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Haymarket Pub & Brewery

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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:
66
Reviews:
274
Ratings:
1,514
PLACE STATS
Score:
92
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
228
Avg:
4.13
pDev:
6.3%
 
 
Taps:
24
Bottles/Cans:
80
Cask:
N
Beer-to-Go:
Y
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Reviews: 69 | Ratings: 228
Reviews by bigkingken:
Photo of bigkingken
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3 | food: 4.5

My girlfriend and I were trying to get a head start before the crowd at the Goat and the Girl between lunch and dinner, but discovered that the Chicago gem doesn't open until 4:30. So instead, we wandered down the street and were attracted by the giant sign on the corner proclaiming, "Brewpub!"

The interior is a sleek, stylish, modern restaurant/sports bar that fully delivers on its beer-infused food but falls a little short on its actual brews. Dark ceilings, hanging light fixtures, solid colors and, well, you get the idea. It's an upscale sports bar that isn't pretentious while being modern and crisp. I'd head here for a game - or multiple games at one time - any day of the week.

The food was their strongest offering. They try to use their beer in as many of their recipes as the can, which ranges from house-made sausages to house-made condiments like catsup, mustard and tartar sauce. Aside from thin crust pizza, the pub offers a nice selection of sandwiches and sides. We enjoyed our fries and sweet potato tots, but the star was the pizza topped with the ingredients from their "riot" sandwich: spicy Italian pork, pulled pork, giardinera spread and mozzarella. It's not on the menu, but the waitress suggested we try it after their cook drunkenly threw one together the night before. (Major points for the service!)

The beer was a bit of a letdown, though. The selection was nice with eight of their own taps accompanied by about the same number of guest taps. But the execution left something to be desired. The three IPA's all failed to fully utilize their hops beyond the upfront bitter bombs, the farmhouse sour was barely drinkable and the Belgian single tasted sour as well. Their Trappist-styel Dubble failed to hit the sweetness marked by the best of the category, but wasn't too bad. The Trippel was amber and very drinkable, which leaves the porter for lest, which was clearly their best but still nothing to write home about.

The service was awesome. She suggested food off the menu, and prompt and attentive, showed an interest in our thoughts on the beer and knew plenty about it herself. Hopefully their brew master will soon live up to their wait staff and chefs.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Christieson
4.61/5  rDev +11.6%
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 -27.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Lare453
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
4.18/5  rDev +1.2%
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.

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Photo of j-rod18
3.53/5  rDev -14.5%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BYOFB
4.29/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4.1/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of schroeder1200
3.71/5  rDev -10.2%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of bylerteck
4.06/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of Buck89
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of 3fdread
4.66/5  rDev +12.8%
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 +21.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of sdaly3
3.78/5  rDev -8.5%
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 -28.8%
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.

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Photo of Ryno3031
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of jschott75
3.85/5  rDev -6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of JimmyShaker1
4.44/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of orangesol
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of agwalters
4.28/5  rDev +3.6%
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 -15.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of einman
4.09/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of Eman17
3.65/5  rDev -11.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

Photo of paulish
4.5/5  rDev +9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

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Haymarket Pub & Brewery in Chicago, IL
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