On Tour Brewing Company

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On Tour Brewing CompanyOn Tour Brewing Company

Type: Brewery, Bar, Beer-to-go

1725 W Hubbard St
Chicago, Illinois, 60622
United States

(312) 796-3119 | map

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Added by cryptichead on 01-10-2017

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Ratings: 9 |  Reviews: 4
Reviews by emerge077:
Photo of emerge077
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

Cool space, somewhat hidden near the Fulton industrial corridor. Many years ago I used to bike at night through this eerily empty area, rarely i'd see a soul besides occasional 3rd shift factory workers. Now there are new breweries popping up here (Great Central, Illuminated, Like Minds - now Finch), it's good to see the surplus of industrial space go to good use. It's also close to the GI taproom, but the weekend crowd there is mostly tourists and it's hard to get a seat at times. The crowd and vibe here was much more relaxed.

The brewery has 2 entrances, one through a front door on Hubbard, and another side garage door on Hermitage adjacent to the bar.

The taproom space is large and airy, complete with a few sofas. There was a pop-up food vendor selling tacos and small plates. High vaulted ceilings with wooden beams were impressive, and there were some barrel racks in a glass enclosed room off to the back. The bar itself was very cool, with maps printed on balsa wood inset under a resin surface. Very comfortable "tractor seat" stools.

Service was very good, a brewer was on hand to chat, and the gregarious bartender was almost a ringer for Ashley Judd. They list prices for various size pours and crowlers under each beer, which is nice. We never had an empty glass for long either.

Fairly broad range of styles offered, the strawberry basil Berliner weisse was probably the best I tried, and the west coast IPA was good too. A couple of the other IPA's left something to be desired, one had a buttery diacetyl off note. They also had a Maibock, Scotch Ale, Saison, and others.

Overall I had a great experience here and would return again soon. Don't get me started on their armadillo hop logo though.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of REVZEB
4.22/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.93/5  rDev -6.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75

Photo of Barnoloid
4.07/5  rDev -3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4

This taproom is tucked away in an industrial area of the West Town sort of area. Their outside signage lights up the way for a few blocks, given that there isn't much else around. I had 15 mins before a haircut appointment and was excited to drop in and check this place out.

Firstly, what a terrific use of this space. I'm not sure what the warehouse used to be but the use of the high ceilings, wooden beams and the brewing space behind the bar makes for a fine environment for the taproom. There are a good amount of tables and a long bar with old school metal seats. I hopped an empty seat and asked for a flight of the server's favorite drafts. I tried a pilsner, belgian style ale, bock, IPA and barrel aged brown. 15 minutes wasn't enough to savor the space so i'll be heading back.

Service was friendly and knowledgeable, and they had a small taco table there with food being offered.

Go and take some friends to enjoy solid beers in a fantastic setting

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Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.27/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

The taproom is large and finished with a blend of industrial and natural materials. There are 14 bar stools, several tables and a couple couches. The quality of the beer was well above average. The service was fast and friendly. The selection featured a variety of styles with ten taps and two nitro lines.

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Photo of HermitDan
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25

Photo of 3fdread
4.37/5  rDev +3.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5

Photo of vikingpillager
4.72/5  rDev +11.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

What a cool place! Very laid back, clean warehouse in the West Loop with 2 big screens and wide open space that is perfectly decorated. This brand new place is really cranking out the quality IPAs!! Get a 3-pack of 32oz crowlers to go. What a deal! I plan to spend a lot of time and money here!

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Photo of cryptichead
4.17/5  rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4

On Tour Brewing Company in Chicago, IL
Brewery rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 103 ratings