Half Day Brewing Co.

3.9
216 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Casual
  • Bar Seating
  • Great for Outdoor Dining
Half Day Brewing Company offers an inspired menu of American fare including Burgers, fresh seafood, and hand tossed pizzas. Our Brew House produces seasonal, small batch, creative beers designed to pair perfectly with our menu. Half Day is THE place to meet for any size group!
Half Day Brewing Company Local. Inspired. Distinctive. Spirited
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Brewery, Gastro Pub
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Hours of operation


Saturday and Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:00am - 4:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 4:00pm - 1:00am, Friday & Saturday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
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Phone number
(847) 821-6933
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Warren Hutchinson
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Private party facilities
Private and Semi Private Banquet Spaces available for nearly every size gathering. Contact our banquet manager for details
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Private party contact
Karen Schutz: (847) 207-4130
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Catering
Half Day Brewing Company would love to cater your private event. Please contact our Event Coordinator Karen Schutz for more information.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Old Half Day Road and Milwaukee Ave.
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Parking details
Private lot located adjacent to restaurant.
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Entertainment
Live Music Saturday nights after 9:00 PM
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 216 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
3.8
food
4.0
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 6 days ago

Service outside is always a little slow but they have a nice outside area and the food is good.

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4.0Dined on August 3, 2018

We were seated right away. Service was good and the food was really good.

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2.0Dined on July 28, 2018

Have wanted to visit Half Day Brewery eversince they took over for the previous occupant, unfortunately our visit was nothing special. Made our reservation via Open Table with a patio seating request. Upon arrival the hostess informed us that they don’t accommodate patio requests via Open Table. Not sure what the point of using Open Table if requests can not be honored. We relocated to the bar area until an outside table opened up. Immediately we were informed of a new policy that the use of a credit card will result in a 4 per cent surcharge. This was a major turn off for both of us, we always pay with credit cards and usually don’t carry much cash. The acceptance of credit cards and associated costs are a part of doing business. Many businesses are going the opposite way and not accepting cash. At least we were informed prior to ordering. Once we got out outside table we found the area open and relaxing with nice spacing. The service was slow and spotty and food sounded good but did not result in anything special. The food and beverage prices were acceptable but given everything else we probably won’t be back. Rethink that credit card surcharge.

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3.0Dined on July 21, 2018

We were shocked to see an added fee for using our charge card! We were not told ahead of time, although the manager said there was a sign somewhere in the entrance area that all four of us missed.

We will not return nor will we recommend this place. The added fee is quite outrageous. There are too many restaurants around without this cheap shot.

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3.0Dined on July 14, 2018

There was no upfront disclosure that they are now charging an extra 4% for using a credit or debit card. Only found out about the extra charge when we paid with a credit card.

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5.0Dined on July 11, 2018

Fantastic as always. Love the patio.

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3.0Dined on July 10, 2018

First time to venue since opening. Wide variety of brews. Pleasant outdoor seating except for smokers nearby. Not sure what Lincolnshire code is on smoking at/near restaurants. Left sooner than planned due to smoke. Also was surprised by what our server called a recent 4% charge automatically added to bill when paying by credit card. This had not been disclosed or posted anywhere prior to receiving bill at end of meal. Not sure if this is a trend. If so, really think establishment needs to apprise patrons before being presented with bill.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Not the best food for the price.

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4.0Dined on July 1, 2018

Food and beer are good. Great patio option. Service was good.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

All the menu items are "as advertised" ... no bad surprises

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1.0Dined on June 23, 2018

Food was poor bat food, over cooked burger, lame salad

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

I really enjoyed the Craft brew list that were home made as well as a great list of local Breweries. Great choice of food items including Burgers, salads and appetizers. The wings are one of the best in the area! Great for families as well as get togethers with friends! Also I had excellent service from Brian.

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3.0Dined on May 23, 2018

It was very crowded at lunch time as the weather was good. I think this restaurant needs more staff during Summer lunch time.

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2.0Dined on May 13, 2018

We had been there last year and our meals had been pretty good. The four of us all had different items and no one's food was good. Don't know what's going on there, but they won't be around long if they don't fix it.

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2.0Dined on May 5, 2018

Curtis our waiter was very good!! However the burgers were bland, no flavor at all, the bun was toasted so much we had to peal off the hard parts. It's almost like the cook tried to over toast the bun because it wasn't fresh - we all know that trick.

The menu is not creative, need a bit more choices. This is our third time at Half Day Brewing Company. The first time was when it was newly opened and they were going thru growing pains, very slow service, but we gave it a second chance and the 2nd time we ate outside and it was like there were no servers outside at all, we had theatre tickets and it was unnerving how hard it was to get served. This was our third and final visit - albeit Curtis is great at what he does, he can't help that the food is just subpar. This was a great place as Flatlanders, but unfortunately we can't give Half Day another try.

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2.0Dined on May 3, 2018

Food was mediocre at best. Service was slow.

