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Active Beers: 46
Beer Ratings: 7,506
Beer Avg: 3.76
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
30W315 Calumet Ave.
phone: (630) 393-4800
Two Brothers is a full production brewery.
The building houses the Tap House, Brewery, and Brewer's Coop homebrew shop.
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | $
Visited Two Brothers last week while in Chicago. Visited on a Sunday afternoon. Not the easiest place to find. Had to rely on my iPhone. Pulling into the parking lot, there are no signs identifying that I was actually at the right place. Only thing that saved me were the people I noticed on the outside patio.
The brewpub/restaurant was quite nice and clean. Reminded me much of a Gordon Biersch. Lots of TVs for sports fans. Large tanks behind the bar made me wonder what concoctions they were thinking of next.
As far as selection, I was surpised that most of their styles available at the time were on the lighter side. A couple of standard IPAs, but nothing very heavy (e.g., weiss, bitter, golden ales). Luckily Northwind was on tap, so I went with that to start. Followed that up with a Cane & Ebel. Both solid, but did not blow me away. The waitress was very friendly and made herself known when my glasses were running low.
Overall, a very nice way to spend a Sunday afternoon.
06-23-2011 18:00:42 |
More by leschkie
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
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!
05-18-2011 03:36:42 |
More by SirBenton
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $$
Two Brothers is my mainstay; my local brewery. Since it is only 15 minutes from where I live currently I am there quite often. Cane and Ebel and Ebel's Weiss cannot be beaten on tap but that is not my only reason I love Two Brothers. The prices are always great, not too expensive and just right for the great quality of the food and around 4 to 6 bucks for the beers. I can't recommend the Ruben and pulled pork sandwich enough. Their brewery tour is outstanding and in depth and with an added bonus of 3 4oz samples of what's on tap, there is no reason not to do it.
Go there and go there often I say.
04-10-2011 23:45:16 |
More by uberez8
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $$
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!
03-14-2011 21:34:38 |
More by ChugginOil
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Turn left...then make an immediate left...then first right...goto second street on your left....turn and it is on you right! Where?? I don't see any signs!!! For those you have visited Two Bros....know exactly what I am talking about...it is very difficult to find..I mean there are no signs....if it were not for the beer trucks outside you wouldn't find it! HOWEVER, this place is always busy....the locals know exactly where it is and enjoy every savor dish their kitchen and drip from their taps!! The food here is excellent, but menu is somewhat limited....although perfect if you ask me...the beer in general is very very good....I am quite partial to the Cane&Ebel. Some of the atmosphere diminishes as you get away from teh bar area and into the dining area. It is very industrial with windows looking into the warehouse/production (where the real magic happens)! The place is best if you can get a hightop in the bar area that is encompassed by big flat screens! Highly recommend this establishment!
03-12-2011 00:43:58 |
More by WoodBrew
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
01-13-2011 04:06:08 |
More by MilwaukeeCrusher
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited Two Bros. on a Sunday and did the brewery tour too. The brewery tour is great. Its free and takes around an hour or so. They run you through the basics of brewing and the history of Two Bros. In addition you get three free samples of their beers. I hung out here for awhile after the tour. The guy who did the tour was extremely knowledgeable and knew pretty much everything about the brewery. He was real cool and hung out with us in the restaurant afterwards. The waitress we had was pretty knowledgeable about the beer and was an excellent waitress. She was always making sure everything was ok and we had everything we needed. They had an additional 50 bottles or so that could be ordered in addition to their beers on draft. The only real negative is the difficulty in finding the place. No real signs or anything and tucked back in an industrial area, but all in all I am looking forward to going back here again.
01-02-2011 22:44:42 |
More by ahq514
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4 | service: 2.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
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.
12-10-2010 18:49:50 |
More by MowryJC
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
I am just starting off here at Beeradvocate and have been excited to try some new beers out. So when I learned that the Two Brothers Brewing Company was so close to home I had to try it. So I treated my girlfriend and I to a night out.
For a Friday, the environment was really nice, it wasn't overly croweded (which is what I expected). Every table and seat was filled, but they have enough room to make it very comfortable.
The service was very kind, quick, and helpful. The food was amazing, and my girlfriend agreed. I had their beer brat and she had their cheese burger. The food will remind you of something you would make on your grill at home, simply amazing. As far as beer goes, I had their second edition seasonal (Heavy Handed IPA 2560 Willamette), it is very good! Just take a look at their reviews on this website.
If you are in the Chicago area I urge you to give the Two Brothers Tap House a try! Great service, great food, and especially great beer. I will definitely be making another visit.
10-08-2010 01:50:52 |
More by Antihippy6
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | $$
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.
08-14-2010 07:09:08 |
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