• 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.

  • Hours

    Hopleaf is open 365 days of the year, at Noon every day (except as noted specifically.)

    © Grant Kessler

    BAR:

    Sunday - Friday 12pm - 2am

    Saturday 12pm - 3am

    LUNCH:

    Monday - Friday 12pm - 5pm

    Sat. - Sunday 12pm -5pm

    DINNER:

    Monday-Thursday 5pm - 11pm

    Friday & Saturday 5pm - 12am

    Sunday 5pm - 10pm

  • Our Menus (pdfs & links)

    Our Draft Beer Menu as of Oct. 13

    Our Dinner Menu as of Oct. 8

    Our Lunch Menu as of Oct. 9

    Our Wine List as of August 26

    Our Dessert Menu as of Oct. 8

    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.)

     

  • Upcoming Events

     

    10/16—Maine Beer Co. Tappings

    10/14 & 15—Andersonville Arts Week Events—

    special editions of Tuesday Funk (on Saturday 3pm) and

    This One Woman ( Sunday 4pm) plus

    Tasting & Talk with Michael Roper ( Sunday 7pm)

    10/13—Noodles and Oodles of Noodles Tapping

    10/10—Our 2nd Fish Fry Tuesday

    10/2Belgian Fried Chicken Night (1st Mon. of month)

    K4K Pour of the Week: Victory Prima Pils

    Bottle Brewery of OctoberJolly Pumpkin

    (discounts on their bottles Sun-Thurs all month)

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    All Mondays—Bottle Mondays (discounts on bottled beers)

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    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. Oct 16, 6-8pm —

    TAPPING a selection of Maine Beers

    Plus Meet-n-Greet w/David & Daniel Kleban, MBC'S FOUNDERS/OWNERS/BREWERS

     

     

    Fri. Oct 13 —

    Freaky Friday—Tapping of Whiner /Hopewell collar beerS

    They brewed a beer together, same recipe but then each added its own twist—Hopewell's "Noodles" and Whiner's "Oodles of Noodles"!

    HOPEWELL • Noodles

    Dry-hopped 100% Brett Saison fermented in stainless steel w/Hopewell and Whiner's house brettanomyces yeast cultures. A quicker brett fermentation schedule & Sorachi Ace + Huell Melon dry hop combine to offer a complex blend of ripe pineapple, funk & citrus zest notes throughout, finishing just dry enough to clean off the palate. 5.1% Goblet $6

    WHINER • Oodles of Noodles

    100% barrel fermented wild ale w/ Whiner's Brett Lambicus and Hopewell's Brett Amalgamation. Pleasant House Bakery raw wheat for the malt bill & dry hopped w/Sorachi Ace & Huell Melon hops.Fermented in barrels for 3 months. 5.5% Goblet $6

    Sat Oct 14, Sun Oct 15

    Hopleaf hosts 3 Events during

    ANDERSONVILLE ARTS WEEK!

    Sat. 10/14 @3PM ( upstairs) TUESDAY FUNK on Saturday!
    The Tuesday Funk Reading Series is Chicago’s eclectic monthly reading series, bringing a variety of fiction, poetry, essays, and other works, in all genres, read live by the authors. Every episode of Tuesday Funk includes five readers, plus such regular features as our Haiku by Andrew. Personal essays, science fiction, verse—like your favorite magazine, you never know quite what you might get, but you know it’ll always be interesting. Intermission gives audience members a chance to grab one of dozens of varieties of international beers, though the bartender will remain available to serve you throughout the reading.

     

    Sun. 10/15 @4PM (upstairs)

    This One Woman Special Andersonville Arts Week edition

    Stand-up comedy, storytelling, music and more*. This One Woman is a variety showcase where the performers comment on a different famous woman each month. The audience helps choose the woman of honor for the next month’s show. Current Performers are: Ada Chung, Eunice Jarrett, Laura Hugg, Neil Arsenty, Israel Antonio, Marla Depew and Kelsey Buckley. —The bar will be open throughout the performances. *Once there was a puppet. Also dance, burlesque, poetry, sketch, impressions, and drag. But so far only the one puppet.

     

    Sun. 10/15 @7PM (upstairs)

    This One Woman Special Andersonville Arts Week edition

    Stand-up comedy, storytelling, music and more*. This One Woman is a variety showcase where the performers comment on a different famous woman each month. The audience helps choose the woman of honor for the next month’s show. Current Performers are: Ada Chung, Eunice Jarrett, Laura Hugg, Neil Arsenty, Israel Antonio, Marla Depew and Kelsey Buckley. —The bar will be open throughout the performances. *Once there was a puppet. Also dance, burlesque, poetry, sketch, impressions, and drag. But so far only the one puppet.

    Sun. 10/15 @7PM (upstairs)—Free talk and tasting with Hopleaf owner, Michael Roper, about the art of brewing, history and styles, and Chicago’s new and vibrant beer scene. Q&A follows. Space is limited...RSVP to michael@hopleaf.com appreciated

     

    And for everything about Andersonville Arts Week, go here!: http://andersonville.org/aaw/

    Tues. Oct. 10 —

    Fish Fry Tuesday!

    We've been thinking about a Fish Fry special as a regular thing on Tuesdays. 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!

     

    Mon. Oct 2 —

    Belgian-Fried Chicken Night

    with Kwak!

    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. September's preparation (pictured):

    Belgian Fried Chicken is this Mon Oct 2. This month's version: Beer-battered chicken thighs, smoked duck fat & roasted poblano waffle, cauliflower gardinera and Kwak honey. $18

    Best enjoyed with a Kwak in its signature stirrup glass,—just $5 with the chicken. Dinnertime starts at 5 on Mondays.

  • Private Party Info

    Our private party space is on the 2nd floor.

    It can accommodate up to 40 guests.​

    •  The room is available Sunday-Thursday 12 noon until 1 AM and Friday- Saturday 12 noon until 6. (NO SAT NIGHTS)
    • Friday evening parties are now available with a $4000 minimum.
    • A non-refundable fee of $200 is required to reserve the space.   
    • Full open bar (4 drafts, 50 beers in bottles, wines, spirits, & soft drinks) —$18 per person per hour.  
    • Food buffet packages can be discussed in person. Typically they run $15-$20 per person.  
    • Let us know if you'd like to book or have questions. Scroll down to contacts to do so.

     

     

  • The History of Hopleaf

    by Michael Roper, Proprietor

  • Gift Certificates!

    -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

  • Find Us/Contact Us

    Please join us on Facebook and Twitter.
    At present, our Facebook page tends to have the most immediate updates on events and features. And please email us with any questions.

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