Spiteful Brewing

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Spiteful BrewingSpiteful Brewing
BA SCORE
3.98/5
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3,513 Ratings
Spiteful BrewingSpiteful Brewing
PLACE INFO

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

2024 W Balmoral Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60625
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spitefulbrewing.com

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Added by BeerMeFitz on 12-09-2012

BEER STATS
Beers:
94
Reviews:
529
Ratings:
3,513
PLACE STATS
BA Score:
4.26/5
Reviews:
6
Ratings:
13
pDev:
5.87%
 
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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 6
Photo of dukeandduke
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

10/14/18 (Chicago): Stopped in for two pours, both were excellent. Nice wood bar, table setting as well, not very large but cozy and nice. No food beyond jerky and cheese. Definitely a great place offering quality beers of several varieties on draft, and several to go options as well. Right next to Half Acre, great destination for quality craft beers. Glad I stopped in, have liked their offerings offered at bars, and will definitely return.

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Photo of seanchai
4.22/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of mattmarka1
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Sammy
4.01/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

A good selection of their beers, which I think are underated. A barleywine and a hot pepper stout to go, yes! Close to Half Acre. Friendly vibe and service.

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Photo of REVZEB
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Photo of Tbarnes1414
5/5  rDev +17.4%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Photo of West_Chester_Ale_Tester
4.4/5  rDev +3.3%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Great spot, not far from Wrigley. Next door to the other Half Acre location. Pretty new, small, but not cramped. The beers and the artwork are great. The Pigeon porter variants were the stars of the show. A must stop in a town full of great places.

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Photo of FBarber
4.37/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of kylehay2004
4.1/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of AuntBea
4/5  rDev -6.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

We went there on a Saturday afternoon. Not too crowded while we were there but, it was starting to fill up when we left. A good amount of tables and lots of seats at the bar. It would be a great place to go when the weather is nice. Some outdoor seating. The bar has garage door windows. You have to go to the bar to get your beers, no wait staff at the tables while we were there. They do have a water station if you want water. Nice selection of beers.

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Photo of eppCOS
4.28/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

What a great new taproom for all north siders in Chicago. Smack dab in the Bowmanville neighborhood, and right next door to the giant new Half Acre Balmoral, the new Spiteful taproom kicks ass. Simple, tastefully done, great bar space (also beautiful bar top and wood work, great job on that!). Maybe the best thing about this is that it doesn't pretend to be more than just a taproom. I'm sure merch will come on-line soon at this facility, but the amazing feature are the garage door "walls" which will make this a fantastic outdoor space to hang out in for 5-6 months out of the year. I'm jealous that I don't live here (in Chicago) or nearby. This city's brewing scene is killing it, and Spiteful's new taproom just adds to the appeal. Well done Spiteful - it's about goddamn time, too! ;)

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Photo of cryptichead
4.07/5  rDev -4.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Photo of emerge077
4.25/5  rDev -0.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Opening day, a good sized crowd but still plenty of room to move around.
Free standing building with windowed garage doors in front, with the brewery name scrawled across the brick facade in typical Spiteful fashion. Inside it’s a fairly cozy room, plenty of table seating with more seats lining the front windows. L-shaped bar with 15+ seats. Decorated with a few plants and framed labels on the walls. Nice overall vibe.

The brewers themselves and Melani from Green Lady were behind the bar helping out and greeting people. Menu listed 12 beers, various standards and seasonals, out of 16 total handles. Curiously 2 were BA barrel handles but none were listed. I had a Messenger IPA. Solid place with quality beer and plenty of potential. Right next to Half Acre for an easy 1-2 option, although the HA entrance is around the corner on Rascher. Looking forward to stopping here again soon.

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Spiteful Brewing in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 3.98 out of 5 with 3,513 ratings