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On tap: Chicago's top 5 breweries, ranked

North Center's Half Acre Beer Company, located at 4257 N. Lincoln Ave. (between Hutchinson Street and Cullom Avenue), is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the brewery 4.5 stars out of 528 reviews.

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Topping the list is Piece Brewery and Pizzeria. Located at 1927 W. North Ave. in Wicker Park, it is the most popular brewery in Chicago, boasting four stars out...

Next up is Logan Square's Revolution Brewing, situated at 2323 N. Milwaukee Ave. With four stars out of 1,935 reviews on Yelp, the brewpub has proven to be a local favorite.

Lagunitas Brewing Company, a brewery in Douglas Park, is another much-loved go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 508 Yelp reviews. Head over to 2607 W. 17th St. (between Washtenaw Avenue and Rockwell Street) to see for yourself.

And then there's Goose Island Tap Room, a West Town favorite with 4.5 stars out of 239 reviews. Stop by 1800 W. Fulton St. (at Wood Street) or visit the international brewery's other Chicago location in Lincoln Park.

    On tap: Chicago's top 5 breweries, ranked
    Looking to try the best breweries in town? Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the top-rated breweries in Chicago, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to go for porters, IPAs, pilsners and more. Photo: Megumi S./Yelp Topping the list is Piece Brewery and Pizzeria.
    http://abc7chicago.com

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3 days ago

Updated 2 days ago

Farewell Dear Neighbors

It’s been a good run here on Everyblock. May you all do well and be safe. Thank you for being caring neighbors.

  • Catbus Philosopher, Third-Class

    Having seen the conversations from other neighborhoods, I'm grateful that our share of trolls and racists was relatively low. Relatively.

2 days ago

Weekend: G-Fest, Deadly Prey Gallery Exhibit, Horror Plays

BAT-HAMLET - (through July 14th) When Shakespeare and Batman collide... Cornservatory, 4210 N. Lincoln, Chicago, IL 60618. (BYOB)

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E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial - (July 13th-16th at 11pm) Logan Theatre, 2646 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

...inhabits a handful of very strange tenants. Who could it be? Gene Siskel Film Center, 164 N. State St., Chicago, IL 60601...

A QUIET PLACE - (July 13th, 15th, 17th-19th) Horror thriller that requires absolute silence to fully appreciate! 9:15pm. Brew & View at the Vic Theatre, 3145 N. Sheffield, Chicago, IL.

THREE IDENTICAL STRANGERS - (through July 19th) Stranger than fiction documentary about three strangers who reunite after having been separated at birth and adopted by different families. Times vary. The Music Box Theatre, 3733 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago, IL 60613.

Music Box Theatre's Outdoor Summer Movie Series - (May 16th-Sept. 19th) See classics like Raiders of the Lost Ark, Home Alone, Back to the Future, Twister, and more on Wednesdays. Gates open at 6pm. Movies at 7:30pm. Free. Gallagher Way, 3637 N. Clark, Chicago, IL 60613. TWISTER July 18th!

...dark side. Presented by About Face Theatre Youth Ensemble. Located at The Center on Halsted, 3656 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL. Tickets are $20 or pay-what-you-can...

HORRIFIED - (July 16th at 8pm) Exploring fear and the strange way humans deal with it through sketches and songs. The Annoyance Theatre & Bar, 851 W. Belmont, Chicago, IL 60657.

20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEAS - (May 23rd-Aug. 26th) Lookingglass Theatre presents a stage production of this wonderful classic tale. Directed by David Kersnar. Lookingglass Theatre, 821 N. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60622.

Deadly Prey Gallery - (July 15th from 10am-3pm) See amazing hand-painted movie posters from Ghana up close on the lawn! They're wilder than you think! Highly recommended. Comfort Station Logan Square, 2579 N. Milwaukee, Chicago, IL 60647.

Pintura Obscura - (July 13th 6pm-10pm) Dark & whimsical art show in Pilsen. 1637 W. 18th St., Chicago, IL.

Summer of Satan Night Market - (July 14th) Dark art, drinks, tarot, and more! Sideshow Gallery, 2219 N. Western, Chicago, IL 60647.

...your eager eyes on the splendid beauty of decay. Art Institute of Chicago, Gallery 273, 111 S. Michigan Avenue, Chicago, IL...

A Home for Surrealism: Fantastic Planning in Mid-century Chicago - (through August 17th) Free, rare surrealist art exhibit presented by the Arts Club of Chicago, 201 E. Ontario, Chicago, IL 60611.

The Science Behind Pixar - (through Jan. 6th, 2019) Learn about the science and technology behind the wonderful films Pixar creates. All ages. Museum of Science and Industry, 5700 S. Lake Shore Drive, Chicago, IL 60637.

