Two Brothers Brewing Company


Type: Brewery, Bar, Eatery

30W315 Calumet Ave.
Warrenville, Illinois, 60555
United States

(630) 393-4800 | map

Two Brothers is a full production brewery.
The building houses the Tap House, Brewery, and Brewer's Coop homebrew shop.

Tap House:

Monday-Thursday 3-11
Friday 3-12
Saturday 12-12
Sunday 12-11

Brewer's Coop:

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Photo of BeerandWhiskeyHQ
4.68/5  rDev +13.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I thought this place was really great, good atmosphere, knowledgeable and helpful staff. The beers are good as always! They do brew tours on the weekends which are really cool and insightful and even have a small flight of drinks waiting for you to sample when you return from your tour. Very good place indeed and I reccomend them to everyone.

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Photo of msubulldog25
3.74/5  rDev -9.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 2.75

Visited August 31, 6:00-7:30pm

Following our flight from PDX to ORD a couple hours earlier, we checked into our nearby Naperville hotel and then found Two Brothers with relative ease (what did we do in the days before Google Maps and iPhones?). As many others have mentioned, the taproom has little "curb appeal"; from the outside it's a bland precast concrete/industrial park building with a single door and no signage. We passed through a small gift shop into a main dining room and were seated in a both along the wall adjacent to a fairly busy bar area. Some posters and other brewery-specific schwag on red-orange and yellow-green walls, black exposed structure above and beige concrete below. Few windows (and small ones at that) and some rather harsh lighting - feels like a bit like a bunker. Background music was a blend of mostly 80s pop/rock: The Cars, Billy Idol, aha, etc.

I've had several beers from Two Brothers before, both from my bygone trading days and a brief business trip to the area last summer. My wife and I picked several samples from the beer list: Domaine Du Page, Ebel's Weiss, Prairie Path, Atom Smasher, Resistance DIPA and Heavy Handed. Favorites from the list were Atom Smasher (a hearty but too drinkable Oktoberfest) and Ebel's Weiss (among the better Germanic weissbiers either of us have tried). I also liked Resistance's subtle oak-aging. Besides the 10-12 house beers, the reverse side of the menu offered about 30 mostly regional "guest" bottles and a dozen "imports from afar". Tasters ranged from $1.25 to $3, pints $5-6.

Service was pretty good, although a little hurried and only adequately friendly. Beers and food did arrive quickly, however, and I liked the small laminated cards that were laid out for each beer sampler we chose - very helpful. On the wall above our heads were framed certificates for all the Cicerone-certified servers, so beer knowledge was high here... even though we didn't test our server much.

I'd read reviews on both BA and yelp regarding the food and I must concur with those rating it as 'average' (at best). We ordered an appetizer of thickly sliced and battered fried pickles ($8) that was served with a saucerful of ranch dressing ($8), a bowlful of bland macaroni & cheese with a smattering of sliced ham ($9) and a Cuban sandwich ($11) with some miserable sweet potato fries (my hungry wife only ate half the sandwich and barely touched the fries). Good thing the beers are of much better quality...

We picked up a couple six-packs on the way out the door (more Ebel's Weiss and Atom Smasher) for a family gathering the following day. Pretty nice visit, but not a place either of us have to return to...

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Photo of IPAdams
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Very good place to eat and hangout at. Its a very well hidden spot in the middle of an industrial park, almost reminds me of a speakeasy. Pretty compact, could maybe seat 100 at most. Great food, friendly atmosphere and good selection of beers. The dining room has windows that allow you to look directly into the brewing facility. Definitely worth checking out.

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Photo of Bowers-Brew
4.46/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

Another regular for me and the wife. Can't go more than a few months without another visit. Both locations are fun and worth the trip.

Great food (try the fish tacos) and great beers on tap.

Brewers coop is very convenient for any home brewers out there. I've made some quality beers from their kits and purchased other supplies when needed.

Recently added coffee beans to the list of items for purchase - worth the try and a nice complement after a good meal and several good beers.

