Updated: List of Beer Bars of Chicago

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UPDATED July 2019

Below is our best effort to comprise a hefty THR-approved "List of Beer Bars of Chicago." Mind you, there are certainly plenty of places in Chicago not on this list where you can get a decent beer. In fact, they're all over the city, around nearly every corner. However this list is curated to those spots here in Chicago where not only is the variety impressive, but the staff is knowledgeable & the atmosphere is unmatched.

The Hop Review's
Approved Beer Bars of Chicago


THE TOP 20

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The Bad Apple | 4300 N. Lincoln Ave. | Northcenter

Bangers & Lace | 1670 W. Division St. | Wicker Park

The Beer Temple | 3185 N. Elston Ave. | Avondale

Beermiscuous | 2812 N. Lincoln Ave. | Lakeview

Bitter Pops | 3345 N. Lincoln Ave. | Lakeview

Crown Liquors | 2821 N Milwaukee Ave. | Logan Square

Fountainhead | 1970 W. Montrose Ave. | Ravenswood

The Green Lady | 3328 N. Lincoln Ave. | Lakeview

Hopleaf | 5148 N. Clark St. | Andersonville

Jerry's Andersonville | 5419 N. Clark St. | Andersonville

Kaiser Tiger | 1415 W. Randolph St. | West Loop

Links Taproom | 1559 N. Milwaukee Ave. | Wicker Park

Local Option | 1102 W. Webster Ave. | Lincoln Park

The Long Room | 1612 W. Irving Park Rd. | Lakeview

The Map Room | 1949 N. Hoyne Ave. | Bucktown

Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar | 960 W. 31st St. | Bridgeport

Monk's Pub | 205 W. Lake St. | Loop

The Publican | 837 W. Fulton Market | West Loop

Sheffield's | 3258 N. Sheffield Ave. | Lakeview

Sleeping Village | 3734 W. Belmont Ave. | Logan Square

 

THE BEST OF THE REST
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The Bar on Buena | 910 W. Buena Ave. |  Buena Park

Centennial Crafted Beer + Eatery | 733 N. LaSalle Dr. |  River North

Clark Street Ale House  | 742 N. Clark St. |  River North

Delilah's | 2771 N. Lincoln Ave. | Lincoln Park

Dusek's | 1227 W. 18th St. | Pilsen

Emporium Arcade – Logan Square | 2363 N Milwaukee Ave. | Logan Square

Emporium Arcade – Wicker Park | 1366 N. Milwaukee Ave. | Wicker Park

Fischman Public House | 4058 N Milwaukee Ave. | Jefferson Park

First Draft | 649 S Clark St. | South Loop

Four Moon Tavern | 1847 W. Roscoe St. | Roscoe Village

The Globe Pub | 1934 W. Irving Park Rd. | Northcenter

The Green Door | 678 N. Orleans St. | River North

Kuma's Corner | 2900 W. Belmont Ave. | Avondale

Lincoln Hall | 2424 N. Lincoln Ave. | Lincoln Park

Longman & Eagle | 2657 N. Kedzie Ave. | Logan Square

Lucky Dorr | 1101 W. Waveland Ave. | Lakeview

Miller's Pub | 134 S. Wabash Ave. | Loop

Old Town Pour House | 1419 N. Wells St. | Old Town

Owen & Engine | 2700 N. Western Ave. | Logan Square

Paddy Long's | 1028 W. Diversey Pkwy. | Lakeview

Reggies Chicago | 2105 S. State St. | South Loop

Resi's Bierstube | 2034 W. Irving Park Rd. | Northcenter

Schoolyard Tavern | 3258 N. Southport Ave. | Lakeview

Skylark | 2149 S. Halsted St. | Pilsen

Small Bar | 2956 N. Albany Ave. | Logan Square

Stocks & Blondes | 40 N. Wells St. | Loop

Tapster | 2027 W. North Ave. | Wicker Park

Twisted Spoke | 501 N. Ogden Ave. | West Town 

Village Tap  | 2055 W. Roscoe St. | Roscoe Village


CLOSED LOCATIONS


Bangers & Lace
| Roscoe Village

Beer Bistro  | West Loop

Howells & Hood  | Streeterville

J.P. Burke’s | Lakeview

Publican Anker | Wicker Park

Quencher’s Saloon  | Logan Square

Riverview Tavern  | Roscoe Village

Villains Chicago | South Loop


This list is ever-changing, and we do our best to keep it updated. If you believe there are omissions (or inclusions that befuddle you), please let us know below.

Happy drinking.