Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery

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117 reviews
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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 as 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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Centennial Happy Hour

$4 Pints of Centennial IPA (Founders) and Dorothy's New World Lager (Toppling Goliath). Plus half price on our House Beer Cheese & Chips!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: May 6, 2019

Ends: May 7, 2118

Availability: Mon-Fri 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 117 People Are Saying
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MB
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Pleasant enough — nice vibe inside - outdoor seating on LaSalle. Great staff, decent bar food...

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Montreal
52 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Went with work colleague. Outstanding beer selection, they offer flights of 4 different beers if you want to sample. Food served with a twist - pulled pork sandwich comes with kimchee, not cole slaw, on top.

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PL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great stuff. Pork shank, duck prosciutto and beer flights

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Cincinnati
2 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was one of main reasons we chose this restaurant. We were not disappointed! The staff was knowledgeable about the menu and offered suggestions. The beer selection was almost overwhelming! We chose 2 flights. We loved every one of the beers in the flight. The only criticism we had was that the charcuterie board was a tad smaller than ones we are used to for the price
But the quality was outstanding! We will recommend and return!

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AR
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food was excellent!

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TB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They were amazing at accommodating our large group of 18 on a busy Saturday night. Excellent service. They have an excellent selection of beers. Food is pretty good as well. If you're looking for a good place for large groups and excellent service, Centennial is the place to be.

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ND
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Centennial, particularly the service we receive from Chris. We’ve had dinner and brunch there, and everything has been exceptional. In particular the Bloody Mary at brunch is spectacular! We are happy to have quickly become regulars!

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great beer selection, gastropub eats, staff went out of the way to accommodate us. We got there way before our reservation and brought twice as many people so they opened and staffed the upstairs just for us - awesome. And this place is a cool casual hangout - great vibe.

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DM
Toronto
17 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

We did not eat food, we were sampling different beers. But the service and selection were excellent.

I believe our server was Tony, and he was knowledgeable and friendly - the type of person you want to help you through a menu of drinks never tried before.

I would definitely be back next time in Chicago.

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G
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Centennial has been consistent on each visit, whether for dinner, brunch, or late night drinks. The staff has been friendly and helpful every time. Centennial is high on my list when i’m trying to decide where to eat when i’m in the Loop.

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RH
Chicago
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Great beer & cider selections.
Very attentive servers.
Pretzel loaf is a little strange.

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KK
Nashville
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Good times. Good beer! Loved the Macadamia nut Cake Ale.

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RB
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Good happy hour, with two great beers to choose from! Worth ordering the house chips and cheese drip to go along with the beer. Overall enjoyed the experience. Very cool setting, but sadly the host placed us extremely close to another party despite having the entire dining room devoid of other folks..bit of a tight squeeze that dampened the experience a bit along with lack of attentiveness closing out.

Again, worth the visit regardless.

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DJ
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, vast beer selection, amazing service and dope music

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g
Nashville
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome local bar with great food, staff, and beer!

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OT
Chicago
7 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chris and Heather take special care of their guests. The food is always excellent. It's our favorite neighborhood haunt.

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M
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our group had a good time - great service. Would like to see a better wine selection for those that don't necessarily drink beer.

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Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and food. The staff is very personable. Can’t wait to come back

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San Diego
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

Service was so slow

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FT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

The staff was outstanding. Very friendly and helpful without being intrusive.

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JF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

The ambiance of the place is really nice, it's super loud so not the place you might want to go to if on a date. The service was off the night we went- from slow service to the server being a bit neglectful of our table. It was odd that I requested a drink with Ketel One after seeing it on their menu and the waiter telling me that they don't serve Ketel- without any further details or recommendations. We met up with another couple and our toddler son. They had highchairs but not sure I would recommend it for kids, which is OK, not a complaint. Great beer list & good food. I would go back.

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JH
Chicago
9 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beer list is amazing, service was perfect, food paired well with beer.

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AB
Chicago
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 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 November 30, 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
4 reviews
Dined on November 24, 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 14, 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
3 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
39 reviews
Dined on November 2, 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
24 reviews
Dined on October 31, 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
129 reviews
Dined on October 22, 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
52 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 17, 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 15, 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
6 reviews
Dined on October 13, 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 13, 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 13, 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 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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