CASK BEER FINDER: ILLINOIS

A summary of all known bars and brewpubs in the state of IL that serve cask-conditioned beer (a.k.a. 'real ale')



(permanent / regular outlets only)

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Key:
Permanent outlet for cask beer. Counted in the tally above.
Regular outlet for cask beer (on most but not all the time). Counted in the tally above.
Occasional outlet for cask beer. Not counted in the tally above, and location not shown on the map.
No cask - recently ceased stocking it for whatever reason.
No cask - but has deceiving lookalike fake handpumps nefariously serving regular keg beer. Don't get fooled! Such places are listed here only to help prevent confusion as to what's 'real' and what's not.

M: Monday
T: Tuesday
W: Wednesday
Th: Thursday
F: Friday
S: Saturday
Su: Sunday

Times are shown in 24 hour clock, 0001 (12.01am) through to 2400 (midnight).

Be aware that some places may temporarily suspend offering cask-conditioned beer in hot weather.
Information shown is subject to change, and accuracy and availability is not guaranteed.

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Champaign

The Blind Pig
120 North Walnut Street
Champaign, Illinois, 61820-4010
Phone: 1 217 398 1532

1500-0200 Daily

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Chicago

Bar on Buena
910 West Buena Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60613-1614
Phone: 1 773 525 8665

1600-0200 M-F
1130-0300 S
Enquire for Sunday hours

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Benz Beer and Oyster Bar
3937 North Lincoln Avenue
Chicago

Bar closed, out of business.

Correct as at May 2010

Brisku's Bistro and Bar
4100 North Kedzie Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-2410
Phone: 1 773 279 9141

1600-0200 M-F
1100-0300 S
1100-0200 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Clark Street Ale House
742 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60610-3522
Phone: 1 312 642 9253

1600-0400 M-Th
1600-0500 F/S
1700-0400 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Fountainhead
1970 West Montrose Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60618
Phone: 1 773 697 8204

1600-0200 M-F
1200-0300 S
1200-0200 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Goose Island (Clybourn)
1800 North Clybourn Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-4939
Phone: 1 312 915 0071

1100-0100 Su-Th
1100-0200 F/S

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010

In Fine Spirits
5420 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60640-1210
Phone: 1 773 334 9463

1600-2400 M-Th
1500-0200 F/S
1500-2300 Su

[MAP]

Bar
Beer Store

Correct as at May 2010

Jerry's Sandwiches (Andersonville)
5419 North Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60640
Phone: 1 773 796 3777

1100-0100 Su/M
Closed T
1100-0100 W
1100-0200 Th-S

[MAP]

Bar

Updated November 2013

Jerry's Sandwiches (Wicker Park)
1938 West Division Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60622-3146
Phone: 1 773 235 1006

1100-2200 Su-W
1100-0200 Th-S

[MAP]

Bar

Updated November 2013

J.T. Collins Pub
3358 North Paulina Avenue
Chicago

Bar closed, out of business.

Correct as at May 2010

Mac's American Food and Drink
1801 West Division Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60622-3114
Phone: 1 773 782 4400

1600-0200 M-Th
1100-0200 F-Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

The Map Room
1949 North Hoyne Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60647-4560
Phone: 1 773 252 7636

1100-0200 Su-F
1100-0300 S

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Owen and Engine
2700 North Western Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60647-2017
Phone: 1 773 235 2930

1700-0200 M-F
1100-1500, 1700-0300 S
1100-1500, 1700-0200 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Revolution Brewing Company
2323 North Milwaukee Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60647
Phone: 1 773 227 2739

1100-0200 Daily

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010

Riverview Tavern
1958 West Roscoe Street
Chicago, Illinois, 60657-3581
Phone: 1 773 248 9523

1100-0200 M-F
1000-0300 S
1000-0200 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Updated November 2013

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
1 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60610-4306
Phone: 1 312 755 9339

1100-0200 Daily

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010

Sheffield's Wine and Beer Garden
3258 North Sheffield Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60657-2211
Phone: 1 773 281 4989

1130-0200 Su-F
1130-0300 S

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Tuman's Tavern
2159 West Chicago Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60622-4821
Phone: 1 773 782 1400

Enquire for opening hours.

