Maplewood Brewery & Distillery

Maplewood Brewery & DistilleryMaplewood Brewery & Distillery
Maplewood Brewery & DistilleryMaplewood Brewery & Distillery
Brewery, Bar, Eatery

2717 N Maplewood Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60647-1930
United States | map
maplewoodbrew.com

Notes: Maplewood Lounge Hours:
Tu-Fr 4pm-12am
Sat 2pm-2am
Sun 11am-12am
Kitchen open until 10pm
BEER STATS
Average:
4.04
Beers:
115
Reviews:
308
Ratings:
1,268
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.16
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
26
pDev:
6.49%
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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 26 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Reviews by Sparky44:
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Nov 11, 2019
More User Reviews:
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TomFoolery_x from Illinois

4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Really small but if you’re able to get a spot at the bar or a table it’s worth the trip

Mar 04, 2020
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wally_world from Illinois

4.44/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Awesome variety of beers on tap (IPAs, Belgian Tripels, Rauchbiers, etc.), along with cocktails and a full menu at this neighborhood brewery. They recently did a barrel aged release that sold out, which is indicative of their rise over the past year or so.

They consistently do events with community members and represent the city well. One of my favorite places to go!

Dec 23, 2019
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MaximumYuks from Oregon

4.02/5  rDev -3.4%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Aug 14, 2019
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WoodBrew from Ohio

3.81/5  rDev -8.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Stopped by the Maplewood Brewery and it is in a non-descript place off an ally/side street in the near North part of Chicago. It had a small bar and then several tables to sit and have drinks. The quality of the food and beer were good....service was a bit grumpy and didn't seem overly interested to make the visit experience notable. Fifty percent of the beer offerings were hazy ipas or some variant....and there wasn't much difference between them all. The food was good. I thought the beer was overpriced....especially for a sampler.

Jul 17, 2019
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jordanginsberg from Louisiana

4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

May 26, 2019
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98green from Michigan

4.24/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Visited at 4pm on Easter. Triangle shaped room, 10 person bar with tables and window rail behind. Exposed brick and wood, vintagey leather chairs give a bit more of a dive bar feel. Vibe was chill when I was here, but the place doesn’t seem big enough to get raucous. Music is 70s funk records from a turntable. A dozen of their own on offer, tilting toward the hazy IPAs they are known for. Pricing is reasonable, 6-7 for pint pours. Overall a nice place, but the beer is a bit better than the digs for me. But that is just personal preference.

Apr 21, 2019
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Jotunsynth from Illinois

3.71/5  rDev -10.8%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4.5

Mar 24, 2019
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iRun2Beer from Minnesota

3.97/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Dec 13, 2018
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bschmidt_37 from Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -5.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75

Nov 03, 2018
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jeffroesch from Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Great local place to relax. Very cool space. They also have some distilled spirits that are worth trying.

Oct 22, 2018
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Gambyt20 from Illinois

3.94/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Oct 20, 2018
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Dankacheese from Illinois

4.04/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25

Oct 18, 2018
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seanchai from Virginia

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Oct 08, 2018
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Brandenfire from Illinois

4.38/5  rDev +5.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Oct 06, 2018
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mattlikesthehops from New Mexico

4.23/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Love their Sons of Juice. Didn't have on tap but did buy a fresh 4-pack. AWESOME. Brewery was loud, but that's a good thing. People having fun! Selection was not bad, just not what I was hoping for. I love this place!

Jun 29, 2018
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4.01/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Jun 17, 2018
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jgunther71 from Illinois

3.98/5  rDev -4.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Jun 11, 2018
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puftdank from Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +4.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

May 08, 2018
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Eman17 from Illinois

4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Apr 28, 2018
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Hopheadjeffery from Illinois

4.4/5  rDev +5.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Wedge shaped tap room at the end of a quiet residential street. The Lounge has a relaxed vibe and tons of exposed brick. Quality of the beer is mostly well above average. Service was fast, friendly and helpful. There are fourteen beers on tap. They also have a cocktail program using spirits distilled on site. The food is provided by a caterer next door but I did not try anything yet.

Apr 16, 2018
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1800schoenzy from Illinois

4.3/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Mar 24, 2018
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brights from Illinois

5/5  rDev +20.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Mar 12, 2018
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cryptichead from Illinois

4.11/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Jan 28, 2018
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.22/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

The Maplewood Lounge has been open a month now, and is already firing on all cylinders. Located on a dead-end street, right up against the Metra tracks & Kennedy (hmm, familiar) with a somewhat hidden sign until you're right on top of it. Semi-speakeasy vibe with dim lighting in the wedge-shaped room. Candles on the bar. Comfortable upholstered swivel chairs at the bar, and wooden tables lining the space. If I had to nitpick, it was too dark and the bar stools were too tight at the bar. Minor stuff. Merch and to-go cooler to the right of the bar, and immaculate gender-neutral restrooms right around the corner. Steve Miller Band on the stereo.

Service at the bar was timely and friendly, they struck up a conversation when time allowed. As the menu board states, "F*** Yeah! We got FOOD!". Snacky pub grub, even a Publican sausage on the menu. Food comes through a side window behind the bar, from an adjacent kitchen next door.

Selection was good, about a dozen beers and half of them were new to me, including an RIS and BA Barleywine. Quality stuff on a cold winter day, and the margarita gose wasn't shabby either. They have a fairly extensive list of beer cocktails that incorporate their house distilled spirits. Sampled the Fat Pug white whiskey, which was fairly sweet with pear and caramelized plantain esters/s. For a brewery taproom, the drink list was pretty "non-beer person" friendly with cocktails, frozen drinks, etc. using their house spirits.

Overall it was a cool little spot, and practically around the corner from Owen & Engine. Not far from the usual Avondale spots either, Beer Temple, Metropolitan, Kuma's, Dmen, etc.

Jan 15, 2018
Maplewood Brewery & Distillery in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 4.04 out of 5 with 1268 ratings