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Half Acre Beer Company
Active Beers: 84
Beer Ratings: 6,195
Beer Avg: 3.97
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 15
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
4257 N Lincoln Ave
phone: (773) 248-4038
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday- Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
(Place added by: rhoadsrage on 08-01-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
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| Reviews: 40 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $
Brewery Tour is awesome! Went with a big group for my 30th bday, one straggler showed up after the tour was full, and they were cool enough to let him in. Get there early though! They serve 3 full glasses of beer for the tour and you get to keep a glass, so quite the deal for $10.
12-01-2013 22:00:40 |
More by maxcoinage
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Half Acre has two seperate entrances on Lincoln Ave. The north entrance is to the storefront. A tasting table, unique art and swag decorate the walls. Growlers are for sale, t-shirts, glassware, etc. The south entrance is the taproom. The interior is modern with concrete floor, long block communal seating, and exposed brick. A crazy bear head hangs behind the bar and some art (both Half Acre and Ween) prints hang along the back wall.
10 house beers pour from the taps, most of which are draft only. The draft list is kept updated online. On Fridays they throw a firkin up on the counter until it's gone.Everything is fresh and there are three seperate serving sizes available so you can easily sample everything. The service is and always has been some of the best in the biz. This place has some of the most all around friendly people you'll find anywhere.
Half Acre has been a favorite of mine since day one. I can't comment enough on how great everybody has always been that's worked there over the years. It was and remains a great addition to a bustling neighborhood and while it certainly gets its fair share of visitors from everywhere it's still a neighborhood spot. I cannot recommend Half Acre highly enough.
11-14-2013 23:03:05 |
More by joe1510
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Nothing fancy about their taproom, but who really cares when the beer is good. Visited here with my son on an early Friday afternoon. By the time we left at 4 PM the place was full. Wait staff very friendly and engaging, more than willing to pour us a number of tastes before we made our selection.
Beer selection was good with a slant toward the dark and toasty fall beers. Ample selection of beers. After an enjoyable couple of hours hit the storefront to get a growler filled. Once again very friendly crew here as well.
11-09-2013 17:42:26 |
More by stercomm
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | $$
Half Acre currently only has a storefront and taproom, but I visit it every so often to grab the latest from them. Every time I go in to buy beer, they literally offer me tastes of other stuff. Last time I visted, the guy at the growler filling station gave me sample of 3 different beers just because he wanted me to try them. I hate when places make it seem weird to ask to sample stuff before buying it. The taproom is pretty nice, I love the artwork. Half Acre makes some pretty kick ass beers, and they frequently have a few taproom only beers. They always have lots of glassware, t shirts, stickers and some other stuff to buy.
Id probably go to hang out more if they served food, but they are currently working on opening up a small place next door to serve food. If you're ever in Chicago, definitely stop by and try some of their taproom only beers. It will be worth the visit.
10-27-2013 22:16:33 |
More by Chibeerguy1
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | $$
A- cool place. a little too hipsterish, but these days, hey, this is the world we are in. gaming available and encouraged.
Q- i really like half acre beers. i put them in the outstanding category, but barely. i will say i haven't had a LOT of there beers. so i may not be giving them enough credit w.r.t. their reputation.
S- kinda weak service. a little weird, actually. i think they want you to go to the counter to get your beer. but they do have servers on the floor. last time, i think they gave me the wrong beer, but to my own fault i couldn't say for sure from the taste and appearance of the brew.
Selection- very good. they have about 7-10 tappers of their current stuff.
F- NONE. bring your own, which can be totally fine.
10-13-2013 16:02:34 |
More by ms333
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | $
Visited Brewery and spent the afternoon at taproom. Very friendly staff and the bouncer is a nice guy, not rude. Beer is delish and they give 10% for IMBIBE members. I recommend Wild Goose next door for grub. Prices are extremely reasonable. All in all Half Acre is a great place to have a few beers and BS with a friend.
09-25-2013 20:46:11 |
More by NewGlarusFan
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Half acre is one of my favorite beer spots in the city whether I'm looking to sit down for a a pint or just grab a quick growler from the bottle shop. The taproom has plenty of seating and great decor, no food but they do allow you to bring or order in food! Cheers.
09-17-2013 17:23:10 |
More by Rainblows
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Recently took a trip with my wife and another couple to Chicago for a long weekend and stopped by Half Acre for their tour before going to the Cubs game. It was probably the best decision that was made that trip with out a doubt!
The tour was awesome. They limit it to 60 people so it's not over crowded and $10 gets you in the door with 3 beers and a pint glass to take home with you. I am a huge beer nerd, my wife loves craft, my friend enjoys trying new beers and his wife is a miller lite die hard. So we had the whole spectrum covered in our group and every one had a great time and enjoyed their beers.
Outside of the tour they have a retail store on one side of the brewery and a tap room on the other. We visited both for souvenirs and to have some post tour beers to sample the other beers they had to offer. Everyone that worked there was super friendly and helpful with any questions we had.
Overall, we had a blast and I would definitely do it again on my next trip to Chicago.
09-03-2013 18:44:11 |
More by dcloeren
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
While Half Acre doesn't have a food menu, they allow you to order your own, and even have menus available if you want something local.
In terms of their beer menu, while it isn't the largest in the world, they've always got a bunch of beers you can only have on tap, and the prices are pretty reasonable. The staff is nice, and the location is extremely informal (it's basically a small room adjacent to their store that they added a few tables and a 5 or 6 person bar to).
08-19-2013 17:18:19 |
More by SeanBond
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $
Probably my favorite local brewery tasting room. All beer. No food. Tables to congregate across other tables with. Woody, natural decor.. I felt flashbacks to nature exhibits at the Chicago Children's Museum when I was a child in the 80's. I had Annica. Oh boy. I wish that was bottled. A mosaic IPA brewed in collaboration with Three Floyd's. I forgot what other beers were there after that. I think I had a chocolate stout that same night. Who knows. And I usually go straight for the stouts. I have yet to try Big Hugs. They keep selling out on me. Hopefully I'll get a chance soon.
08-17-2013 10:07:22 |
More by 4amepiphany
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