We’ve waited and worked and salvaged and sweated for months, and now, the day we’ve been waiting for is almost here: our brand new Lincoln Square Taproom will open VERY soon…as in, count-the-days-on-your-fingers soon.

But the only way you’ll know about opening details is if you’re subscribed to the Lincoln Square Taproom mailing list. We’re not announcing soft-opening specifics anywhere else.

Starting this week, we’ll separate out future e-mail sends depending on where you subscribed, so if you haven’t signed up for both locations’ mailing lists, you won’t get exclusive invitations and deals for each spot. (Not sure where you’re signed up? Just subscribe/re-subscribe to both to be safe.)

Meanwhile, this week at our flagship Lakeview location, we’re inviting all our friends and neighbors to kick off Labor Day weekend on a delicious note, with hyper-local Chicago pours and fun festivities coming your way until Sunday (we’re closed Monday). Check out what’s in store:

  • Laughs at Lakeview
  • Exclusive beer tapping: Gretta Van Fleet
  • Closed Monday for Labor Day
  • Brushes and Brews
  • Book your private party
  • Happy hour

Laughs at Lakeview

This Thursday night, come check out our killer standup comedy lineup kicking off at 7 pm.

Hosted by Seth Payne, Laughs at Lakeview will have you on the edge of your seat with a smile on your face. Come see what the hype is all about and enjoy stellar performances from some of Chicago’s top comedians. Seating for the show is first come, first serve, and tickets are $5 at the door.

Special Beer Tapping: Greta Van Fleet

This Friday, you’re in for a treat. Our friends at On Tour Brewing Co. recently collaborated with the band Greta Van Fleet to create Strange Horizons, a special beer in honor of the band’s show this Friday at Northerly Island. And guess where this exclusive new brew will get tapped starting Friday…yep, right here at the Lakeview Taproom.

Strange Horizons is a Hazy IPA with citrus, tropical berry, and mango hop notes. This limited-edition brew will only be on tap here and at On Tour’s taproom, so be sure to swing by and give it a taste before it’s gone. You won’t want to miss it!

Closed Monday

We’ll be closed this Sunday in honor of Labor Day. Enjoy a relaxing holiday!

Brushes and Brews

Join us on Tuesday for a fabulous Brushes and Brews painting session from 6 – 8 p.m. Sip on some tasty beverages while you paint a beautiful peacock masterpiece of your very own.

Jaime of Jaime Elaine Designs will be here to guide and encourage you every step of the way. So grab your friends and join us for a unique experience you definitely won’t forget.

Tickets are $30 each with advance sign-up, and all painting supplies are provided. Spots are limited, so sign up in advance by filling out the Brushes and Brews form on our website. After you do, Jaime will reply & get you setup.

Book Your Private Party

Allow us to host your next summer gathering, either indoors or on our open-air patio. Enjoy all of the memories and let the stress of finding the perfect location melt away. Whether it’s a birthday party, graduation, or a no-reason-needed get-together with family or friends, we’ll reserve the space for you at no charge.

Simply contact us to let us know you’d like to request a private event, when you’d like to come (limited times available), and how many people will be in your party. It’s that easy!

Happy Hour

Don’t forget, happy hour hits every Monday – Wednesday from 4 – 7 pm, with 20% off all in-house pours. It’s a great way to try some new hyper-local beers at a great price.