Craft beer lovers, rejoice! The Oak Park Area is brimming with micro-local breweries for drinkers of all palates. Fancy lagers? Check out Kinslahger Brewing Company, named one of the nation’s best local breweries by Travel + Leisure. Flagship beers like the creamy Baltic Porter and the earthy Chicago Common continue to satisfy locals and visitors. Those looking for a variety of year-round ales alongside a constantly changing line-up of seasonal offerings should stop by Wild Onion Tied House, a buzzy family- owned brew pub in Oak Park’s Pleasant District. Two Brothers Social Tap, Oak Park’s newest haunt for craft beer, offers a selection of artisanal coffees and well-balanced beers in a bustling space steps from the CTA Green Line. The Oak Park Brewing Company, the area’s first brew pub, is a local favorite. The relaxing ambiance, sustainable brew practices, and live entertainment lineup contribute to its enduring appeal.
Not a beer guru? Indulge in award-winning wines and made-from-scratch bites at Coopers Hawk Restaurant and Winery, a modern eatery with a Napa-style tasting room and artisan market. Craving a stronger libation? The historically-inspired, small-batch artisanal spirits at Quincy Street Distillery are the cornerstone of handcrafted cocktails in the onsite speakeasy bar.