By the end of a long weekend in the brilliant summer city that is Chicago; after soaking in the sites along the lakefront and beaches; after finding your culture in the park; after eating phenomenal food at the trendy restaurants and cafes in West Loop; after the mandatory experience of a Cubs game at Wrigley (especially if they win!); and even after your day spent pub crawling from Wicker Park through Bucktown to Lincoln Park (stopping at places with names like "Beermiscuous"), you find yourself sad to realize that it is your last day in town.
So what you do is head out towards O'Hare on the blue line several hours before your evening flight, and stop at Revolution Brewing in Logan Square. Opened in 2010 and with a name that evidences the massive growth of craft breweries in the US, Revolution is looking to make a name for itself. The word is out, as the rooftop lounge bartender at Little Goat says "it crushes Goose Island." No small feat perhaps, as the founder used to be a brewer there. Try all the IPAs on offer via the 5 oz tasting sizes, but don't miss the Anti-Hero.