Imperial Oak Brewing

Imperial Oak BrewingImperial Oak Brewing
Imperial Oak BrewingImperial Oak Brewing
Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

501 Willow Blvd
Willow Springs, Illinois, 60480-1705
United States

(708) 330-5096 | map
imperialoakbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.04
Beers:
163
Reviews:
86
Ratings:
679
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.42
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
67
pDev:
7.69%
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Reviews by Jinx989:
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Jinx989 from Illinois

4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Jun 04, 2017
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dandanvandanne from Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Jul 26, 2018
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Dkloubec from Illinois

3.84/5  rDev -13.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jul 10, 2018
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REVZEB from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Jun 04, 2018
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thfreedumb from Illinois

4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

May 04, 2018
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Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev -3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Dec 11, 2017
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enelson from Illinois

4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Apr 08, 2017
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Dankacheese from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

I love me some Imperial Oaks! The surrounding area is awesome, year round. The building itself is impressive but modestly sized and tucked behind some trees in a cool location. It's a very nostalgic experience going to Imperial Oak.

New space is really nice with alot of attention to detail. Wide open and clean and it was especially a nice change waiting for bottle release's inside the new space while getting a pour on tap. Big bonus drinking beer while I wait in line.

If you've ever heard of IO or seen IO while driving by then make the time to go in and get some fresh brews. The brewer's are all cool dudes, staff are all cool and down to earth and there is plenty of seating. And one of the best highlights...its a brewery with TV's!! Why can't I enjoy a good game while enjoying good beers? If I don't want to talk to the company I'm with then that's my choice.

Doing my best to trade their BA bottles to out- of state folks. There is alot of time, effort and beer knowledge that goes into their small but impressive barrel aging program.

Mar 07, 2017
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kreg02 from Illinois

5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

They just expanded and have yet to check it out but great selection of beers! Staff is great! One of the few breweries with tvs so good place to watch the game and have some beers. No food though but they do have food trucks come through.

Feb 27, 2017
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Duff27 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -7.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Jan 22, 2017
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CPAles from Illinois

4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Dec 29, 2016
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Rubeodos from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Nov 23, 2016
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IpeeA from Missouri

4.58/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25

Extremely cool place with great beers. Crowlers and limited bottles to go. Looking forward to future visits! Limited parking, but right off a train stop.

Aug 24, 2016
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Poloplaya from Illinois

4.34/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Jun 04, 2016
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GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.57/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5

This would be awesome in good weather >75 degrees because 2 large overhead garage doors front the north side of the taproom between picnic tables outside and the long bar on the inside. Occupancy stated is 199, but at least half of those would be standing.

High ceiling with breweriana, merchandise, and art displayed on the walls. Music plays at a level that still allows for conversation and a couple of tv's let you follow your favorite team.

Lots of house beer pulls, a few outsider bottles/cans for more choices, and although they do not have a full bar, they have a wine and can make most any cocktail, taking pride in a few specialty cocktails. The menu is displayed on the wall, separating the tasting room from the brewhouse, as a bar-length chalkboard below a colorful and inspiring painting of the logo.

No food but they are on a regular food truck route and BYOF is allowed.
Standard growlers and a crowler/can option to go at reasonable prices.
Overall a nice place, good beer, good service.

May 15, 2016
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FBarber from Illinois

4.39/5  rDev -0.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Kind of out of the way, quiet location in Willow Springs (suburbs of Chicago). Parking isn't too bad - you can use the Metra lot across the street after 5PM.

The brewery is located in an old converted industrial building. Space inside is pretty cool, ample seating on a weeknight, although I could see it getting crowded fast for an event. Long bar area with a big chalkboard that has all their beers listed. Reasonable prices for the pours and a surprisingly large selection. Tried about 6 or 7 of their beers and all were very good. (they do offer tasting flights).

I was really impressed with the service - the bartender was knowledgeable and friendly. Also he let us try a taste of any of the beers before we ordered them.

As for to go - they offer growlers and "crowlers" which are essentially 32oz cans of their beer - pretty cool concept.

Overall a really nice location, Ill definitely be going back to try some of their barrel aged offerings as they come out.

Mar 17, 2016
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ChiCubs78 from Illinois

4.08/5  rDev -7.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Helpful staff and great beers to choose from. Nice sized brewpub with ample seating and a spirits bar as well. Their brewery release only barrel aged beer is awesome.

Mar 08, 2016
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egrace84 from Illinois

4.07/5  rDev -7.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Feb 27, 2016
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3fdread from Illinois

4.21/5  rDev -4.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Solid line up of beer, very modern feel to the tap room. Kinda under the bridge type location, so grab a troll and head for the bridge. Friendly staff, metra stop right at the front door, bike path nearby as well.

Feb 26, 2016
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kodt from Illinois

4.49/5  rDev +1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Dec 31, 2015
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HabaJohn from Illinois

4.54/5  rDev +2.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75

Dec 20, 2015
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jeffrotell from Illinois

4/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Dec 07, 2015
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aceistheplace from Michigan

4.52/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Have been here several times and I'm always amazed by their beers . My favorite is the Utterly Black Milk Stout (Nitro). Attended their Oak-Tober Fest this year and it was a terrific event.

Nov 03, 2015
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qcbrewer from North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Oct 14, 2015
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Zuidman from Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -12.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Oct 09, 2015
Imperial Oak Brewing in Willow Springs, IL
Brewery rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 679 ratings