A Season for Change : SmallBar Division to be Sold

After ten great years helping blaze the Craft Beer Trail here in Chicago and helping build West Division Street into a real destination, SmallBar Division will close and be sold in mid-November.

Our last day operating will be Thursday, November 13.

We are committed to going out with a bang. We hope that those of you who have long enjoyed what we do here and the way that we do it will stop back in for a few last rounds and meals.

We’ll continue to pour the best American Craft Beer we can get our hands on and offer outstanding Scratch Food from our kitchen and Chef Justin White. And we’ll likely be doing some specials over the coming weeks to allow you to enjoy the last of our Featured Bottle cellar and specialty kegs long-stored.

So we do hope you enjoy it all with us while you can!

Our hours will remain the same: open at noon during the week for lunch, open at 9am on Saturdays for EPL and open at 10am Sundays for Brunch.

Monday, November 3 – Firestone Walker PopUp Taproom
We will be hosting our final PopUp Taproom event featuring Firestone Walker. We’ll have 4 rare beers on offer to compliment the 4 mainstays we’ll feature all month including Unfiltered D.B.A.!

Thursday, November 13 – OUT WITH A BANG!
A pre-FOBAB tapping event featuring rare barrel-aged beers and brewers on hand including folks from New Belgium, Avery, Half Acre and Perennial. This will be our last night in operation and we hope to make it a night to remember.

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November 3, 2014

Firestone Walker Pop-up Taproom

Join us Monday, November 3 for a little taste of Central Coast CA here at SmallBar Division.

We welcome Firestone Walker as our Brewery of the Month and of course kick it off with another great Pop-up Taproom Event!

Firestone Walker Unfiltered D.B.A.
Firestone Walker Union Jack I.P.A.
Firestone Walker Wookey Jack Black I.P.A.
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils

Firestone Walker Parabola
Firestone Walker Sucaba
Firestone Walker Bretta Weiss
Firestone Walker Velvet Merkin

We’ll be launching a new Brewer’s Bill of Fare menu and all the great things that make these events such a great night out.

Hope to see you!



October 8, 2014

Goose Island Sticky Feathers Tapping & Brewer Meetup

Wednesday, October 8

Join us after 5pm for a pint of Goose Island’s wet-hop I.P.A., Sticky Feathers

Sticky Feathers is a wet-hop I.P.A. made using 100% Michigan grown hops. Really nice example of the style, which is popping off right now during hop harvest season.

We’ll be joined by Goose Island Brewers and a big gang from the Fulton Street operation lookin’ to hang out, have a pint and talk beer with you.


October 1, 2014

4Hands Pop-up Taproom Event!

New month. New featured brewery. New Pop-up Taproom Event!

Join us Weds, Oct 1 as we launch into October with St Louis’s 4Hands Brewery.

We’re kicking it off with another Pop-up Taproom Event featuring 4 great beers, a new Brewer’s Bill of Fare and 3 specialty drafts available for the one night only!

OCTOBER’S FEATURED DRAFTS, available all month long!
Single Speed Jasmine Blonde
Chocolate Milk Stout
Resurrected I.P.A. with Mosaic hops
Snake Oil Red I.P.A.

SPECIALTY DRAFTS, for the one night only!
Passion Fruit Prussia Berliner Weisse
Ca$h Money Double I.P.A.
Volume 2 Barrel-aged Old Ale

We’ll have 4Hands Tasting Boards for flights, glassware and artwork too. Should be a great night out for great beer.

September 6, 2014

SmallBar Division Ten Year Anniversary!!

Saturday, September 6
from 3pm til quittin’ time

September 4, 2004 we kicked things off here at SmallBar Division. And it’s been ten great years since!

To celebrate we’re gonna put together a giant picnic spread, put on some live music and of course tap some of the year’s best beers.

From 3pm til it’s gone, $25 will get you a beer flight and all-you-can-eat at Chef’s BBQ picnic spread. The Sanctified Grumblers will provide some old time sounds.

Goin til closin time! Featuring Dj’s Intel, Pickel and Hiroki
with a full sound system + $3 PBR and Founders All Day I.P.A. cans

Allagash Interlude
Allagash White
Bruery Sour in the Rye
Firestone Walker Double D.B.A.
Firestone Walker Lil Opal
Firestone Walker Pivo Pils
Founders K.B.S.
Greenbush & Vander Mill VanderBush
Goose Island BCS 2013
Goose Island BCS 2013 Coffee
Half Acre XXX
Lost Abbey Deliverance
Metropolitan OktoberFest
Metropolitan Krankshaft
Metropolitan Dynamo
Metropolitan Zwickel
New Belgium La Folie
New Holland & SmallBar Equalizer
Three Floyds Zombie Dust
Three Floyds Gumball Head


September 3, 2014

Metropolitan Pop-up Taproom

Join us Wednesday, September 3 after 6pm

New month. New featured brewery!

