• Hopleaf Bar

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

  • Past Events

    • Zwanze Day and Zwanze Week Details

      September 23-28, 2019

      Michael’s complete details of Zwanze Day and Week are HERE…

    • The Zwanze Day Lineup!

      Saturday Sept 28

      Zwanze Day lineup of beers on tap and in bottles, click through…

      Food Specials include:

      Flemish Stew

      Chimay Beer-Cheese soup

      Chimay Cheese Board

    • Zwanze Week Beer Seminars

      Sept 23-Sept 27, 2019

      The Zwanze Week Beer Seminars/Tasting —our fearless leader Michael Roper will school you!—Details and links are here!….

    • Zwanze Week Tuesday Seminar—Visit Belgium!

      Tuesday Sept 24 7pm

      Visit Belgium! —a free presentation by Chicago’s Honorary Belgian Consul, Paul Van Halteren.  A terrific opportunity to get some solid info if you’re contemplating a trip to Belgium or would just like to know more about the country. Plus a free drink.

    • 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

        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)