Updated: List of Beer Bars of Chicago

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Below is our best effort to comprise a hefty THR-approved "List of Beer Bars of Chicago." Mind you, there are certainly plenty of places in Chicago not on this list where you can get a decent beer. In fact, they're all over the city, around nearly every corner. However this list is curated to those spots where not only is the variety impressive, but the staff is knowledgeable & the atmosphere is unmatched. And, sorry suburbs – city only, this time.

The Hop Review's Approved Beer Bars of Chicago

THE TOP 20
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The Bad Apple – 4300 N. Lincoln Ave., 60618 – Northcenter

Bangers & Lace – 1670 W. Division St., 60622 – Wicker Park

The Beer Temple – 3185 N. Elston Ave., 60618 – Avondale

Beermiscuous – 2812 N. Lincoln Ave., 60657 – Lakeview

Bitter Pops – 3345 N. Lincoln Ave., 60657 – Lakeview

Emporium Arcade – Wicker Park  1366 N. Milwaukee Ave., 60622 – Wicker Park

Fountainhead – 1970 W. Montrose Ave., 60613 – Ravenswood

The Green Lady  – 3328 N. Lincoln Ave., 60657 – Lakeview

Hopleaf – 5148 N. Clark St., 60640 – Andersonville

Jerry's Andersonville – 5419 N. Clark St., 60640 – Andersonville

Kaiser Tiger – 1415 W. Randolph St., 60601 – West Loop

Links Taproom  1559 N. Milwaukee Ave., 60622 – Wicker Park

Local Option – 1102 W. Webster Ave., 60614 – Lincoln Park

The Long Room – 1612 W. Irving Park Rd., 60613 – Lakeview

The Map Room – 1949 N. Hoyne Ave., 60647 – Bucktown

Maria's Packaged Goods & Community Bar – 960 W. 31st St., 60608 – Bridgeport

Monk's Pub – 205 W. Lake St., 60606 – Loop

The Publican – 837 W. Fulton Market, 60607 – West Loop

Quenchers Saloon – 2401 N. Western Ave., 60647 – Logan Square

Sheffield's – 3258 N. Sheffield Ave., 60657 – Lakeview

 

THE BEST OF THE REST
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The Bar on Buena 910 W. Buena Ave., 60613 – Buena Park

Beer Bistro  1061 W. Madison St., 60607 – West Loop

Big Bricks 3832 N. Lincoln Ave., 60613 - Northcenter

Burger Bar Chicago 1578 N. Clybourn Ave., 60642 – Lincoln Park

Centennial – 733 N. LaSalle Dr. – River North

Clark Street Ale House  742 N. Clark St., 60610 – River North

Crown Liquors – 2821 N Milwaukee Ave., 60618 – Logan Square

Delilah's – 2771 N. Lincoln Ave., 60614 – Lincoln Park

Dusek's – 1227 W. 18th St., 60608 – Pilsen

Emporium Arcade – Logan Square  2363 N Milwaukee Ave., 60647 – Logan Square

Farmhouse – 228 W. Chicago Ave., 60654 – River North 

First Draft – 649 S Clark St., 60605 – South Loop

Four Moon Tavern – 1847 W. Roscoe St., 60657 – Roscoe Village

The Globe Pub – 1934 W. Irving Park Rd., 60613 – Northcenter

Grace & Leavitt Tavern – 2157 W. Grace St., 60618 - Northcenter

The Grafton – 4530 N. Lincoln Ave., 60625 – Lincoln Square 

The Green Door  – 678 N. Orleans St., 60654 – River North

High Dive  1938 W. Chicago Ave., 60622 – Ukranian Village

Howells & Hood – 435 N Michigan Ave., 60611 – Streeterville

JP Burke's Patio & Tap – 2913 N. Lincoln Ave., 60657 - Lakeview

Kuma's Corner – 2900 W. Belmont Ave., 60618 – Avondale

Longman & Eagle – 2657 N. Kedzie Ave., 60647 – Logan Square

Miller's Pub – 134 S. Wabash Ave., 60603 – Loop

Owen & Engine – 2700 N. Western Ave., 60647 – Logan Square

Paddy Long's – 1028 W. Diversey Pkwy., 60614 – Lakeview

Publican Anker1576 N Milwaukee Ave., 60622 – Wicker Park

The Radler – 2375 N. Milwaukee Ave., 60647 – Logan Square

Reggies Chicago  2105 S. State St., 60616 - South Loop

Resi's Bierstube – 2034 W. Irving Park Rd., 60618 – Northcenter

Riverview Tavern – 1958 W Roscoe St., 60657 – Roscoe Village

Simone's – 960 W 18th, 60608 – Pilsen

Skylark – 2149 S. Halsted St., 60608 – Pilsen

Small Bar – 2956 N. Albany, 60618 – Logan Square

Stocks & Blondes – 40 N. Wells St., 60606 - Loop

Tapster – 2027 W North Ave., 60647

Twisted Spoke – 501 N. Ogden Ave., 60647 – West Town 

Village Tap – 2055 W. Roscoe St., 60618 – Roscoe Village

Villians – 730 S. Clark St., 60605 – South Loop

Watershed  601 N. State St., 60654 – River North


This list is ever-changing, and we do our best to keep it updated. If you believe there are omissions (or inclusions that befuddle you), please let us know below.

Happy drinking.