Surrounded By Breweries

by | Apr 8, 2018 | Restaurants

Surrounded by Breweries… and that’s OK with me!

Chicago is no stranger to beer and our area is no different.  Being based in Portage Park has allowed to be spectators to the rapid change occurring in the area.  Check out the list of breweries below to learn more about the region’s craft beers.

1. Short Fuze

5000 N River Rd, Schiller Park, IL 60176

Short Fuse is located on River Road near the Rosemont Fashion Outlet’s. They have a full kitchen and also weekday lunch specials for under $10. All of their beers are made on site, and they typically have 14 available on tap. With claims to be one of the largest taproom’s in Chicago, they are definitely worth checking out!

Short Fuze Brewery near Rosemont

2. Eris Cider House

4240 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL 60641

Famous for being Chicago’s first CIDER house! This brewery has multiple levels to it and a rustic/lofty feel. They are currently building out a banquet hall and this summer they will debut their rooftop patio! They also have a full kitchen and menu that is not to be missed!

Cider House in the Irving Park Neighborhood

3. Old Irving Brewery

4419 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL 60641

Old Irving Brewery never disappoints. They have specials throughout the week and a daily happy hour. Plus, they offer most of their beers in ‘taster’ size for just a couple of bucks. Occasionally they have live music and they also have a full kitchen. My favorite here is their weekend brunch! Another must try beer hall in the area!

Old Irving Brewery has a large beer hall

4. Lake Effect Brewery

4727 W Montrose Ave C, Chicago, IL 60641

This cool brewery offers tours every Saturday. During this hour long tour, you get to see inside at their working brewery, bottling area, and barrel room. The tour is only $5 and includes beer tastes and a Lake Effect Glass. Plus you get to taste new releases and sometimes rare vintage beers!

Lake Effect Brewing in Portage Park

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