your best friend's basement

The Empirical Taproom consists of our main brewing space and a tasting taproom. We only serve the beer that we brew, and we always have a beer for every palate.

We're dog friendly all the time, and underage patron friendly until 8PM.

We welcome all outside food in the taproom, so come by, order a pizza or a burger, chat with our amazing bartenders and enjoy some brews!

Please note:

At this time, we are not able to accommodate private/semi private parties

in the taproom or on the patio.

Thanks for your understanding. 

Taproom Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tues: 4 - 9PM
Wed: 4 - 9PM
Thurs: 4 - 9PM
Fri: 4 - 11PM
Sat: 12 - 11PM

Sun: 12 - 8PM

Dog Friendly

Kid Friendly 

keg rentals available

Outside food welcomed

Empirical Brewery
1801 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60640


$6  6-pack thursday & Friday
Every Thursday and Friday you can mix and match a 6 pack of your favorite Empirical Beers for the low price of $6!  The only rule is that no 2 beers in the 6pack can be the same so enjoy the variety!

Double Punch Sundays

Want to earn a free fill up?  Grab a punch card and come in on Sundays when you can get 2 punches for any growler fill!  Start working your way toward that sweet, sweet free beer!

Kegs to-go!

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Need a keg for your party or event?  Maybe you just REALLY love one of our beers?  We offer Keg sales at Empirical. 
Here is a list of available beers:

-Cold Fusion Cream Ale / Lumen House Lager / Covalence Juicy Pale Ale / Proton IPA / Symbiotic Sour

-Cold Brewsion - Cream Ale w/ cold brew coffee and orange peel


-Endothermic - Baltic Porter aged in Woodford Reserve Double Oak for 13 months - 10.0% ABV - 2019 Vintage 

-Endothermic - Baltic Porter aged in Willett Bourbon barrels for 12 months - 10.0% ABV - 2020 Vintage 

-Neutronium - Imperial Rye Stout - 10.0% ABV

-Neutronium - Imperial Rye Stout in Woodford Reserve Double Oak Barrels 11.0% ABV - 2020 Vintage

-Neutronium - Imperial Rye Stout aged in Buffalo Trace Bourbon barrels for 13 months - 11.0% ABV - 2019 Vintage -

                      Straight Up 

                      Double Chocolate

                      Chocolate & Coffee 

                      Chocolate Pecan Pie (Chocolate, vanilla bean, roasted pecans) 

-Br.eutronium - Wild Imperial Rye Stout funked for 13 months - 10.0% ABV - 2021 Vintage 

To double check availability and make orders, please call the brewery at (773).293.7896 during business hours!