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

  • 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


  • Molly Rose Album Release!

    Saturday, March 23rd 2019 @ 6:30 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Join Molly Rose as she debuts her new album “What You Need To Find” at Blue Island Beer Company March 23rd! CDs and other NEW merch will be available for sale as well as her first album “Hidden Talents”. You’ll get to hear songs from both projects and some as-yet unreleased music performed by the Molly Rose Trio and some ... Read More


  • 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!


  • Live Music with Make It A Double!

    Friday, March 29th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    At last MIAD will make their way back to Chicago’s greatest brewery, Blue Island Beer Company! We’re so excited! Get to know Make it a Double: Sharing their love of Bluegrass, Contemporary Folk, Country, Americana, & Jazz, Mark Frystak (Vocals/Guitar) and Hayley Skreens (Vocals/Banjo) together form Make it a Double. Including both reinvented popular tunes & heartfelt originals, MIAD is ... Read More


  • Railway Gamblers: 5 Year Anniversary Show!

    Saturday, March 30th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Hard to believe the Railway Gamblers have been on stages for 5 years all over the midwest. Help them celebrate at their favorite southside venue!


  • 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!


  • Mojo Nixon and the Waco Brothers in the Way Back!

    Saturday, April 27th 2019 @ 7:00 pm
    @ Blue Island Beer Company taproom

    Gadzooks! It’s our pleasure to welcome the one and only Mojo Nixon for rare public sighting and performance! As elusive as Elvis or a humpback whale, Mojo is joining us for the re-release of his tribute beer, Mojo Is My Co-Pilot also available the day of the show. And to guarantee the epicness of this evening, The Waco Brothers are ... Read More