Center Square Journal Covers Why North Center is a Beer ‘Hood, Oh, and We’re In It Too

In Beer News by Karl

Did we mention we love the Huettenbar?

Did we mention we love the Huettenbar? Via Huettenbar.com

Covering a lot of ground and talking to a lot of relevant sources, this Center Square Journal piece is pretty exhaustive on the who, what, where, when and why and how North Center is one of the city’s best beer neighborhoods, and we were happy to contribute.

Writer Meryl Williams does a nice job here of talking to many of the major players in the neighborhood, including the Bad Apple, Brew Camp, Spiteful Brewing, Cleetus Friedman, and more; apparently we qualify as local experts also.

Cool stuff we learned ourselves from the piece:

  • West Lakeview Liquors’ Kristina Bozic used to work at our favorite German restaurant, Laschet’s
  • The German-American Festival is nearly 100 years old
  • The owners of Bottles & Cans found out they were pregnant just weeks after opening
  • I’m really bad at dates (see the graf where I screw up the Metropolitan open year)

It’s always nice to see more attention paid to our little neck of the woods, and good to see that well over a year after we named Lincoln Avenue (mostly North Center and Lincoln Square) the best drinking street in Chicago, the neighborhood is doing better than ever.

Also, in case you didn’t know before, the Huettenbar still rules.

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Karl has written about food, travel and beer for Chicago Magazine, Draft Magazine, Thrillist, Time Out Chicago and more. His book, Beer Lovers Chicago, comes out in early 2017, and if you're buying, he's likely having a porter or a pale ale.