Half Day Brewing Co.

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$30 and under
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American

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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
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4.2
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Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time at Half Day Brewing. Good food and the service was excellent. We enjoyed a variety of appetizers (recommend the Reuben rolls) and between the four of us, had a few burgers and one set of sliders.

The beer list is strong (the first page are their local brews) and a nice variety to suit most tastes.

Highly recommended.

m
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Ice cream dessert for birthday with candles

SR
Chicago
26 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

We were extremely disappointed to discover that this restaurant didn’t have crab cakes on the menu after we had come in for the sole purpure of ordering crab cakes. The online menu offered crab cakes. False advertising....!!!

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Reservation at 7p wasn’t necessary. Many open tables. Took an hour to get our meals. Had to ask for water and spoons for meal.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service sucks

RL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Service was great, General Manager came over and talked with us and provided a few at our party with a gift since it was their first time there. Food was ok, but not spectacular, but ambiance was great.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were great! The manager came over and talked to us, even gave us a bag for a free appetizer on our next visit. Can’t wait to come back!

OT
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Everything was great - service was a little slower but they were very busy. Food and drinks were just awesome!

d
Indiana
112 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Food is decent pub grub but nothing extraordinarily. Pizza is very good, but fish and chips disappointed.

j
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Very busy last Friday!

MW
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to hang out with friends. Plenty of room, good service, food and beer. Had their basic burger and it was amazing. IPA was really good, probably one of the best I’ve ever had. You need to check this place out.

MJ
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food was excellent. We will be sure and return.

d
Chicago
185 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Would give this place a higher rating if not for one skimpy portion sizes especially the french fries and two we ordered a peanut butter dessert which was simply an edible given how hard and froze and it was after informing our waitress she merely shrugged and apologized she could see we literally did not eat almost any of it food was otherwise unremarkable

LD
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience1

Did not realize that it was a sports bar. It was noisy with no ambience or comfort. Difficult to hear and annoying TVs. Food was generic but ok. Would not go there again.

J
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food. Fun atmosphere.

BG
Chicago
21 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For our fist time here we were pleasantly surpised. Fortunately, we opted for the dining room as the bar was VERY LOUD. You couldn't hear yourself think let alone have a conversation. The outdoor patio looked very nice but given the probability of storms that night, the dining room was a safer option. And we were happy with the noise level there. Food was good. I had the Fish & Chips. Fries were OK, nothing outstanding. Fish was very good and gave you adequate portions. My wife had the chicken sliders and liked them very much. Beer menu was good albeit I would like to see less emphasis on the hoppy beers. But, I did appreciate the fact that they separated these out so one was forewarned if hoppy beers were not their favorite.

JV
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was very good. Service was great

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience3

Slow service meals not served at same time

NN
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was very good as usual. We celebrated a friend ‘s birthday. Had a great time!

MM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service stands out!

NN
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Nice outside patio. Local gem.

SK
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Good service. Nice selection of food items and beers, including bottles and cans, without overwhelming you. Convenient to the Art Fair.

BG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Creative menu, friendly wait staff. Music a little loud, not really a place for quiet conversation.

JJ
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This was our first return visit since we stopped coming here when they started charging extra for credit and debit cards. We had a very pleasant experience sitting on the patio. The food and beer were very good and it was nice not to have to pay extra for using a credit card.

LB
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Food was surprisingly good for a brewpub, and the outdoor patio seating was perfect on a warm summer evening. We loved it and will be back.

MH
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was amazing! She was so kind and helpful!

DT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience2

We really want to love this restaurant...it's local and has a great patio! But the service has been awful 4 times in a row - always taking way too long, bringing the wrong food or apps at the wrong time, etc. Food is just so-so - though their menu seems promising. Execution is not great. Local beer is just average. Our server did bring free ice cream for the kids on this visit and comped our appetizers in recognition of the terrible service...which was a nice gesture. Hope they get better!

s
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Had a great time, food was great. Service took a bit, even though you were not busy, but overall a great time!

RK
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great experience, enjoyed everything we ordered. Our only complaint would be the fact that we did not have silverware when our dinner was served. The server said she’d be right back with some, but she wasn’t so we took some from another table. Also, never offered refills on water. Will go back, enjoyed the atmosphere and the food!

W
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Our waiter was outstanding

G
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Ok food. Looked like a great bar scene with the beer taps flowing. If you want wine, be careful as they ran out.

JS
1 review
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good place to meet up with people. Friendly, lots going on. The bar can be a bit noisy. If you want to sit down for dinner and be able to talk, get a table in the dining room or outside. Good variety of food and drinks, modestly priced.

p
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Everything was ordinary:food quality, service, wait for food.. Sound level was deafening even outside. We are too old for this establishment

DP
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Marco provides top notch service! Best server I have had in a long time!

BR
Chicago
19 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Food and beer was good. Waiter surly. Salad greens were wilted.

OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall2food3service3ambience2

We decided to try this place after a movie. Got seated right away but took 20 min before anyone came to the table. Waitress was nice just had too many tables. There was a large party in the back room that was probably taking up a lot of staff. Chairs were dirty, had to brush off food and floor was very dirty. Overall impression was not very clean. Very loud and overall feel was not welcoming. Food was good but nothing outstanding to bring us back.

OT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We were seated right away. Service was a little slow getting to us.

NN
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Great food. We sat outside and our waitress was excellent. It’s our regular place for getting together with friends. However, the lady at the front seemed confused when we told her that we have reservations and that our friends are already seated outside. We even gave her our last name since we made the reservations through Open Table. Now we got an email that we were not there. This is ridiculous.

NN
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is great and our waiter was super nice! We come here all the time for all kinds of occasions. The one thing only is that for some reason the female waitresses are not friendly at all. This is not a one time experience, it is a regular occurrence. Friends and family members are noticing the same pattern. Besides that, we love the food and service is great if the you get a waiter instead of a waitress.

D
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed the newer low carb wrap and burger bowl options.