Bartender
Craft Beer
Taproom Near Downtown

Craft beer and good company in Chicago's South Loop.

Curtis Tarver II and Quintin Cole, co-owners of Vice District Brewing, were two strangers who happened to buy homes across the street from one another. Both natives to Chicago’s Southside themselves, they soon realized that their comparable life experiences influenced a similar sense of community. After only a few conversations, Curtis and Quintin recognized they shared a passion for supporting local business, in particular breweries, and also making their own beer from home.

Curtis and Quintin were encouraged by the success of their home-brews to begin brewing obsessively, join a home-brew club, and began traveling to as many local and regional breweries that they could. They asked the beer-geek questions, took notes, revised notes, and asked more beer geek questions. Soon they discovered a beer subculture existed that was unlike any other profession.

They would host both formal and impromptu gatherings in their basements, initially to get rid of all the beer, but came to appreciate the conversations fostered from the gatherings. Their beer recipes became house favorites of friends and strangers alike. The community began counting on the gatherings to come together, and Curtis and Quintin were happy to oblige. The success of their craft encouraged Curtis and Quintin to recreate the same type of experience they provided in their basements to the local community. They agreed on the up-and-coming South Loop community as their initial destination to start Vice District Brewing.

In the same way both owners welcomed friends to their homes to foster conversation, Vice District Brewing encourages all of its guests - locals and visitors alike - to come meet a neighbor, make a friend, and build a stronger community in the great city of Chicago.

“Just like the parties we hosted in our homes, we look forward to welcoming you as our guest and having you leave as our friend.”

Craft Beer Pint

Imperial Milk Stout8.5 ABV // 54 IBU

This new Imperial Milk Stout presents with a bold dark roast in both aroma and flavor. Notes of espresso, dark cherries and dark chocolate come together to provide a big backbone that transitions to a smooth finish. This stout is served in our creamer faucet to accentuate the smooth full body, making sippin' this beer a piece of cake!

Craft Beer Pint

Hinky Dink Irish Red Ale5.5 ABV // 25 IBU

For this St. Patricks Day release, we feature a particularly tasty, small batch floor-malted pale ale Malt straight from the U.K. This is paired with toasted and caramel malt and balanced by a hint of roasted grain to give this brew a nice dry finish and a ruby red color. Have you heard of Chicago's famous Hinky Dink? Hint -- You can find him in the taproom!

Vice District Brewing Run Club03/30/17 6:30pm

Vice District Brewing

Join us at Vice District Brewing every Thursday at 6:30 PM for the Vice District Brewing Run Club! 1/2 off pints (2) for all participants, sponsored by Vice District Brewing and Fleet Feet Chicago, South Loop. This is a weekly event that will continue through October 5th (Chicago Marathon). Our running leader will take you on a 3-5 mile run through the city of Chicago, inviting both beginners and those training for the Chicago Marathon!

Barre + Brews04/01/17 12:30pm

Vice District Brewing

Join us at Vice District Brewing for “Barre + Brews,” an exclusive Spring 2017 collaboration between Vice District Brewing and Pure Barre South Loop! From 12:30-1:30 PM, attendees are invited to enjoy 55 minutes of Pure Barre followed by one free Vice District pint. Please wear socks, bring your own mat and water bottle.

NCAA Championship Game04/03/17 7:00pm

Vice District Brewing

Join us for the NCAA Championship Game. We WILL be open!

Vice District Brewing Run Club04/06/17 6:30pm

Vice District Brewing

Join us at Vice District Brewing every Thursday at 6:30 PM for the Vice District Brewing Run Club! 1/2 off pints (2) for all participants, sponsored by Vice District Brewing and Fleet Feet Chicago, South Loop. This is a weekly event that will continue through October 5th (Chicago Marathon). Our running leader will take you on a 3-5 mile run through the city of Chicago, inviting both beginners and those training for the Chicago Marathon!

Black Women's Expo04/07/17 2:00pm - 7:00pm

McCormick Place

Join Vice District Brewing at the 23rd annual Black Women’s Expo this April 7-9 from 2:00-7:00 PM! We will be pouring beer for guests of the expo on the main floor, and will be joined by Love Cork Screw for a “wine happy hour” from 5:00-7:00 PM!

Originating in Chicago, the Black Women’s Expo presents dynamic speakers, seminar sessions, musical performers, and a marketplace for corporations and small business exhibitors to engage with the powerful and growing African American consumer.

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Vinyasa at Vice04/08/17 12:30pm - 1:30am

Vice District Brewing

Join us this Spring at Vice District for “Vinyasa at Vice”, a collaborative fitness experience with Vice District Brewing and yoga instructor, Kenya Butts. On April 8th and April 22, guests are invited to enjoy one hour of yoga, followed by a free pint! The session is open to all levels of experience. Please bring your own mat, water bottle and towel.

Limited space allows up to 10 attendees per session. Doors open 30 minutes before class begins. Please arrive 5 minutes in advance. This event will alternate Saturdays through Spring 2017.

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