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Photo of FungusBrewer
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have yet to be disappointed upon visiting. The beer tours are educational, sarcastic, and involved. You can tell the staff is proud to work here. Most of their food options are organic, a lot being purchased from Chi-town markets. I've had the burgers, hummus platter, and Mac w/ artichoke hearts. All were super tasty and reasonably priced for the area. Two brothers beer is above average, a true gem blowing "Goose Island" away. Their Hefeweizen is an okay attempt at a Deutsch masterpiece. Try the oak foudre beers, and don't miss out on the French farmhouse Domain Dupage.

My only gripe is one of the brothers is an environmental architecture graduate from the University of Illinois. It doesn't show in the facility construction; given I understand the number value involved. This isn't worth a downgrade though.

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Photo of beerenjoyer1
4.45/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I really enjoy Two Brothers Tap House and Brewery every time I visit. The food is really good, the beer is good also. The atmosphere is good with that of a brewery type environment, the service is really good, and the beer/food selection is really good also. The burgers are all organic and hand made, some with halapeno's if desired, the fish tacos are good, and their Cajun dishes are really good. The beer is always good and they give brewery tours on weekends with beer tastings. Two Brothers also hosts private party's but that is for you all to call about. Two Brother's also bought the Round House in Aurora and they are up and running, go for a visit there too!

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Photo of dexterk1
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I have had many Two Brothers beers. All of them are very good and I have not had a bad one yet. The atmosphere is nice in the tasting room at the brewery. A little small, but they make the most of it. The food is very good and surprisingly inventive.
The quality of the beer is excellent! They take care in brewing and it shows in there final product. The long haul session ale is maybe my favorite. It is an excellent beer! They have other quality choices as well such as the bitter end pale ale, and resistance IPA. Selection could be more extensive, but what they do make is high quality so that makes up for some of that. Brewery tour is very cool as well!

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Photo of flocculate
4.45/5  rDev +8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I attempt to purchase at least half of my beer locally. Of all our Chicagoland breweries, Two Bros is my favorite. That's nothing against Half Acre, Metro, Emmett's, Fitch, Goose, Flossmoor, etc.. But Two Brothers', in my mind is the best, up and down the offering (regular and seasonal).

I'm a fan of the tap house as well. I've been a number or times and rotate between the burger and the pulled pork. Sweet potato fries are fantastic. While the atmosphere and decor of the taproom is average, I think the brewery tour is very good. They do a great job of explaining process and equipment and with humor.

Note: I live in the Loop and its a pain in the ass for me to get out to Warrenville. But I make the trip 3 or 4 times a year anyway. Check it out if you've never been.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.18/5  rDev -22.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 2 | food: 4.5

Came back to Two Bros. with my wife on a busy Friday night. Sat at the bar, service dropped and was hard to get a water refill. Girls are damn hot, though.

Had a pizza with goat cheese and bacon, incredibly delicious! Beer selection was even worse than last time- no Cain&Ebel. And of course no Hop Juice, no Heavier Handed, no Northwind. Boring.

Three beers and a pizza set us back $32 plus tip. Not so cheap.


So I found out that my relative lives a ten-minute from Two Brothers. Not only that but she went there herself the other night with a date she had! Would you take a date to a semi-obscure brewery in an industrial park in the suburbs?

Yes, it is hard to find. Even with directions and stuff, it is just out in Nowhere, USA (despite being close to an interstate highway). Plus there was a lot of construction around the industrial park where the brewery is. But once you're there it's all good, a spacious tap room that feels more like a chain restaurant with a rather large seating area and a nice bar with some high-top tables.

A little sterile and bland, plus the AC was down, but alright. Then comes the beer selection. Meh... 7 taps + 2 guests (Metropolitan Brewing and Finch's). Nothing exciting. This is the stuff you can get at any other bar around the US: Cain&Ebel, Domaine DuPage... you name it, you know it. I got their Resistance IPA (which I had never tried) and it was solid OK.

Too bad they don't do half-pints or tastings or stuff like that. What's a good taproom without your classic beer paddle? Then my relative said she got a five-beer tasting when she was there. WTF?

I enjoyed the food, a house-ground bratwurst with onions and mustard that was sooo delicious and filling (although the bun was a little stale). Great salty fries too.

Service was fast and efficient, sweet girl. Funny how the place went from packed-for-lunch to almost-empty in a matter of minutes.

Would I go back? Sure, when I'm staying nearby at my relative's house. Otherwise, I think I'll pass.

