Chicago’s first botanic brewing company housed in West Town’s former Hub Theater. Offering 18 taps focusing on Forbidden Root’s line of botanic brews as well as seasonals & pub-only brews.
Forbidden Root, Chicago’s first botanic brewery, was founded by Robert Finkel, a self-described "refugee" from the world of high-stakes entrepreneurship. It began as a longtime dream to create a true-brewed root beer and quickly grew to encompass the broader idea of reinventing botanic beers. Our product line features four flagship beers—Forbidden Root, Sublime Ginger, Wildflower Pale Ale, and Shady Character—as well as several seasonal and brewpub-only offerings.