Brewery & Bar Activity During the COVID-19 Closings: North Cook/Lake Counties
Monday at 2:08 pm
Herewith, I will try to present a listing of hours, and takeout policy for bars and brewpubs forced to close their public spaces during the COVID-19 emergency. I’m trying to get specific information for each establishment, based on their social media, as I remove their events from the calendar listings. If you want to get your policy mentioned here, please drop me a line.
Please remember that this situation is constantly changing, so check with your locals. If any of these places will be doing beer delivery, I will include that information. It might be that Über Eats or Doordash might not let its drivers deliver alcohol. We look forward to the resumption of normal activity on March 31.
Beerhead Bar & Eatery Schaumburg, 888 N. Meacham Rd., Schaumburg, IL 847-517-8300
Beerhead fans, you can still enjoy your favorites! Order by phone at 847-517-8300 for quick & easy curbisde pick-up. Order delivery through GrubHub, Uber Eats or DoorDash. We will continue to serve our community by providing great food and service to our loyal guests. From our family to yours, be safe!
Crystal Lake Brewing, 150 N. Main St., Crystal Lake, IL (779) 220-9288
The Crystal Lake Brewing tap room will be closed for on-premise service from Monday, March 16 through at least Tuesday, March 31.
During this time, the tap room will be open for “To Go” purchases, including 6-packs, growlers, t-shirts and other merchandise, as well as gift card sales. Our hours during this time are Mon-Fri – 3:00 pm to 8:00 pm; Sat-Sun – Noon to 6:00 pm
Growler Special: Growlers, in fact, will be on a special sale during this entire period. All growler fills will be $5 off their usual price, but we are also suggesting a $5 minimum gratuity for each growler filled. CLB is a family, and our beertenders (along with amazing beer) are our biggest asset. So, while tipping is not mandatory, we sincerely appreciate your support of both CLB and our team.
Drive Up Service: The tap room is being kept clean and we will be working to minimize wait times and avoid crowding, but if you prefer to stay in your car, please call us at 779-220-9288. We’ll send someone out to you to take your order.
Half Day Brewing Co., 200 Village Green, Lincolnshire, IL 847-821-6933
Parking lot pickup is here! Call in your order, pay over the phone, pull into our parking lot, call us from their, and have ID ready. This will go on while we are closed. We will be open for carryout and delivery 11am-8pm. Details about free delivery to be posted soon.
Harbor Brewing Co., 811 Sheridan Rd., Winthrop Harbor, IL
We will remain open on our normal days with limited hours moving forward for growler & howler fills. We will update you with those hours soon!
Holzlager Brewing Co., 150 S. Eastwood Dr., Woodstock, IL (815) 308-5901
We’re staying open for TO-GO sales ONLY. We’ll be open EVERY DAY during this shutdown: Mon – Thu: 10a -10p; Fri-Sat: 10a-11p; Sun: 11a-8p
You can come in during these hours to check the cooler and order Crowlers, filled fresh!
OR, you can pre-order your Crowlers for quick pick-up. Check our Facebook page for directions.
The Lucky Monk, 105 Hollywood Blvd., South Barrington, IL (847) 898-0500
We remain open for delivery and pickup, along with opportunities to stock up those growlers & howlers. We will run our similar hours of operation to accommodate guest’s needs to dine out beginning Tuesday, March 17th. We hope to see you at the doorstep or enjoying your favorite meal at home during this unprecedented time.
Hours of Operation: 11am-8pm Daily
Call for Carry Out and Catering Orders or Online through GrubHub and DoorDash for Delivery
As a way to appreciate your business and patronage at this time, we will be giving out $15 in Monk Bucks for phone in carry out orders of $50 or more. This $15 gift will be good to use upon our re-opening of the restaurant and used for dine in only.
Macushla Brewing Co., 1516 E. Lake Ave., Glenview, IL (847) 730-5199
Starting Tuesday, we will open a walk-up window for crowler pick up !! From 3-6 PM, pick up your favorite Macushla Beer and support small business. Tips are greatly appreciated at this time. Stay tuned for more information during this turbulent time.
Mikerphone Brewing, 121 Garlisch Dr., Elk Grove Village, IL (847) 264-8904
Starting Tuesday, we will be offering to-go sales only during our normal business hours. We will offer MOST of our draft menu in crowlers and their normal packaged options so that you can enjoy draft beer from home. Gift cards and merchandise are also available, and those sales will be incredibly supportive during this time. Feel free to call ahead to have us prepare your order so that it is ready when you arrive.
We will also graciously accept tips on to-go orders to help supplement the tips that our front of house staff will not be able to receive while the tasting room is shut down.
