A Town-by-Town Tour of West Suburban Brewpubs, Breweries and Taprooms
Photo courtesy of Metal Monkey Brewing
Seery Athlone Brewing Company
1729 Armitage Ct.
www.seeryathlonebrewing.com, 331 209-9983
030 Fox Valley Center Dr.
www.hopvinebrewingcompany.org, 630 229-6030.
Owners: Jan and Doug Isley.
Locally owned brewpub pairing artisan dishes with fresh craft beer brewed on site.
Two Brothers Roundhouse
205 N. Broadway Ave. www. twobrothersbrewing.com, 630 264-2739. Owners: Jim and Jason Ebel.
A brewpub, beer garden, coffee house, music venue and banquet space in the oldest limestone roundhouse in the U.S., a historic landmark.
6833 Stanley Ave. www.flapjackbrewery.com, 708 637-4030.
Owners: James and Paul Macchione
A family owned small-batch brewery with wood-fired pizza and a friendly atmosphere.
112 W. Lake St., 847 610-5117
Owners: Katie and Krys Wolf
An eclectic variety of beers in a cozy, friendly atmosphere in a historic (haunted) farmhouse, with a beer garden.
25 West Brewing Co.
152 Stratford Dr. Stratford Square Mall. 630 351-2500
630 E. Boughton Rd. www.rockbottom.com, 630 739-6036
River Hawk Brewing
24735 W. Eames St. www.riverhawkbrewing.com, 815 255-2202.
Miskatonic Brewing Company
000 N. Frontage Rd. www.miskatonicbrewing.com, 630 541-9414
Alter Brewing Company
2300 Wisconsin Ave. www.alterbrewing.com, 630 541-9558.
Owners: David Yob, Mark Hendrick and Pete Kosanovich
Warm and friendly atmosphere, great variety of beer, amazing private event space.
Emmett’s Brewing Company
5200 Main St. www.emmetsbrewingco.com, 630 434-8500
Orange & Brew
1027 Burlington Ave. www.orangeandbrewbottleshop.com, 630 541-3880
Owners: Eric and Carrie Schmidt
Plank Road Tap Room
31W149 Plank Rd. www.plankroadtaproom.com, 224 238-3527.
Owners: Breanne & Alan Moreno
A tap room located on seven acres in a log cabin, featuring 16 beer taps dedicated to American craft beer.
ELK GROVE VILLAGE
121 Garlisch Dr.
www.mikerphonebrewing.com, 847 264-8904
Owner: Mike Pallen. A small-batch craft brewery inspired by music, with beers that showcase the soundtrack to our lives and our creativity and pursuit of the best beers out there.
Elmhurst Brewing Company
171 N. Addison Ave. www.elmhurstbrewingcompany.com, 630 834-2739
Owners: Frazer Donaldson and Pete Dolan
Thirteen taps of German-influenced craft brews, a full brewpub menu and the largest beer garden in the suburbs.
Red Arrow Tap Room
11 E. 1 St. www.redarrowtaproom.com, 630 501-1322
Owner: Joseph Tota
A revolutionary pour-your-own and self-service technology and exceptional service, where guests may pour their own beer and sample local craft beers and spirits.
Penrose Brewing Company
509 Stevens St. www.penrosebrewing.com, 630 232-2115.
Owner: Tom Korder
Family friendly taproom with a dynamic selection of fresh rotating beers
Stockholm’s Brew Pub
306 W. State St., www.stockholmsbrewpub.com, 630 208-7070
Owner: Michael Olesen
Traditional brewing method; unfiltered
and naturally conditioned for full flavor.
Blue Nose Brewery
6119 East Ave. www.bluenosebrewery.com, 708 905-5198
Owner: Nate GarciaA taproom serving truly handmade beer and the warmth and comfort of your own den.
Church Street Brewing Company
1480 Industrial Dr. www.churchstreetbrew.com, 630 438-5725
Owner: Lisa Gregor
We decoction mash, are lager heavy, contract brew, chill atmosphere.
Itasca Brewing Company
400 E. Orchard St. www.itascabrewingcompany.com. 919 548-5875
Elder Brewing Co.
18 E. Cass St. www.elderbrewingco.com, 815 651-4200
MyGrain Brewing Company
50 E Jefferson St. www.mygrainbrewing.com, 815 345-3339
Owners: Vincent Turrise and Grzegorz Lesiak
A variety of unique craft beers in a historic and comfortable atmosphere.
Pollyanna Brewing Company
431 Talcott Ave.www.pollyannabrewing.com, 630 914-5834
Co-founder: Brian Pawola
The glass is half full through crafted optimism.
Noon Whistle Brewing
800 E. Roosevelt Rd.www.noonwhistlebrewing.com, 630 376-6895
Owners: Paul Kreiner, Michael Condon and Jim Cagle
8700 W. 47 St. www.buckledownbrewing.com, 708 777-1842
Owners: Sean Mahoney and Ike Orcutt
There’s really one reason to come. It’s all about the beer.
