• 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


    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 Draft Beer Menu as of September 15

    Our Dinner Menu as of Sept. 4 (August 12)

    Our Lunch Menu as of Sept. 4 (July 18)

    Our Wine List as of August 26

    Our Dessert Menu as of August 20

    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


    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

    10/2Belgian 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

    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. 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.​

    •  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.



  • 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.


    Private Events &

    General Inquiries

    Requests for Graphics & Photos; Gift Certificates Queries



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