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Two Brothers Brewing Company
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Active Beers: 53
Beer Ratings: 9,551
Beer Avg: 3.71
Taps: 10 / Bottles: 50
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: Y
$$ - reasonable
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]
30W315 Calumet Ave.
phone: (630) 393-4800
Two Brothers is a full production brewery.
The building houses the Tap House, Brewery, and Brewer's Coop homebrew shop.
(Place added by: BeerAdvocate)
Ratings & Reviews
| Reviews: 42 | Show All Ratings:
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5 | $$
They've just added the restaurant wing about a year ago and the food will catch you off-guard. Its not your typical pub grub that was just thrown in a fryer from the freezer. Their menu selections are pretty diverse with selections such as Barley Risotto, Fish Tacos, Cuban Sandwich, and The Rueben. For an appetizer, I got a 8'' cheese pizza which tasted homemade and the cheese seemed very fresh with lots of flavor. For my dinner entree, I got the Pulled Pork Sandwich ($9) which was a decent size w/ coleslaw on top and fries on the side and the sandwich tasted like it was freshly prepared. It had a vinegary-like sauce that didn't overwhelm the flavor of the pork. My favorite were their fries, which were hand-cut that were so flavorful, that you didn't need to season them or dipped them in ketchup. The bill came to about $21 with the pizza, pulled pork sandwich and a Domaine DuPage. The beer was nicely priced as well. The Domaine DuPage (biere de garde) $4, Bitter End (American Pale Ale) $4, Prairie Path (Blonde Ale) $4, Ebel's Weiss (German Hefeweizen) $5, Rye Eye Coffee Porter $5 (porter) Cain & Ebel (red rye ale) $5, & Heavy-Handed (Seasonal IPA) $5. They also had 2 brews that were only executive to the tap house Clark Street Ale House $6 (American Pale Ale) and don't remember the other one. The service was pretty good considering the bartender was playing the role of waitress, while he had people to tend to people at the bar. The place wasn't too busy (15-20 customers) on a Tuesday night with mainly 20 to mid 30 year-type crowd. They also said that the place gets pretty crowded on the weekends with a wait of a hour sometimes. There's also homebrew store that's to your left, right when you open the outside door entrance. Even the homebrew employee was very accommodating & knowledge to my friend's questions about their yeasts, even though there's been some criticisms about the workers lack of help & constantly being out-of-stock of their inventory. While the beer might bring you there, the food will leave a lasting impression on you. I give major props to Two Brothers
11-02-2009 01:40:10 |
More by JohnnyTightLips
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$
I try to make it to the Two Brothers Tap House at least once a month. This review is based on an accumulation of visits.
Atmosphere: I love the atmosphere here. It's a real laid back, fun place to hang out and unwind after a long week of work.
Quality: Quality of beer and food is always top notch. I've never had a bad pour or dirty glasses.
Service: The service is usually pretty great. The bartenders do a great job attending to you without being in your business. Plus they're fun to talk to when they have some free time. Service out in the dining area has been sketchy a couple of times. I usually just sit at the bar now, unless with a bigger group.
Selection: Most of the time there is a beer on cask. Occasionally there is a special tap house only beer. They have 2 house made sodas as well for those non drinkers that are really good.
Food: The food is high quality ingredients and freshly made. Favorites for me are the chicken wings, tap house burger with fresh cut fries or fresh cut sweet potato fries and the fish and chips.
Overall, this is my favorite place to hang out and enjoy craft beer.
10-17-2009 23:03:15 |
More by thewimperoo
vibe: 3 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
My first visit to to the Tap Room.
The food was very good. I had the chicken tacos and they tasted homemade. The appetizers were delicious, too.
I've always been impressed with their beers. I had an oak aged french country ale...outstanding.
Atmosphere, well, let's just say it's a bit cavernous, and very, very noisy. Industrial.
Location: hard to find, in the middle of an industrial park. Follow the directions to the letter.
Bottom line, because the beers are outstanding, it's worth a trip, but don't expect warm and fuzzy.
09-21-2009 00:23:39 |
More by haveaduff2
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 5 | $$
Made my way out here a Wednesday night in late August.
