Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & BreweryHaymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
BA SCORE
3.9/5
1,644 Ratings
Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & BreweryHaymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery, Beer-to-go

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:
70
Reviews:
291
Ratings:
1,644
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.19/5
Reviews:
71
Ratings:
237
pDev:
10.26%
 
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Reviews by cagocubs:
Photo of cagocubs
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3

It's nice to have a place like this in the West Loop. Good and easy location to get to.

The layout is nice with a long bar divided from a dining room area. The bar gets crowded at busy hours with people trying to move and you find yourself dodging people if you can't find a place at the bar. The actual dining area is great. A nice comfortable place to sit with a group and enjoy some beers.

The service is good. A host is awaiting you to try and find you a table. I usually check in and have a beer from the bar while I wait. The service is kind and quick.

They have the essentials in terms of selection. They have nice examples of beers and carry many good beers. However, if you are looking for a surplus of selection, you can find places with a larger beer menu.

The one downfall of this place is their food. I have had multiple things from their menu, and each time I have not been impressed by the food. I would be content getting their chili as my meal from now on.

Overall, a good feel, selection, and service. Good beer, mediocre food.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of scootercrabb
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.19/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of mkyer
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Adamplus4000
3.98/5  rDev -5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of LXIXME
4.46/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5

Photo of Tucquan
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.

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Photo of kreg02
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

The waitstaff is hit or miss but managers are great and Crowley always seems to be hanging about somewhere! Food is amazing and so are the beers!

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Photo of StoutSnob40
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of jhavs
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.

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Photo of Christieson
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?

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Photo of psoriasaurus
3/5  rDev -28.4%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 3 | food: 3

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.44/5  rDev +6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Lare453
3.89/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of DoubleSimcoe
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.

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Photo of j-rod18
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of BYOFB
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of cryptichead
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of schroeder1200
3.71/5  rDev -11.5%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

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

Photo of Buck89
4.45/5  rDev +6.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of 3fdread
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.

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Photo of klgh07
5/5  rDev +19.3%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of sdaly3
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.

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Photo of W_Des
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.

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Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 3.9 out of 5 with 1,644 ratings
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