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!

Taproom Hours:
Mon: Closed
Tues: 12 - 10PM
Wed: 12 - 10PM
Thurs: 12 - 10PM
Fri: 12 - 12AM
Sat: 12 - 12AM

Sun: 12 - 8PM

Dog Friendly

Kid Friendly (until 8PM)

Outside food welcomed

Food Trucks (Times vary, check our Facebook!)

Empirical Brewery
1801 W. Foster Ave
Chicago, IL 60640


B.Y.O.F. Wednesday

$8 Beer Flights

Every Wednesday is build your own flight day. Choose any four beers and get a 5oz taster draft of each. It's the perfect thing to get you through the middle of the week

Thank Firkin It's Friday

Every Friday, 4PM-7PM

Check out our social media for which firkin you can expect from week to week. Come in for $2 off 16oz pours every Friday 4PM-7PM, including the weekly firkin!

Double Punch Sunday

Every Sunday

Want to get even closer to that free growler fill on your growler punch card? Come in on Sundays where you can get two punches for any growler fill! We fill all 64oz growlers

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1801 W Foster Ave.

Chicago, IL 60640

Phone: (773).293.7896

Email: info@empiricalbrewery.com



Monday: closed

Tuesday: 12PM - 8PM

Wednesday: 12PM - 8PM

Thursday:12PM - 8PM

Friday: 12PM - 8PM

Saturday: 12PM - 8PM

Sunday: 12PM - 8PM

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