About Us

Blues Brews and a glimpse back in time

How it all came to be…

Located at 2337 South Michigan Avenue, our historic Landmark building takes you back in time to when the neighborhood was home to the original Chicago automotive industry. Starting in 1901 Motor Row District boasted countless automotive dealerships and showrooms. The district eventually became a part of the beginnings of the Chicago blues community with music bars, and even the legendary Chess Records – one of the original recording studios in the city. Our Brewery aims to bring all of this back; the music, the community and the industry.

Craft Beer From the City that Works

Lager focused creatively driven

Created by our Brewmaster, Frank Lassandrello, we make everything from spot-on interpretations of traditional styles to some of the wildest beers you’ll ever drink.

Our year-round offerings,  Reclamation Lager and Fleetwood Black, harken back to the Midwest’s proud tradition of great lager beers.

We will also offer extended seasonal releases (including a series of easy-drinking Belgian-style ales, perfect for summer) as well as collaborations and experimental one-offs.

Craft Brews On Draft

  • Our Flagship beer is a classic clean lager, a traditional style Munich Helles made with American pilsner malt and German aroma hops. 4.5%
    Reclamation Lager
    Our Flagship beer is a classic clean lager, a traditional style Munich Helles made with American pilsner malt and German aroma hops.
  • Dry Humor
    Our Blonde Belgian honey wheat is the perfect balance of light tart and a little sweet with a beautiful dry finish. This beer is wheaty deliciousness, a little bit of summer all year round. Each batch is brewed with 60lbs of locally sourced orange blossom honey from Kress Apiary.
  • Fleetwood Black
    The beloved black lager is back! This seductively dark, medium bodied, malty goodness Schwarzbier radiates chocolaty coffee flavors without being too heavy, so have a few.
  • Magnum P.A.
    Magnum P.A. is an investigator on a mission to stop crime and look fly in the process. This Amber Belgian is an 1980s inspired brew that brings bright hops and sweet mid malts together to form a timeless classic. Toasted Malt Flavors are complimented by a continuous dry hop of MI Magnum hops. Belgian yeast characteristics pair well with the Magnum’s Floral aroma.
  • Falconist
    The Falconist Red Wheat Lager is brewed every year to signify warmer days are on their way. If you’re into fresh, hoppy and hazy this is your beer. Brewed with flaconer’s flight hops this beer is at its peak flavor profile of grassy hops and red wheat.
    An IPA to call our own. This hopped up classic is here for you hopheads but in Motor Row Brewing fashion this beer is heavy in flavor with a smooth finish. Bright and easy to drink, the MRB IPA will soon be your go to brew.

Find Us

Our Taproom

2337 s Michigan Ave Chicago IL 60616

Steps from the Red and Green Line


Around Chicago

Upcoming Events

The Original Chicago Blues Stars Perform an open Jam session every Thursday

Mr. & Mrs.Smith Comedy Present Your Brain On Beer Stand up every month


Host Your Next Event at MRB

Request a tour & Book your Event

Our team will get back to you with availability and pricing

With three private event spaces to select from,
Motor Row Brewing can accommodate parties as intimate
as 10 or as large as 100; larger parties are welcome,
if hosting a multi-floor event.

For more information about events or to book yours today please email Info@motorrowbrewing.com