Twisted Hippo

Twisted Hippo Brewery, Taproom and Eatery in Chicago. We're brewers, bakers, and...well, candlestick makers, should the occasion call for it. Beer first though.

Always beer. You don't have to love every beer, but there's one out there waiting for you, so never be afraid to try.

Attire: Casual

Operating as usual

Come join us at The Hippo for Northwest Brewfest! It’s the perfect way to visit all your favorite Nortwest Side brewerie...
10/14/2021

Come join us at The Hippo for Northwest Brewfest! It’s the perfect way to visit all your favorite Nortwest Side breweries in one spot after a very long hiatus. @brucoffeeworks, @burningbushbrewery, @casahumildecerveceria, @erischicago, @illuminatedbrewworks, @lakeeffectbrewing, @oldirvingbrewing, @revbrewchicago, @secondcitymead, @spitefulbrewing

Three sessions means three times the safety and three times the fun! http://northwestbrewfest2021.eventbrite.com/

Oh, schnitz! It’s October! We brought back Daaa Brat and a chicken schnitzel sandwich that will make you jump out of you...
10/07/2021

Oh, schnitz! It’s October! We brought back Daaa Brat and a chicken schnitzel sandwich that will make you jump out of your lederhosen! Both are served with our house made German potato salad. And Daaa Brat can be made vegan with Beyond sausage and a maple-sweetened mustard sauce.

Try ‘em with the Cherry Van Damme Delicious. Van Damme is back and better than ever. #pitlife

Boy. It’s been a long pandemic so far. Twisted Hippo will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, ret...
09/06/2021

Boy. It’s been a long pandemic so far.

Twisted Hippo will be closed on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday of this week, returning at 4:00 p.m. on Friday and ready for a fabulous weekend together.

We’ve got a lot of great stuff happening this fall, but for just a few days…we rest.

Thanks for being awesome!! Hippos ❤️ you!

New Brew Alert!! Stop in and stock up for the holiday weekend! Welcome to the Court of the Crimson King.  Don't get caug...
09/03/2021

New Brew Alert!! Stop in and stock up for the holiday weekend!

Welcome to the Court of the Crimson King. Don't get caught in the Wake of Poseidon without a puffin by your side. We've harnessed the powers of Crimson King Rhubarb and apricot puree to put this very special gose on an Island of its own. This brew will have you puffin out the Song of the Gulls, even when you're Earthbound under a Starless sky. And that's no Sailor's Tale.

Game recognize game. Thank you National Honey Board for the Golden Lasso shoutout. Always an honor to bring a worthy com...
09/02/2021

Game recognize game. Thank you National Honey Board for the Golden Lasso shoutout. Always an honor to bring a worthy competitor to a honey fight.

Stop in and grab a 4-pack of last year’s silver medalist (The Bee’s Sleaze) and this year’s silver medalist together. Hippos ❤️ you!

Game recognize game. Thank you National Honey Board for the Golden Lasso shoutout. Always an honor to bring a worthy competitor to a honey fight.

Stop in and grab a 4-pack of last year’s silver medalist (The Bee’s Sleaze) and this year’s silver medalist together. Hippos ❤️ you!

Oak Park Micro Brew Review is off to a great start! Good to be back.
08/21/2021

Oak Park Micro Brew Review is off to a great start! Good to be back.

Look at that color!Come join us at the Hippo on Thursday the 18th as we tap our collaboration with Lake Effect Brewing C...
08/18/2021

Look at that color!

Come join us at the Hippo on Thursday the 18th as we tap our collaboration with Lake Effect Brewing Company. It's a Sangria Gose aged in wine barrels and it's tasting fabulous.

Joy! Rapture! Two summer favorites have returned! Stop in for a Bee’s Sleaze and a Strawberry Rapture today! Both availa...
08/11/2021

Joy! Rapture! Two summer favorites have returned! Stop in for a Bee’s Sleaze and a Strawberry Rapture today! Both available on draft and in 4-packs. Both utterly delicious and perfect beers for beating the heat. ☀️🕶 🍻 Hippos ❤️ you!!

New brews for you’s! PLUMpass gets a refresh, with a touch more funky soul, and our latest brewhouse IPA comes pew! pew!...
07/24/2021

New brews for you’s! PLUMpass gets a refresh, with a touch more funky soul, and our latest brewhouse IPA comes pew! pew! pew-ing your way with Rebels of the Galactic Federation, and our double dry-hopped Supa MCs delivers a pithy punch with hops galore. All available in cans or on draft right this very minute!

