Illuminated Brew Works is an artisanal brewery working in the basement of a turn-of-the-century Nabisco factory in Chicago's West Loop. We create in very small batches (usually 10 - 15 barrels at a time) to produce the beer we love.  

We hold strongly our belief in self-distribution. Handling distribution in-house allows much greater quality control for our beer which means a better product for you.  It also allows us complete control over recipes and branding. By handling everything ourselves - from yeast propagation, to brewing, to design & distribution - we offer you a product that is uncompromised. In our increasingly homogenized culture, Illuminated Brew Works offers you something very rare: an honest expression of a deeply passionate team.

These decisions made in the interest of quality do come with a certain consequence. Our area of distribution and monthly output are quite small, limited predominantly to the city of Chicago and it's suburbs.  In light of this, we have curated our accounts - which presently number over 200 bottle shops, restaurants and bars in the Chicagoland area - carefully to make sure we are found and represented in the best establishments of Chicago.  

The map above will help you find IBW relative to your present location, the list below orders our accounts by Restaurant, Bottle Shop and Bar.  If you don't see your favorite liquor store, bar or restaurant on here, please contact us and the place you would like to see us in, so we can remedy that situation immediately.

Please remember that life is not 100% accurate and, so, neither is this list. 


Parachute Restaurant 3500 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL

Longman & Eagle 2657 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL

Owen & Engine  2700 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

Parlor Pizza 108 N Green St, Chicago, IL

Parlor Pizza 1824 W Division St, Chicago, IL

The General 2528 N California Ave, Chicago, IL

Kuma's Corner 2900 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Kuma's II 666 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL

Kuma's Fulton Market 852 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL

Kuma's Corner Schaumburg 1570 E Golf Rd, Schaumburg, IL

Bristol 2152 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 

Publican 837 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL

Publican Quality Meats 825 W Fulton Market, Chicago, IL

The Rookery 2109 W Chicago Ave, Chicago, IL

Fountainhead 1970 W Montrose Ave, Chicago, IL

Mott Street 1401 N Ashland Ave, Chicago, IL

Au Cheval 800 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Burger Bar 1150 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL

Burger Bar 1578 N Clybourne Ave, Chicago, IL

Haywood Tavern 2759 W Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL 

Blue Frogs Local 22 22 E Hubbard St, Chicago, IL 

Bottom Lounge 1375 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 

The Charleston 2076 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL 


Dmen Tap 2849 W Belmont Ave, Chicago, IL

Green Street Smoke Meats 112 N Green St, Chicago, IL 

Heartland Cafe 7000 N Glenwood Ave, Chicago, IL

Ironhorse Tavern 6158 N Northwest Hwy, Chicago, IL

Lighthouse Bar 7301 N Sheridan Rd, Chicago, IL 

Link's Tavern 1559 Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL

Little Bad Wolf 1541 W Bryn Mawr Ave, Chicago, IL

Livewire Lounge 3394 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Lucky Dorr 1101 W Waveland Ave, Chicago, IL 

Merkles 3516 N Clark St, Chicago, IL 

Monk's Pub 205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL

Open Bottle 7101 W. 183rd Street, Unit 105, Tinley Park, IL

Pub Royale 2049 W Division St, Chicago, IL 

Quiote 2456 N California Ave, Chicago, IL

Rabbits 4945 W Foster Ave, Chicago, IL 

Sheffields 3258 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, IL 

Silver Palm 768 North Milwaukee Avenue, Chicago, IL

Solstice Restaurant 800 Hillgrove Ave #104, Western Springs, IL

Sovereign 24205 W Lockport St, Plainfield, IL 

Bad Apple 4300 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Green Lady 3328 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Haywood Tavern 2759 W Augusta Blvd, Chicago, IL 

The Ogden 1659 Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 

The Owl 2521 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Township 2200 N California Ave, Chicago, IL 

Bavarian Lodge 1800 Ogden Ave, Lisle, IL 

Paddy Long's 1028 W Diversey Pkwy, Chicago, IL

Kaiser Tiger 1415 W Randolph St, Chicago, IL

Map Room 1949 N Hoyne Ave, Chicago, IL

Paramount Room 415 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Jak's Tap 901 W Jackson Blvd, Chicago, IL

