• Hopleaf Bar

    Promoting Better Beers, Wines & Spirits in Chicago since 1992.
    Belgian-inspired Kitchen featuring our famous Mussels & Frites.

  • Zwanze Week Tuesday Seminar—Visit Belgium!

    Tuesday Sept 24 7pm

    Our Tuesday Seminar for  Zwanze Week is conducted by Paul Van Halteren, Chicago’s Honorary Belgian Consul! If you’ve contemplated a visit to Belgium as “beer tourists” or with wider interests in their culinary, historic, natural, artistic, architectural, and cultural treasures, this is a perfect opportunity to prepare for a richly rewarding trip.

    Since 2004, when Belgium closed its official Chicago consulate after 150 years, many of the duties of the consul have been accepted by Belgium’s Honorary Consul, Paul Van Halteren. As anyone who has met him, has attended his Belgian National Day fête, or sought information about Belgium from him knows, Belgium and Chicago are fortunate to have him representing the interests of this fascinating country.  He is a wealth of information. Paul is also a professional travel planner and guide and will be offering some special trip package ideas for those interested.

    This seminar is FREE!* A refreshing Belgian beverage will be offered to get everyone in the mood! September 24, 7 PM
    * Please RSVP to michael @ hopleaf.com encouraged, to help us plan.