• Hopleaf Bar

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

  • Past Events

    • 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.



    • An Evening of Rodenbach!

      Wednesday Feb 26, 2020 7-9pm

      A very special meet and greet from 7 to 9 PM with Rodenbach’s master Rudi Ghequire. A selection of Rodenbach beers will be on draft and in bottles, and we will also be the first place in America to pour Rodenbach’s first ever collaboration beer, Vivant P’Ocean, created with Dogfish Head. Click below for details.
      PLUS—at 7:30 we’ll open a rare magnum of Rodenbach from the 90s. It is the last one we have. (The last one opened was more than 5 years ago and it was drinking beautifully. Rodenbach brewer Rudi Ghequire was there when this was bottled, so it will be special for him and for us.) So: Buy a Rodenbach between 7 and 7:30 and get a ticket for your chance to try this lovely rare thing. We’ll draw winners at 7:30.

    • Chasing Harvest—A New Zealand Beer & Wine Pairing Dinner!

      Thursday February 6, 2020

      A New Zealand pairing dinner available in the Dining Room!
      4 courses with 2 beers and 3 wines.
      Mussels, Salad, Lamb, and a Cheese course  $70

      Chasing Harvest is a fascinating producer who make wines in various places around the world, “chasing the harvest”. And in New Zealand, they make beers too, appropriately called There Be Dragons! Two of their New Zealand wines and two vintages of their “There Be Dragons” beers will be featured in the dinner.  

    • Super Stout Sunday 2020

      Noon Sunday Feb 2, 2020

      Starts at noon Feb 2. Click through for details!

        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)