In regards to SMELLS LIKE A BEER FEST, we have a meeting with the city tomorrow to discuss our plan. We will keep you posted as soon as we have more information, but we encourage to hold off from travel plans until we know what the future holds.
Nightshade and Dark’s Pandemonium Brewing, 216 W. Clayton St., Waukegan, IL (847) 555-1212
We will be closed until further notice. We do not believe the closure will be lifted on March 31. If events world-wide are any indication, more time will be needed. Once we are satisfied we have enough beer stockpiled to support re-opening, we will begin selling beer to go in cans or even 32oz howlers. In order to help our food vendors weather this period, we may also open pop-up to go services and let our customers order food and beer via messenger or text and then pick it up to go.
Only Child Brewing Co., 1350 Tri State Pkwy., Gurnee, IL 224-656-5241
Starting Tuesday 3/17, we will be open EVERYDAY of the week from 12pm – 7pm to offer beer for sale to go. In this time of difficulty & need, we ask that when you purchase beer to go, please remember that our Taproom staff rely heavily on their tips, & please consider how much less that will be without people staying & drinking in the Taproom. PLEASE TIP on to go purchases. This is a time when we all must stand together as a community, & support each other. We have decided as a company, to also donate 10% of all of our to go sales to put into a Tip Pool, that will be distributed to all of our staff, to help provide them with additional income while their hours are cut short for the remainder of the month.
Ravinia Brewing Co., 582 Roger Williams Ave., Highland Park, IL (847) 780-8127
Tuesday the Taproom will be closed for Dine-In but we will begin our carry-out, curbside, and delivery (hopefully by the end of the week) options. We appreciate your support and we are asking for your continued support of small local businesses. With that being said, we also ask to please leave a gratuity when ordering to-go items. Our staff is reliant on tips as a major source of income.
Sketchbook Brewing Co., 821 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL (847) 859-9051
The taproom will be open from Noon-8pm every day, including Mondays, until further notice. We’re selling items TO-GO ONLY. Packaged beer only, No growler fills. Walk-in, order online, or call your order in.
Smylie Brothers Brewing Co., 1615 Oak Ave., Evanston, IL 224-999-7320
We will be open for the foreseeable future, FOR PICK-UP ONLY, from 12pm-8pm and until 9pm on Fri/Sat.
We’re playing all the hits- Packaged beer, growlers and howlers*, full BBQ menu, pizzas, limited sides, house salad, white bean dip and friggin poutine and more! Click the link below or visit smyliebros.com and check out the Pick-Up Menu.
Call us ahead of time to place your food orders. Beer can be ordered on the fly or called ahead for growlers and howlers. Please be mindful of social distancing while ordering beer on site or picking up. We kindly ask you not order food in person and wait.
We will be taking payment via credit card only. Curbside delivery upon request. We will be working to eventually offer a delivery service. This will be an evolving process so please bear with us! We appreciate all the outreach and support for our establishment and the other local businesses that have been affected. New howlers and growlers only. We will accept your used (and clean) glass 32oz howlers and 64oz growlers and exchange them for a new one. We will not introduce a guest supplied vessel to our system. Sorry no canteens, water bottles, uKegs, etc.
Temperance Beer Co., 2000 Dempster St., Evanston, IL (847) 864-1000
It’s time for us to try the most American of food & beverage service — the Drive-Thru! We’ve figured out a way to get you the beer you need without having to wait in long lines and while maintaining as much social distancing as possible. This means that we will only be selling beer to go, and there will be no activities inside the Tap Room or brewery. Staff will be wearing nitrile surgical gloves and washing hands often. We will spray the cans with isopropyl alcohol before we hand them to you. We are also selling kegs! Got a kegerator at home? We are selling most of our beer in either 1/2 or 1/6 barrels. Email email@example.com to confirm availability so that we can make sure we have what you want.
Ten Ninety Brewing Co., 1025 Waukegan Rd., Glenview, IL 224-432-5472
We at Ten Ninety are looking to reopen for takeout orders starting either Wednesday or Thursday. That would include both package beer and food. We are looking into implementing an online ordering system as part of this.
Une Année Brewery/Hubbard’s Cave, 6343 W. Gross Point Rd., Niles, IL (847) 635-0655
We will have online ordering of limited food and all of our beer that is available in package. If you buy some food and a package product you’ll get three dollars off the order. Our website is live. Pickup hours today from 4-10. Only at our new location at 6343 W. Gross Point Rd. Niles. E-gift cards aren’t also available online.
ZümBier, 3232 Monroe, Waukegan, IL 847-420-7313
Until 3/30 we’ll be doing package sales, curbside delivery, and delivery text ‘menu’ to 847-420-7313 to see what we have canned/bottled.
Buffalo Creek, Long Grove (starting Wednesday), Kings & Convicts, Highwood.