Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery

Two Floors of Malty Goodness in River North

Yes, We Mean Beer. It’s in Everything Here.

By Sarah Freeman ·
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Sometimes, you just want some March Madness and a crisp IPA.

Other times, you just want some leather and candles. And a crisp IPA.

Whatever you’re into, Centennial Crafted Beer & Eatery, a new two-story beer bar that’s now open in River North, is here to help. Have a slideshow and a menu.

Downstairs is a boisterous beer hall with 36 beers on tap, a bar made out of barrel staves and a menu full of beer-spiked food. There’s beer in the steamed mussels. There’s beer in the braised-cabbage-topped kielbasa. There’s beer jus being drizzled over confit pork shanks. Just... there’s beer.

Upstairs is a classier affair with a refurbished Brunswick art deco back bar salvaged from some guy’s garage. It’s been spit-shined back to its original glory and now it sits behind the zinc-topped main bar. Neat.

And while you’re up there looking at things, you may as well sip on a Saison de Lis from Perennial or a Bare Bear, a Finnish-style sahti served on nitro. You’ll be doing all of this in a lounge area with leather chairs and a candle-filled fireplace, by the way.

As one does.
Sarah Freeman

Sarah Freeman is often accused of hiding secrets in her hair. She can make any cocktail, as long as that cocktail is a rye Old Fashioned, and has never met a saison she didn’t like.

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