Begyle Brewing Company

Begyle Brewing CompanyBegyle Brewing Company
Begyle Brewing CompanyBegyle Brewing Company
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1800 W Cuyler Ave
Ste 1E
Chicago, Illinois, 60613-3892
United States

(773) 661-6963 | map
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Reviewed by snaotheus from Washington

3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
Visited alone on a Monday afternoon. Servers were not super interested in talking to clientele (or not to me, anyway), but they weren't unfriendly. Answered my question, knew what they were talking about. Bar service.

Indoor and outdoor seating. I was there on a nice day, sat by a huge open window and ordered food from a nearby restaurant.

Fair amount of stuff to go, looks like mostly 4x16 and 6x12, a couple mix packs (most 2 + 2), a couple bottles.

Beer that I had there was good, I also had an Is/Was saison (apparently contract brewed at this location).
Jun 13, 2023
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.83/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5
Vaguely remember stopping into Begyle over a decade ago as part of a bachelor party, and it seemed like a generic brewpub-style space that didn't take kindly to a bunch of drunks invading them. Nowadays, no grudges held, I stopped in to see how things were. It's a smaller space now (could just be my rather addled memory, though), garage-style doors, cantina-style windows, slightly minimal stylings. Right on. It was early on a Friday afternoon, but still some fellow drinkers present. Bartender was more than friendly, and she provided plenty of energy to the warm proceedings. Not all that much on offer, to be honest, with seemingly more than half the list being taken up by various IPAs, alongside a stout, a sour, and, my choice, a pale mild. In fairness, the mild was very nice, eminently drinkable. I didn't notice any screens, the emphasis being on meeting and talking. Right on. Overall, though not necessarily a place I would be chomping at the bit to visit again, it's a nice spot nearby other solid establishments, so there will certainly be a place for Begyle in my future beer journeys.
May 07, 2023
Rated: 4.42 by Eman17 from Illinois

Apr 13, 2023
Rated: 4.07 by cd34 from Illinois

Jul 18, 2022
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Reviewed by eluvah from New York

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4
Nice size taproom with windows to brewing operations. Nice selection of beers and the offerings I sampled were all very good. Service was quick and friendly.
May 17, 2022
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Reviewed by eppie82 from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4
Very nice place in close proximity and walking distance of many other breweries and food places. Located in a family neighborhood, this has a nice blend of 'hip', locals and family clientele. Very friendly. Place isn't huge inside, but there are a good amount of tables. Usually 20 or so beers on draft, in a variety of styles. Beer is usually average-to-above average quality, so that's a big plus.
Aug 03, 2020
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Reviewed by jhavs from New York

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25
Comfortable place. Walking distance to two other breweries (Dovetail and Half Acre). Perfect for a one uber stop beer tour. Great bottle shop in between B and HA too.

Small but not congested taproom. Decent quality beer in a variety of styles. Multiple pour sizes. Offer growlers to go, didn't see any cans or bottles while I was there but didn't seek them out.

Service was very friendly and provided suggestions and descriptions of the beers being offered. Offered samples if I wanted.
Dec 10, 2019
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Reviewed by SWChi from Illinois

3.82/5  rDev -8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4
We were there for their BA imperial Pajamas Release.. we were 10th in line but still got a seat. Service was great and they had several areas for variants, they don't serve food but had a food truck there. It was a good time, will be back.
Nov 20, 2019
Rated: 3.5 by Dduquette from Maryland

May 15, 2019
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Reviewed by soze47 from Massachusetts

4.09/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25
Interesting spot with a unique layout. There was a private party happening (or it seemed) while I was there, but not a ton of lines of demarcation to know when or where I was supposed to be. Service was helpful, steering me into what I was looking to drink from the more many options.
Dec 23, 2018
Rated: 4.11 by BSEDS from Illinois

Nov 19, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by metter98 from New York

Oct 27, 2018
Rated: 5 by Twotone45 from Illinois

Oct 04, 2018
Rated: 3.89 by Mikexw from New York

Sep 23, 2018
Rated: 5 by Tbarnes1414 from New York

Jul 05, 2018
Rated: 4.29 by REVZEB from Illinois

Nov 19, 2017
Rated: 4.21 by MTKATL from Georgia

Sep 19, 2017
Rated: 4.26 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 12, 2017
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Reviewed by GoBearsWalter34 from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +10.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5
A very hipster place with not a ton of things going on In the place, but it is all about beer and people working the place were experts. Extremely friendly with 10 taps going. Dog friendly. Went there after a wonderful day at Wrigley. I would go again. Imperial Pajamas was perfect. I picked up a bottle of 2016 Barrel aged.
May 29, 2017
Rated: 4.04 by uncleotis from Illinois

