Craft Kave

This Type of Beer Doesn’t Happen at Baseball Stadiums

Except It Does Now

By Sarah Freeman ·
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Reasons to go to a White Sox game:

1) Wishful thinking that it’s the South Side’s turn.
2) Processed cheese cravings.
3) The killer beer selection.

Regarding that last one, it’s happening. It’s really happening. At Craft Kave, a new 75-beer-strong bar near the right field bullpen that’s now open for home games at Guaranteed Rate Field.

Beers are displayed in six coolers that look like this. Help yourself to a can of Off Color’s Troublesome, Solemn Oath’s Fun Sponge, Revolution’s Eugene Porter or Baderbräu’s South Side Pride. Pay the cashier. Then, do a double take to make sure you’re still adjacent to a baseball field.

There’s a nice view of it just past the rectangular bar, which takes up about half of the White-Sox-memorabilia-filled space. There’s seating on both sides, plus a first-come, first-served patio that’s so close to the outfield, you can smell the grass clippings.

It’s also your go-to for food not served in plastic helmets, like Italian beef burgers covered in provolone and giardiniera. And if you insist on sticking with the nacho cheese, it’s offered on a burger with chili and salsa.

You do, by the way. You do insist.

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.

Vitals

Craft Kave
at Guaranteed Rate Field
333 W 35th St
(at Wentworth)
Chicago, IL 60616
312-674-1000
website

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