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Sketchbook Brewing Co.

Closed Now: 12:00 - 23:00
Open today: 12:00 - 23:00
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An Evanston MUST SEE

There are few things I love more than patronizing a business that is created from 1000% passion... read more

Reviewed 18 September 2018
Chicago, Illinois
Awesome! Great time, Great beer!

Visited with a group that included tasting and tour ... great story, atmosphere and there were many... read more

Reviewed 15 April 2018
Long Grove, Illinois
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“tight space”(2 reviews)
“nano brewery”(2 reviews)
“growler”(3 reviews)
Sketchbook believes beer is art you can drink. Inspired by the loyalty of their 400+ members and the sheer fun of creating a wide range of historical and adventurous beer styles, Sketchbook considers their brewery a yeast studio. They are fiercely...more
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821 Chicago Ave, Evanston, IL 60202-2307
+1 847-859-9051
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Reviewed 18 March 2015

In a once-dry town this is the latest of four micro breweries. There is no food here, but fantastic beer for tasting and purchase. Local brewmasters make everything from IPAs and Saisons to porters and stouts. It is open to the general public on a...More

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Reviewed 18 September 2018

There are few things I love more than patronizing a business that is created from 1000% passion. This local craft brew and taproom is not only delicious, but creative, and born from complete passion for craft brews! The place is intimate and inviting, and the...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018 via mobile

Visited with a group that included tasting and tour ... great story, atmosphere and there were many different varieties of beer that were outstanding! Love the Honey Bird!

Thank zfamilybcai
Reviewed 31 December 2017

This is a perfect nano-brewery. It's small and local but have a big variety of beers. Each beer was tried was really good. The staff was very friendly and helpful. There's a fun vibe at the brewery.

Thank Todd C
Reviewed 26 October 2017

small batches, but some good beer and ciders. i dont know if they even served any food at all. very small and plain and tight space.

Thank psublueox
Reviewed 19 August 2017 via mobile

Well the title says it all. Nice Lady behind the bar but a little overworked. Beers not my style but many people seemed to like them.

Thank RandR J
Reviewed 7 June 2017

A tap room is supposed to be the showroom of a brewery. Not a place to balance the revenues of a business not going well in retail stores. Indeed, I can't imagine a taproom selling their beers in less than pints. (most of their beers...More

Thank andre i
Reviewed 1 May 2017

Evanston has loads of local talent -- Sketchbook owners Cesar and Shaun have created a tap room as well as brewery in just two years, and with flair. The beers on tap are their own creation, and now number the double digits. With paired small...More

Thank mummblingme
Reviewed 10 March 2017

Not much space in this location but they make up for it with the super friendly staff and good beers. Lots of games to play but if you don't get a table it's hard to enjoy.

Thank tarheelblue822
Reviewed 13 February 2017

A little crammed bar area. The beer selection was awesome and good pricing too. You can bring your own food, and they do have a small selection of apps - pretzel, cheese curds, etc. Just a heads up, it is very crammed during busy hours.

Thank Nick K
Reviewed 13 February 2017

The location is absolutely awesome. A walking distance from all the local condominiums and Evanston life within the neighborhood. Friendly service, but no food.

Thank capizfamily
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