Oh we feel so much better. That has NOT been easy to hold in.

Big news = a festive hump day. So we’re toasting away the midweek blues by sharing some pics & details about the soon-to-be Lincoln Square Taproom, along with info on the awesome deals and happenings at your favorite Lakeview spot. Here’s what you’ll find below:

  • Announcing the Lincoln Square Taproom!
  • Expanded Happy Hour
  • Whiskey Wednesday
  • Laughs at Lakeview Comedy Night (fully booked)
  • Friday Flight Night
  • Valentine’s Weekend: Heart-Shaped Pizzas + 50% Off To-Go Pours of Our Featured Brew

Announcing the Lincoln Square Taproom!

Calling all Lincoln Square neighbors: we are SO excited to announce that we are opening a 2nd taproom in your wonderful hood!

Soon, you’ll be able to enjoy everything you love about the Lakeview Taproom at our Lincoln Square location as well. Think hyper-local beers on tap, Chicago spirits, wines, and most of all, a community-first gathering place built on friendly neighborhood vibes. Woohoo!

We’re working on the space now and can’t wait to share more of the process with you as we bring the new taproom to life. Scroll to the bottom of this post for a sneak-peek at the before status.

As you’ll see, it’s an awesome space! But we have some work ahead of us…

To keep updated on our progress, subscribe to the Lincoln Square Taproom mailing list now. As is the case for our Lakeview subscribers, e-mail will be the best way to ensure you’re among the first to know about specials, events, and announcements.

Expanded Happy Hour

There’s no such thing as too much happy hour. So we’re slapping on an additional hour, giving you more time to sip and savor the perfect pour at a special price each weekday.

Join us from 4 – 7 pm on Wednesday – Friday to get your happy on. You’ll enjoy 20% off in-house pours and beer-to-go (at least for now).

Make a reservation and we’ll see you here!

Whiskey Wednesday

The best response to the words “polar vortex” is simple: WHISKEY.

Don’t you feel warmer already?

Shake off the hump-day chill with 20% off ALL whiskey pours, ALL day and night! With 5 different varieties of KOVAL single barrel whiskies, you’re sure to find a pour that’s too your liking (or 4 pours, if you care to make it a flight).

Take a look at the local KOVAL treats we’re pouring:

  • Bourbon: Balanced and approachable. The unusual grain combination provides notes of mango chutney and vanilla on the palate, with a peppery caramel finish.
  • Millet: This single-grain expression offers a truly singular drinking experience. Notes of nut and vanilla define the palate, with a clean and bright finish.
  • Rye: Fresh and light. Mellow and somewhat sweet notes of maple and candy corn, with a classically spicy finish.
  • Oat: Rich in flavor. Think milk chocolate, coconut, caramel, and cashew, with an exceptionally creamy palate and finish.
  • 4-Grain: Aged in heavily charred new oak barrels from Minnesota, then bottled single barrel at 94 proof using state-of-the-art technologies, to achieve precise consistency and quality. The 4 grains define its depth, with a banana nose, creamy palate, and spicy finish. 

P.S. Beer + whiskey = the perfect pairing. What better way to warm up? Book now to claim your spot.

Laughs at Lakeview Comedy Night – Fully Booked

Laughs at Lakeview is back this Thursday. But if you don’t already have a table reserved, sorry to say that this hilarious night is fully booked.

Don’t be afraid to jump in early and book fast for next week’s show!

Friday Flight Night

Our favorite Friyay tradition is back with 20% off ALL beer flights, ALL day and night.

Come raise your glass to a delicious 4-pour flight of your favorite brews. We’ve got all the makings of the perfect Friday night with 14 local Chicago beers on tap from our favorite local brewers, plus local spirits, wine, and more!

Make your reservation now and toast to a great weekend ahead.

Valentine’s Weekend: Heart-Shaped Pizzas + 50% Off To-Go Pours of Our Featured Brew

If you and your Valentine (or your anti-Valentine’s crew) prefer beer and pizza to champagne and strawberries, we have the perfect way to celebrate this weekend.

Heart shaped pizza and beer in champagne glasses for Valentines Day at the Lakeview Taproom

Spread the love by pairing up an incredible beer deal with a heart-shaped pizza! Chicago’s Rewired Cafe made these fab pies for us, and they’ll be keeping our pizza oven warm and friendly all weekend long. Make your reservation asap or click here to schedule your pizza pick-up time—and be sure to add a note that you’ll take your pizza heart-shaped.

But wait! This date’s not done yet. Bring your growlers and howlers when you come in, because we’re offering HALF OFF to-go fills of our featured pour, Space for Everyone. Talk about an out-of-this world deal!

Brewed with peaches and plums, this exclusive kettle sour is a once-in-a-galazy collaboration between our friends at Empirical Brewery and the Adler Planetarium.

Grab your reservation, pack up your favorite to-go containers, and come hang out this weekend to grab this deal before it’s gone for infinity.

P.S. If you’re planning to come in on Sunday, make note of our updated Sunday hours: 2 — 8 pm.

See you here!

Lincoln Square Sneak Peek:

Lincoln Square Taproom Coming Soon Exterior
Bar at the future Lincoln Square Taproom
Cozy table at the future Lincoln Square Taproom
Back bar area at the Lincoln Square Taproom before renovations

More to come as we begin renovations! Subscribe here for all the updates.