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Photo of falloutsnow
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I visited the brewery on my birthday, a few weeks ago, with my brother. What could be better?

The brewery itself could be marked with better signage. Really, any signage, as there are currently no signs indicating that, "Yes, you have reached your destination." We just saw several bicycles parked outside, and thought that this must be the place.

Inside, everyone was quite friendly and answered all our questions. We were able to sample a beer while we waited for the brewery tour to begin. The brewery guide knew we wanted to go on the tour and fetched us before he began. Brewery tour is fairly standard, but good amounts of history and reasoning behind the brewery's choices and quirks.

After the tour, you're given a choice to sample three different beers from glasses that hold about four ounces. It's free, so you can't complain.

Atmosphere inside the restaurant was typical of a slightly upscale cafeteria, nothing particularly special, eye-catching, or making me want to stay longer. Hopefully the new brewhouse they just bought will improve on this.

Food was of pretty high quality. I had the bacon-wrapped meatloaf and my brother the fish tacos. Both were very tasty and portion sizes were fairly huge (I took home half).

Selection of beers is: all of their year-round brews, a few seasonals, their root beers, and a few other local Chicagoland brewery offerings. Nothing super-special, but nothing to complain about.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
3.5/5  rDev -15%
vibe: 3 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

This place was not easy to spot, no sign in front, just a white warehouse. On closer inspection there IS a small sign on a door, 11x7 inch, saying only "tap room". I figured it must be a new location but on the tour I heard they've been here 4 years. Not sure why no sign, but the place got crowded while we were there so I guess they don't need to care.

Seating for 80+ in tables & booths, maybe another 12 along the bar. It's a converted gymnastics warehouse, and it has that feel to it in the taproom. It's not a bad layout at all, it just feels like this building is having a second life is all. The food selection was good, we had pizza and burgers. Everything was pretty good.

The draft selection was the standard line-up of Two Brothers beers, those that are easily found in 4-packs and 6-packs. Apparently they sometimes have seasonals and one-offs but unfortunately not while I was there. Tours on Saturdays, but they're not really worthwhile (except for 3 free drink tickets at the end). You basically stand in one place while they describe the brewing process, then you go see the bottling line.

I'm a fan of several Two Brothers beers so this was a worthwhile stop. But I probably wouldn't go too far out of my way, given that the Chicago metropolitan area has other great beer stops.

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Photo of Northsider
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

I had a family function out in Bolingbrook so I figured as I was sort of in the area I'd check this place out finally.

The location is god awful...nestled in an industrial park with no signage whatsoever to mark the building. It's a giant white industrial/warehouse building that I almost missed had it not been for the group of people walking in the doors.

As soon as you enter you are in the 'gift shop' area and hostess/register area. You can buy tshirts, 6packs, a variety of malts, glassware, and all kinds of homebrew equipment. I picked up a weizen glass for 5.99, awesome!

As we waited (45min) for our table, we went to the bar area and had a few drinks. The dining area was much smaller than I had expected, especially since the outside building looks massive. The bar staff was great and let do a few tasters before settling on a Can and Ebel and Imperial Stout.

We all were seated finally and I ordered the fish taco which was awesome! Everyone in my group generally enjoyed the food very much. You can also get cinnamon root beer and almond cream soda for those that don't drink. The guest bottle list is decent, although why bother when you got house taps right there...

Overall, I can't say I'd make the 30 mile trek out to the boondocks again, but it was a fun experience to finally see this place.

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Photo of Dogbrick
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

(Visited 11/2010): Visited Two Brothers after thinking I was lost, which is evidently a common experience for visitors. I actually visited two nights in a row because there was a private event being held at the brewery the evening of my first attempt. The brewery is located on the northwest side of Warrenville on Talbot in a seemingly residential area. There is a private lot as well as street parking.

The interior is softly lit, with the bar on the left side and table seating throughout. The bar area boasts TVs and a view of brewing equipment.

Two Brothers has about 10 of their beers on draught, including most of their flagship brews plus a couple less common offerings like Heavier Handed IPA, Long Haul Session and Resistance IPA. They also offer a 5 beer sampler. There are about 30 bottles on the menu too.

