Welcome to Clark Street Ale House


24 Craft Beers On Tap & Over 300 Whiskeys

We are fortunate to be one of Chicago’s earliest craft beer bars, opening our doors in 1994 in the old “Stop and Drink.” Being one of the few places featuring non-macro beers in Chicago during that time made us a central meeting point for beer lovers around the globe, including the beloved Michael Jackson. To this day, we are proud to be one of the premier bars in Chicago where beer and whiskey lovers alike feel at home.


Host Your Event at Clark Street Ale House!

a casual, fun setting for your next private event

Clark St. Ale House in Chicago, Illinois, has an extensive whiskey selection, as well as a mixologist with more than 10 years of experience in preparing all your favorite mixed drinks. This is in addition to our expansive list of draft and bottled beers, and our wine selection. Makes a great place for your next event.

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Join Us For A Beer!

We offer 24 microbrews on draft and 100 different bottled beers, as well. We feature Caske Ale, a beer conditioned in the vessel it is served from and not connected to a gas line. We use a hand pump for this beer, which results in a less-carbonated beer with less gas and more flavors in the hops. We are one of the only few places to get this beer in Chicago. Our beer brand selection is locally and regionally focused, and has been for the last 20 years.


It’s a clean and simple pale lager and one of the more popular beer varieties.


Stouts have an unclear history, yet it’s strongly held by many that they derive from porters.


Pale ale is one of the world’s most popular beer styles. It’s made with the use of pale malt.


It’s a very old style beer, whose history dates back to unhopped ales.

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Phone: (312) 654-1230
Monday–Friday: 4:00 p.m.–4:00 a.m
Saturday: 11:00 a.m.–5:00 a.m
Sunday: 11:00 a.m.–4:00 a.m.
742 N Clark Street
Chicago, Illinois 60654
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