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 & Saturday 5pm - 12am
Sunday 5pm - 10pm
Our Menus (pdfs & links)
Our Draft Beer Menu as of Jan. 10
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.)
01/08—Ballast Point Victory at Sea Day!
01/08—Belgian 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
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
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!
Unibroue Brewmaster Jerry Vietz's
Special Project Beers!
Featuring the Tequila-barrel-aged La Fin du Monde. Ole la la!
SUPER STOUT SUNDAY
Starts a noon.
Private Party Info
Our private party space is on the 2nd floor.
It can accommodate up to 40 guests.
The History of Hopleaf
by Michael Roper, Proprietor
-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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