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Revolution Brewing has quite a brewpub in Logan Square.
Revolution Brewing has quite a brewpub in Logan Square.
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Don't Just Drink Your Dinner: 11 Breweries That Also Serve Great Food

Beer drinkers shouldn't worry that food's an afterthought at these establishments.

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Sure, many bars and breweries allow drinkers to bring food with them, but Chicago is also full of establishments that brew great suds with an in-house kitchen pumping out some of the area's best eats. Anyone can make a pretzel to soak up the booze, but patrons deserve more than that; they deserve a meal that pairs well their beer, a place that they'd visit even if beer wasn't brewed on-site.

In honor of Chicago Craft Beer Week (May 14-24), here are 12 great picks for some of the area's best breweries that don't treat food as an afterthought.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Atlas Brewing Company

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2747 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614
(773) 295-1270
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Duck confit sliders and some very tasty, un-bar-like chicken wings highlight the menu at this gastropub in Lincoln Park. [Photo: Facebook]

2. DryHop Brewers

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3155 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657
(773) 857-3155
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The short-rib ground burger is one of the city's best, if you can find a table. [Photo: Marc Much]

3. Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

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1035 Sterling Ave
Flossmoor, IL 60422
(708) 957-2739
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The beer cheese soup and fish and chips highlight the menu here. [Photo: Facebook]

4. Horse Thief Hollow

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10426 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643
(773) 779-2739
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Vegetarians take note: The spinach burger with goat cheese is what you've been waiting for. [Photo: Facebook]

5. Lake Bluff Brewing Company

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16 E Scranton Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044
(224) 544-5179
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This relaxed Lake County brewery has old-world charm. It's simple menu is deceptively tasty and includes a variety of paninis. [Photo: Facebook]

6. Peckish Pig

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623 Howard St
Evanston, IL 60202
(847) 491-6778
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This Evanston joint earns high marks for the charcuterie and desserts, like the fried PB&J. [Photo: Facebook]

7. Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

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1927 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622
(773) 772-4422
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Chicago's not just about deep dish. Piece delivers New Haven-style pizzas with a crust that compliments the beer. Get creative with the toppings, and don't forget the seasoned mushrooms. [Photo: Facebook]

8. Revolution Brewing

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2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647
(773) 227-2739
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The bacon-fat popcorn, among many great dishes, has helped many diners brave the long waits in Logan Square. [Photo: Facebook]

9. Three Floyds Brewery & Pub

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9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, IN 46321
(219) 922-4425
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Don't judge a book by its cover, or a state by its governor. The smoked chicken wings here get talked about a lot. Also try the duck breast entree. [Photo: Facebook]

10. Two Brothers Tap House

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30W315 Calumet Ave W
Warrenville, IL 60555
(630) 393-2337
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Where's Warrenville? Find out by trying the fish tacos and mac and cheese. [Photo: Facebook]

11. 18th Street Brewery

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5725 Miller Ave
Gary, IN 46403
(219) 939-8802
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Cross the border over to Indiana to find this gem where milk stouts are king. Try the Mediterranean grilled cheese. [Photo: Facebook]

1. Atlas Brewing Company

2747 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 60614
Duck confit sliders and some very tasty, un-bar-like chicken wings highlight the menu at this gastropub in Lincoln Park. [Photo: Facebook]
2747 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, IL 60614

2. DryHop Brewers

3155 N Broadway, Chicago, IL 60657
The short-rib ground burger is one of the city's best, if you can find a table. [Photo: Marc Much]
3155 N Broadway
Chicago, IL 60657

3. Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery

1035 Sterling Ave, Flossmoor, IL 60422
The beer cheese soup and fish and chips highlight the menu here. [Photo: Facebook]
1035 Sterling Ave
Flossmoor, IL 60422

4. Horse Thief Hollow

10426 S Western Ave, Chicago, IL 60643
Vegetarians take note: The spinach burger with goat cheese is what you've been waiting for. [Photo: Facebook]
10426 S Western Ave
Chicago, IL 60643

5. Lake Bluff Brewing Company

16 E Scranton Ave, Lake Bluff, IL 60044
This relaxed Lake County brewery has old-world charm. It's simple menu is deceptively tasty and includes a variety of paninis. [Photo: Facebook]
16 E Scranton Ave
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

6. Peckish Pig

623 Howard St, Evanston, IL 60202
This Evanston joint earns high marks for the charcuterie and desserts, like the fried PB&J. [Photo: Facebook]
623 Howard St
Evanston, IL 60202

7. Piece Brewery and Pizzeria

1927 W North Ave, Chicago, IL 60622
Chicago's not just about deep dish. Piece delivers New Haven-style pizzas with a crust that compliments the beer. Get creative with the toppings, and don't forget the seasoned mushrooms. [Photo: Facebook]
1927 W North Ave
Chicago, IL 60622

8. Revolution Brewing

2323 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL 60647
The bacon-fat popcorn, among many great dishes, has helped many diners brave the long waits in Logan Square. [Photo: Facebook]
2323 N Milwaukee Ave
Chicago, IL 60647

9. Three Floyds Brewery & Pub

9750 Indiana Pkwy, Munster, IN 46321
Don't judge a book by its cover, or a state by its governor. The smoked chicken wings here get talked about a lot. Also try the duck breast entree. [Photo: Facebook]
9750 Indiana Pkwy
Munster, IN 46321

10. Two Brothers Tap House

30W315 Calumet Ave W, Warrenville, IL 60555
Where's Warrenville? Find out by trying the fish tacos and mac and cheese. [Photo: Facebook]
30W315 Calumet Ave W
Warrenville, IL 60555

11. 18th Street Brewery

5725 Miller Ave, Gary, IN 46403
Cross the border over to Indiana to find this gem where milk stouts are king. Try the Mediterranean grilled cheese. [Photo: Facebook]
5725 Miller Ave
Gary, IN 46403

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