• 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


    12pm - 5pm


    Monday-Thursday 5pm - 11pm

    Friday & Saturday 5pm - 12am

    Sunday 5pm - 10pm


  • Our Menus (pdfs & links)

    Our Draft Beer Menu as of June 18

    Our Dinner Menu as of May 14

    Our Lunch Menu as of May 15

    Our Wine List as of April 16

    Our Dessert Menu as of Jan 12


    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 & Features

    Sunday 07/01—Canada Day with Unibroue, MacAuslan & Dieu du Ciel!

    K4K Pour of the Week: Dovetail Lager


    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)

    Do Not Submit (4th Wednesday of month)

    Check out their own websites for details and to confirm dates.


    K4K Pour of the Week

    Dovetail's Lager

    All proceeds from this keg go to support Helen C. Peirce Elementary School in Edgewater.

    A golden, malty, rich, creamy complex lager with aroma of malt and fresh hops. Easy to drink with a lingering pleasant after-taste and foam that stands like a cloud above the rim of the glass; lacing at every sip.

    (On Summer Break)

    Belgian-Fried Chicken Nights

    with Kwak on hiatus for a month or two.

    Usually the 1st Monday of every month. We'll let you know here when they resume.—

    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.
    March's preparation (pictured):

    Adobo poached & fried chicken thigh, spicy sweet potato purée, warm bok choy salad w/soy Kwak dressing, beet waffle w/maple syrup! —$18—Best enjoyed with a Kwak in its signature stirrup glass,—just $5 more. Dinner time starts at 5pm on Mondays.

    Sun. April 29 was


    Kegs for Kids—ALL proceeds

    ALL day & night go to Peirce Elementary School !

    Come eat and drink with us and help out one of our neighborhood public schools!

    FYI—Feb 20 & 21, 2018

    was the 25th Anniversary of our Official Opening Weekend!

    Hopleaf is now in its 26th year.
    We thank you for your patronage!

  • 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. 
    • Friday evening parties are now available with a $1000 minimum. Saturday evenings only under certain circumstances.
    • 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

    February 13, 2017
  • Gift Certificates!

    Hopleaf 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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