Hippos ❤️ you!

New brews for you’s! PLUMpass gets a refresh, with a touch more funky soul, and our latest brewhouse IPA comes pew! pew! pew-ing your way with Rebels of the Galactic Federation, and our double dry-hopped Supa MCs delivers a pithy punch with hops galore. All available in cans or on draft right this very minute!

Hippos ❤️ you!

Oh, man, do we love our neighbors. Templestowe is back in action and just as amazing as ever! We’ll see you there tomorr...
07/14/2021

Oh, man, do we love our neighbors. Templestowe is back in action and just as amazing as ever! We’ll see you there tomorrow night for raffles and bevvies and fun times!

🚨TAP TAKEOVERS ARE BAAAAAACK!!!!! 🚨

Join us this Thursday at 7pm for our first Tap Takeover of the year! On tap we’ll have three amazing beers from our friends at Twisted Hippo:

I’m Just a Pils - Pilsner
Supa MC’s - DDH IPA
Summer of Pinky - Summer Wheat Ale

We will have raffle prizes available and Ian will be behind the bar pouring your beers. See you Thursday!🍻

#taptakeover #neighborhoodbar #albanypark #irvingpark #supportsmallbusiness

Come join us tomorrow night as we help welcome back Templestowe Pub Chicago's Tap Takeover series. We love this crew and...
07/14/2021

Come join us tomorrow night as we help welcome back Templestowe Pub Chicago's Tap Takeover series. We love this crew and are honored to help relaunch these events. Come by to raise a glass with us. We will have 3 beers on tap, raffle prizes, and more fun.

🚨TAP TAKEOVERS ARE BAAAAAACK!!!!! 🚨

Join us this Thursday at 7pm for our first Tap Takeover of the year! On tap we’ll have three amazing beers from our friends at Twisted Hippo:

I’m Just a Pils - Pilsner
Supa MC’s - DDH IPA
Summer of Pinky - Summer Wheat Ale

We will have raffle prizes available and Ian will be behind the bar pouring your beers. See you Thursday!🍻

#taptakeover #neighborhoodbar #albanypark #irvingpark #supportsmallbusiness

Supa MCS back in the house! Pop in for a pint and grab a pack to share at your Independence Day party this weekend. …And...
07/02/2021

Supa MCS back in the house! Pop in for a pint and grab a pack to share at your Independence Day party this weekend.

…And mark your calendar. We’re celebrating Sunday with special hours: July 4th, the bar is open from 12-5 and the kitchen from 1-4. Grab a beer and a bite before the sky lights up!

Hippos ❤️ you!

Supa MCS back in the house! Pop in for a pint and grab a pack to share at your Independence Day party this weekend.

…And mark your calendar. We’re celebrating Sunday with special hours: July 4th, the bar is open from 12-5 and the kitchen from 1-4. Grab a beer and a bite before the sky lights up!

Hippos ❤️ you!

New view, new hours! It took way more phone calls, emails, paperwork and revisions than you would think, but the patio i...
06/17/2021

New view, new hours!

It took way more phone calls, emails, paperwork and revisions than you would think, but the patio is *finally* up and running for summertime fun time!

Stop in and see us during our NEW SUMMER HOURS!
Tuesday thru Thursday
Bar from 4-9
Kitchen from 5-9

Friday thru Saturday
Bar from 12-11
Kitchen from 12-10

Sunday
Bar & Kitchen from 12-8

🍩 Happy Donut Day! 🍩 We’ve teamed up with @somethin_sweet_donuts to make the day truly great! Our Donut and beer tasting...
06/04/2021

🍩 Happy Donut Day! 🍩 We’ve teamed up with @somethin_sweet_donuts to make the day truly great! Our Donut and beer tasting boxes are sold out, but we’re not done with these wonderful O’s.... Stop in and try our spicy chicken and donut sandwich, made especially for today’s festivities. Hand-battered spicy chicken breast, sausage gravy and shredded cheddar served on a classic Somethin’ Sweet glazed donut. Whaaaaaaaaat?? So rich, delicious, and decadent, we’re serving it on our Sharesies menu.... It’s too good *not* to share! Blink and it will be gone. Donut miss it!

