• Hopleaf Bar

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

  • Upcoming Events

    • Flagship February

      Feb. 1 - Feb. 28

      Canadian James Beard Award-winning beer writer Stephen Beaumont recently wrote about the decline of classic “flagship” beers. His writing has inspired many bars across the nation to feature some of the great historical flagship beers in the month of February—Hopleaf is happily joining in. In our early days many of these beers helped define Hopleaf and were instrumental in building our business. We have decided to pick some of the best flagship beers from breweries that we’ve had long relationships with. Click through top the detail page for more info and the list of beers we’ll be featuring on the first “Flagship February”!

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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. February’s preparation (pictured) :

      Lemon-marinated thighs, citrus potato waffle, bacon, chicken jus, garnished with pepitas, frisée and blood orange salad.

      Best enjoyed with a Kwak in its signature stirrup glass, but there’s plenty more choices on our beer lists, wine lists, and more. Dinnertime starts at 5 on Mondays. The dish is $18 and the Kwak pairing an additional special $5.

       

       

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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)