Noon Whistle Brewing

Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

800 E Roosevelt Rd
Lombard, Illinois, 60148-4735
United States

(630) 376-6895 | map
noonwhistlebrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
4.03
Beers:
103
Reviews:
285
Ratings:
1,383
PLACE STATS
Average:
4.24
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
68
pDev:
9.43%
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Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.71/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75

Real cool vibe with swanky music. Industrial setting. Real nice servers. Plenty of parking. Very good beers. A variety of merchandise. Carryout expensive.

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Photo of vikingpillager
3.46/5  rDev -18.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.5

Noon Whistle's location is pretty formulaic for microbreweries these days. Strip mall location, small open drinking area in front with picnic table seating, separate line to order, equipment in the back, pour your own water... Except this place is smaller, kitschier, less friendly/more pretentious, and the product is worse. Tried at least 6 beers and didn't like any of them enough to leave a review. Also growler fills are outrageously expensive. At least some of the customers were quite friendly. Will not be back, sorry!

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Photo of Stooven
4.22/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

The only thing this place gets wrong is the ordering. Instead of a bar, you have to queue among the drinkers and tables, which takes time and makes you feel like an eavesdropper if you're alone waiting for To Go. Otherwise I love Noon Whistle

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.11/5  rDev -3.1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

There is little dividing the taproom from the brewery. In fact, you have to walk through the brewing area to get to the restrooms. The quality of the beer was generally very good. The service was friendly and helpful. The selection was excellent. Ten taps with several different styles represented. The also have cans, bottles, crowlers and growlers to go.

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Photo of Penguins66
3.64/5  rDev -14.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3 | selection: 3.75

Another brewery in a warehouse setting. That's not necessarily a bad thing, but it doesn't make Noon Whistle stand out among the ever-increasing list of Chicagoland breweries. Another negative is that while there is outdoor seating, there is absolutely no view. You are looking out at the parking lot and back of The Tile Shop.

That being said, the tap room was surprisingly busy on a Sunday afternoon. They offered a decent beer selection and a variety of styles, all with lower ABV's. The highest ABV beer we saw was in the 8% range. So we give them props for not overdoing it with the Imperials and DIPA's. All the beers we tried were good except for the Bernie milk stout, which tasted like a mediocre home brew.

The two girls behind the bar were efficient but not overly friendly. They had their hands full so we can look past that. Prices were reasonable. Food-wise, they only serve a few snacks but like many places, you can bring your own food. Oh, and they are possibly the most dog friendly brewery we have seen to date!

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Photo of eppie82
4.07/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Went here on a Friday afternoon during work hours.

The place was in a shopping strip, and kind of tucked away. Somewhat confusing to find if you aren't aware where it is.

The day was nice so the garage door style door was open. You could see the vessels inside from any seat and even some of the barrels and QC area. Atmosphere is very chill with a variety of people showing up. People with families, dogs and just general bar flys. The place isn't overly big but it didn't feel crowded. Bartender was super knowledgable and would put on gloves to handle the glass he would pour in! Beers were of great quality out of the ones I had. They would will almost everything on tap in growlers (doesn't have to be theirs) or crowlers. Few things available in cans. They don't serve food but there are food trucks that come bye. What food trucks show up when, is indicated on the menu.

Overall, I really liked this place. Laid back, beers are great and the service is good. I will be returning here.

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Photo of FBarber
4.35/5  rDev +2.6%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Smaller tap room, but plenty of seating inside. Some patio seating outside. Long bar where you can get draft pours, crowlers, growlers, cans and bottles. They have an expansive selection of their beers on tap and a nice selection of cans to go. Service was great albeit rather slow. Really nice place to stop in, have a few beers, and enjoy the company.

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Photo of GrumpyGas
4.27/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4

Nice size tasting room with 15 stools near or at the bar and a few tables with chairs. A couple of tv's and a classic shufflescore table.

Service on a quiet early Saturday afternoon was awesome.
Several draft choices with range from kolsch and aipa to a double ipa and a coffee scotch. They also have growlers and instant fill crowler cans to-go as well as pre-filled bombers.

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Photo of bwood06
4.88/5  rDev +15.1%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5

Somewhat smallish taproom but well spaced for ease of sitting or standing as you please. Really like having the brewing equipment visible for all to see. No food (but you can bring it in or order it in, plus food trucks are available 2-3 evenings per week) and only 1 tv so this place is really all about the beer and social aspect of sharing a few beers with people you may or may not know. Very good selection of generally sessionable beers of various styles. You're not just stuck with pale ales like so many breweries these days. Bartenders are nice and sociable and willing to talk.

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Photo of ChiCubs78
4.19/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Awesome brewpub with a great selection of very solid beers to choose from. Went to their "Bob Ross Did It" release (BBA Scotch Ale) and was treated to the best scotch ale I've ever had, while eating food from an awesome food truck and watching Bob Ross episodes on their TV's.

