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Penrose Brewing

Address: 509 Stevens Street, Geneva
Phone Number: (630) 232-2115

  • HOURS:

    • Monday - Thursday: 1:00pm - 9:00pm | Friday: 1:00pm - 10:00pm | Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm | Sunday: 11:00am - 6:00pm

  • Up to SIXTEEN beers on tap, several of which can be taken home in cans and/or growlers

  • Shuffleboard table available for FREE USE

  • Bring your own food to the taproom! Kids are welcome!

  • Tours available!



306 W. State Street, Geneva
(630) 208-7070

  • HOURS:

    • Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am

    • Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00am

    • Sunday: 10:00am - 12:00am

  • Microbrew pub with some AH-MAZ-ING food!

  • 16 of their own brews on tap


art history brewing

649 W. State Street, Geneva


  • 10 Barrel craft brewery with taproom and outdoor beer garden


the beer cellar

204 W. State Street, Geneva

  • Not TECHNICALLY a brewery, but it IS a store dedicated STRICTLY to selling local, craft beer (no High Life here)

  • Tap Room has several local drafts on tap for you to enjoy while you're shopping


Energy City Brewing

2 1/2 W. Wilson Street, Suite A-1, Batavia
(630) 597-5581

  • HOURS:

    • First Saturday of the month: 11:00am - 3:00pm

    • Second Fridays: 6:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Beer sold at several tri-city restaurants including Niche, Nobel House, Gammon Coach House, Doughocracy, and Del Barrio

  • Beer is also sold at several liquor stores and bottle shops (check website for complete list)


D & G Brewing

303 N. Fourth Street, St. Charles
(773) 203-2325

  • HOURS:

    • Thursday: 2:00p - 10:00p

    • Friday: 2:00p - 12:00a

    • Saturday: 12:00p - 12:00a

    • Sunday: 12:00p - 6:00p

  • Food trucks come one day each weekend and on all other nights, you can bring your own food!

  • At least 8 Beers are always on tap!

  • Outdoor deck, NEWLY EXPANDED TAPROOM, and reservable space for parties and events!

St. Charles

Riverlands brewing

1860 Dean Street Unit A, St. Charles

  • HOURS:

    • Wednesday - Sunday: 12:00p - 10:00p (closed Monday - Tuesday)

  • At least ten beers on tap, several of which can be enjoyed at home when you leave with Riverland cans or crowlers!

  • Specializing in Hazy IPAs and Sours, though they have several styles of beers and a pretty cool environment!

  • Food trucks every weekend, though you can bring your own food when a food truck isn't on the premises.

  • "Work From Riverlands" Wednesdays starting at 12p (FREE WiFi)

St. Charles

broken brix cidery

225 W. Main Street, St. Charles

  • HOURS:

    • Tuesday - Thursday: 11:00a - 7:00p

    • Friday: 11:00a - 10:00p

    • Saturday: 10:00a- 10:00p

    • Sunday: 12:00p - 4:00p

  • Home Brew Shop that also has a Tasting Room, specializing in their own ciders and wines!

  • They also serve several other beers on tap!

St. Charles

pollyanna brewing

106 S. Riverside Avenue, St. Charles

  • HOURS:

    • Tuesday - Wednesday: 3:00p - 10:00p

    • Thursday - Friday: 3:00p - 12:00a

    • Saturday: 12:00p - 12:00a

    • Sunday: 12:00p - 9:00p

  • Pollyanna is constantly experimenting with local fruits and spices, seasonal lagers, barrel-aging, wild yeast, and bacteria, so there is consistently something new!

  • 20+ craft beers o tap!

St. Charles

alter brewing company

First Street Development in the Riverloft Building

(630) 541-9558

  • HOURS:

    • TB


St. Charles

93 octane brewing

1825 Lincoln Highway, St. Charles

(630) 549-0332

  • HOURS:

    • TBD

  • 10 barrel system with taproom


St. Charles

Hardware GastroPub + brewery

2000 W. Orchard Road, North Aurora
(630) 299-3977

  • HOURS:

    • Tuesday - Thursday from 11:00am - 10:00pm

    • Friday - Saturday from 11:00am - 12:00am

    • Sunday from 12:00pm - 9:00pm

  • Sustainable gastropub that grows all the lettuce and herbs used in its recipes

  • 1.5-acre on-site hop farm used for BBGB beer

  • Carries over 400 whiskeys


Chimp monk's brewing

Adress TBD

  • HOURS:

    • TBD

  • Specializing in ales and stouts



Two Brothers Roundhouse

205 N. Broadway, Aurora
(630) 264-2739

  • HOURS:

    • Monday - Thursday: 11:00am - 12:00am

    • Friday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:00am

    • Sunday: 11:00am - 11:00pm

  • Artisan beer, coffee, and spirits are made by Two Brothers

  • Formerly known as ‘Walter Payton’s Roundhouse’, this building was built in 1856 and is the OLDEST limestone roundhouse in the country

  • Distillery tours are FREE every Saturday at 2:00pm



North & State Streets, Elburn
(630) 320-2255

  • HOURS:

    • TBD

  • A new concept serving craft beer, barbecue, and craft mead!



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