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Pig Minds Brewing Co.

$$ - $$$
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options
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4080 Steele Dr, Machesney Park, IL 61115-8358
+1 779-423-2147
12:00 - 20:00
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Sun 12:00 - 20:00
Mon - Thu 15:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 12:00 - 00:00
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Urbana, Illinois, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016 via mobile

They are constantly hosting live entertainment. Beer is great. Food is delicious. A hidden gem. One of my favorite restaurants!

Thank Trina S
Suburban Chicago
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84 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

I will admit I am a beer lover and meat lover, so a good burger or BBQ sandwich with a good beer is a great lunch. At Pig Minds, I had a great vegan BBQ sandwich ( the BBQ Porky) with a couple of great IPAs while my wife had the (bean) burger, which I sampled and enjoyed as well.... More 

Thank DGKalina
Roscoe, Illinois
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Beers are good, but if your NO a vegan I would stay away. Their men is so limited that you feel like they want to force a vegan style on you! Not me, show me the meat!

Thank Rod J
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

The appetizers sweet potato wedges / bruschetta / tempura cauliflower were the most flavorful non greasy treats! We had the black bean burger and porta Bella sandwich with fries. OMG sooooo goood! Not overly spicey or greasy! I would highly recommend for vegetarian or not. They brew there own delicious beer. A must for dinner.

Thank sddeberry
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159 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

We came because we are vegan and this is a destination place for us, but we have brought omnivores and carnivores and beer lovers, and everyone is happy. From the fries to the mac and cheese, to the wings and the reuban to the salads or the pretzels, this place satisfies everyone from apps to dessert. A must-see destination, and... More 

1 Thank KB C
Taichung, Taiwan
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197 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

This restaurant is great. The service is friendly and pretty quick. The food is amazing, and the beer options rotate every once in a while. You can try a flight of beer from the menu and even purchase a growler for later. The food is vegan, and, during my most recent visit, the people at my table got the pretzel... More 

1 Thank ExpattyCake
Rockford, Illinois
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55 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 September 2016 via mobile

Love the beer here. Full body with a good finish. Lots of choices also. Get the food menu while you're at it. I am exploring my taste buds every time I go there. Try something new there to go with the beers. Their beer garden is a nice touch. A taste for your taste, maybe? Enjoy

Thank johnnyrockford
Omaha, Nebraska
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Went for dinner (Asian Wrap) and a flight of their beers. Leery of a vegan brewpub, but the beers started off better than average. Food came, and it was excessively hot after finishing about half. Sneaks up on you, but I couldn't taste anything from that point, including remaining half of beer flight. I can handle some spice/hotness, but this... More 

Thank 70Cutlass
Freeport, Illinois
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101 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Never wanting to pass up a brewery when we find one, decided to stop here after being in the area for other events. Always like trying other folks' take on beer (since I brew my own) and was very pleased with the tasting flight we enjoyed (12+ samples, if I remember right). Well, after enjoying about half of the flight,... More 

1 Thank Steve T
Dallas, Texas
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016 via mobile

Business dinner gone right! Nachos were huge and delicious! Black bean burger and "Cesar" salad were to die for. Even our non-vegan was happy with the meal.

Thank Reuben P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$3 - US$12
American, Brew Pub, Bar, Pub, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
12:00 - 20:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
15:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 00:00
12:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4080 Steele Dr, Machesney Park, IL 61115-8358
  • Location: United States  >  Illinois (IL)  >  Machesney Park
  • Phone Number: +1 779-423-2147
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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?