Solemn Oath Brewery
1661 Quincy Ave. www.solemnoathbrewery.com, 630 995-3062
Red Arrow Tap Room
216 S. Washington St., www.redarrowtaproom.com. 630 536-8739
Owner: Joseph Tota
A revolutionary pour-your-own and self-service technology where guests may pour their own beer and sample local craft beers and spirits.
Granite City Food & Brewery
1823 Abriter Ct. www.gcfb.com, 630 544-3700
Kinslahger Brewing Company
6806 Roosevelt Rd., www.kinslahger.com, 844 552-4437
Owner name: Keith Huizinga
Expanding the boundaries of lager fermented beer — Kinship + lager = Kinslahger.
Oak Park Brewing Co.
155 S. Oak Park Ave.www.oakparkbeer.com, 708 445-0272
Owners: Jim Cozzens, Ashley and Brandon Wright
Oak Park’s first brewpub, located in the middle of the village.
One Lake Brewing
1 Lake Street, Oak Park www.onelakebrewing.com, Opens in January.
Owners: Jason Alfonsi and Shawn Stevens
A neighborhood brewery housed in a restored iconic bank building with a roof-top deck and on-site brewing of regional and seasonal beers.
Oswego Brewing Company
61 Main St. www.oswegobrewing.com, 331 999-1991
Owners: Peter J. Rzeminski II, Chris Heinen and Punit Patel
Independent craft beer made at a friendly gathering place in downtown Oswego.
Tangled Roots Brewing Co.
812 La Salle St. www.tangledrootsbrewingco.com. 815 324-9549
Brewing a portfolio of craft beers like no other, this brewerie sets out to build a unique "farm-to-foam" craft beer experience.
Werk Force Brewing Co.
14903 S. Center St. www.werkforcebrewing.com, 815 531-5457.
Owners: Amanda and Brandon Wright
With 25 taps, we pride ourselves on a variety of beer styles from lagers, IPAs, barrel aged stouts to sours, and a large comfortable tap room with indoor and outdoor seating.
Nevin’s Brewing Company
12337 S. Rt. 59. www.nevinsbrewing.com, 815 436-3900
Metal Monkey Brewing
515 Anderson Dr.www.metalmonkeybrewing.com, 815 524-3139
Owners: Dan Camp, Jason Janes and Brandi Camp
Unique beer, games, warm atmosphere, laid back vibe, awesome music.
Granite City Brewery
801 Plaza Dr.,www.gcfb.com, 630 523-5700
Will County Brewing Company
1142 W. Jefferson St.www.willcountybrew.com. 815 582-4157
Recently voted Best Microbrewery in Will County by Joliet Herald News, this brewpub offers 13 beer styles on tap along with a guest beer and two ciders. There are board games, pinball machines and weekly music BINGO.
The Lucky Monk
105 Hollywood Blvd. www.theluckymonk.com, 847 898-0500
Family owned, with full service restaurant, onsite brewery and private events.
D & G Brewing
303 N. 4th St. www.d-and-g-brewing.business.site, 773 203-2325
Owners: Alex Drayer and Brittany Groot
A small, relaxed space to enjoy good, clean, tasty beer, created by a former homebrewer who does it all — brewer, bartender, sales and janitor.
Global Brew Tap House
2100 Prairie St. www.globalbrew.com, 630 549-0397
Best selection of over 200 bottle and draft craft beers.
Lunar Brewing Co.
54 E. St. Charles Rd. 630 530-2077
Owner: Charles Tierney
A corner bar that brews hand crafted beers.
More Brewing Co.
26 S. Villa Ave. www.morebrewing.com, 630 501-1519
Two Brothers Tap House
30W315 Calumet Ave.www.twobrothersbrewing.com, 630 393-2337
Owners: Jim and Jason Ebel
Attached to a 40,000-sq-ft brewery, the taphouse offers pub food and 17 draft lines of beer.
Emmett’s Brewing Co.
128 W. Main St. www.emmettsbrewingco.com. 847 428-4500
Whiskey Hill Brewing Co.
115 Zygmunt Ct. www.whiskeyhillbrewing.com, 630 324-6613
Dry City Brew Works
120 N Main St. www.drycitybrewworks.com, 630 456-4787
Emmett’s Brewing Co.
121 W. Front St. www.emmettsbrewingco.com. 630 480-7181
Imperial Oak Brewing
501 Willow Blvd.www.imperialoakbrewing.com, 708 330-5096
Owner: Greg Hamilton
A rotating menu of all styles of beer pouring from 21 taps, with a passion for barrel-aged beers and unique styles you haven’t tried yet.
Black Horizon Brewing Co.
7560 S. Quincy St., www.blackhorizonbrewing.com, 630 413-4964
Skeleton Key Brewing
8102 Lemont Rd.www.skeletonkeybrewery.com, 630 396-9033
Owners: John Szopa and Paul and Emily Slayton
Spacious taproom & brewery live music and brew classes.