1801 W Foster Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (773).293.7896

Email: info@empiricalbrewery.com



Monday: closed

Tuesday: 12PM - 10PM

Wednesday: 12PM - 10PM

Thursday: 12PM - 10PM

Friday: 12PM - 12AM

Saturday: 12PM - 12AM

Sunday: 12PM - 8PM

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The Chill AF Show will be putting on another show in the depths of Empirical Brewery. The show will take place amongst the brewhouse and fermenters and feature stand up, music, great local beer, and copious amounts of chill.

The show marks a union of craft beer and comedy in Chicago’s Malt Row and will feature some of Chicago’s brightest talent and some of Chicago’s freshest local beer. The show is at 9pm and will run between 60-90 minutes.

Test Flights

Empirical Brewery and Cards Against Humanity have teamed up for a day of games and beer! We along with our friends at DMR Creative, Palm Court, Neat Games, and Road to Infamy welcome you to join us at Test Flights, Chicago's best Saturday afternoon for beer and game lovers.


Saturday November 16th at 2:00pm we'll invite you into the brewery space at Empirical Brewery at 1801 W Foster Ave and greet you with a pint of our locally made craft beer, made fresh in the tanks that you'll be hanging out by.


Yer a wizard, Harry!

It's finally happening. Empirical Brewery will be hosting our monthly trivia night in November on 11/20/2019 and the theme is Harry Potter.

We'll have questions about all 8 of the original Harry Potter movies released between 2001 and 2011. No books or Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them questions - those will come at a later date!

1st, 2nd, and 3rd place prizes will be distributed to the top teams.

Want to make sure you have space in the taproom for trivia? Contact events@empiricalbrewery.com for table reservations!


We have lots of options for private events at the Empirical Taproom.


Check out the Empirical Taproom and page for information on our weekly beer specials.

Tuesday Night Bingo

The Empirical Taproom has Tuesday night BINGO every week! It's free to play and you can win prizes and get your name entered to win the weekly jackpot. Every week that no one wins the pot, it goes up by $10.

thank firkin it's friday

The Empirical Taproom takes pride in having a firkin of experimental beer every week! On Fridays we offer $2 off all 16oz beers from 4PM-7PM, including the firkin!