Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery

4.6
95 reviews
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$30 and under
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Gastro Pub
At Centennial, our passion is craft beer and our focus is simple: to celebrate craft beer. Beer can bring people together on a common ground and has the ability to create a community. Beer can elevate food. Beer is culture.

We feature 56 taps with a selection of 36 rotating craft beers. In addition to our taps, we feature a high volume of beers available in bottles and cans, as well as a curated selection of craft spirits and wines.

Centennial also features chef-driven food with an emphasis on craft beer. The menu focuses on beer pairings and incorporating beer and an ingredient. Centennial also features a house made charcuterie program in addition to a menu with emphasis on smoked, char grilled, and wood-fired ingredients.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Gastro Pub, American, Pub
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Hours of operation
Mon–Wed 4:00 pm–2:00 am
Thu, Fri 11:30 am–2:00 am
Sat 10:30 am–3:00 am
Sun 10:30 am–2:00 am
Please note that we will be opening at 7 AM on October 7th for the Chicago marathon and Monday, October 8th we are open for lunch at 11:30 AM.
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Phone number
(312) 284-5353
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ben Sheagren
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Cross street
W. Superior St.
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Public transit
Red Line Chicago Stop
Brown Line Chicago Stop
Additional
Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Our private dining options are extremely flexible and can accommodate both smaller gatherings and large groups. Food and drink packages are tailored to each event, and pricing is dependent on group size and event space. Most areas have TV, audio, and A/V capabilities.

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What 95 People Are Saying
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AB
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

The pulled BBQ pork will put hair on your chest it’s so freaking spicy (and I like a little heat). Also our server was incredibly salty with us for asking to order something else. Additionally, she was rushing us along and we felt forced to order and hurried along. It wasn’t really the way we wanted to spend our evening considering we were visiting with my brother and sister-in-law who we hadn’t seen in several months. Lackluster at best. Tastebud killing at worst.

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TE
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best beer menu in the city with many craft brew drafts. Very good food to go with it. Very comfortable with nice interior design. Our server, Abby, was fantastic.

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h
New Orleans
2 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Beer was off the charts great!!!! Food was above average. Appetizers great. Entrees okay.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The bartender was so great! She gave us a tour of the place and was so attentive

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RH
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time there. Great food, fantastic ambiance and really good customer service. Will definitely go back.

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w
Columbus
34 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 2

Service was horrible. Took forever to order a drink and the same was true with our food. Ordered an app and it never came. Told them we didn’t want it as our dinner came. They never offered to Comp anything.

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Chicago
23 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Creative tasty food. We went with small plates and were very satisfied with the quality of the food and service. The restaurant had a industrial, urban appeal. Seating was a combination of bar seating, small high tops and a couple long tables. We were there off peak but it looks like it would have a popular happy hour.

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T
Chicago
124 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

There weren't that many people in there and it was still too noisy to hear Alice who was sitting across a small table from me.

We couldn't find any corn in the fritters. The waiter said they were chopped up. A lot of breading.

The roasted Brussels sprouts were very good, but oily.

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G
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was slow and the food was good but not great.

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GK
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has tons of eclectic beers on tap, a hearty gastropub menu, cozy ambiance and excellent service. We especially enjoyed the beer cheese with house-made chips (addictive!) and the pork shank. I loved it so much, we went back the next night, but the kitchen had already closed. It’ll be on my list to visit again next time I’m in Chicago.

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BA
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place for a casual dinner with friends.  Fun, lively atmosphere and nice setting.  Lots of beers to try, many served in three different sizes, so you could sample them with a 5 oz glass.  Food was nice, the Madras Chicken plate was what caught my eye on the menu and tasted great.  Staff were friendly and service was good.  It was busy, but you didn't feel rushed.  Clearly it's popular.  Noise level was fine.   Would eat here again on another trip to Chicago and happy to recommend.

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Great beer selection, awesome staff, good food

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wide beer menu, good food and ambience. Chicken was tasty

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AB
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bartender was AMAZING. He was so nice and the food was unreal. Live a few blocks from this place and will be attending frequently this winter :)

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KF
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Centennial offered a great menu with creative options. All of the dishes I tasted were excellently prepared. I also enjoyed the atmosphere and will definitely be back.

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JK
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Extensive beer list and excellent food. Highly recommend.

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l
New England
8 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

Sat upstairs and the service was great. Food overall was good except for the "carrot" with phyllo dough (it was undercooked). In general, a pleasant experience and would recommend.