Service in the restaurant area on a weeknight was solid. Our server was familiar with the beers and efficient.

Food at Two Brothers is good. My colleague and I both enjoyed our dishes.

Overall this place is worth the difficulties finding it. Recommended for any visitor to the area, and may even be worthwhile visiting from the Chicago area.

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Photo of leschkie
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5

Visited Two Brothers last week while in Chicago. Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Not the easiest place to find. Had to rely on my iPhone. Pulling into the parking lot, there are no signs identifying that I was actually at the right place. Only thing that saved me were the people I noticed on the outside patio.

The brewpub/restaurant was quite nice and clean. Reminded me much of a Gordon Biersch. Lots of TVs for sports fans. Large tanks behind the bar made me wonder what concoctions they were thinking of next.

As far as selection, I was surpised that most of their styles available at the time were on the lighter side. A couple of standard IPAs, but nothing very heavy (e.g., weiss, bitter, golden ales). Luckily Northwind was on tap, so I went with that to start. Followed that up with a Cane & Ebel. Both solid, but did not blow me away. The waitress was very friendly and made herself known when my glasses were running low.

Overall, a very nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.

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Photo of SirBenton
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

On our way to Two Brother's, we thought we got lost as we drove through a neighborhood. After double checking the address online, we continued and came upon what looked like an old warehouse. With no sign's to tell us we had found the right place, we entered hesitantly. once in though, are doubts were put aside.

you enter through their gift shop, which have supplies for home brewing and plenty of souvenirs. Once you enter the restaurant, the atmosphere is super pleasant. the lighting is perfect and the bar very nice. They had all their fresh brewed beer on tap and plenty of others offered in bottle form.

the food is absolutely fantastic! I had their special tavern burger which was hand packed with fresh jalapenos. the fries were hand cut and great with malt vinegar! the only thing better than the food was the beer! with the majority of their beer own tap, everything is fresh and delicious. I was able to try their Dog days two minutes after it came out of the fermentation tanks! it was so fresh and delicious. every beer was reasonably priced and well worth it! If you're in the Chicago area, this is worth the trip!

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Photo of uberez8
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

Two Brothers is my mainstay; my local brewery. Since it is only 15 minutes from where I live currently I am there quite often. Cane and Ebel and Ebel's Weiss cannot be beaten on tap but that is not my only reason I love Two Brothers. The prices are always great, not too expensive and just right for the great quality of the food and around 4 to 6 bucks for the beers. I can't recommend the Ruben and pulled pork sandwich enough. Their brewery tour is outstanding and in depth and with an added bonus of 3 4oz samples of what's on tap, there is no reason not to do it.

Go there and go there often I say.

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Photo of ChugginOil
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

When I pulled up to this spot, I was wondering if my GPS had failed me. The outside looks like an industrial factory of some sort and doesn't have the look of a brewpub. But looks can be deceiving.

When I entered, I found myself inside of a Two Bros gift shop sporting all kinds of homebrew equipment including malts and hop pellets used for Two Bros recipes. A friendly women sat my friends and I at a large round table where conversation and beer sharing was optimal.

The lighting was nicely dimmed and there was subtle tunes being played over the speakers. At the bar there were a couple flat screen T.Vs and behind the bar was a glass wall allowing us to see the inner workings of the actual brewery. Awesome site this was.

The waitress was very good at keeping up with everyone's beverages and was pretty friendly at that. A buddy and I split an Old Ruffian bomber at a reasonable price and the waitress brought out two small snifters and poured a small amount in each to warm (seems like she knew her stuff).

The beer menu offered all of Two Brother's best on tap, including Northwind and a coconut infused light ale called Pahoehoe or something like that. Interesting to say the least. Besides the their brews, there was a good selection of Belgians, stouts, and hoppy brews.

The price wasn't too harsh (4-6 for draft craft) and I will for sure be returning in the near future! Great place!