...much more. The SNL exhibit is also stationed in the building. Museum of Broadcast Communications, 360 N. State, Chicago, IL 60654...

...the grand opening this Saturday from 7pm-midnight. $25 ticket includes food, drinks, and entertainment. 3914 N. Clark, Chicago, IL...

Bad Axe Throwing - (Days/times vary) You know you want to... Group rates apply or just do a walk-in for $20/hr. Bad Axe Chicago, 2828 N. Clark (Atrium Level), Chicago, IL. (888) 435-0001.

Trapped in a Room with a Zombie - Room Escape adventures where guests must figure out clues and puzzles to escape a room they share with a snarling, chained-up zombie. Ages 14+ or must have parent. Fine Arts Building, 408 S. Michigan, Chicago, IL 60605.

    Weekend: G-Fest, Deadly Prey Gallery Exhibit, Horror Plays
    Another great variety of ways to spend your weekend going through next week in the city of Chicago and beyond. Weird dark art exhibits, horror screenings, outdoor movies, horror plays, and the biggest, baddest convention ever to celebrate Godzilla! "Don't walk to the theater-RUN!" MOVIES: G-FEST XXV - (July 13th-15th) 25th anniversary of the largest...
    http://www.chicagonow.com

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Jul 07

Updated 4 days ago

Any good one person veterinarian offices on the north side?

The type where they don't have a revolving door of different vets coming and going and you never know who you are going to see or hear from each time you go there?

Thanks.

  • Alice East Lakeview

    Dr. Mitchell at Pets First on Broadway and Roscoe

  • vh

    Lincoln Park Dog and Cat at 2665 N. Lincoln has had the same two excellent vets forever: Dr. Susan Ferraro and Dr. Margaret Post. Dr. Sue took over the practice from her dad years ago. Even though I moved out of that neighborhood, I trust no one else with my dogs.

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5 days ago

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

Hector Rivera, Age 70, Missing

HECTOR RIVERA, age 70, has been reported missing and the Special Victims Unit of the CPD has issued an alert. He was last seen on Lincoln/Montrose. He was wearing a blue polo shirt with horizontal stripes and black pants.

He may be disoriented.

Mr. Rivera is Latino, with gray hair and brown eyes. He is 5'6" tall and weighs 150 lbs.

If you have any information that might help locate him, please call the Special Victims Unit at (312) 744-8266.

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Jun 26

Updated Jul 09

(Presumed) dog walker abusing dog @ Oakley/Addison

This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want...

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This is a copy/paste from Facebook as many have asked that I post this here.

Hi All -
I am desperately trying to get this info out!

Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs, especially Golden Retrievers so this was definitely unsettling. As I look back, I definitely should have called 311 or atleast said something but did not want to cause any more issues.

This happened at the corner of Oakley & Addison. The (presumed) walker came down Oakley towards Addison, away from Waveland, at this point the dog laid down and the walker kicked it a few times. The dog then got up and they crossed over Oakley where the dog laid down again and the walker continued to kick the dog. They then walked down Oakley towards the school/Waveland.

I tried to follow them in hopes of seeing where the dog went to stop by later and inform the owner but unfortunately ran out of space/time and had to get to work.

If you know this dog or the owner, I strongly suggest showing them this video so this doesn’t happen again.

Link to original Facebook post with video here:
https://www.facebook.com/100026762392265/posts/125980974970648/

    John Paul
    Hi All - I am desperately trying to get this info out! Last Tuesday (the 19th) around 1pm I witnessed what looked to be animal abuse in the area by (what I think) a dog walker. I love dogs,...
    http://www.facebook.com
  • Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is...

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    Okay moderator. I'll respectfully create a fake account so that I can go and bother people about real issues. How about this I'll trade you. Kick me off and kick that person off. Take the time take one minute and go back and read and you'll see that this is a fake profile. Go look at what else they post they're always bothering somebody. I can exit stage left from a forum. doesn't bother me. I'm too busy for this. I thought this was a very good resource for the community. Take it away Tim it's all yours.

  • Tim

    Again, I'm sorry if my words bother you Christina. I'm trying to offer my opinions and suggestions and your words continue to be confusing and full of anger, and I'm not sure why. I think we have come to some good constructive conclusions on this forum.

Jul 06

Updated Jul 09

First Tattoo

Looking to get my very first tattoo and I have a couple requests.

1. It'll be a small-ish tattoo, so where is the best place on the body to get it?

2. Where are the best tattoo shops in the city?

Thanks!!

David

  • Trap Stamps ( small of the back ) are cute.....if anywhere else - remember - if you are fortunate - one day you will be old and wrinkled.....age spots on your arms, upper chest, etc. anywhere the sun hits your body - - - I'm just sayin' . thick twice before you make the leap .......