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Twisted Spoke (North Ogden)
501 North Ogden Avenue
Chicago, Illinois, 60622-6422
Phone: 1 312 666 1500

1100-0200 M-F
0900-0300 S
0900-0200 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Downers Grove

Emmett's Ale House
5200 Main Street
Downers Grove, Illinois, 60515
Phone: 1 630 434 8500

1100-2400 M-W
1100-0100 Th-S
1200-2200 Su

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Frankfort

(The) Galway Tribes Irish Pub & Ale House
9680 Lincoln Way Lane
Frankfort

Bar closed, out of business.

Correct as at May 2010


Lake Barrington

The Onion Pub and Brewery
22221 Pepper Road
Lake Barrington, Illinois, 60010-5910
Phone: 1 847 381 7308

1100-2300 T-Th
1100-2400 F/S
1100-2200 Su
Closed Mondays

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Lake in the Hills

Govnor's Public House Restaurant and Brewery
220 North Randall Road
Lake in the Hills

Brewpub closed, out of business.

Correct as at May 2010


Libertyville

Firkin
515 North Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, Illinois, 60048-2018
Phone: 1 847 367 6168

1100-2330 M-Th
1100-0030 F/S
1100-2100 Su

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010

Mickey Finn's Brewery
412 North Milwaukee Avenue
Libertyville, Illinois, 60048-2248
Phone: 1 847 362 6688

1100-2330 M-Th
1100-0115 F/S
1200-2100 Su

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Lincolnshire

Flatlander's Restaurant and Brewery
200 Village Green
Lincolnshire, Illinois, 60069-3028
Phone: 1 847 821 1234

Enquire for opening hours.

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Oak Park

Poor Phil's Shell Bar
139 South Marion Street
Oak Park, Illinois, 60302-2808
Phone: 1 708 848 0871

Enquire for opening hours.

[MAP]

Bar

Correct as at May 2010


Palatine

Emmett's Ale House
110 North Brockway Street
Palatine, Illinois 60067
Phone: 1 847 359 1533

1130-2400 M-Th
1130-0100 F/S
1130-2200 Su

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


Peoria

John S. Rhodell Brewery
619a SW Water Street
Peoria, Illinois, 61602-5114
Phone: 1 309 674 7267

1500-2200 T-Th
1500-2300 F
1400-2300 S
Closed Su/M

[MAP]

Brewpub
Brew-on-Premise

Correct as at May 2010


Warrenville

Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery
28256 Diehl Road
Warrenville, Illinois, 60555-3835
Phone: 1 630 836 1380

1100-0100 M-Th
1100-0200 F
1130-0200 S
1130-0100 Su

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010

Two Brothers Tap House
30w315 Calumet Avenue
Warrenville, Illinois, 60555-3835
Phone: 1 630 393 2337

1500-2300 M-Th
1200-2400 F/S
1200-2100 Su

[MAP]

Brewery Taproom

Correct as at May 2010


West Dundee

Emmett's Tavern and Brewing Company
128 West Main Street
West Dundee, Illinois, 60118-2017
Phone: 1 847 428 4500

1500-2200 T-Th
1500-2300 F
1400-2300 S
Closed Su/M

[MAP]

Brewpub

Correct as at May 2010


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Wandering Star Craft Brewery

WANDERING STAR CRAFT BREWERY
11 Gifford Street, Pittsfield, Massachusetts, 01201

Supplying fresh, quality cask beers (and also keg) to MA, NY, and RI.

Is there a cask venue missing? Anything incorrect?

Please report changes and previously unknown cask outlets so this database can be as accurate as possible!

For NEW VENUES, please supply ALL of the following details:
-Full name of establishment
-Full address including zip code
-Phone number
-Please describe cask availability as either...
"Permanent" (all times within reason)
"Regular" (offered at least weekly - please state what days/times casks are tapped)
or
"Occasional" (twice a month or less)
-Opening hours
-Whether a bar, brewpub, taproom, etc.
-If there is a beer engine (handpump), are you 100% positive that it is a real one rather than a fake lookalike?
-What beer(s) are usually being dispensed?


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Disclaimer: I cannot be held responsible for any errors or changes to the above information. Real ale is not guaranteed to always be available in any of these outlets (especially in the summer).