Local Option 1102 W Webster Ave, Chicago, IL

Go Tavern 3219 W Armitage Ave, Chicago, IL

Bangers & Lace 1670 W Division St, Chicago, IL 

Bangers & Lace 810 Grove St, Evanston, IL

Link's Taproom 1559 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Maria's Packaged Goods 960 W 31st St, Chicago, IL 

Logan Arcade 2410 W Fullerton Ave, Chicago, IL

Small Bar 2956 N Albany Ave, Chicago, IL

Monk's Pub 205 W Lake St, Chicago, IL 

Bucktown Pub 1658 W Cortland St, Chicago, IL

JP Burke's  2913 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL

Independance Tap 3932 W Irving Park Rd, Chicago, IL

Quencher's Saloon 2401 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL

The Barrel 2015 S Damen Ave, Chicago, IL 

Dry Hop 3155 N Broadway St, Chicago, IL

G&O Tavern 459 W Ogden, Chicago, IL

Twisted Spoke 501 N Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 

Bar on Buena 910 W Buena Ave, Chicago, IL 

Emporium 1366 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Emporium 2363 N Milwaukee Ave, Chicago, IL

Crafted 1979 19200 LaGrange Road, Mokena, IL



Beer Temple 3185 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 

Binny's 1720 N Marcey St, Chicago, IL 

Binny's 1132 S Jefferson St, Chicago, IL 

Binny's 5100 Dempster St, Skokie, IL 

Binny's 8935 N Milwaukee Ave, Niles, IL 

Printer's Row Wine Shop 719 S Dearborn St, Chicago, IL 

Standard Market 1508 Aurora Ave, Naperville, IL

Standard Market 333 E Ogden Ave, Westmont IL

Beer Shop 1026 North Blvd, Oak Park, IL

Goddess & Grocer 1649 N Damen Ave, Chicago, IL

Capone's 3678 N Elston Ave, Chicago, IL 

Bottles & Cans 4109 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 

Bitter Pops 3345 N Lincoln Ave #102, Chicago, IL

Beermiscous 2812 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 

Grand & Western 515 N Western Ave, Chicago, IL 

North Buena Liquors 4200 North Broadway, Chicago, IL

Warehouse liquors  634 S Wabash Ave, Chicago, IL 

Gene's Deli 4750 N Lincoln Ave, Chicago, IL 

West Lake View 2156 W Addison St, Chicago, IL 

Madison Vine Wine 1340 W Madison St, Chicago, IL

Cardinal Liquors 3001 W Jefferson St, Joliet, IL

Art of Beer 552 Sheridan Rd, Highwood, IL

Beer on the Wall 106 Main St, Park Ridge, IL

Beer Shop


Binny's Glen Ellyn

Binny's Arlington Heights

Binny's Bollingbrook

Binny's Des Plaines

Binny's Elmwood Park

Binny's Evergreen Park

Binny's Glencoe

Binny's Highland Park

Binny's Jefferson

Binny's Lake Zurich

Binny's Lincolnwood

Binny's Logan Square

Binny's Naperville

Binny's Mokena

Binny's Niles

Binny's Oakbrook

Binny's Orland Park

Binny's Plainfield

Binny's River Grove

Binny's Schaumburg

Binny's Skokie

Binny's St. Charles

Binny's Willowbrook

BJs Wine & Spirits

Brass Tap

Deja Brew

Division Street Liquors

Elwood Alehouse


Famous Liquors

First Draft


Foremost Liquors Oak Forest

Fresh Market Place

Grape & Grain

Iron & Glass

Kenwood Liquors

Local Foods

Malloy's Finest Naperille

Noble Grape

Norwood Wine

Open Bottle

Polognia Liquors

Prestige Liquors

Puerto Rico Liquors

Red & White Wines

Red Star Liquors

Rosemont Liquors

Sals Beverage World

The Beer Cellar

Your Happy Place Liquors

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