New brewpub to open in Chicago this Summer
Following recent openings of local craft brewers Metropolitan, Half Acre, Revolution and Argus, there is yet another location due to join the craft brewing ranks. Construction is currently underway on Haymarket Pub and Brewing, in the former Bar Louie space at 741 W. Randolph. The project is a partnership between Pete Crowley, senior brewer at Rock Bottom Chicago, and friend John Neurauter.
According to Crowley, Haymarket will focus on "classic Belgian and contemporary American ales and lagers paired with hand made sausages, pulled pork, pizza and rotisserie chicken." There are plans for an outdoor beer garden, full bar, dining area with pool tables and games. About 600 square feet downstairs will be allocated for a barrel room for aging and blending. The centerpiece of the pub will be a walk through kitchen and brewery that leads to a "drinking and writing" theater.