Alter Brewing + Kitchen

4.8
151 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
Nestled alongside the Fox River, and including a full-service container bar, our patio comes alive 12 months out of the year with a heated seasonal enclosure during the winter months.

Looking to host a party? Our private dining room adjacent to the brew house is certain to bring together small to medium sized private events in a vibrant sit down or cocktail environment.

While our beer is certainly the front man of this band, the supporting musicians are excellent players! A full-service kitchen, wine and spirit program allows not just beer lovers but all to enjoy our carefully curated offerings. Whether you come for the beer, food, wine or spirits we know you’ll stay and come back because of the great times you’ll have.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 151 people are saying
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STC55
Chicago
22 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We reserved an outside glassed in cubicle and it was lovely! Sparkling lights on the ice surrounded us. No one else kept their reservations outside due to the very cold weather. We were fine with coats on. The food was very good and nice choices. Our server, Ariel, did a fine job of coming and going in the cold. Liked the music hookup option to play our music from our phone.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Butternut squash Ravioli was fantastic. Well done!

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KellyM
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Was a little disappointed in my Lamb Pappardelle, a little overpriced in my opinion. Table was a little small for 4 people and it was not entirely stable. The appetizers were delicious. Our server was very good.

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oliviaantoniaa
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience5

The restaurant design was beautiful! I loved the entrance. Food was very good. I had the cauliflower gnocchi and i would come back just to eat it again!

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PaulS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for food and some of the best craft beers anywhere.

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JoJo
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time at your restaurant. Went at noon on Sunday. Small menu. Found out menu bigger after 2:00 pm. Had a very nice time. Will go again. Thanks so much!

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paulska
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our 2nd Trip, celebrated our Son’s Birthday!!!
We were very happy with our Server and the food once again was excellent!!
Thank you Alter Brewing + Kitchen!!

Happy New Year 2022

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MichaelD
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Outstanding food that is served with a smile. Enjoyed flights of beer and found several very good. The Golden Ale is at the top of the list.

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Mamie
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Brews food and service. Party of 5 and we all were off the same opinion. The views of the holiday lights were excellent. We appreciated the safety measures of staff wearing masks during Covid. We will definitely return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience5

We totally get that you have to change up the menu occasionally but the new menu was very disappointing! Lamb lamb and more lamb! 2 of the 5 entree choices - lamb and at least 1 sandwich. Not everyone likes lamb in fact I’d venture to say a lot of people indifferent to it. I totally understand having one entree and 1 sandwich but when you only have 5 entrees and 2 are lamb is disappointing.
We love Alter and have always loved our meals and had great service but sadly can’t say that was the case last night.

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JulieD
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great high quality beer selection and food is better than most brew pubs.

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YummyFood
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! Gluten free options are limited but they have gluten free buns and tortillas which allows for increased menu options.

The Chicken Pesto Handheld is amazing!!! Great appetizers for sharing. Love the flavor profiles!

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Meredith
1 review
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and ambiance! The food was outstanding.

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JodiG
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was great from the greeting to the good bye. The beer, drinks, and food were outstanding. Loved the look and feel of the restaurant, fun, hip, energetic. We will definitely be back.

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paulska
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were greeted with kindness!
Mariah was our server, she was amazing.
Whatever questions that we had, she was very gracious with answering.
We couldn’t get over the food-it tasted phenomenal.
We recommend the Pesto Chicken Sandwich and the Lamb Chops!!
Odes to the Chef!!
And because everything was fantastic, we’ve decided to have my son’s birthday celebration here.
I will suggest your place to family and friends.
Then we headed over to the Arcada Theater for the Genesis Concert.
What a wonderful night.
Thank you Alter Brewing + Kitchen.

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vipBritboy15
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience2

Bigplace. Boring burgers and over cooked fries. Good beer selection, as you might hope for from a brewery. Absolutely no atmosphere in the tent extension. I'll take the local pubs with more 'fun' atmosphere next time.

