Alter Brewing + Kitchen

4.7
42 Reviews
$30 and under
Brewery
***Igloos are here! - Join us for dinner and drinks in one of our five new private igloos. Please select an "Outdoor" table to reserve yours today. Reservations will be for 90min blocks, and will have a $100 minimum (food, beverage, merch, whatever you'd like).***

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
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 42 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.7
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4.5
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MaureenV
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our Igloo lunch at Alter. We had our two young boys with us and it was nice to have our own space to eat and drink, and let them be silly or loud and not be a bother to other diners around us. A very fun experience. The staff is very attentive, the igloo was heated and cozy. I hope the whole "igloo dining" concept stays around even after COVID is no longer an issue.

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GabbyG
Chicago
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We dined at 3pm in the afternoon in an igloo. It was very comfortable and the server, Paige, was outstanding. Food was hot and good and I commend Alter for a great idea for those who do not dine in during the pandemic.

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TimothyS
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great beer, food, and view of the river. The igloos look fun.

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Grace
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Alter Brewing gave a wonderful opportunity for my family to celebrate an anniversary. The food was incredible and the ambiance was fun and unique from other experiences. We were seated in one of the outdoor igloos which were equipped with daring decor and a way to connect our own music in a private setting. Service was fast and friendly. Highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
20 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best place, food, drinks and staff on the planet!

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vipJohn
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have had the pleasure of enjoying Alter Brewing a few times and this is my first review. I like to try a few times to make sure enjoyable each time.

And I say Bravo.

Great Service.

Great Food.

I give five stars.

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RickW
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had only had a drink there previously. Menu limited but struck me as interesting. Sampled pork belly minis. Outstanding. Chicken breast sandwich my girls enjoyed. I had the grilled caprese with just veggies and it was terrific. Wish they had an NA beer but small issue considering the service, the food and atmosphere.

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Kath
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We visited the Alter igloo for my birthday happy hour .. a perfect Covid-safe outing !! Like a little winter wonderland ..

Excellent Brussels sprouts and mini-crab cakes.

Very good wine .. will come back to sample the beer.

Would definitely recommend !

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AnnJ
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

ambiance and location is great. Food was okay with a limited menu. Nice place to sit and converse with friends.

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Greg
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Beer! Great Food! in a great safe environment with a very friendly staff!

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NicoleP
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor igloos were great. Bluetooth speaker to connect your phone to, light to notify server you need something to reduce the number of times the door opens, heater to keep igloo warm. Service was great and staff friendly.

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vipDiningdiva
Chicago
93 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful night in an igloo next to the river. Great food & service! I also love that you can sync your phone to the Bluetooth speaker for music. Wonderful experience!

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JerryD
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I celebrated our 1st wedding anniversary at Alter Brewing. We reserved an igloo and it was amazing. The service was fantastic, the food was amazing. The ambience was perfect, it was a little cool in the igloo. However it was freezing sleet outside. We had a great time and they made it special for us with a champagne toast.

Excellent

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and Beer

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BillK
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and awesome time in the igloo! Love Alter Brewing!

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OpenTable Diner
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We dined at Alter for New Years Eve. We were able to get an igloo and the service was great! We had a wonderful experience. The staff was excellent and always available. The food and beer were also great! We will definitely be going back! I would highly recommend dining here!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Came here for NYE and ate in the igloo. Paige was wonderful! The igloo was a little cold! But, altogether it was an awesome experience! Maybe more heaters next time! Thanks and we will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service, amazing beer and amazing food. You have to try the lamb chops!

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Christine
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dined outside in the igloo and it was an awesome experience! Cozy, fun and a good way of getting out while staying safe.

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Brian
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed the burger and Caprese melt. Tabasco onion straws were outstanding.

MB
MBC1
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were lucky enough to get one of the outdoor igloos to dine in. It was a perfect snowy night and we enjoyed the ambience of the igloo. We had appetizers which were very good and the beer was delicious! Service was very attentive.

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ViriG
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food5service2ambience5

The food was pretty good, beer was delicious. Mixed drinks were meh. The service we received wasn’t great. Our server was rude and very short with us which seemed strange especially since we were in $100 minimum igloo. Unfortunately, we won’t be back for dining because of the service.

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Marcus
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Second visit. A lot to like. Food is pretty good. Beer is great. Service was great. Too expensive overall though. Music in the glass room was way too loud (again). Hard to have a conversation. Even the waitress seemed to have a hard time hearing the customers.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and atmosphere!

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RogerB
1 review
Dined on December 22, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience4

Only gave the food three stars because we only ordered a few appetizers. The beer cheese fondue pretzels were very good, and the messy fries were okay.

Beer selection was very good...Had a couple Swedda Wedda's and an Orange Hwip.

Definitely coming back after the Holidays

OT
OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

From start to finish: EXCELLENT!!!

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SeanP
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very good experience! Nick was great! Very accommodating.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the igloos!!! N

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Brewfinder
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The beer is the star here, food is OK pub food and service pretty good. "Outdoor" dining is really a sunroom with 3 glass sides - not outdoor at all. But they have pods if you can get one.

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TimothyS
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have a good set up in regards to safe dining during the restrictions in place. And the beer is real good!!

NM
NME26
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great! Gluten free diner present and all were happy.

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vipPatrykS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very helpful staff. Was willing to meet our requests.

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RayW
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, beer and ambience! We’ll definitely be back!

DG
DennisG
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Open. That is key.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great as usual !

MC
MollieC
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

A 10! The server was terrific, and the beer plus plus!

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YvonneE
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sunday afternoon lunch on the front patio. Very accommodating, because we wanted to be “socially distant” from another couple, we were given a bigger table.
Glad to see that wait staff all wore masks and respected ours.
I do not understand how an enclosed area on the side patio fulfills the “no inside dining” rules. If all the sides are closed, it may as well be inside dining.

Food was outstanding. Always love the burger of the week. Cheese fondu appetizer is great!
Love Hopkid.

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vipPaulR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food
Great beer
Great people

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Nicole
Chicago
32 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We have been wanting to visit and were lucky to get the last reservation of the day. We sat outside and the service was great - the food was excellent. We will be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Great food and brews - cocktails too! Chef Eric and his sous chef served all our courses, nice personal touch.

FAQs

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

Alter Brewing + Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 42 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.