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Sheffield's Beer & Wine Garden

Bar, Beer Garden, and BBQ Joint$$$$
Lakeview, Chicago
104 Tips and reviews
  • beer
  • barbecue
  • outdoor seating
  • separate bars
  • good for singles
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  • Eater
    EaterJanuary 13, 2017
    The Wrigley-area playpen has all the smoked meats and barbecue diners would want. But venture toward the back bar/smoker room and stay warm while sipping on a bar from Sheffield's rare beer cooler. Read more
  • Chicagoist
    ChicagoistAugust 1, 2014
    Plenty of picnic seating abounds, the center of the garden is anchored by a high-boy bar to set your beers and trees provide ample shade during the peak summer months. Read more
  • Eric V.
    Eric VenkerFebruary 8, 2015
    The beer garden is legendary, as is the beer selection. Pros know that the best action can be found at "Beer School" -- the bar-within-the-bar inner sanctum offering its own epic tap list.
  • Heather D.
    Heather DSeptember 30, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    This is a great place to take any craft beef geek. They have three separate bars with different beer offerings (I like beer school in the the back the best). Each month they feature a certainbrewery
  • Chicago Bar Bracket
    Chicago Bar BracketMarch 21, 2015
    Great beer selection & environment. Includes several rooms/bars and an awesome beer garden. If you ever see them hosting a beer dinner, jump on the chance to go.
  • Ioanna V.
    Ioanna VasilatouJuly 4, 2017
    If you enjoy loud dinners, that's for you! The big patio is a plus since the inside bar can be quite noisy. Food menu looked interesting and our choices were fairly good.
  • Sabrina S.
    Sabrina StrajackFebruary 28, 2015
    Cozy bar that is actually a lot bigger than it looks! It has a few smaller rooms that have their own theme, including a smoker and beer school. Huge beer list!
  • Ninah R.
    Ninah RandolphFebruary 26, 2015
    The nachos are really good. Try them with brisket. Also the white pizza. Good selection of beer. Went in winter so no beer garden. Will be back for it though
  • Men's Health Mag
    Men's Health MagNovember 15, 2011
    For those 30 days when winter is gone, this place is as close to heaven as you’ll get—pint glasses of basic brew and a good plate of BBQ on a picnic table. It’s the simple pleasures in life.
  • Chris R.
    Chris RJune 26, 2016
    Been here 10+ times
    This place is great! Really good BBQ, unpretentious staff, great atmosphere, and friendly crowd. They even have a good vegie option!
  • Mike F.
    Mike FergusAugust 11, 2013
    It's called Sheffield's because the bar is on Sheffield. Also, they have a large sign that says Chicago. That's because the bar is in Chicago. On Sheffield.
  • Nilay G.
    Nilay GandhiOctober 31, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Go to the back on your left. The beers are better, it's cozy, the staff is cooler, and the smoke makes every beer taste like Alaskan Smoked Porter or Stone Smoked Ale.
  • Ryan S.
    Ryan SchwebelMay 31, 2013
    This place is nothing special. They said its the best beer garden in Chicago, total BS. Its a backyard frat house full of pale skinned tank top wearing 23 year old backwards hatted quasi hipsters.
  • Steve ‘Pudgy’ D.
    Steve ‘Pudgy’ De RoseAugust 29, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Three bars with a diverse selection of craft beers. I prefer the 'Beer School Bar' which is between the other two areas. The 3rd bar is closest to the patio.
  • Brian S.
    Brian SingletonJanuary 6, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the Pulled Pork Sandwich - Sheffield's Style (FKA The Pork Melt). One of the best things I have ever eaten.
  • Meredith B.
    Meredith BollingerAugust 7, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Beer of the month is always a good deal. Chill vibe and decent food to pair with their awesome craft beer selection.
  • Andy S.
    Andy SternbergSeptember 30, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    One of the top beer lists in the city and great patio to eat/chill/watch the game
  • Mia T.
    Mia TallasiangrlJuly 17, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    Friendly staff... Great place to hang with friends... Or even hang solo!! My favorite neighborhood bar... :-)
  • Kellen T.
    Kellen TerrettAugust 10, 2014
    I try to make it to the tapping of the first Bell's Oberon kegs each summer. Fantastic selection and passion for beer.
  • Danielle @.
