The Hopleaf Bar
5148 N. Clark St., Chicago 773-334-9851
Serving Better Beers, Wines & Spirits since 1992.
(It's Our 25th Anniversary Year!)
Belgian-inspired kitchen featuring our famous Mussels & Frites.
No reservations—first come, first served!
Hopleaf is an adult venue—everyone must be 21 or over with valid ID to enter. Sorry: children (including infants) will not be admitted.
Hopleaf is open 365 days of the year, at Noon every day (except as noted specifically.)
Sunday - Friday 12pm - 2am
Saturday 12pm - 3am
Monday - Friday 12pm - 5pm
Sat. - Sunday 12pm -5pm
Monday-Thursday 5pm - 11pm
Friday 5pm - 12am
Saturday 5pm - 12am
Sunday 5pm - 10pm
Our Menus (pdfs & links)
Our Wine List as of August 26
Our Off-Menu Beer List of Rarities & Large Format Bottles —May 7
Our most current draft menu is usually available at
https://www.beermenus.com/places/1081-hopleaf-bar (which you can follow and stay up-to-date)
(Please note that because our menus change frequently—draft menus several times a week—what you see here and especially on external websites may not be perfectly accurate.)
9/18—Tapping of Goose Island's limited release Keller Marzen and
Meet&Greet w/brewers Mike Segal and Jared Jankowski
9/05—Our First Fish Fry Tuesday
10/2—Belgian Fried Chicken Night (1st Mon. of month)
K4K Pour of the Week: Anchor's Blood Orange Blonde
Bottle Brewery of the Month—discounts on their bottles Sun-Thurs all month
September: Van Honsebrouck (the Kasteel brewery)
October: Jolly Pumpkin
All Mondays—Bottle Mondays (discounts on bottled beers)
Recurring Reading, Storytelling, Performance Events:
Tuesday Funk (1st Tuesday of Month)
This One Woman (4th Monday of month)
Cassandra (4th Tuesday of month)
Check out their own websites for details and to confirm dates.
Mon. Sept 18, 6:30pm —
TAPPING Goose Island's new limited release Keller Marzen
Discussion and Meet&Greet w/brewers Mike Segal and Jared Jankowski
Discussion with the lead brewers about the beer and the project, which took them to Germany and the Spatenbrau cellar, at 6:30 in the upstairs bar. Then afterwards back downstairs for mingling and drinking. 3 other Goose beers on tap too!
Mon. Oct 2 —
Belgian-Fried Chicken Night
It's the First Monday of every month —Belgian Fried Chicken Night! You might not find fried chicken on many menus on Brussels, but you might wish that you did after tasting this! It's not historically a staple of the Belgian culinary scene, but we thought we'd change that. The preparation changes from month to month. August's preparation (pictured):
Kwak battered chicken thighs, green chorizo waffle, grilled corn pudding, Fresno pepper/kwak/agave coulis, corn relish—
Best enjoyed with a Kwak in its signature stirrup glass, but there's plenty more choices. Dinnertime starts at 5 on Mondays.
Tues. Sept 5 —
Fish Fry Tuesday!
We've been thinking about a Fish Fry special as a regular thing on Tuesdays. Come enjoy our first one: Pollock, beer-battered in Dovetail Lager, w/ hushpuppies, broccoli slaw, smoked potato salad, pickled green tomato relish. $16
It's a special available from lunch into dinner!
The History of Hopleaf
by Michael Roper, Proprietor
Private Party Info
Our private party space is on the 2nd floor.
It can accommodate up to 40 guests.
-7Hopleaf Gift certificates are physical stored value cards, and can be purchased in whatever denomination you like. Buy them with Paypal here online or pick one up when you come in—just ask your server.
Cards purchased online will be sent via US Post and should arrive within 5-7 business days.
If you are sending the card directly to someone else:
please be sure to include any short greeting or message you'd like to include, this way:
when you get your Paypal receipt in email from your order, hit "Reply", type your message, and Send!
Where We Are
Easily reached by CTA— 22 Clark and 72 Foster buses stop at our intersection. The Red Line stops are roughly 5 blocks east—
use Berwyn or Argyle. Cabs are plentiful.
Street parking is available—mostly metered but
there are free ones on side streets and on Ashland
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