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 a few suburbs.  In light of this, we have curated our accounts - which presently number over 100 bottle shops, restaurants and bars around Chicago - 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 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 



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 

Beer Bistro 1061 W Madison St, Chicago, IL

Beer Bistro North 1415 W Fullerton Ave, 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

Headquarters  213 W Institute Pl, Chicago, IL 

Headquarters 2833 N Sheffield Ave, Chicago, 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


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