  • Oh - someone gave me a thumbs down - I was not trying to be mean - I was trying to be informative...... one should think ahead if they plan to do anything to their body - - I have seen many tats that are beautiful - but they do change with age...... as do we

Jul 07

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Jul 06

Briefs: North Center Salon Robbed At Knifepoint; Lincoln Square Smash-And-Grab Burglar Strikes Again; More...

...and one of its customers on Thursday evening, police said. The offender entered Brows Threading, 2121 West Irving Park shortly after 6 p.m.and pulled out a knife. He took a woman into...

    Briefs: North Center Salon Robbed At Knifepoint; Lincoln Square Smash-And-Grab Burglar Strikes Again; More...
    (NORTH CENTER) - A knife-wielding man robbed an eyebrow threading salon and one of its customers on Thursday evening, police said. The offender entered Brows Threading, 2121 West Irving Park shortly after 6 p.m.and pulled out a knife.
    http://www.cwbchicago.com

Jul 03

Updated Jul 05

Catalytic Converter

I'm on Byron, in between Western and Claremont, and when I went to start my car this morning the engine light was on and I got a loud rumble no CR-V should ever produce. Anyone else get the same treatment?

  • Jen Baron JBaron

    Happening all over the city! And they love CR-V's :( It's terrible! So sorry this happened to you. I've heard there is something you can put over the converter to prevent it from being stolen. Ask your mechanic.

  • Mousey Defector

    Sucks. Get this. http://www.catclamp.com/

    Also, Honda owners, do your research what you need to do to keep your tires/wheels safe from theft.

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Jun 29

Updated Jul 01

Any recommendations for a top vet, esp for a perianal adenoma?

Thanks very much. Our 11 yr old Maltese has been dx'd with one of these. The biopsy hasn't come back so it might be worse (carcinoma) so we want to get him to the best vet and surgeon.

Jun 30

Loud bang- transformer?

Has anyone lost their electricity in Roscoe Village? Time frame for it coming back on?

Jun 28

Updated Jun 30

'Saw a man casting a big 10 ft.+ fishing NET into Belmont Harbor inlet yesterday. Is that legal?

He was a big guy and even he could hardly manage to unravel it and toss it in the water. As many times as I've been over there and seen fisherman, even those with multiple poles going, I've never seen this before.
Thanks.

  • https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/publications/Documents/00000819.pdf

    BAIT FISHING
    A sport fishing license permits the use of legal-sized cast nets, shad scoops, minnow traps and minnow seines to obtain shad, alewife, minnows and crayfish to use as bait, provided they are not sold or are not identified as threatened or endangered aquatic life. All cast nets...

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    https://www.dnr.illinois.gov/publications/Documents/00000819.pdf

    BAIT FISHING
    A sport fishing license permits the use of legal-sized cast nets, shad scoops, minnow traps and minnow seines to obtain shad, alewife, minnows and crayfish to use as bait, provided they are not sold or are not identified as threatened or endangered aquatic life. All cast nets shall be not larger than 24 feet in diameter or of a mesh size not larger than 1 inch bar measurement. All shad scoops shall be not larger than 30 inches in diameter or of a mesh size not larger than 1/2 inch bar measurement or longer than 4 feet in length. Minnow seines shall not be longer than 20 feet, deeper than 6 feet or contain mesh size larger than 1/2 inch bar mea- surement. Minnow traps shall not be longer than 36 inches, nor wider than 24 inches, nor use mesh larger than 1/2 inch bar measurement.

  • Haaa! In her defense, she was simply asking if it was legal because she had never seen this before. If it was people BBQ-ing or little girls selling bottled water she would not have asked. & she got her answer.

    Good thing is, 95% of the people in here who bothered to read this thread can exit it having learned something new, which is always a gift. Thanks guys, this was fun!

Jun 30

  • Permit issued for new construction

    PERMIT EXPIRES ON 08/28/2018 Erection Starts: 7/20/2018, Erection Ends: 7/22/2018. ERECTION STARTS: 7/20/2018, ERECTION ENDS: 7/22/2018. ERECT TEMPORARY 24' WIDE X 16' LONG 'X 48" HIGHSTAGE PLATFORM FOR FESTIVAL ENTERTAINMENT (BENFEST), SEE PLANS.

    4000 N. Leavitt St. Issued June 28, 2018 Comment

Jun 27

Updated Jun 29

Gunshots

Any heard about 6 to 8 gunshots at around 830’s pm around whipple and Cullom. Police was around the are

  • Heather Albany Park resident, condo owner, cyclist

    I heard that too. Surprised it was on Whipple, which is a block away from me--it sounded like it was just around the corner.

  • Tim

    It's not a UFO sighting...it's gunshots.

