• Hopleaf Bar

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

  • Past Events

    • 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

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    • 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. August’s BFC is:

      Dill buttermilk boneless chicken thighs, with romesco, corn waffle, summer stuccotash (peppers, fennel, onions garlic, summer squash), maple beer drizzle, scallion, & pickled peppers. $18  Ideally paired with Maredsous Brun for a special $5.

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

       

       

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    • SQUOKE—Off Color Pre-Release Tapping

      Fri Aug 2—4pm

      Squoke is a foudre-aged Wild Ale by Chicago’s Off Color Brewing and we get to preview it —pre-taste it?—before its official release. We’ll also be pouring OC’s Good Listeners, a sort of Biere de Miel (honey beer) made with desert ingredients like cactus and agave. We’re excited about this!
      Click through for more details about these beers!

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    • Cabin & Cottage Release

      Thurs. July 25, 2019 —7-8:30pm

      Official Chicago release of  Cabin & Cottage, a Berliner-style Weiss beer and a collaboration between the Chicago Brewseum, Rolling Meadows Farm Brewery in Springfield, IL, Powers Farm & Brewery (VA), and President Lincoln’s Cottage (DC).  Rolling Meadows Farm & Brewery owner, Caren Trudeau and Head Brewer, Deion Corley along with Liz Garibay and Michael Roper of the Chicago Brewseum to discuss the collaboration, the beer, and its connection to Abraham Lincoln.

      This event is free with beer available for purchase. Cabin & Cottage sales for the evening benefit the Chicago Brewseum.

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    • Belgian National Week

      July 15-19, 2019

      Honoring the country and its beers that put us on the map.
      5 DAYS of FABULOUS BEERS from BELGIUM !
      Featured Drafts/Styles  Every Day. Bottle deals too.

      Monday—TRAPPISTS
      Tuesday—SAISONS
      Wednesday—ABBEY ALES
      Thursday—LAMBICS
      Friday—the WRAP-UP

      Click through for details

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      • RECURRING EVENTS:
        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.

        YEARLY EVENTS:
        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)