Originally Posted by mux
Any thing 3 Floyd's makes or better yet get out to the brewery it's 30 min from Chicago. Are you downtown?
Anyone who says anything about Chicago beer without mentioning 3floyds, you can feel free to ignore. It should be your only priority. Easily a top 5 brewery in the US.
Haymarket, Revolution and piece also make very good beer.
As for great beer bars--hop leaf(fantastic food) and the map room(belgians galore) are a must.
God i miss living in Chicago.