• Hopleaf Bar

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

  • Past Events

    • Belgian Beer River Cruise

      Friday Sept 20—7:45pm

      The Hopleaf Bar and The Northman Beer & Cider Garden are teaming up to taste Belgium in Chicago on the famous river boat Chicago’s Classic Lady!

      All of the Belgian beer tastings (50+ !), souvenir tasting glass, the cruise and food too!

      Tickets $69 https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4332364

      click through for more details, including beer list

    • Golden Prairie Doppel Alt Tapping

      Thurs Sept 12

      Special tapping of Golden Prairie Doppel Alt, with visit by Brewer and Founder Ted Furman

    • Belgian Fried Chicken Mondays

      First Monday of the Month

      Enjoy Belgian Fried Chicken Mondays 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. September’s BFC is:

      Coconut milk-&-turmeric-dredged bone-in chicken thighs. Green curry creamed corn. Bacon-citrusy waffles. Quinoa-crispy chicken skins-radish-frisée petite salad. Roasted chick peas. Kwak-sesame reduction. $18 Ideally paired with Kwak in its unique glass for a special $5.

      Dinnertime starts at 5 on Mondays. The dish is $18 and the Kwak pairing an additional special $5.



    • Anchor Steam Week

      Aug 11-18

    • Spiteful Poker Ride 2019

      Saturday Aug. 10 2-6pm

      August 10th – 2:00-6:30pm

      • $20 entry covers first beer at Green Lady and gets you into the ride and your first beer!
      • After modest expenses are covered, all proceeds will go to Meals on Wheels.
      • Each rider receives (1) playing card per stop.
      • Free set of bike lights for first 30 riders!
      • Awesome bike- and beer-centric prizes for top poker hands.
      • Delightful raffle prizes from neighborhood friends of Spiteful.

      2:00 – Check-in at The Green Lady, riders receive first card
      3:00 – Check-in ends
      2:15-5:45 – The Long Room –> Fountainhead Chicago -> Hopleaf -> Fireside Chicago. Recommended order, but not required. Receive one playing card at each stop
      6:00 – Poker hands (five cards) have to be handed in at Spiteful
      6:30 – Prizes awarded to top poker hands at Spiteful

        Bottle Mondays—every Monday prices on bottled beers are discounted.
        Kegs For Kids Pour of the Week—sponsored kegs change as they run through, all proceeds go to Peirce Elementary School

        Recurring Reading, Storytelling, Performance Events:
        Tuesday Funk (1st Tuesday of Month)
        This One Woman (4th Monday of month)
        Do Not Submit/Open Mic (4th Wednesday of month)
        Check out their own websites for details and to confirm dates.

        Super Stout Sunday—a collection of stouts, inc. Goose Island’s BBSs, presented on tap at noon on Super Bowl Sunday.
        Kegs for Kids/ Peirce Day—*all* proceeds all day to Helen C. Peirce Elementary School (last Sunday in April or thereabouts)