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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
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar ]
4257 N Lincoln Ave
phone: (773) 248-4038
Tuesday - Thursday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm
Tuesday - Friday: 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Saturday- Sunday: 11:00am - 7:00pm
(Place added by: rhoadsrage on 08-01-2008)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 40 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | $
Recently took a trip with my wife and another couple to Chicago for a long weekend and stopped by Half Acre for their tour before going to the Cubs game. It was probably the best decision that was made that trip with out a doubt!
The tour was awesome. They limit it to 60 people so it's not over crowded and $10 gets you in the door with 3 beers and a pint glass to take home with you. I am a huge beer nerd, my wife loves craft, my friend enjoys trying new beers and his wife is a miller lite die hard. So we had the whole spectrum covered in our group and every one had a great time and enjoyed their beers.
Outside of the tour they have a retail store on one side of the brewery and a tap room on the other. We visited both for souvenirs and to have some post tour beers to sample the other beers they had to offer. Everyone that worked there was super friendly and helpful with any questions we had.
Overall, we had a blast and I would definitely do it again on my next trip to Chicago.
09-03-2013 18:44:11 |
More by dcloeren
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
Atmosphere- Pretty damn good for what it is. This is a small space that they basically carved out of the front of the brewery/offices to serve as their retail area. It is pretty small but bright and clean.
Quality- The beers are always good. About once a month they put one of their limited brews on tap and it always packs the place out with people waiting for growler fills, the long line is no accident.
Service- Nicest people around. If you come regularly they will remember you and may just throw an extra in your bag.
Selection- They run about 4-5 tap lines and three are always Daisy Cutter, Over Ale, and Gossamer so never a ton of choices but always good.
Come on Tuesday for 2 growler fills for $20
05-04-2011 00:59:27 |
More by cadaugherty
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Simply put, I live in Chicago and this is probably my favorite place to drink with friends. The taproom has a very communal traditional German beer hall feel and is entirely unpretentious. There is a lot of attention to detail for such a small space and it is located directly next to the actual production facility. There are no "guest" beers availabe and no food is served on the premises so find a good pizza or Italian beef somewhere else prior to visiting. Growlers and "howlers" (1L) are available for takeout. This is absolutely an obligatory stop for beer nerds visiting the Windy City (make sure you visit Bad Apple and Fountainhead while in the neighborhood)
05-29-2013 17:49:09 |
More by shadytony
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75 | $$
Great beers, Great service, Great selection. Love their half growlers (and the prices)! Was very very impressed, as I went to my first brewery only release here for Galactic Double Daisy Cutter. Waited in line for about a half hour (after showing up right when they opened, we didn't even really do any planning). Crew was extremely helpful and good natured, even while having to deal with a bunch of beer dorks. They were passing out samples while we were waiting in line, which was nice. GREAT change of pace from FFF, where they basically treat you like a scumsucking plebian at their bottle purchasing station. Half Acre has always been nice on the phone whenever I call, even though they probably get about 700 calls for double daisy cutter every day. Definitely worth a stop if you're coming through Chicago.
07-05-2013 07:06:36 |
More by YogiBeer
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
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
Went for a tour while visiting a friend in Chicago. Luckily my buddy knew the drill and got there and hour early, because they only take 60 people and the line forms quick.
The tour was perfect (only $10). They bring you in, give you a glass, talk about the beers they have to offer, and then you can fill up with whatever. The guy giving the tour was great and somehow he knew just when to call a break so that we could fill our glasses again. By the third beer its less of a tour and more just people mingling and having a good time.
The beers were super fresh. They didn't have a huge selection but they are still a relatively small brewery.
The fact that I did not have breakfast before this tour might have contributed to an inflated sense of euphoria during my visit, but it was a legit good time.
06-03-2013 15:32:57 |
More by RyFikes
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | $
Brewery Tour is awesome! Went with a big group for my 30th bday, one straggler showed up after the tour was full, and they were cool enough to let him in. Get there early though! They serve 3 full glasses of beer for the tour and you get to keep a glass, so quite the deal for $10.
12-01-2013 22:00:40 |
More by maxcoinage
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.25 | $
Great taproom. Nice atmosphere, with both private and also communal tables. Plus the bar seats. It's the Half Acre taproom, so don't expect to find other brewers there. However, their selection is very good, with a good variety of their quality drafts. No food available, but plenty of restaurants in the area deliver there, just ask for their binder with menus.
05-24-2013 21:23:45 |
More by CesarLopes
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$
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: 4.5 | 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
Half Acre Beer Company in Chicago, IL
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