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2.0Dined on April 27, 2018

The place was over crowded and loud. Also the bathrooms were disgusting

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5.0Dined on April 23, 2018

Bartender is so attentive and hsa good memory what we normally order.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Didn't see our waitress much. Took our order but didn't deliver the food or come back to see how things were. Had to track her down to order dessert and get our check. Tacos my husband and I ordered had very little meat in them. Won't order those again.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2018

The food was good. Our waitress was not attentive and seemed annoyed to be working on St. Patrick’s Day. We normally have great service in the bar area when we go for lunch

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

We decided to try the Half Day Brewing Company for a friends' get together on a Saturday evening. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the beers and the menu and he had some great suggestions! The food was amazing, especially the lamb burger. The chocolate martinis were also amazing!

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1.0Dined on March 2, 2018

second visit and the mac n cheese was mac soup. totally gross and my lunch mates burger was barely warm. too inconsistent to want to got back. waiter didnt even care.

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2.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Server had no personality and could care less about the customer.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Came for lunch around noon on a weekday, not many people there, food was great, service was excellent.

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

It was an enjoyable evening with friends.

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2.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Beer good. Service excellent! Food was ok, not great. Sweet potato fries were good, Ruben and wings ok, flat bread pizza... inedible. The crust was crispy but everything on top had non/discript flavor.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Everyone in the group enjoyed their meal.

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4.0Dined on January 27, 2018

For the beer lover, their beers are outstanding. The food is very good with a different twist. Not just a standard Burger!

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3.0Dined on January 21, 2018

The lentil soup was delicious but the bbq chicken salad with the ranch had too much chicken oddly enough and the ranch paired with it was too buttermilky. My husband enjoyed his gumbo but the chicken tacos were unders-easoned.

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5.0Dined on January 19, 2018

Great place for my group of friends to get together on a Friday night after work. We were not rushed and our waiter was absolutely wonderful and let us take our time to order and just sit and enjoy the evening.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Good lighting, music was fine. TV’s in dining room a plus. Menu choices are great. New items on the menu. Burgers are fantastic, one of the best things on the menu. Server was great, dropped back to check on us several times. Will definitely come back soon.

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4.0Dined on January 12, 2018

Good choice of beers makes a change from the usual American rubbish! Definitely recommend it!

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2018

Extensive beer menu; good food; spotty dishes, glasses and flatware

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

My favorite place in the area—excellent beer (Half Day Brewing beer is solid, impressive large selection of guest beers), very good food (burger, sandwich, pizza, wings, salad, etc), TVs all over (lots in bar area, some in separate dinning area). Best value around.

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4.0Dined on December 26, 2017

Very good food, beer and service. Had the jalapeño poppers, big and good. Had a bacon and cheeseburger, excellent.

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Met some of Half Day's brewers at a brew festival up north and thought the beers were note worthy, particularly there Porter's. With that being said, and after checking out online reviews of the restaurant food and menu, we had a family get together with family members in from Colorado. I wanted to show the Coloradan's that Chicago has some great brew's as well and Half Day delivered! Beautiful building with a great atmosphere. Wood fired pizza was fantastic and our server for the evening was very personable and had a happy disposition unlike the brewery's bartender behind the bar that evening (attractive but seemingly had an attitude). Overall, I would highly recommend an evening out to Half Day. We are an hour away from there Lincolnshire location but would make the trip out again. Cheers Half Day!

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3.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Food was OK, service was not.

My wife & I tried the restaurant for the 1st time last Friday night around 6:30PM. The bar was fairly crowded but not the restaurant. Only about ⅓ of the tables were filled.

We were seated immediately but it was a good 5+ minutes until our waitress greeted us. This being a Brew Pub I decided to try one of their house beers. I asked for a recommendation based on my usual widely available brew. The waitress was unable to make a recommendation and seemed to not be very knowledgeable about the different beers. I picked one and enjoyed it.

It went downhill from there. I had to ask for silverware as there was only 1 set at the table of 4. We ordered an appetizer and it was plopped down unceremoniously on the table without a word from the server. Repeated requests for some lemon, nobody coming by during our meal to see if everything was ok, nobody coming by to refill our water glasses etc. After we had finished our dinner we sat there for 10+ minutes waiting for someone to come by to clear the dirty dishes and to ask for a box for the leftovers. We finally saw the host and asked him for a box and the check. Two minutes later the waitress showed up with the check only to have the host show up seconds later also with the check.

Poor service made an otherwise decent meal disappointing. Likely would not return.

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4.0Dined on December 15, 2017

Did not appreciate being seated by the kitchen when there was seating away from the kitchen. Otherwise server was great and attentive.

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2.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Came back again but the great waitress we had last time, Lori, wasn’t working unfortunately. We were seated and after 10 minutes had to ask who our server was. She started out with an attitude and ended with an attitude- never even introduced herself (her name is Shelley by the way). Too busy taking care of a big table right next to us to even acknowledge that she’d be with us shortly.
Food was mediocre-not much that isn’t fried for someone trying to be health-conscious in appetizers. Burgers are good but the waitress and the lack of service ruined the evening for us. Don’t know if it’s worth going back.
Talked to the manager & he wants us to write an email. Didn’t want to deal with it right then and there. Too busy dealing with all the business in the bar. Sad- we wanted to make this our before theater and neighborhood hang out. Half Day Brewing- Half The Service!

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3.0Dined on November 28, 2017

Very good beer. Everything else was average. Go for a beer or if beer is the primary driver of your enjoyment for the evening. Food was fine but not any better than anywhere else.

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