• 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 & Saturday 5pm - 12am

    Sunday 5pm - 10pm


  • Our Menus (pdfs & links)

    Our Draft Beer Menu as of Jan. 10

    Our Dinner Menu as of Dec. 16

    Our Lunch Menu as of Dec. 17

    Our Wine List as of October 23

    Our Dessert Menu as of Sept 29


    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

    01/08—Ballast Point Victory at Sea Day!

    01/08Belgian Fried Chicken Night (1st Mon. of month)

    01/11—Tre Fontane Italian Trappist Night with Pairing!

    01/11—Dovetail XO1 Rauchbier Tapping

    02/04—Super Stout Sunday!

    K4K Pour of the Week: North Coast's Brother Thelonious

    Bottle Brewery of January

    The Special Project Beers of Unibroue Brewmaster Jerry Vietz


    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.

    Monday Jan. 8

    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. January's preparation (pictured):

    Buttermilk-fried chicken thighs, roasted mushroom waffle, kale & fennel salad, apple-black walnut relish, pickled aji peppers, Kwak-pepper maple syrup.  $18 Best enjoyed with a Kwak in its signature stirrup glass,—just $5 more with the chicken. Dinnertime starts at 5pm on Mondays.


    Monday Jan. 8

    Ballast Point's

    Victory at Sea Day!



    Thursday Jan. 11

    Tre Fontane Pairing Special

    Braised Pork Shoulder , Garlic & Herb Polenta,
    Balsamic-glazed Broccoli Rabe, Pork jus
    and 1 bottle Tre Fontane Tripel

    The Abbey of Tre Fontane, surrounded by eucalyptus trees, is located in Rome. Its beer is the newest of the Authentic Trappist Ales. The monk's ancient recipe was discovered in early 2000 and perfected over the next 15 when it was awarded the ATP brand. Hopleaf's chefs devised this dish to pair with this Tripel, brewed with eucalyptus, for what's sure to be a taste sensation!

    Thursday Jan. 11

    Special DOVETAIL Tapping

    X01—a Flanders Rauch, the first in their X series of experimental beers! Meet the brewers from 6-8pm. Glass giveaway too, while supplies last!



    Featured Bottles

    Unibroue Brewmaster Jerry Vietz's

    Special Project Beers!

    Featuring the Tequila-barrel-aged La Fin du Monde. Ole la la!



    February 4


    Starts a noon.


  • 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 $1000 minimum.
    • A non-refundable fee of $200 is required to reserve the space.   
    • Full open bar (4 drafts, 45 beers in bottles, wines, spirits, & soft drinks) —$18 per person per hour. One hour of package purchase is required for all parties.
    • Food buffet packages can be discussed in person. They run from $12-$45 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.


    Private Events &

    General Inquiries

    Requests for Graphics & Photos; Gift Certificates Queries



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