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Tour Jolly Pumpkin’s Chicago Brewpub, Bringing Barrel-Aged Fun to Hyde Park

The Michigan import will open on October 24

Jolly Pumpkin Chicago
Barry Brecheisen
Ashok Selvam is the editor of Eater Chicago and a native Chicagoan armed with more than two decades of award-winning journalism. Now covering the world of restaurants and food, his nut graphs are super nutty.

Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ale, a Michigan-based brewery known for barrel-aged sours, has arrived in Chicago with a 5,800-square-foot brewpub in Hyde Park. It’ll serve pizza, burgers, Korean chicken wings, and more when Jolly Pumpkin Pizzeria and Brewery opens on Tuesday, October 24 at 5251 S. Harper Court.

The interiors are supposed to carry “an urban, rustic vibe.” There’s plenty of oak throughout the restaurant, a nod to the beer’s barrels. A special booth in the center of the space is shaped like a beer barrel and could give customers a little privacy. TVs hang behind the 30-tap bar, and there are large posters inspired by beer bottle labels. The brewery will also have outdoor seating.

Take a tour through the brewery below. Jolly Pumpkin is Hyde Park’s first brewpub and the company’s first outside of The Mitten State. The company was founded in 2004 in Dexter, Michigan and they have four facilities in the state. The brewpub opens on Tuesday in Hyde Park.

Jolly Pumpkin is inside Hyde Park’s Harper Court development.
The brewery is known for its barrel-aged beers.
Jolly Pumpkin’s beer labels make creative posters.
What’s inside the barrel?
A circular bench wraps around the barrel.
A peek inside the barrel.
Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago
Diners can sit inside this special booth.
There’s counter seating by the windows.
The corner bar with plenty of flatscreens.
Another view of the bar.
There are 30 taps pictured.
Just in time for Halloween.
The food focuses on pizza, but there’s plenty of other options, too.
There’s a pizza oven behind the kitchen walls.
More beer labels turned posters.
Yes, there’s a growler program.
Barry Brecheisen
The entrance is also an exit.

Jolly Pumpkin Brewery

5251 S Harper Ct, Chicago, IL 60615 Visit Website