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10 Bars with Amazing Beer Lists in Chicago

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10 Bars with Amazing Beer Lists in Chicago

Whether you prefer ’em hoppy or sour, there’s a good chance that there’ll be something you like on these menus.

These are the bars with the best beer lists in Chicago.


Crown Liquors

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2821 N Milwaukee, Logan Square

A classic Chicago slashie (and overall neighborhood fav) this liquor store bar front combo boasts what is, undoubtedly, one of the best draft menus in the city. With 24 taps, special $4 daily drafts, brewery flights, and $3 pints on Wednesday, Crown Liquors is a total crowd pleaser. You can check out their rotating list, here.



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5148 N Clark, Andersonville

Hopleaf has been Andersonville’s go-to pub since 1992, and that’s not stopping anytime soon. With 68 different taps and over 400 separate bottles, there’s a little bit of everything on this beer list. Although, be warned – Hopleaf’s menu has been known to change, like, 4 to 6 times a week. Come prepared.


Band of Bohemia

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4710 N Ravenswood, Ravenswood

Turns out that one of Chicago’s many Michelin starred restaurants is also one of its best beer bars, too. Whodathunkit?

In fact, Band of Bohemia is the very first Michelin starred brewpub, and specializes in pairing some of the coolest drafts around with their creative culinary concoctions.


Local Option

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1102 W Webster, Lincoln Park

A little bit rock n’ roll, a lot a bit beer obsessed, Local Option specializes in both local and generally ~cool beers~.

Plus, pro tip: their chicken nuggets are amazing.



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1970 W Montrose, Ravenswood

Beer bros flock to this north side mainstay which, in addition to a killer beer list, also provides brunch, rooftop yoga, and some seriously yummy bar bites.



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3258 N Sheffield, Lakeview

As one of Chicago’s premier beer gardens, both Sheffield’s draft and bottle list are not to be trifled with. Expect lots of Belgian brews and a pretty great sour roundup to compliment your en plein air happy hour.


Map Room

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1949 N Hoyne, Bucktown

This cozy neighborhood spot is sure to bring out the explorer in even the tamest of beer nerds. In addition to a stellar tap list, Map Room also hosts a Beer School for those of us who wanna know a little bit more about our brews. They’re also open mornings for coffee and light bites, making this Bucktown regular an all day hang.



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2812 N Lincoln, Lincoln Park

A beer “coffee shop” of sorts, Lincoln Park’s Beermiscuous is all about stepping out of your comfort zone and into something delicious. With half-priced flights on Wednesdays, plenty of board games, and a seriously stunning bottle collection, it’s no wonder this spot’s become a bit of a cult classic.



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2027 W North, Wicker Park

As Chicago’s first fully self-serve bar, Tapster offers more than just a great beer list. With nearly 40 taps, customers are encouraged to pour their own drafts, taste, and try while a bartender stands by to give you the details.


Maria’s Packaged Goods

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960 W 31st, Bridgeport

Maria’s is a Bridgeport standby for a reason. Serving local brews to regulars since 1986, there’s really no place quite like it.


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