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RR
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was superb from food to service. The staff was very pleasant and accommodating.

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JW
Nashville
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On top of having great food and great beer, the staff was really facing some challenges the night I visited. A party upstairs that couldn't follow directions; diners downstairs lingering at tables which meant my reserved table wasn't quite ready; a pop-up thunderstorm pushing the outside diners inside (including me). The host let me stand and eat at his host stand (there was literally nowhere else in the restaurant to stand) and he took care of me personally for the rest of the night. I watched (and enjoyed really good food) as they handled challenge after challenge with poise and skill - truly one of the most professionally put together wait staffs I have seen.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Relaxed atmosphere. Menu crafted with care and executed with skills.

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b
Jacksonville
12 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

We picked this restaurant because my husband loves to try different beers. The decor is warm and inviting but we were disappointed with the food menu. For us it seemed as if they were serving a menu a bit upscale for a restaurant that touts itself as a beer place. My husband had a hard time finding anything he wanted to order. We didn’t expect a burger joint, but just a menu less fancy. Service was excellent except for the fact that we checked in for our reservation but they reported us to OpenTable as a no show.

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KO
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

My boyfriend and I came here for the WarPigs limited release of 'Four Phantoms' and had a great experience! They said they had run out of the WarPigs pint glasses they were giving away and only gave us 1. The guy who was at our table was actually a rep from WarPigs/3 Floyds and gave us 2 WarPigs hats since he felt bad that they ran out of the pint glasses. Eventually we did actually get another pint glass somehow because he got another one for us. Glad we got to try Four Phantoms because it tasted great and they only had 30 kegs of it made. The food was also great! We ordered the beer cheese with chips. I had the fried sweet potato and my boyfriend had the kbs barrel wood smoked pork. Overall I would def recommend coming here and will be back!

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A
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

21st Birthday celebration- perfect experience!
So grateful for the evening and memories. Thank you!

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m
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

My husband and I really enjoyed this place. It was a bit loud and the tables are quite close together; however, the food was great and the drink options were fantastic.

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JW
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great bar staff! We got there pretty early and the whole staff was very friendly. We had a few appetizers and enjoyed just about all of them. The cocktails and beer selection were on point!

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DK
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was good, beer selection was AWESOME. The only knock I have is that the restaurant, both inside and out smelled awful. I think this was because the surrounding area smelled like trash and the entire front of the restaurant was opened up. I've been there before and didn't have this issue so I'd imagine it's just a byproduct of the summer season but it did take away from the experience a little bit. Overall, still recommend this place!

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OT
Tampa
15 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Everything was good, not exceptional, but good. They do need to put a warning on the menu though for their KBS pulled pork sandwich. It was very spiced! Probably how they sell more beer! We’d go back again. Nice neighborhood bar, for sure.

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l
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

good burger & fries. coulda lived w/o the corn fritters. well curated beer menu & our waiter will(?) was great

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b
Chicago
39 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 3

Good selection of interesting beers on tap make Centennial a neighborhood favorite.

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CM
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beer List, Food and Space were all amazing. We had a group of six and ordered and shared with the table. It was Perfect.

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MR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We were excited to try this place since our building held an event here but we couldn’t go. The service was horrible. We sat ourselves and grabbed our own menus on the way in. The food was terrible. The chairs (bar stools) were the most uncomfortable things I’ve ever sat in. The place was also dead for a Saturday afternoon in the summer. Definitely a red flag.

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DC
Chicago
8 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have written several views on Centennial. Always outstanding! From every standpoint!

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NB
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great food. Nice outdoor seating option. Fabulous selection of hard to find beers.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice Father’s Day brunch spot :) will definitely be back to try more beers !

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A
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Becky was the best. Awesome experience, great food and great drinks. Becky knows her stuff and offered suggestions for us throughout our meal. Can’t wait to come back!

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Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Really good beer list. Good was good but not outstanding. The service model needs work. Friendly, but disorganized.

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B
Milwaukee
5 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This place had an amazing beer list. So impressed!

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OT
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great brunch this weekend (beer cheese is a must), with really friendly service. Good vibe, great food and beer.

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JN
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 3

Poor service. Bartender served us at a table and never checked on us. Food is average bar food. Hostess was very friendly and accommodating.

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Indiana
1 review
Dined on April 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very loud table next to us.. when they left it was very nice. Staff was very accommodating and friendly despite the loud guests. Would recommend eating here- food was delicious and very cute inside.

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