Lo Rez Brewing

Brewery, Bar

2101 S Carpenter St
Chicago, Illinois, 60608-4529
United States

(888) 404-2262 | map
lorezbrewing.com

Notes:
BEER STATS
Average:
3.83
Beers:
26
Reviews:
17
Ratings:
55
PLACE STATS
Average:
3.87
Reviews:
4
Ratings:
10
pDev:
10.59%
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Reviews by Sparky44:
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Sparky44 from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Apr 22, 2018
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coz from Illinois

2.93/5  rDev -24.3%
vibe: 2 | quality: 2.75 | service: 4 | selection: 2.5

Jun 05, 2019
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flagmantho from Washington

4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

I stopped in at Lo Rez Brewing while visiting Chicago last weekend. It's a neat old warehouse-type space with lots of exposed brick and funky furnishings; I liked the overall artsy and DIY vibe of the place. When I was there, they had a DJ spinning cool indie tunes which fit well with the vibe of the place, I thought.

There were 9 beers on tap when I visited, including some Belgian and barrel aged offerings. Overall I was pretty impressed with the beer quality; they are doing some good stuff here. Service was good as well.

Sep 01, 2018
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25

this place is worth a visit when you are in chicago, and is actually better and cooler than it sounds based on the ratings here. i dont think i did a great job ordering, i had a barrel aged rye saison and a new school type pale ale, both full of promise, but i didnt want more of either one. they did have a big selection when i was in though, and im sure they are making better beers than the ones i had, as the place was absolutely packed on a weeknight and i had to grab one of the only remaining seats in a long bar. its a neat space, a grand old warehouse minimally jazzed up, exposed yellow brick everywhere, high ceilings and windows, and some patio lights strung up over picnic tables, it somehow feels homey for how minimal it is, a nice cozy vibe, and it was just bustling with thirsty patrons. the service was good for how busy they were, and the energy was good, upbeat but also relaxing. for now, and maybe just in my experience, the space is better than the beer, but there i am very optimistic that it will catch up, and i would recommend this place as is, a great space to chill and try some interesting brews. great taproom!

Jun 04, 2018
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GrumpyGas from Illinois

4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Cool space with a skyline view.
Former warehouse uses the loading dock as a patio to enjoy great weather and the cover protects from both the searing sun and rain.
Inside is a long bar for 25 people and easily 80 or so at communal picnic tables. The cement and exposed wood frame space is dotted with art and flora for a welcoming appearance.
A full range of beer styles are complimented by experimental takes on classics. I especially liked the Raster and Local Logic.
Servers work hard, are knowledgable, and seem to be having a good time even when slammed.

A really fun place with room for groups.

May 06, 2018
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SWChi from Illinois

3.24/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.25

Good place, patio looks great, wild line to see more beer selection and food options

May 02, 2018
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tcbro023 from Wisconsin

4.36/5  rDev +12.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Feb 22, 2018
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kidzord from Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Feb 17, 2018
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emerge077 from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

I'd been eager to check out Lo Rez after trying some of their beers recently at Beer Under Glass. Visiting the brewery did not disappoint. It's located in a light mixed industrial area near Dvorak Park and more residential as you go north on Carpenter towards 18th. We stopped here after a bocce game in the 21st & Halsted lot nearby, to cool down with beers afterwards.

Decor is minimal industrial with some sparse greenery, plants in the corners and picnic tables on a concrete floor. Long L-shaped bar, also concrete. Chalkboard slats above the bar listed the beers with style and abv underneath. Service was quick and friendly.

There was a small outdoor patio area on the former loading dock, covered by a weathered corrugated metal awning and framed with wood rails. Minimal but effective.

The Berliner and APA I had were both very good. Milk stout was decent. Quality was very good, which was a big plus from a new brewery. Looking forward to what these guys do in the future.

Jul 09, 2017
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cryptichead from Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Jun 10, 2017
Lo Rez Brewing in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 55 ratings