• Hopleaf Bar

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

  • Past Events

    • Maltese Film at Siskel!

      March 20 and 24, 2020

      See the Maltese film THE WEEPING HOUSE OF QALA at the Gene Siskel Film Center of the School of the Art Institute…‘s 23rd Annual European Union Film Festival March 20 or 23! A desolate mansion abandoned behind high walls on the picturesque island of Gozo, off the coast of Malta, is the setting for an intense ghost story-turned-psychological drama loosely based on the novel “The Children of the Dead” by Elfriede Jelinek.
      Bonus: Use promo code “HOPLEAF” for discounted admission of $7 ($5 off)!
    • Closed for Repairs

      Monday Mar 16

    • Cruz Blanca Pop-Up Night

      Thurs. March 12, 2020

      One Night Only! We will be featuring chicken or mushroom taco platters from Cruz Blanca Brewery and Taquéria and a selection of their beers. Brewer Jacob Sembrano will be in the house. …

    • Val Dieu Abbey Beer Visit

      Weds. March 11, 2020 6:30

    • Belgian Fried Chicken Mondays

      First Monday of the Month

      It’s the First Monday of most 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. March’s BFC is:

      Black garlic marinated thighs w/tahini-brown sugar waffle, St. Bernardus-braised collards & black eyed peas, lentil squash purée, broccoli taboulli and pickled aji dolce peppers. Paired with St Bernardus.

      Dinnertime starts at 5pm on Mondays. The dish is $18, add a St. Bernardus perfect pairing for a special $5.



        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)