Jun 22

Updated Jun 28

Lincoln Ave Jewel – Long Delays at Checkout

Anyone else notice that the checkout lanes at the 4250 Lincoln Ave Jewel have become ridiculously long over the last several months? I’m not complaining against any one individual working there. Just making the observation that the lines have been getting unacceptably long no matter the time of day. Recently waited over 10 minutes at 7am on a Tuesday. This store just never seems to have enough people working the front. Not sure if others have noticed the trend, or if I’ve just been going at really bad times.

Jun 27

Updated Jun 28

Male Tabby Cat Found

I came across this little guy near the Cullom/Paulina intersection who seems too friendly to be a stray. Taking him into the vet later to see if he is chipped but wanted to post on here to see if anyone recognizes the little guy.

He's not fixed, has 3 white paws, under 1 year old and extremely friendly.

  • I hope you find the owner! He looks like a real sweetie

Jun 26

Updated Jun 28

A dozen obnoxious teen boys on bikes at Leavitt & Berteau at 1 am

I know it’s summer break but I really wish people would keep track of their teenage kids...there was a huge gathering of loud boys on bikes at Leavitt and Berteau from midnight til
1am on Monday night. They were blocking the intersection, physically fighting each other, and screamed profanity at people who told them to quiet down...happy to call the cops next time if people can’t control their teens and keep them home late at night...

  • Megan, from my understanding if you call 311 in this situation they would tell you to call 911. 911 is for emergencies, yes, but 911 is also for situations that are happening NOW and require someone to respond. So this is a situation where 911 should be called, not 311, even if it isn't an emergent situation. At least that is my understanding from reading EveryBlock for several years. 311 is for situations that don't require immediate attention.

  • Thanks for your reply, Maria. That makes sense. I’ve called 311 to file noise complaints a few times, all while then noise was still happening. They only transferred me to 911 one of those times (when the kids were playing in a construction site) and took down all the information for the other 2 times. The police didn’t respond to any of my calls from what I saw or heard. Just seems like a waste of emergency resources to me but google confirmed you to be correct. Thanks!

Jun 28

  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    DECONVERT EXIST 2-STORY BRICK BLDG W/BASEMENT FROM 4 DUS TO 3 DUS BY COMBINING 2 UNITS ON 2ND FLR INTO ONE DWELLING UNIT AND ADD A ROOF DECK AND OUTDOOR DECK AT REAR OF BLDG ON 2ND FLOOR. NO CHANGES TO EXIST DETACHED BRICK GARAGE. NO CHANGE TO EXIST FOOTPRINT OF BUILDING.

    2166 W. Warner Ave. Issued June 26, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for easy permit process

    GARAGE

    2115 W. Berteau Ave. Issued June 26, 2018 Comment
  • Permit issued for renovation/alteration

    RENOVATION TO AN EXISTING 2 UNIT RESIDENTIAL BUILDING, WORK TO INCLUDE DUPLEX OF ATTIC SPACE AND DWELLING UNIT BELOW, NEW ROOF, DORMERS, AND MEP THROUGHOUT, NEW REAR 3 STORY OPEN PORCH AND OPEN DECK AT 2ND STORY, AND NEW DETACHED 2 CAR PRIVATE GARAGE AS PER PLANS.

    3909 N. Seeley Ave. Issued June 26, 2018 Comment

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Updated Jun 26

Did anyone lose their pet parakeet?

Spotted a small white and blue bird (parakeet?) in the bushes next to the Coonley Elementary School playground (Leavitt between Irving Park and Cuyler) this morning around 7am. Hope he/she finds their way back home!

  • Poor little guy

  • Parakeet update: spotted him again this morning in exactly the same place. This time he seemed to be hanging out with a gang of sparrows so at least he's got homies now.

  • oh nooo! I believe someone in my building has parakeets (on Berteau & Leavitt so not far from Coonley)...I will try to ask them. Poor little birdie

Jun 23

Updated Jun 25

Forced Entry by Men Claiming to Be Workers

Today my husband and I came home from walking the dog when two large Caucasian men pretty aggressively followed us into our yard asserting that we had a leak in our home that they were there to fix. They stated that they talked to the building’s owner who said that we have a leak in our unit. They followed us to our door, though I wouldn’t open it until they stopped insisting that we had a leak and they needed...

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Today my husband and I came home from walking the dog when two large Caucasian men pretty aggressively followed us into our yard asserting that we had a leak in our home that they were there to fix. They stated that they talked to the building’s owner who said that we have a leak in our unit. They followed us to our door, though I wouldn’t open it until they stopped insisting that we had a leak and they needed to enter. They went away. One was bald and wearing a hot pink shirt. I believe the other was in green. Both had the Chicago accent and were muscular build.
This happened near Conley ES. If anyone has had a similar experience or had a legit leak and these men were at the wrong address, please let us know!

  • yes, pu-leeze file a report.

    if you don't, it's like it never happened.

  • Please always call the police, even if you don’t know for sure what is going on. Because your call to the police can result in less crime in our community.

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