An old building in Avondale, which once held a popular auto repair shop is said to house the new Lake Effect Brewing Company. Located between Milwaukee and Hamlin avenues, the unassuming building will soon host operations for the brewery, with plans for a taproom to open by spring.
The well-known brewery, which is still located on the Northwest Side until their move in December, is moving to 3076 N. Milwaukee Ave. to inhabit the larger space, making room for the brewery’s expansive beer production. The old one story building will also have an indoor taproom, and a beer garden in the back. This marks the brewery’s first foray into opening a taproom!
Initially, the brewery was moving to an old firehouse in Jefferson Park, but backed out of plans due to the project trajectory. Now, they’re moving into a former GMG Volkswagen auto repair shop, which recently closed down after years in the neighborhood.
Now, the brewery will be located right next to a clothing shop, along with Avondale Bowl, Sleeping Village, and other independent stores in the area.
Fans of the brewery can still buy Lake Effect brews at its Old Irving Park location until their move in December. The original spot located at 4727 W. Montrose Ave. is open from Monday through Thursday from 10 AM to 5 PM, Friday from 10 AM to 7 PM, and 10 AM to 6 PM.
Address: 3076 N Milwaukee Ave. Chicago, IL 60618
[Featured photo via: Lake Effect Brewing]