Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

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Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & BreweryHaymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery

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

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

(312) 638-0700 | map

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

Added by Todd on 12-24-2010

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

They play music in the fermentation room!

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

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Photo of Drucifer
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.

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Photo of Flabbyjandro
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | food: 5

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4.83/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of goethean
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

Nice new place in a convenient location, west of the Loop, a few blocks from Ogilve station, and just off the Kennedy.

Service was attentive and thorough. Glasses are rinsed just before beer is poured.

The beers are consistently well-made and professional. They are flavorful but have a clean, dry, well-attenuated finish. When spices are used, their use is appropriate and restrained. The use of bittering hops are restrained, and the result is that the beers do not have a harsh hops bite, but are nonetheless full of a lovely variety of hops flavors.

The beer selection is surprisingly extensive for a new place, including several tasty examples of a great variety of styles --- blonde ale, pale ale, saison, IPA, IIPA, Belgian IPA, dubbel, tripel, etc. You can choose a 4, 12, 16, or 20 oz serving for most beers.

It only took some vague interest on my part for someone to give me a fabulous mini-tour of the brewing facilities, equipment, serving tanks, cooler, etc. The brewer has procured some oak barrels and will be wood aging some of his beer very soon.

I had already eaten, so I couldn't try the food this time. I look forward to a very promising future for this enterprise!

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4.78/5  rDev +14.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

I had a four hour layover while taking the Amtrak through Chicago to Michigan. Looked this place up and decided it was within walking distance of the Amtrak station. I think it was less than half a mile away, ~10 min walk. Well worth it.

I was there at about noon on a Friday and the place was pretty dead, which is fine by me. I sat at the bar and the bartender came right over and informed me about the house brews and visitor tap selection. The bartender is what stood out about this place. He was really friendly and knowledgeable about the beers they were serving. I also started a conversation with another patron who was a beer enthusiast and it really made the place seem great.

I did a flight and must say their Indignant Bourbon Imperial Stout was awesome. Also got to try Three Floyds Arctic Panzer Wolf which was pretty good. They had bottles of Goose Island Bourbon Barrel County Stout, but at $13/bottle I wasn't that desperate to try it out. Just the fact that they had it was impressive though.

Overall, the service and selection is what stood out and I would definitely recommend heading here if you have a layover at Amtrak and need to kill some time or live in the area and need some good beer.

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4.76/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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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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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.

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Haymarket Beer Co. Pub & Brewery in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 3.91 out of 5 with 1,597 ratings
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