metropolitan brewing taproom

Scenic taproom with 12 rotating taps of german-style lagers

Doug Hurst and Tracy Hurst opened Metropolitan in December 2008, in a warehouse in the Ravenswood neighborhood, at a time when the city was home to just a handful of breweries.
In a city rife with taprooms, Metropolitan's is among the prettiest : a handsome taproom of concrete, steel and wood, highlighted by floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking a quiet bend in the Chicago River. Surrounded by tables built from wood salvaged from a 125-year-old former tannery and perched on the leafy west bank of the Chicago River, it undoubtedly boasts the an idyllic view.
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A Scenic Spot to Sip
the perfect space to relax and soak up the suds.

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German-Style Microbrewery

Tremendous reclaimed wooden bar, tons of seating, a fabulous outdoor patio spanning the length of the taproom right on the river. Pups welcome, friendly bar staff, free parking… need I continue?

Gary R.
Gary R.

This brewery is doing a whole lot of things exceptionally well! I can picture a warm day in Chicago sitting on their patio with some beer and a Kuma’s Burger looking out at the river.

Mac R.
Mac R.

I love the Metro Taproom. It’s a blend of city and nature, dog friendly with BEER. A roomy, open space, with access to gaze at nature, pet all the dogs, and not leave the city

Erika G.
Erika G.