    Danielle @DanielleDuncanDecember 22, 2011
    Amazing beer list, really enjoyed the free monthly wine tasting and you can't beat the $5 glass of wine!
  • Mike M.
    Mike McKenzieJuly 12, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    One of my favorite beer gardens in the city. Far enough from Wrigley. Shaded by an old oak tree.
  • Adam B.
    Adam B.July 31, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Great beer. Great BBQ. Great patio. Great staff. Great space. Great everything. When can I move in?
  • Liam B.
    Liam BerryApril 14, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Janoa is the best waitress ever. She will make your hangover tolerable. Best bloody Mary in town.
  • Zach D.
    Zach DanielAugust 7, 2014
    Great beer selection! Had a sour beer, lindemans cuvée Rene. Hard to find beer!
  • C R.
    C ReyMarch 15, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    BBQ and Beer with an awesome patio. Sheffield's is prime for summertime drinking and Wrigley pre/post hanging.
  • Sundar A.
    Sundar ArganAugust 16, 2013
    Great spot with tons of great whiskey and beer
  • Zach S.
    Zach Solomon-BeloinNovember 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Great patio and multiple bars with different selections and atmospheres.
  • Nick F.
    Nick FruendtOctober 27, 2015
    They have pumpkin beer on tap in October and outdoor seating as well
  • Louis K.
    Louis KliegerSeptember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Good beer selection and beer specials. Outdoor patio is nice when it's warm!
  • Kerry K.
    Kerry KApril 5, 2012
    Been here 100+ times
    Ask to see the beer school beer menu too. So many good, different options!
  • Jake W.
    Jake WilliamsAugust 28, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Best rotating selection of craft beers in the area, great garden too!
  • jon t.
    jon tOctober 15, 2013
    Been here 25+ times
    Pulled pork sandwich Sheffield's style with pimiento cheese added, and sweet potato fries
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MeekAugust 12, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Great outdoor patio. Monthly beer specials. Huge beer list
  • Eric B.
    Eric BaumJune 6, 2012
    Been here 25+ times
    Make sure you get out of here before they close the patio at 11 in the summer. It gets uncomfortably packed inside shortly thereafter.
  • Lauren M.
    Lauren MeekAugust 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Cute outdoor seating, good beer selection, good for groups and great BBQ!
  • Kevin N.
    Kevin NewmanAugust 29, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    Good beer list. Good sliders. Ok BBQ. Great outdoor patio.
  • taylor h.
    taylor hostNovember 25, 2010
    you can get beer anywhere. what's unique about Sheffield's are the BBQ bites. if you don't like those, you're a fascist.
  • Liz T.
    Liz ThompsonMay 17, 2014
    One of the best beer gardens in the city. Can't believe there's a good one in Wrigley!
  • Steve P.
    Steve PMarch 5, 2011
    Great bar with three separate bars! Guys in the back bar are great and quick for a drink!
  • Matthew D.
    Matthew DoanAugust 9, 2013
    Been here 100+ times
    If you have a chance go and see The Goola , he is Awesome !
  • Kelly C.
    Kelly CantonMay 19, 2015
    Very decent beer list with a room full of the "not so doucheys." Which is dope. People still say dope right?
  • Bob E.
    Bob EganAugust 29, 2010
    Been here 10+ times
    Ask your server or bartender for the beerschool draft list. They keep the cool/ hard to find beers in back.
  • Chris H.
    Chris HSeptember 18, 2014
    Awesome. Try the IPA and pulled pork
  • David D.
    David DownsJuly 14, 2010
    Treat yourself to a glass of Dragon's Milk. It will get you buzzed fast! Only get it from the tap, not from a bottle. Read more
  • Alexandra J.
    Alexandra JenkinsApril 25, 2013
    The fried green tomato sliders were delicious! :)
  • Paul R.
    Paul RasmussenJuly 12, 2016
    Excellent patio. Good beer selection.
  • Manisha P.
    Manisha PatelSeptember 30, 2017
    Love the beer selection.....try mac and cheese...
  • Cameron M.
    Cameron MadduxApril 8, 2016
    Without a doubt, THE pre Wrigley- Cubs game outdoor beer garden.
  • Michael R.
    Michael RoszkowskiJune 10, 2013
    The Vintage Beer cooler is outstanding!
  • Daniel H.
    Daniel HoeffelJuly 23, 2017
    Great patio and great smoked meats
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