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Photo of WoodBrew
4.6/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Turn left...then make an immediate left...then first right...goto second street on your left....turn and it is on you right! Where?? I don't see any signs!!! For those you have visited Two Bros....know exactly what I am talking is very difficult to find..I mean there are no signs....if it were not for the beer trucks outside you wouldn't find it! HOWEVER, this place is always busy....the locals know exactly where it is and enjoy every savor dish their kitchen and drip from their taps!! The food here is excellent, but menu is somewhat limited....although perfect if you ask me...the beer in general is very very good....I am quite partial to the Cane&Ebel. Some of the atmosphere diminishes as you get away from teh bar area and into the dining area. It is very industrial with windows looking into the warehouse/production (where the real magic happens)! The place is best if you can get a hightop in the bar area that is encompassed by big flat screens! Highly recommend this establishment!

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Photo of MilwaukeeCrusher
4.28/5  rDev +3.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4

Stopped here on a Friday last year... apparently a little too early. Was confused where it was, and stopped to asked a man in the parking lot where the brewery was. I was there but they were closed. I asked what the hours were and from how far I've driven and they were nice enough to let me inside to try a flight and another glass or two. Considering I was the only one there for most of the time, atmosphere is a little skewed, but could sort of get a feel for what it would be like. Two Brothers has a good line up of beers and if I wasn't far away I probably would visit again. It goes without saying the service was truly outstanding.

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Photo of ahq514
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Visited Two Bros. on a Sunday and did the brewery tour too. The brewery tour is great. Its free and takes around an hour or so. They run you through the basics of brewing and the history of Two Bros. In addition you get three free samples of their beers. I hung out here for awhile after the tour. The guy who did the tour was extremely knowledgeable and knew pretty much everything about the brewery. He was real cool and hung out with us in the restaurant afterwards. The waitress we had was pretty knowledgeable about the beer and was an excellent waitress. She was always making sure everything was ok and we had everything we needed. They had an additional 50 bottles or so that could be ordered in addition to their beers on draft. The only real negative is the difficulty in finding the place. No real signs or anything and tucked back in an industrial area, but all in all I am looking forward to going back here again.

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Photo of MowryJC
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4

I had recently had a few of the Two Brothers' beers, and when I heard about the brewpub I figured I had to check it out. My wife and I went on a Saturday evening, and the place was definitely busy, the parking lot was full. Despite this, we were seated immediately, which was a plus.

The atmosphere was laid back, which was nice, but the place could use a little facelift as there isn't much character to the layout or decor (minor gripe in my opinion). They definitely should keep the "hidden" entrance with just a sheet of paper telling you its the brewpub, I got a kick out of that.

The food was great, my wife had a bowl of their creamy mushroom soup which was absolutely outstanding, and I had a solid Cuban Sandwich with sweet potato fries.

The beer was as solid as the food. Their Cane and Ebel is my top favorite rye beer, and the Resistance IPA had a great subtlety and balance to it. The Heavy Handed Willamete is also tasty, but Resistance won out IMHO (disclaimer: I look for balance over hopbomb with IPAs). The selection could be a bit more varied, as I felt there were too few house beers available (a bit made up for with a lot of reasonably priced out of house options in bottles).

The only downside to our experience was our server. I could tell from around me that the other servers weren't as bad, but this guy was terrible. He barely ever came over, was not helpful with the menu at all, and didn't seem very knowledgable about their beers. I would have had another beer for sure if he had come over whenever I had finished one, but there were a couple times where we had empty beer and water glasses for at least ten minutes. I'm a former server, so I know what is and isn't in the control of the server, and I can tell you all issues we had were totally in his control, as the place was packed but thumbs up on having a lot of servers to keep them from getting overwhelmed.

All in all, we'll totally come back for the beer and food, and just hope we get a competent server next time. Goose Island will still be my homebase brewpub, but Two Brothers is still recommended.

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Photo of Antihippy6
4.78/5  rDev +16%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

I am just starting off here at Beeradvocate and have been excited to try some new beers out. So when I learned that the Two Brothers Brewing Company was so close to home I had to try it. So I treated my girlfriend and I to a night out.

For a Friday, the environment was really nice, it wasn't overly croweded (which is what I expected). Every table and seat was filled, but they have enough room to make it very comfortable.

The service was very kind, quick, and helpful. The food was amazing, and my girlfriend agreed. I had their beer brat and she had their cheese burger. The food will remind you of something you would make on your grill at home, simply amazing. As far as beer goes, I had their second edition seasonal (Heavy Handed IPA 2560 Willamette), it is very good! Just take a look at their reviews on this website.