I've tried to get out here a few times previously, but the limited hours kind of make that rough...
Situated literally next to Fermi Labs, it can be tricky to find, but it worth the adventure.
The place is 1/2 restaurant, 1/2 bar, with an open floor plan; one side had benches and table, the other has tall tables and stools. We sat in the bar area. I was surprised to see a kid was having his B-day in the restaurant area, but don't let this make you think it's going to be Chuck E Cheeses.
Service was prompt and attentive, and I started off with a my Beloved Dupage County French Country Ale, but one AGED in oak. Was interesting.
They had a special bier that was a joint effort with Urthel Brewery; Moaten. VERY tasty.
As always, the Ebel Weisse is delicious.
Tried the Cane and Ebel, and that was pleasantly surprising.
Split a pizza with my buddies. HOLY CRAP was it delicious! Pale Ale in the crust, excellent sauce, delectable blend of cheese on the top; one of the best pizzas ever.
Prices were alright. I am from west of the suburbs, to Chicagoland is always more $ for me, but it's $5/pint for most biers, a few are $4/pint. 14" Pizza was like $11 for cheese. Overall, not a bad deal.
Can't wait to go back, since I work late, and like almost 2 hours away, unless they start staying open a bit later, that may not be happening...soon...
09-09-2009 21:45:50 |
More by TheSSG
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Okay this place is a little bit of a witch hunt to find but honestly just trust your directions (GPS or internet generated). Located just off 56/59, its perfect location. When you are close just look for a white warehouse with a branded truck outside.
I went this past Tuesday Night and the place was pleasantly full. Inside the seating is more upfront and the bar is at the back looking into the brewery itself. The feel of whole place is quite cozy, despite being a large common room which holds the bar and tables. A fair number of the patrons apparently knew the bar tenders. The wait staff knew their beers and had a fair idea of the upcoming events.
The tap list was really impressive of house brews. They even had a tap handle pouring some Northwind Stout. No guest brews on tap, but most of their main sellers were pouring ($4-5). If you wanted to try something else, then flip the menu over and behold a solid list of different imports and domestic craft choices.
As for the place itself it is a bit loud, however the noise isn't just from a few people, its from everyone- producing a white noise, which doesn't get in the way of any conversations.
The food was really good and the menu was quite varied from the traditional pub grub to some good looking combinations. My friends commented this was one of the few places that gives you toppings then chips for the nachos and the main dishes were really good.
It is worth the effort to search it out. Highly Recommended especially if you are in the suburbs.
08-26-2009 15:53:16 |
More by TubaManJack
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $
Came here on the way back from a visit to my parent's house. I had never been to the place, but have been drinking their beer for a couple of years now. I really liked the feel to the place, it was large and open with exposed industrial ceilings and some black and white photos on the wall.
The quality of everything was excellent. There was a guest list and perhaps 6-10 different beers to try. I had a Flemish Red that was good, and the Bitter End fresh that I also thoroughly enjoyed.
Service was quick, and the waitstaff were nice. The only problem I had was with the guy at the counter. Perhaps he was overly busy, but he was pretty short and didn't really seem to want to help out.
Food was amazing. I had the muffaletta with some sweet potato fries and it was really really good. I ate the entire plate in about 10 minutes, and found myself wanting more.
The value is great. Every beer is set at $5, and the food is inexpensive for the quality and quantity. I am looking forward to coming here time and time again.
08-25-2009 22:26:06 |
More by tedsox31
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5 | $$
Visited Two Brothers on a Sunday afternoon. It wasn't too crowded, but it was still a fun atmosphere. The place is a little hard to find--we made a few wrong turns and had to come back around to it, but we got there eventually. The indoor seating area is large, and there is some outdoor seating as well. The bar itself is pretty small. The beer selection was great, both of Two Brothers stuff and of stuff from other breweries. There was one brewery only release from Two Brothers, which was an IPA when we were there, along with the usual stuff and a few seasonals. Our server was very knowledgable and was able to make some great recommendations based on what we told him we like and don't like. The food here was awesome. Far above what I would expect from tap house food. The portions were huge, too, so we had some great leftovers to take home. Definitely going back whenever I have a chance.