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Photo of Docrock
4.43/5  rDev +4.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

A little hidden gem but I am guessing with the quality of their beers it won't be for long. They have 10 taps all of which were on house beers. They also have infused lines so they can change flavor profiles of their gose. I was there during a sour beer day and all the beers were very good. Also,offer the option of adding syrups ( raspberry or sweet woodruff ) upon request. No food available but you are allowed to bring food in and I was told they have food trucks typically Friday evening and Saturday. Space is small with the bar seating under a dozen then there are several large tables, seating max is about 40. The Brewer is friendly and will answer any questions asked. Another nice feature is the small sample sized pours of about 4 oz. you can try almost all of their beers for about $20. Will be going back here for sure.

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Photo of bryang002
4.2/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

This small tap room is truly a hidden gem. Seriously, it's hidden in the back of a strip mall in behind a KFC and no monument sign on Roosevelt Road. When driving out to this place, look for the whirlyball signs and turn there.

The space is very welcoming, a large drive-up garage door is usually open when the weather is nice. Seating available for 40+ and additional space at the bar. There were enough tables to go around and we were encouraged to grab food and bring it back to eat.

The beer selection is better than most in the area, with some hard to find styles for this area. I was surprised to find some of their saisons and a rauchbier on tap. Also, there are plenty of serving sizes and prices, $5 on average were very reasonable.

Service was good and the staff was very friendly and knowledgeable.

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Photo of emerge077
4.07/5  rDev -4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Located well off of Roosevelt Rd., just turn at the KFC and follow the road to the Whirlyball parking lot, Noon Whistle is next door on the left. On a weekend night they had a food truck outside which was a nice option, but we had already brought some excellent Indian food from Al-Wahid right down the street. There was a big group celebrating a birthday in the back of the brewery itself. The tap room is fairly modest in size, decorated with weathered reclaimed wood and industrial lighting hanging overhead. Bar seating for 12 or so patrons.

Beer selection was good, a range of styles, fairly ambitious and not all your typical stuff. Cucumber saison, dry-hopped sour ale, rauchbier, kölsch, IPA, APA, cranberry mint saison, vanilla, imperial red, etc. plenty to choose from. $8 sampler for 4 beers, 6 oz. or so per glass. There were only a couple duds, the imp milk stout and IPA, and several hits: dry hopped sour ale, cucumber saison, and the kölsch.

Service was quick and friendly, they were able to answer a question I had, and seemed to take care of the bar fairly well. Overall it was a good experience and I'd return again if in the area.

2017: Stopped again and had great service, as well as $4 beers. Relaxed atmosphere and a shuffleboard table.
The Indian/Pakistani place down the street has the same great food, but a new sign, Tandoori Express.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.01/5  rDev -5.4%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25

Located in a small strip mall behind the main store fronts on Roosevelt Rd. Walk-in garage door welcomes you from the parking lot. Seating for roughly 50 people including a small bar space - set-up is eerily similar to other start-up breweries in the area. Several beers on tap: focusing on an ABV in and around 5%. Friendly and knowledgeable staff. BYOFood. I like that most draft brews are a very fair $5. (Some brewers are pushing $6+ and it's too much in my opinion). They have growlers to go and something I've never seen until today: a 32oz can or "Crowler" that they fill and seal on-site! I love this idea, and I will be back for more!

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Photo of 3fdread
4.53/5  rDev +6.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

A new born hidden gem in Lombard that we locals all hope explodes. Its as taproom as you can get, just a bar, a few tables, a TV and some tunes playing lightly overhead. No food but they've got food trucks on the prowl Thurs-Sat. Beer selection is great considering they've only been open since December. The Patersbier(first born) is world class, and the kindhouse session ipa can hang with the best of the em. Session beer is primarily what they serve so stay awhile and chat it up with the staff cause they're awesome to talk too.

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Photo of Redrover
4.17/5  rDev -1.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

I was anxious to stop by this place as it is not too far from the home base.

Located on the north side of Roosevelt, it could be hard to spot from the road. Once you get in the parking lot, they have some great signage. It is located right next to Whirly Ball which, btw, has a pretty solid tap list.

As you enter the main door, you enter right into the tap room. It is industrial with cement floors, a metal bar, some long tables and what I thought was some pretty cool repurposed wood art on one of the walls.

The bar seats about 10 and I would guess the whole place could hold 50 of so beer drinkers. Besides the bar, they also have a half wood wall that adds some separation from the brewing vessels. The wood wall has an overhang shelf that is a great place to rest your beer. They also have a small garage type door that they will be able to open once the weather warms-up…

The only downside for us was initially trying to figure out how to order. They need to add a “service area” at the bar where you can walk-up and place your order. Otherwise, you are trying to lean in between folks sitting at the bar.

The service was very friendly. Everyone was excited about being open. We had a chance to talk to one of the owners/brewers and he was great. He walked us through some upcoming beers, canning plans etc. He also gave us some samples of their new Milk Stout.

They had on 4 or 5 beers during our visit which I think is pretty good considering they have only been open a few weeks. Quality was great. We enjoyed the IPA, a Belgian & the Scotch Ale. They also had some empty whisky barrels, so I’m looking forward to see what they use them for!

Note that they sell growlers and crowlers. I know I will be heading back soon to get some milk stout, IPA and their upcoming Berliner.

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Noon Whistle Brewing in Lombard, IL
Brewery rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 1383 ratings