THE BERGHOFF RESTAURANT PRESENTS
A new craft brewery
In the late 1800s, The Berghoff’s founder Herman Joseph Berghoff began brewing beer. After successfully selling it outside the Chicago’s World’s Fair, he decided to open a small cafe that served beer as well as sandwiches. That tiny cafe housed on the corner of Adams Street is now The Berghoff. A historic Chicago establishment, The Berghoff was recently awarded a resolution from the City of Chicago for 120 years of excellence in service. Now, The Berghoff Restaurant is paying homage to its roots by bringing the art of brewing beer in-house and opening a new craft brewery in the Chicago loop: Adams Street Brewery.
Adams Street is where The Berghoff became a historic establishment, earned Chicago’s first ever liquor license, and served generations of families. 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 named Adams Street Brewery.