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!
At this time, we are not able to accommodate private/semi private parties
in the taproom or on the patio.
Thanks for your understanding.
Tues: 4 - 9PM
Wed: 4 - 9PM
Thurs: 4 - 9PM
Fri: 4 - 11PM
Sat: 12 - 11PM
Sun: 12 - 8PM
keg rentals available
Outside food welcomed
1801 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60640
TAPROOM BEER SPECIALS
$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!
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 -
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