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A craft brewery for all

In the late 1800s, The Berghoff’s founder Herman Joseph Berghoff, alongside his brothers, began the generational legacy of brewing beer in Ft. Wayne, IN.  After a successful stint selling his now famous Dortmund style lager, on the outside skirts of The World’s Fair in 1895, he decided to move his family to Chicago and obtain a retail license to open a cafe. Located on the corner of State and Adams was Berghoff’s first location in 1898, there you could get a stein and a sandwich for a nickel. Moved in 1912,  just a door down from its original site, you will find still standing and operating the iconic Berghoff Restaurant.

In fall of 2018, the Berghoff family and restaurant was awarded a resolution for 120 years of excellence in the city of Chicago. Only fitting, to commemorate this momentous achievement, The Berghoff Restaurant paid homage to its roots by opening their first ever, in-house brewery: Adams Street Brewery.

Adams Street, located right off the “great State street,” is where The Berghoff became an iconic,  historic establishment, earned Chicago’s first liquor license post Prohibition, and has served generations upon generations of Chicagoans and tourists. To many, the building on Adams Street is more than just a location; it’s a “real-time, working memory factory.” As a tribute to the place that the Berghoff family has called home for over a century, the Chicago craft brewery is appropriately named Adams Street Brewery.




    The Berghoff Restaurant
    (main floor) on 17 W Adams


    (312) 427-5820



    Tuesday – Saturday 12:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

    Monday Closed

    Sunday Closed

    *Hours are subject to change

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Welcome Back to Adams Street Brewery!
A Letter from Pete Berghoff

Hours: Tues. - Sat. 12 PM - last seating at 7:30 PM

In compliance with the City of Chicago Vaccine Mandate, effective Monday, Jan 3rd, all patrons over the age of 5 must provide us proof of full vaccination (two weeks after first shot or second shot depending on the vaccine), along with a valid photo ID for those 16 and older.

We will check for proof of vaccine at our main and bar entrances. Please note, we will NOT save or store any medical or personal information. We are only required to mark down that each guest has a valid vaccination prior to being sat.

Additionally, all of our staff is required to be fully vaccinated, and staff who are not will be required to do a weekly test, with proof of a negative result, before their shifts.

Lastly, should staffing levels become impacted in a way that affects our day-to-day operations, we will adjust our open days and hours accordingly.

We appreciate your understanding and patience as we navigate this new mandate and look forward to serving you!