On Wednesday, September 3rd, we’re kicking off a month of lager lovin’ with a Metropolitan Brewing Pop-up Taproom event! We’ll launch 4 beers that we’ll feature all month, and introduce a new Brewer’s Bill of Fare menu. We hereby invite Metro to bring a taste of their Ravenswood operation down here to D St!

Party features not to be missed…
- one of your first chances to drink Afterburner Oktoberfest 2014
- Heliostat Zwickel Lager pulled from the fermentation vessel the day prior
- Krankshaft Kolsch (we know it’s your favorite… we won’t deny you)
- Dynamo Copper Lager (for when you’re feeling extra classy)
- a freshly tapped firkin of Krankshaft infused with apricots and ground cherries supplied by a regular Metro co-conspirator, Green Acres Farm
- Oscar the tap robot will be pouring a coffee bock brewed in collaboration with Metro’s oldest new friends, Metropolis Coffee
- Pee Kay guest bartending, pouring your beer exactly the way you want it
- we’ll raffle off a chance to be a Metro brewer for a day

So join us if you can. Make it a September to remember.


August 4, 2014 6:00 pm 6:00 pm 6:00 pm

Solemn Oath Pop-up Taproom Event!

August. New month. New featured brewery. New Pop-up Taproom Event!

Join us on Monday, August 4 after 6pm for a Solemn Oath Pop-up Taproom.

Those SOB’s will be pulling out all the stops. There will be art, swag, photo treatments and much more to bring that distinct Solemn Oath style to SmallBar Division.

The four featured drafts for August will be:
Hexafoos Saison
Major Big Time Black IPA
Snaggle Tooth Bandana IPA
And a brand new Alt bier!

We’ll also be tapping
Mr. Inappropriate
Butterfly Flashmob
and the Stone & Solemn Oath collab Pyrros

And of course there will be a new Brewer’s Bill of Fare tasting menu for the menu featuring four plates paired with the four featured beers.



July 2, 2014 6:00 pm

Perennial Artisan Ales Pop-up Taproom!

We launch into July with a new featured brewery and a great new event to kick it off!

Join us and special guest, Brewmaster and Co-Founder, Phil Wymore on Wednesday, July 2 after 6pm

Perennial Saison de Lis
Perennial Aria
Perennial Woodside Abbey Tripel
Perennial HopfenTea
Perennial Homefront IPA
Perennial Hommel Bier
Perennial & Solemn Oath P.A.T.

We will also be launching a new Brewer’s Bill of Fare Menu featuring four plates paired with a flight of Perennial beers all for just $40! Available all month, every day, from 5-11pm.


World Cup 2014: LIVE! from Brazil

The FIFA 2014 World Cup
LIVE! From Brazil

Join us Thursday, June 12 as we kick off World Cup 2014!!

Brazil meets Croatia in match #1 of the Group Stage LIVE! at 3pm CST.

SmallBar Division is your World Cup Headquarters!

From the opener on Thursday, June 12 in Sao Paolo
to the Final on Sunday, July 13 in Rio de Janeiro

We will be showing all 64 games of the 2014 World Cup LIVE!

Supporters of all kinds are welcome

Enjoy $5 pours of Firestone Walker Pivo Pils every match day!

US National Team : 2014 World Cup campaign in Brazil!

Join us for all the US Men’s National Team matches LIVE! from the 2014 World Cup in Brazil!

USA vs Ghana
Monday, June 16
at 5:00pm CST LIVE! from Natal, Brazil
We’ll be open from 11am for all the day’s matches.

USA vs Portugal
Sunday, June 22
at 5pm CST LIVE! from Manaus, Brazil
We’ll be open from 11am for the all the day’s matches.

The third and final match in the USA’s Group of Death. Hopefully The Yanks aren’t coming in needing a win to advance. But whatever the case, we’ll be here pulling for the boys in Red, White & Blue!

USA vs Germany
Thursday, June 26
at 11am CST LIVE! from Recife, Brazil
We’ll be open all day and for every match of the 2014 World Cup!