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Old 06-11-2010, 12:15 PM   #1
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Default Chicago area brew pubs

Hello

Next month I will travel to Chicago to take a course at Siebel, and I would like to have some suggestions of brew pubs around there.

Also, I plan on extending the trip after the course, and I would like some recommendations of which area of the country has the largest concentration of brew pubs.

I would like to visit some, because I have future plans on starting one back at home (I am from Brazil).


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Old 06-11-2010, 10:20 PM   #2
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Unless it's moved, Seibel is in the building housing Goose Island, so that's a perfect start. There is also Revolution, a new brew-pub in Wicker park, and Piece, which is a pizzeria/brew-pub....
Chicago also has a few outstanding beer bars, including Hop Leaf and The Map Room, both specializing in Belgian beers.

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Old 06-12-2010, 04:19 AM   #3
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I'm gonna have lunch/beers at Goose Island tomorrow. I'll let you know how it goes.

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I have a couple of growlers from a rock bottom in Chicago that I use to make starters.

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Old 06-13-2010, 05:26 PM   #5
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Well I only had one beer due to time constraints but the smoked goose was pretty good and the fist taco was fantastic. All in all they're pretty pricey but they have some pretty good beer and food.

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Be sure to check out Piece, excellent brews and amazing pizza. My regular Sunday afternoon hangout is The Beer Bistro, over 150 beers to try and pretty good bar food.

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Old 07-03-2010, 03:22 PM   #7
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While not a brewpub, per say, The Map Room is a bar with the most impressive selection of foreign and domestic beers I've yet to come across in Chicago.

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Great thread guys, I'll be in Chicago in August to visit family - am planning on hitting Goose Island and will make a stop at the Map Room as well (and looking for suggestions in the western suburbs as well)

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Too bad you won't be here at the end of this month. Goose Island is hosting an AHA rally.

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Lucky Monk, great house brew and awesome burgers.

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