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DavidP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My brother and I went here for dinner for the first time and stayed for over five hours. The food, beer, service, and ambiance were great! All of the waitress's recommendations were perfect. The Messy Fries appetizer was incredible. Our entrees were the Alter Burger and Shrimp Linguine. Both were excellent. After dinner, we spent some time at the bar and had a good time with a very interesting and friendly bartender. We left (not until closing time) with a few Crowlers of Valley Girl Blonde pale ale. We'll be back and we look forward to next summer when we can sit outside on their large outdoor riverside patio. Plenty of parking is available, including nearby handicap parking.

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MelissaC
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. Enjoyed the drinks and the atmosphere.

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JenniferT
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Rock shrimp does not look like rock shrimp

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Moose
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I have been going to Alter Brewing since they opened. Rotating beer choices, great food, spirits for non-beer drinkers, very friendly and professional staff and ideal location. Highly recommend.

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ErickR
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Craft beer and upscale food at a great local craft/micro-brewery.

Their beers never disappoint and their food has always been worth it.

The atmosphere is awesome too. Great place to hangout with a significant other and/or friends/family.

You won’t be disappointed going to Alter Brewing + Kitchen in St Charles Illinois.

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dornalej
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With a great selection of brews on tap, this is always a place to go for a quick bit or a full on meal. The Messy Fries are a favorite of mine and could be shared with another for a full meal!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good beer, great service, good food. Atmosphere was very nice.

Alter Brewing + Kitchen
Responded on November 5, 2021

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great food. Great staff. Excellent service. Will definitely be back!

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RichardD
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great environment, good food and drink and location. I would definitely go back.

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vipCat2377
Chicago
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly service and good food

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akarex
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and staff were great, as were the food and beers.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and beer

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MPopela
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time there and would recommend it to others.

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vipMikeM
Chicago
16 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience5

Very disappointed in the food. Hardly any crab in the crab cake hush puppies. Chicken mole sandwich was not good. Mushroom paella should be called artichoke paella...

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TimS
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the tops. A family of a 3: 1 vegan; 2 mostly vegan. We always have a good time! 4 year old daughter is slightly annoyed by the volume of the music, but if you don’t have any little ones, it’s all irie, baby! Great food, great staff, great beer, great location. What else could you ask for??

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CasualDiner
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Beer and service were great! “Outdoor” enclosed dining area had uneven temperature, but otherwise pleasant. Crab fritter appetizer was excellent and the Banh Mi sandwich with onion straws was as well. My wife had a burger which she described as average. We’ll return and try some other things.

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vipChristineM
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

I had the mushroom paella and it was amazing. My husband and I were there for a special occasion and were sat in the section with mostly young families. It was extremely loud. But overall it was very good.

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CynthiaP
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and everything was great. The food, the service and of course the beer. I took my father there who just turned 88 and he had a really nice time.

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fancynancy
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Good food,wide choice of beer,very friendly. Crab cake hush puppies were del6

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BenjaminF
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the food! Felt very clean in the restaurant and the beers I tried I loved. Thanks for a great bday and great service!!!

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KarenD
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service! Appetizers were delicious. Will definitely go back there!

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Laurad
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great place for dinner, sitting with friends and trying some great beers. We had a veggie sandwich and BFF beer, so delicious. The service was good and the servers were very pleasant, and followed all Covid protocols. Will definitely go again.

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ChrisO
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Alter because of the food the beer and oh yeah are son work there!!

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ErinO
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service2ambience4

This is the 3rd time in about a year that I have been here. The service seems to be getting worse overtime. I waited about 8 minutes from being seated before the server came to greet and bring drinks. The first round of drinks (a flight and a beer) seemed to have taken a while. Had to ask for water twice before it arrived. The food was slow, and the server forgot to put in the appetizer, but it was taken off our bill without us asking due to it never arriving.

FAQs

Alter Brewing + Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (331) 901-5949.

Alter Brewing + Kitchen is rated 4.8 stars by 151 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.