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Old 12-01-2010, 02:46 AM   #1
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I live in NW Indiana and have been to a few:

SouthShore in Michigan City, IN

Three Floyds in Munster, IN

Revolution on Milwaukee Ave in Chicago

Flossmore Station in Flossmore, IL

anyone got any other good ones within an hour of Chicago?

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:08 AM   #2
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May be a little too north for you, but Mickey Finn's in Libertyville is nice.

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:35 AM   #3
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I've never been, but I've heard good things about Rock Bottom. I know there is a location in Orland Park, and I think there are a few more in the area.

If you are willing to hit up an awesome beer bar try the Tribes Alehouse in Mokena, IL. They get a few really good ones occasionally, like the time they had Bell's 9,000 on tap.
http://www.tribesalehouse.com/beer-list

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Old 12-01-2010, 03:54 AM   #4
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Two Brothers in Warrenville has awesome beer and a nice restaurant.

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Old 12-01-2010, 12:23 PM   #5
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Crown Brewing in Crown Point is putting out some very nice beer, (they also host our HomeBrew club), you can't go wrong with Goose Island.....

If you just want to try different craft beers, Beer Geeks in Highland is a very good spot, too. Not a brewpub, but they carry a lot of different smaller craft beers.

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Old 12-02-2010, 03:35 AM   #6
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oh yeah, i've been to Rock Bottom. it's ok. I FORGOT HARRISON'S IN ORLAND PARK. AMAZING WHEAT BEER. BEST WHEAT I HAVE HAD.

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Old 12-03-2010, 02:08 AM   #7
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I'm a big fan of Piece in Chicago. Great brews, incredible pizza and a fun atmosphere.
http://www.piecechicago.com/flash/index.html

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Old 12-03-2010, 10:55 PM   #8
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Two Brothers in Warrenville has awesome beer and a nice restaurant.
This. They have a kick ass Reuben, but you gotta get their early if you want one.
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Old 01-10-2011, 03:52 AM   #9
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A couple others not already posted are:

Emmett's, they have 3 locations, good beer and I love the Kobe Burger.

http://www.emmettsalehouse.com/

Another that isn't a brewpub, but they have good beers and their taps rotate on a regular basis is Tribes Alehouse in Mokena.

http://www.tribesalehouse.com/

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Old 01-11-2011, 04:35 PM   #10
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Just opened is Haymarket Brewery in the West Loop area downtown on 737 Randolph. They brew on site as well as serve a ton of the local craft beers. Pete Crowley is the owner/brewer and used to brew at Rock Bottom. Supposed to be THE place for Craft Beers. Haven't made a visit yet (opened just before Xmas).

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