Blue Island Beer Company’s Taproom

WHERE ARE WE??!

Located in the Historical District of Blue Island, IL., on Olde Western Ave, our address (13357 Olde Western Ave, Blue Island, IL 60406) is for the entire, multi-business building.  Our entrance is actually around the corner on the SE side, adjacent to the parking lot, and is the door closest to the Western Bridge. Please feel free to park in this lot, as there is plenty of free parking for our customers. There are also several ways to get to our place via public transportation (see Contact Page.)

Through making a range of styles, offering a variety of size options, and serving a few beers that are only available in the Tap Room, you can tailor a visit to suit you.  We don’t have a kitchen, but please B.Y.O.F. (Bring Your Own Food), or grab something from any of the great area spots.  We hope to occasionally have food vendors right outside our front doors.

We are excited to add to the growing craft beer scene along Olde Western Ave.  Along with the other establishments in the area, we wish to be a positive member of the growth of craft beer on the south side.

Hours:

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Monday           CLOSED
Tuesday           CLOSED
Wednesday  4pm – 10pm
Thursday      4pm – 10pm
Friday            4pm – 10pm
Saturday     Noon – 10pm
Sunday         Noon – 6pm

 

Beer To Go

Take some with you! We have Blue Island beer available in 64oz. containers (a.k.a. growlers) to go.  Check with us to see what is available.

Beery Items

Visit our Tap Room to pick up any Blue Island Beer Co. schwag

  • Nora O’Connor Listening Room Show-Sunday Matinee

    Sunday, February 24th 2019 @ 2:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    We welcome the legendary Nora O’Connor for a seated, ticketed listening room show at Blue Island Beer Co.! Here’s a little bit more… Nora O’Connor is a Chicago-based musician whose vocal talents are the secret weapon behind some of the city’s best performances and recordings. For much of 2013, O’Connor toured internationally as a singer in Iron and Wine, and ... Read More


  • Open Mic – Every Thursday at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Thursday, February 28th 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for our weekly Open Mic with different guest host throughout the month.  From single players to jam sessions and all skill levels between, enjoy an encouraging atmosphere with a cold beer in hand!


  • Weary Bones Bluegrass at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Friday, March 1st 2019 @ 6:30 pm to Friday, March 1st 2019 @ 12:00 am
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    A new band with some long time talent, Weary Bones play hard-driving, traditional Bluegrass.


  • All Acoustic Bluegrass Jam with Steve Haberichter

    Wednesday, March 6th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Steve Haberichter is back to host our All Acoustic Bluegrass Jam here in the taproom. Last time was great, so bring out the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle for a fairly traditional Bluegrass Jam!


  • Open Mic – Every Thursday at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Thursday, March 7th 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for our weekly Open Mic with different guest host throughout the month.  From single players to jam sessions and all skill levels between, enjoy an encouraging atmosphere with a cold beer in hand!


  • Joe Rian and the A.M. Drinkers at Blue Island Beer Co.

    Saturday, March 9th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Joe Rian and the A.M. Drinkers have been rockin’ our little beer joint for months now and their bringing it back March 9th! Joe touches the corners of Americana Folk and Delta Blues with songs dripping with blood, sweat and tears…and a little engine grease.


  • Trivia Bedlam at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Wednesday, March 13th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for the second Wednesday of the month trivia night host by Heather Bedlam! Beer+Knowledge= Prizes!


  • Open Mic – Every Thursday at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Thursday, March 14th 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for our weekly Open Mic with different guest host throughout the month.  From single players to jam sessions and all skill levels between, enjoy an encouraging atmosphere with a cold beer in hand!


  • Open Mic – Every Thursday at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Thursday, March 21st 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for our weekly Open Mic with different guest host throughout the month.  From single players to jam sessions and all skill levels between, enjoy an encouraging atmosphere with a cold beer in hand!


  • Bollweevils//The Ridgelands//Burning Luck//Double Feature

    Friday, March 22nd 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Led by the sneering vocals of lead singer Daryl, The Bollweevils are direct inheritors of a Chicago hardcore tradition handed down from acts such as Naked Raygun and The Effigies. The Ridgelands are Blue Island’s next punk rock pretty boys. Burning Luck and Double Feature open. $7 21+ 7pm


  • Open Mic – Every Thursday at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Thursday, March 28th 2019 @ 6:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for our weekly Open Mic with different guest host throughout the month.  From single players to jam sessions and all skill levels between, enjoy an encouraging atmosphere with a cold beer in hand!


  • All Acoustic Bluegrass Jam with Steve Haberichter

    Wednesday, April 3rd 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Steve Haberichter is back to host our All Acoustic Bluegrass Jam here in the taproom. Last time was great, so bring out the guitar, mandolin, banjo, and fiddle for a fairly traditional Bluegrass Jam!


  • Tim Rogner:20 Years of Allister

    Friday, April 5th 2019 @ 7:00 am
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    We welcome Tim Rogner for a special night of storytelling and acoustic songs from 20 years of Allister, from Eastern Illinois University basements to stadiums in Japan. Tim Rogner is the lead singer and songwriter of Chicago punk rock veterans, Allister. Allister has released 6 full length albums, as well as a gold EP of Japanese and American cover songs, ... Read More


  • Trivia Bedlam at Blue Island Beer Co.!

    Wednesday, April 10th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join us for the second Wednesday of the month trivia night host by Heather Bedlam! Beer+Knowledge= Prizes!