If you are in the Chicago area I urge you to give the Two Brothers Tap House a try! Great service, great food, and especially great beer. I will definitely be making another visit.

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Photo of kbnooshay
4/5  rDev -2.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

My brother knowing that I am a beer freak had planned n taking us here while we visited him and the family in North Aurora Illinos.

I will first start with my only complaint. i wish this place was open later! Its our fault but i think last call was 11 o clock, and we really wanted to stay later because we were having such a nice time.

Kind of a weird location. We took a forrested country road and ended up in an industrial park area. While this was in a warehouse building the brewpub looked nice. I had cane and able, then the bitter end while the others did beer flights. Food sounded good but we had just eaten dinner. Guest beer menu was pretty impressive but i stuck with 2 brothers offerings.

Service was friendly and easy to joke around with.

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Photo of jrallen34
3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 4

This review is going to stick to the quality of the experience of the brew pub food and atmosphere and the brewery tour.

A place thats a little hard to find but just follow the directions on their website and you'll find it easily. Hard to find the actual entrance though. A pretty nice brewpub, wharehous feel. The food was really good, recommend most things there.

The beer selection on taps sucks as its just their year round beers, which suck, and only 2 seasonals of their. If you are a prebub have some unique stuff brothers.
Bottle selection is varied and nice.

The tour is pretty good, its free takes about 45 minutes and you get 3 free samples at the end. The problem is its heavy on backstory of the brothers, which was mildly fascinating and short on actual brewing.

The brewery is really nice, you can tell these guys have some money.

Its worth a Saturday afternoon trip to eat lunch then go on the tour. Do not go to drink good beer as there is very little of that there, and its lack the creativity of one offs and special brews that most brew pubs have.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4

Two Brothers has always been one of my favorite breweries in the midwest, constantly pumping out awesome brews. Even when I lived in Illinois I never made it out there until recently when I was visiting my girlfriend. It's only a 30 minute-ish drive from her so we went for the free tour on a Saturday afternoon.

It was a bit difficult to find as the large white building had no clear signage and seemed in the midst of neighborhoods. The grain silo on the side of the building gave it away though. Even for a Saturday afternoon the lot was packed. We walked around the building trying to find which door to enter through and proceeded into the Brewers' Coop, a small little homebrew supply shop located in the building. We then entered the tap house and were seated without hesitation even for how busy it appeared.

Our server was nice and constantly checking up on us even thought we didn't order any food. The atmosphere was average in the tap house. Neutral colors were painted on the walls and the ceiling was exposed industrial-like rafters. The only real d├ęcor came from giant vinyl prints of Two Brothers beer labels on sheet metal all of which were bolted to the wall.

Then came the tour. It was rich in the history of the two Ebel, (pronounced "able" for those wondering) brothers and the start-up of Two Brothers Brewing Co. From there a little bit of the brewing process was shared but not as much as many other tours I've been on. The part that I found interesting, and also insulting, was when the tour guide began talking about their large oak Fodures from France they have. This wasn't so insulting initially until he asked the tour if anyone had previously had barrel-aged beer. When he asked me what the main flavor profile was and I replied, "bourbon", he proceeded to talk shit about bourbon-barrel aging beer and how it's "not traditional." Sorry, but the second you talk shit about Founders KBS, your appreciation of craft beer plummets in my book.

Following the insulation, we made our way to the bottling and packaging area where I learned something interesting; Two Brothers has their own distribution company next door. It's also always awesome to see pallets of beer ready to go to thirsty people. Overall the tour was mediocre, peppered lightly with comedy, and full of a good history lesson. Oh, you also get to drink on the tour, but it's gotta be a glass of beer purchased before departure. At the finish each tour-goer receives 3 tickets for 3 samples of Two Brothers beer.

Prices for Two Brothers' beer was fair but seemed pretty high for the food, which we didn't try because we ate before we got there. As far as selection went, I was pleasantly surprised at what Two Brothers was on tap. They also had guest taps (I believe - memory is a bit hazy) but I know they had a slew of bottles in a fridge behind the bar. These seemed a little over-priced as well but the selection of different choices was good. I can't say I'd make another trip out there without a specific reason, say, a special beer release, but I can say it was cool while I was there.

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