Sir Senator indeed!

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More User Reviews:
Photo of dwagner003
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
4.46/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Photo of Christieson
4.61/5  rDev +11.4%
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?

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3/5  rDev -27.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Lare453
3.89/5  rDev -6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.18/5  rDev +1%
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.

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Photo of j-rod18
3.53/5  rDev -14.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BYOFB
4.29/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4.1/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of schroeder1200
3.71/5  rDev -10.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bylerteck
4.06/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of 3fdread
4.66/5  rDev +12.6%
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.

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Photo of klgh07
5/5  rDev +20.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of sdaly3
3.78/5  rDev -8.7%
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.

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Photo of W_Des
2.94/5  rDev -29%
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.

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Photo of Ryno3031
4.45/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
3.85/5  rDev -7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of JimmyShaker1
4.44/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.23/5  rDev +2.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of agwalters
4.28/5  rDev +3.4%
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!

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Photo of MattMorin
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of einman
4.09/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

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Haymarket Pub & Brewery in Chicago, IL
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