🍩 Happy Donut Day! 🍩 We’ve teamed up with @somethin_sweet_donuts to make the day truly great! Our Donut and beer tasting boxes are sold out, but we’re not done with these wonderful O’s.... Stop in and try our spicy chicken and donut sandwich, made especially for today’s festivities. Hand-battered spicy chicken breast, sausage gravy and shredded cheddar served on a classic Somethin’ Sweet glazed donut. Whaaaaaaaaat?? So rich, delicious, and decadent, we’re serving it on our Sharesies menu.... It’s too good *not* to share! Blink and it will be gone. Donut miss it!

Last chance for a donut romance! Pre-order your Donut Day pickup tonight and make your Friday bright! https://www.explor...
06/03/2021
DONUT DAY BEER PAIRING - Friday, June 4th, 2021 - Twisted Hippo - Chicago, IL | Tock

Last chance for a donut romance! Pre-order your Donut Day pickup tonight and make your Friday bright! https://www.exploretock.com/twistedhippo/event/284488/donut-day-beer-pairing-friday-june-4th-2021

We're celebrating Donut Day 2020 in collaboration with neighborhood favorites SOMETHIN' SWEET DONUTS! Four (4) Hippo brews perfectly paired with Four donuts from the best donut shop in the 'hood, ready to go wherever you wish! Kraken's Bramble, Triple Berry Gose / Raspberry Bismark Black Umbrella, O...

Donut Day is upon us, friends, and you have EARNED a sweet treat!! This year, The Hippos have teamed up with Somethin' S...
06/01/2021
DONUT DAY BEER PAIRING - Friday, June 4th, 2021 - Twisted Hippo - Chicago, IL | Tock

Donut Day is upon us, friends, and you have EARNED a sweet treat!! This year, The Hippos have teamed up with Somethin' Sweet Donuts for an extra special Beer & Donut Tasting this Friday, June 4th. Pre-order your 4 packs of beer and donuts for pickup anytime Friday at Twisted Hippo.

You DONUT want to miss out on this perfect pairing menu, ready to go wherever your Hippo Heart Desires!

We're celebrating Donut Day 2020 in collaboration with neighborhood favorites SOMETHIN' SWEET DONUTS! Four (4) Hippo brews perfectly paired with Four donuts from the best donut shop in the 'hood, ready to go wherever you wish! Kraken's Bramble, Triple Berry Gose / Raspberry Bismark Black Umbrella, O...

Poppin’ bottles with @chicagobeerpass on a Thursday night. Thanks for stopping in, gents! Always a delight!
05/21/2021

Poppin’ bottles with @chicagobeerpass on a Thursday night. Thanks for stopping in, gents! Always a delight!

Poppin’ bottles with @chicagobeerpass on a Thursday night. Thanks for stopping in, gents! Always a delight!

Heads up, Hippos!! WE’RE CLOSING DINE-IN AT 4:00 TODAY for a PRIVATE EVENT.(Isn’t it exciting?? WE CAN HAZ EVENTS SAFELY...
05/13/2021

Heads up, Hippos!! WE’RE CLOSING DINE-IN AT 4:00 TODAY for a PRIVATE EVENT.

(Isn’t it exciting??
WE CAN HAZ EVENTS SAFELY AGAIN!)

Takeout and delivery are still available all night and we’ll see you back here Friday for a bevvie and a burger in person. We think you’re great for being so understanding, and we just *know* that folks will be as excited for your special day when you have your private event, too! 

Hippos 💜 YOU!!

Heads up, Hippos!! WE’RE CLOSING DINE-IN AT 4:00 TODAY for a PRIVATE EVENT.

(Isn’t it exciting??
WE CAN HAZ EVENTS SAFELY AGAIN!)

Takeout and delivery are still available all night and we’ll see you back here Friday for a bevvie and a burger in person. We think you’re great for being so understanding, and we just *know* that folks will be as excited for your special day when you have your private event, too! 

Hippos 💜 YOU!!

❤️🩸☀️May’s blood drive ☀️🩸❤️ took a cue from summer weather and arrived a little early. The summer sun is a little light...
05/03/2021

❤️🩸☀️May’s blood drive ☀️🩸❤️ took a cue from summer weather and arrived a little early. The summer sun is a little lighter today, but the need for donors isn’t. Appointments are still available today, and we’ll be taking walk ins from 2-5. What a perfect day to save a life! https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5592222. Hippos ❤️ you!