May 12, 2017
Rated: 5 by Butchnasty from Louisiana

May 09, 2017
Rated: 4.69 by Jeffsbowen from Illinois

Apr 23, 2017
Rated: 3.76 by atone315 from Wisconsin

Apr 17, 2017
Rated: 4.28 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Apr 06, 2017
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Reviewed by KarlHungus from Minnesota

3.42/5  rDev -17.6%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 4
On my visit to Begyle Brewing I could smell sweet wort from outside the building, but inside all that could be smelled was wet dog. Dogs were everywhere. They were laying in the walkways tripping people up, and sitting on the tables. Dog owners being dog owners, most of the dogs were being let do whatever they wanted in spite of other patrons, including myself, not wanting to be licked, brushed up against, and tripped.

As for the beer, it was solid. The coffee porter I have was well done. It was very coffee forward, but I was feeling that at the time. The three beers in the flight my brother-in-law ordered (which consisted of a two IPAs and a saison) were drinkable too (the saison being the best out of the bunch). I wouldn't hesitate to drink Begyle's beers again, and did, in fact, order a cask pour of their ESB on our next stop. It wasn't very good, but that was probably caused by how the people at Fountainhead had treated the cask (I got a bit too much oxidation which probably meant the cask had been on for too long, and I can't blame Begyle for that.).

The service at the beer counter was very fast. The beertenders were friendly, and knew their beers. My complaint (and for me this is a major complaint that I have had with many taprooms) is that none of the staff were policing the dog situation. They should have at the very least been telling people to keep their dogs out of the aisles so others could walk through unimpeded, and off the tables so that others could drink off of clean a surface (my sister and I both had allergic reactions (hives on our forearms and hands) due to a dog, or multiple dogs, clearly having been on the table we sat at.

Overall, the beer was good enough that my group would have stayed for another round if my sister and I wouldn't have gotten allergic reactions due to the poor cleanliness standards of the taproom staff.
Mar 18, 2017
Rated: 5 by DbbC from Illinois

Mar 17, 2017
Rated: 4.14 by Timtac from New Jersey

Jan 03, 2017
Rated: 4 by CPAles from Illinois

Dec 29, 2016
Rated: 3.82 by cryptichead from Illinois

Dec 19, 2016
Rated: 4.17 by Chris-1911 from Illinois

Dec 10, 2016
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Rated by PatCake from Illinois

4.45/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25
I love trying their beers, and I dig their vibe.
Oct 18, 2016
Rated: 3.74 by Jaszucs from Indiana

Aug 25, 2016
Rated: 3.93 by needMIbeer from Virginia

Aug 13, 2016
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Reviewed by timmos1 from California

4.87/5  rDev +17.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75
Like other reviews it's not on the main drag, a little off it. Delicious beers, great stouts. They do a good job of serving, the staff is knowledgeable, the pale ales are numerous and we'll made. There's a see ball lounge upstairs and you can hear the balls rolling. Not a big tap room, but I enjoyed it. Highly recommended if youre in chicago check it out!!
Jun 15, 2016
Rated: 4.01 by RajaSTL from Missouri

Mar 22, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by aasher from Indiana

Feb 26, 2016
Rated: 4.14 by puftdank from Illinois

Jan 26, 2016
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4
a cool space, real small with the brewery in the back, sort of down a residential street, wasnt really sure the cab was taking us to the right spot until we got there. inside was a big Christmas tree giving a nice festive glow to the little taproom. looked like more of a beer to go vibe than a stay and drink place, but they accommodated us nicely. an impressive array of styles on tap. more beer seemingly than a place this small could churn out and keep around. all that we had were quite good, very well built and executed, but perhaps less inventive than some of the other area brewers. i dont always need a chardonnay barrel pink peppercorn brett saison with spanish cedar to be happy, so i was more than stoked to tuck into some of their staple styles. i like these small and independent breweries and tap rooms, it has a small town feel to it in a big city, very welcoming and homey, and i look forward to going back and watching how they expand. looks like they have some bombers out now too... very cool
Dec 09, 2015
Rated: 3.89 by einman from Minnesota

Nov 03, 2015
Rated: 3.85 by dexterk1 from Illinois

Oct 18, 2015
Begyle Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 1344 ratings