Solemn Oath Brewery

BEER AVG
3.85/5
Solemn Oath BrewerySolemn Oath Brewery
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1661 Quincy Avenue, Ste. 179
Naperville, Illinois, 60540
United States

(630) 995-3062 | map
solemnoathbrewery.com

Notes:
Hours:
Wednesday - Saturday: 12pm - 9pm
Sunday: 11am - 7pm

Added by emerge077 on 05-08-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
64
Ratings:
3,268
Reviews:
295
PLACE STATS
Score:
90
Ratings:
155
Reviews:
37
Avg:
4.05
pDev:
6.67%
 
 
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Reviews by WolfsbaneBloom:
Photo of WolfsbaneBloom
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

As others have mentioned, this place is a bit tricky to find on your first visit. As with Two Brothers, which is not too far away, its tucked away in an industrial park and there aren't really any signs to guide you.

The inside is very open with high ceilings and a simple industrial feel accented with a nice wood bar and shelving. There's no real barrier between customers and the actual brewing floor (just a elbow high white tile wall) so you get a nice open view of the equipment and brewers working their magic.

The bartenders are young, friendly and laid-back. They seem to know the beer fairly well, which is something you expect but don't always get. If this place was closer I would definitely frequent it on a semi-regular basis as the beer is fresh, tasty and in my opinion, very different from what a lot of other local breweries are making. All of Solemn Oath's beers have very Belgian inspired profiles which sets them apart in the exploding craft beer scene.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of GrumpyGas
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Warehouse setup. Small taproom with a view at an ambitious brew house.
L shaped bar seats 20 or so and the rest is sro.
12 pulls for in-house beers with great range and complexity.
Service is prompt, knowledgable, and friendly.
3 beer limit per person, per day. Damn ordinances! Lots of 4 and 6 packs, as well as bombers and growlers to go.

No food, bring your own.

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Photo of Jeffsbowen
4.8/5  rDev +18.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of kreg02
4.58/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Photo of Duff27
3.45/5  rDev -14.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Photo of CPAles
4/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Small tap room with a pretty decent rotating selection of their beers. Occasionally crack a keg of a barrel aged beer or special release. Bottles to go and growler fills available but need one of their growlers. Food trucks regularly visit. Credit card only.

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Photo of vande
4.5/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Uncle_Juice
3.57/5  rDev -11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Nice atmosphere and I don't mind the tap room being in the warehouse because it has a great feel. The servers are cool, the music was 90's hip-hip which I can dig. The only thing that will prevent me from coming back is the beers. The only standout and enjoyable beer was their dark saison, a very nice and roasty sipper. Helicopter Johnson was good but man that was a boozy APA. Actually that is why I am giving them a low rating. Every single APA and IPA I had was boozy with no balance whatsoever. I wanted to like this place but that's alright.

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Photo of ChiCubs78
4.18/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Great local brewpub with a nice selection of beers. The interior is quite small and tends to be standing room only during busier times. Nice open view of the brewery from the pub inside.

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Photo of Hogbrew02
4.56/5  rDev +12.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jimcarpenter262
4.97/5  rDev +22.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of Sparky44
3.89/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.78/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of michaelsmith11
4.44/5  rDev +9.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5

Photo of myuncle
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.5

I like the "buy one for your friend when they come in later" board

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

This is the cool little brewery in uncool Naperville. Not sure how these hipsters and makes of unique brews landed around this town. Located in an industrial park, the taproom smells good from the parking lot. Busy on a Friday at 1pm, mostly with young folks of the cool-pretty kind. I got a flight of 4 brews for 10 bucks, all big pours served in wine glasses!

9 taps, but 2 kicked. Service was friendly and the taproom is a cool place to chill and try some brews, although I’ll say I wasn’t fully impressed by their highly-regarded brews except for the mighty Full Metal Jacket. I also bought a pricey $25 bottle of their collab with Bruery that was delicious.

I can tell that the brewery has an attitude, and their website comes across as arrogant and annoying. However the folks at the taproom and the atmosphere were anything but. Definitely a must stop in the Western Suburbs.

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Photo of MattMorin
4.75/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of jeffrotell
4.22/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Poloplaya
3.81/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.11/5  rDev +1.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75

Photo of nsola
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of dannycohen62
4.31/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Photo of MarkFrankosek
4.72/5  rDev +16.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of twelveone
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

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Solemn Oath Brewery in Naperville, IL
3.85 out of 5 based on 3,268 ratings.
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