❤️🩸☀️May’s blood drive ☀️🩸❤️ took a cue from summer weather and arrived a little early. The summer sun is a little lighter today, but the need for donors isn’t. Appointments are still available today, and we’ll be taking walk ins from 2-5. What a perfect day to save a life! https://donate.illinois.versiti.org/donor/schedules/drive_schedule/5592222. Hippos ❤️ you!

Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday! Kitchen is closed, but we’ve got beer to go, doncha know. Stop in on your way home and grab a...
04/27/2021

Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday! Kitchen is closed, but we’ve got beer to go, doncha know. Stop in on your way home and grab a 4-pack for the back yard! Bring your bike basket! Scurry over with your stroller! Pack your back! We’ll be here slinging canned up beers till 8.

Tuesday! Tuesday! Tuesday! Kitchen is closed, but we’ve got beer to go, doncha know. Stop in on your way home and grab a 4-pack for the back yard! Bring your bike basket! Scurry over with your stroller! Pack your back! We’ll be here slinging canned up beers till 8.

04/22/2021

New brews mean MORE DRAFT and FRESH 4-PACKS are available now! Stop in tonight or anytime this weekend to enjoy the fruits of our labor.

BIG UPS to Stan Miskiewicz at CineAir for the awesome video. ([email protected] or www.cineair.com if you're in the market for some sweet vid, y'all.)

You know the drill: Call us! Order online! Stop on in! xyz
☎️ 708-8HIPPO8 for pickup, or order online 📱 at www.twistedhippo.com/order.

Hippos ❤ you!!

🥗 🚨New item alert!!🚨🥗It’s WEDNESDAY!! A perfect excuse to try this decadent Southwest Salad. Mixed greens, quinoa, roast...
04/14/2021

🥗 🚨New item alert!!🚨🥗

It’s WEDNESDAY!! A perfect excuse to try this decadent Southwest Salad. Mixed greens, quinoa, roasted corn salsa, red onion, red pepper, tomato and Chesser Jack cheese are complimented by our spicy chipotle ranch dressing. Add steak or jackfruit for an extra punch of awesome. Deeeeeeelish!

The kitchen is open at 4:00 today!

☎️ Call us at 708-8HIPPO8 for pickup, order online 📱 at www.twistedhippo.com/order, make yourself a rezzie at www.twistedhippo.com/reservations, or just roll the dice and walk in the door.

Hippos ❤️ you!

🥗 🚨New item alert!!🚨🥗

It’s WEDNESDAY!! A perfect excuse to try this decadent Southwest Salad. Mixed greens, quinoa, roasted corn salsa, red onion, red pepper, tomato and Chesser Jack cheese are complimented by our spicy chipotle ranch dressing. Add steak or jackfruit for an extra punch of awesome. Deeeeeeelish!

The kitchen is open at 4:00 today!

☎️ Call us at 708-8HIPPO8 for pickup, order online 📱 at www.twistedhippo.com/order, make yourself a rezzie at www.twistedhippo.com/reservations, or just roll the dice and walk in the door.

Hippos ❤️ you!

🍻 Private tastings are back! 🍻Looking for a fun and safe way to gather with your pals? Book a private tasting for up to ...
04/13/2021

🍻 Private tastings are back! 🍻

Looking for a fun and safe way to gather with your pals?

Book a private tasting for up to 6 people for your own personalized beer tour with brewer and founder, Karl Rutherford. Book a tasting for you and your Pandemic Pod, Circle of Trust, Vaccination Vatican... whatever you call the 5 people with whom you wanna share a table, air space, and a good time.

www.exploreTock.com/twistedhippo

🍻 Private tastings are back! 🍻

Looking for a fun and safe way to gather with your pals?

Book a private tasting for up to 6 people for your own personalized beer tour with brewer and founder, Karl Rutherford. Book a tasting for you and your Pandemic Pod, Circle of Trust, Vaccination Vatican... whatever you call the 5 people with whom you wanna share a table, air space, and a good time.

www.exploreTock.com/twistedhippo

🩸 Blood Drive Today! 🩸 As always, walk-ins are welcome and COVID-19 screenings are a standard part of your donation! We ...
04/12/2021

🩸 Blood Drive Today! 🩸 As always, walk-ins are welcome and COVID-19 screenings are a standard part of your donation! We suggest that walk-ins arrive between 2:00 and 4:00 to ensure a spot, but the crack team from Versiti is amazing at fitting in as many walk-ins as possible.

