Paddy Long's

UPDATED: Chicago Craft Crawl #9: Brown Line

UPDATED: Chicago Craft Crawl #9: Brown Line

NORTH SIDE, CHICAGO

UPDATED: Our ninth Chicago Craft Crawl leads us to the North Side and some of the finest beer bars and breweries the city has to offer. In fact, with so many choices for a beer north of the Loop, it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Keep it simple and start with our CCC #9...

UPDATED: Chicago Craft Crawl #10: Malt Row

UPDATED: Chicago Craft Crawl #10: Malt Row

NORTHSIDE, CHICAGO

UPDATED: The Ravenswood Corridor and surrounding area is home to some of Chicago’s best and most diverse beer options. With a bevy of breweries (and a renowned distillery) planting their roots in the area, it truly has become Chicago’s Malt Row. So set aside a Saturday for our Chicago Craft Crawl v. X.

Talking Beer with Pat Berger

Talking Beer with Pat Berger

CHICAGO, IL

On the list of Chicago craft beer bars where you might find The Hop Review perched at the bar, Lakeview's Paddy Long's and the West Loop's Kaiser Tiger are damn near the top. Both establishments offer a completely different atmosphere with the former being your classic neighborhood Irish joint; the latter oozing a sophisticated beer garden feel. Both places have something in common – a whole lotta bacon and a fantastic beer list chock full of quality, often hard to come by brews. They also happen to be co-owned and lovingly curated by Pat Berger: respected beer judge, bar owner, blogger, and Chicagoan through and through.