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South Side Craft Beer Fest

  • 2515 South Wabash Avenue Chicago, IL, 60616 United States (map)

Kick off beer festival season on the South Side by celebrating with Southside brewers and friends for the Inaugural South Side Craft Beer Fest (SSCBF). This year's SSCBF is in partnership with the Southside Brewers Association and the South Loop Business Exchange. 

Join us on Saturday, May 20th, 2017, for a celebration of local, quality craft beer manufactured from South Side brewers! Festivities will commence with a VIP event beginning at 1:00pm, and General Admission running between 2:00pm to 6:00pm. 

Breweries pouring:

51st Ward Brewing Company
350 Brewing Company
5 Rabbit Brewing Company
All Rise Brewing
Around The Bend
Arrowhead Brewing Company
Baderbrau Brewing Company
Banging Gavel Brews
Blue Island Brewing Company
Blue Nose Brewing Company
Burnt City Brewing
Evil Horse Brewing
Gino's Brewpub
Hailstorm Brewing
Haymarket Brewing
Horse Thief Hallow Brewing
Lo Rez Brewing Company
Midwest Meadwerks
Moody Tongue Brewing Company
Motor Row Brewing
One Trick Pony
Soundgrowler Brewing
Vice District Brewing
Whiner Brewing


Baderbrau Brewing Company
2515 South Wabash
Chicago, IL

Offering 50+ unique hand-crafted beers from over 20 participating Southside breweries, GA and VIP tickets offer unique experiences for all craft beer consumers. GA tickets are $45 and VIP tickets are $60 which includes $8 in food tickets provided by participating food trucks and VIP catering. The VIP experience also offers rare beer pours provided by one of our sponsors, Luis Glunz Beer, Inc.  All guests will receive a collectable tasting glass, 30 samples of craft beers, live entertainment, and food for purchase.  

Designated drivers or non-beer drinkers CAN access the fest without a ticket.  We reserve the right to remove anyone found sharing beer.

If still available, General Admission tickets will be available at the door for $55 :: VIP for $75

Food trucks will be announced soon!


*All ticket sales are final--NO REFUNDS.  Event will be held rain or shine!
*Must be 21 years of age or older with valid ID to participate in this event.
*The entire event runs between 2PM-6PM. VIP ticket holders get access from 1PM - 6PM and General Admission from 2PM - 6PM.
*Non-beer drinking guests do not need a ticket to the fest. However, anyone found sharing beer will escorted from premises. 

Additional Event Information:

TRANSPORTATION: We encourage attendees to drink responsibly and take public transportation. Although there is street parking, public transportation via the green line is strongly encouraged.  For directions using public transportation visit

FOOD: Food is sold separately. VIP ticket holders receive $8 in food tickets