Have you gotten a COVID-19 vaccine shot?
1) Hooray!!!
2) You’re eligible to donate 48 hours after that Fauci Ouchie.

Looking forward to seeing you and saving lives from 2-6 pm!

🩸 Blood Drive Today! 🩸 As always, walk-ins are welcome and COVID-19 screenings are a standard part of your donation! We suggest that walk-ins arrive between 2:00 and 4:00 to ensure a spot, but the crack team from Versiti is amazing at fitting in as many walk-ins as possible.

Have you gotten a COVID-19 vaccine shot?
1) Hooray!!!
2) You’re eligible to donate 48 hours after that Fauci Ouchie.

Looking forward to seeing you and saving lives from 2-6 pm!

Visit Leviathan’s Luau, the latest in our Fruit B***y Series. This tropical Gose features mango, pineapple and tangerine...
03/26/2021

Visit Leviathan’s Luau, the latest in our Fruit B***y Series. This tropical Gose features mango, pineapple and tangerine for a sassy springtime treat. Who cares what the sky says? It’s time for a luau.

Make yourself a rezzie online at www.twistedhippo.com and get yourself a Luau and a shrimp wrap in our socially distanced dining room. ☎️ Call us at 708-8HIPPO8 for pickup, or order online 📱 at www.twistedhippo.com/order.

Hippos ❤️ you!

Visit Leviathan’s Luau, the latest in our Fruit B***y Series. This tropical Gose features mango, pineapple and tangerine for a sassy springtime treat. Who cares what the sky says? It’s time for a luau.

Make yourself a rezzie online at www.twistedhippo.com and get yourself a Luau and a shrimp wrap in our socially distanced dining room. ☎️ Call us at 708-8HIPPO8 for pickup, or order online 📱 at www.twistedhippo.com/order.

Hippos ❤️ you!

Feeling reserved about the world opening up again? Want to guarantee there’s a socially distant seat for you and your pa...
03/19/2021

Feeling reserved about the world opening up again? Want to guarantee there’s a socially distant seat for you and your pals when you hit The Hippo? Head over to www.twistedhippo.com/reservations! No fuss, no muss. Reserve your spot and come join us.

We’re still working hard to keep things safe so we can get back to full capacity someday soon! If you’re still taking out, we’re still packing up to go orders for you, too. ☎️ Call us at 708-8HIPPO8 for pickup, or order online 📱 at www.twistedhippo.com/order

Hippos ❤️ you!

Feeling reserved about the world opening up again? Want to guarantee there’s a socially distant seat for you and your pals when you hit The Hippo? Head over to www.twistedhippo.com/reservations! No fuss, no muss. Reserve your spot and come join us.

We’re still working hard to keep things safe so we can get back to full capacity someday soon! If you’re still taking out, we’re still packing up to go orders for you, too. ☎️ Call us at 708-8HIPPO8 for pickup, or order online 📱 at www.twistedhippo.com/order

Hippos ❤️ you!

🩸 It’s a beautiful day for donation! 🩸We’ve had a few cancellations, so if you’ve got the time, stop in, save a life, sc...
03/15/2021

🩸 It’s a beautiful day for donation! 🩸

We’ve had a few cancellations, so if you’ve got the time, stop in, save a life, score free antibody testing and a packet of Cheezits at The Hippo. Walk-in from 2-4 today and we’ll slot you in!! (The drive runs till 6, but we usually run out of walk in slots early.)

We are so proud of our community for keeping our blood drives full and successful. You are heroes!! ❤️❤️❤️

Hippos ❤️ you!!

🩸 It’s a beautiful day for donation! 🩸

We’ve had a few cancellations, so if you’ve got the time, stop in, save a life, score free antibody testing and a packet of Cheezits at The Hippo. Walk-in from 2-4 today and we’ll slot you in!! (The drive runs till 6, but we usually run out of walk in slots early.)

We are so proud of our community for keeping our blood drives full and successful. You are heroes!! ❤️❤️❤️

Hippos ❤️ you!!

Address

2925 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, IL
60618

Brown Line - Francisco Stop or Montrose bus

Telephone

(708) 844-7768

Products

Our Banner Beers:
The Bee's Sleaze - Midwest Common brewed with Honey
PLUMpass - Saison brewed with Italian Plum
Ol' St. Auggie's - Hoppy Farmhouse Ale
Black Umbrella - Oatmeal Rye Stout

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