Last week, Marz Community Brewing opened a brewery in Bucktown, right on the border with Logan Square. The beer industry is quite done with the area; in May, Ravinia and Solemn Oath brewing will open brewpubs a short distance from each other. Both have suburban locations, but these would be their first outposts in the city.
Ravinia, which will serve tacos with its beer, opens May 7 at 2601 W. Diversey Avenue, according to a rep. Solemn Oath hasn’t revealed an opening date for its brewpub at 2919 W. Armitage Avenue. It should open in mid-May, as first reported by the Tribune.
At Ravinia, they’ve hired chef Juan Carlos Bueno who was on the opening team at Lagunitas Taproom and Brewery. While that Douglass Park brewpub remains closed to the public, ownership it touting vegetarian options (they weren’t specific about vegan items) and fried ice cream for dessert.
Eventually, Ravinia will add lunch and carryout. For the buildout, designers added garage door windows to increase airflow to create a more comfortable atmosphere during the pandemic.
Solemn Oath and Ravinia add to an impressive list of Logan Square breweries: Bixi Beer, Hopewell, Pilot Project, Maplewood, Marz, Middle Brow, and Revolution. Additionally, Metropolitan Brewing, overlooking the Chicago River, is in adjacent Avondale.