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Explore Logan Square’s Newest Brewery Taproom

Ravinia Brewing’s new restaurant has tacos, a patio, and plenty of airflow

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Logan Square’s seventh brewery opened last week with plenty of beer and tacos, plus a large back patio. This is the second brewpub for Ravinia Brewing Co., which has been around since 2017 — it operates a brewpub in suburban Highland Park. The brewery has been wanting to open a Chicago location for years, and the Logan Square room at 2601 W. Diversey isn’t ownership’s first attempt.

The brewpub’s menu includes quesadillas and burrito bites. There’s also a variety of tacos: chicken tinga, barbacoa, carnitas, coconut curry shrimp, fried fish, and a hard shell with ground beef. Two meat-free options around out the selections: a mushroom mole and veggie al pastor.

The building previously belonged to defunct-brewery Ale Syndicate, and Ravinia ownership signed a lease in April 2019. The 7,000-square-foot space has old-school character thanks to a 111-year-old bar that anchors the room. Ownership said the bar was housed originally at a Lincoln Park tavern in the 1900s before making its way to Wisconsin.

This isn’t Ravinia’s first try to open in Chicago.
A basket with parchment paper and three tacos, with a glass of ale in the background.
Tacos and beer — what could go wrong?

Beyond the patio, which was vandalized with graffiti before the opening, the space also features garage door windows facing Diversey to improve the building’s airflow. Instead booths, benches are suspended by ropes to create swing seating inside the industrial-style space.

There are 12 draft lines for Ravinia beer and coolers next the bar are stocked with cans for to-go sales. The beer lineup from head brewer Raul Heredia offers something everyone with sours, lagers, and IPAs. One of the brewery’s core offerings is Diversey Station, a juicy IPA with 4.9 percent ABV. The brewpub also a full bar with liquor and cocktails.

Take a stroll through the room below. Ravinia joins a competitive Logan Square brewpub scene with names like Maplewood, Revolution, and Hopewell.

Ravinia Brewing taproom, 2601 W. Diversey, open 3 p.m. to 11 p.m. Monday through Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday; 10 a.m. to midnight Saturday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Sunday; weekend brunch until 3 p.m.

This bar is 111 years old.
10 beer taps.
Ravinia’s lineup provides something for everyone.
Wooden benches suspended by rope with tables by windows.

There’s plenty of airflow.

Three glasses full of beer. Barry Brecheisen/Eater Chicago

The house salad

The carnitas taco.
The veggie al pastor.

Ravinia Brewing

2601 W Diversey Ave, Chicago, IL 60647 Visit Website
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