08-04-2009 13:32:57 |
More by beersis81
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
Two Brothers Tap House is inside the warehouse that houses the brewery. The warehouse itself is not exactly easy to find, because it's hidden off of a secondary highway. Thanks to the miracle of Sat Nav, I found it. Without it, I would have had to call for directions. The hidden location doesn't deter the locals. I was there on a Friday night, and the place was hopping.
The Tap House has seating for perhaps 90 people. There's a small bar area at the back, while the rest of the seating is made up of tables and chairs. Aside from large prints of Two Brothers beer labels, the walls are bare. Behind the bar is a wall of windows that look into the brewery. The floor is concrete, the duct work exposed, and there are no dividing walls. That combination makes for a fairly loud room.
Despite the noise and sparseness, the vibe here was really good. Everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves. My waitress was wonderful, and knew all there was to know about the various beers. The food; which was a mix of sandwiches, plus some Italian and Mexican items, was quite tasty.
All of Two Brothers' regular beers were on-tap, plus one cask and one Tap Room Only offering. As a nice plus, all of the beers were being served in appropriate glassware. I ended up buying a Two Brothers tulip to take home with me.
Overall, I had a most excellent time. Next time I'm in IL, I'll be back.
07-20-2009 17:01:11 |
More by Rayek
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
The atmosphere is that of a brewery, with windows to view where the magic happens, a bar, dining area and an outside seating area (which I just realized was there recently.) The staff is all friendly, but it is hit or miss as far as being knowledgable on the product goes. I've been very impressed with some, while far from impressed with others, but they are all very approachable and nice.
The quality of the beer is my biggest appreciation of Two Bros. They vary in styles and all are above average in their respective styles, and some are well above average (Hop Juice, Cane and Ebel, and the Red Eye Porter are the most notable.) It's also a bonus that they offer live cask ale, which varies, but I will say that of the couple times I've wanted to have one it was not available that day. It also sounds like they are starting to expand their creative ideas into some barrel aging of certain brews, but are very secretive about it.
Food is definitely a notch above average bar food, but I wouldn't go as far as saying outstanding. It is better than most, though.
As far as price goes, I wish I could give it $$1/2. The price of the beer is reasonable as is most of the food, but there are some items on the food menu and some guest beer bottles that are bordering pricey. However, a vast majority of the food and beer selection is appropriately priced.
Overall, Two Bros is a place I'd recommend not only to beer advocates, but also casual beer drinkers and those just wanting to sit down for some decent eats in a brewery atmosphere. It's also family friendly and serves two good house-brewed pops (cream soda and root beer.)
05-28-2009 21:57:45 |
More by Vonerichs
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5 | $$$
Have been coming to this place for a while now and really really enjoy it. I am amazed at how many people I see here seeing as this place is nearly impossible to find, it's a cool thing to see an industrial parking lot full of cars on a Friday night, completely unexpected.
When you walk in, you can immediately tell you are walking into a brewery, the aroma is hard to miss. The decor is odd but fitting I think, very modern, big metal posters of the Two Brothers beer hung up on the walls, drywall, this is not your typical kind of pub.
Selection at first was rather low key, the full line up of Two Bros. beers plus a bottle list. Now though they offer up a brewery only release, an expanded bottle list, and at the moment a 2006 Aged Hop Juice which is absolutely fantastic.
Staff is incredibly friendly and knowledgeable, also I came here with a large group on a Friday night a few months ago and was given a tour of the brewery.
The food, at least the dishes I've had are fantastic, the fish tacos are amazing, though I wish they gave you more than 2 tacos for the 11 dollar price tag that comes along with it, the Fish and Chips are also good, massive portions there, but not nearly as good as the tacos. The french fries, the regular not the sweet potato kind, are great as well.
A great place if a bit pricey, a meal for two with a couple of beers each is going to be around 40 bucks, but hell I think it's worth it when you add up all the other factors that this place gives. Will be coming back many more times.
05-24-2009 15:32:43 |
More by bluemoonswoon
Two Brothers Brewing Company in Warrenville, IL
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