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Brewed Naturally. Savored Socially.

Chicago's First Botanical Brewery And Restaurant

Immerse yourself in rich, authentic tastes.

Indulge, dine, and enjoy a multi-sensory experience.

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Fobab 2022 Runner Up

Seasonal

Panda Party

ABV:
6.5%
STYLE:

Black Lager

Seasonal

Hoodie Weather

ABV:
5.5%
STYLE:

Vienna-Style Lager ale

Seasonal

Summer Symphony

ABV:
6.2%
STYLE:

Fruited Golden Ale

Seasonal

Purple Pils

ABV:
5.1%
STYLE:

Pilsner

Rotating IPA Series

Radio Swan

ABV:
6.4%
STYLE:

Rye IPA

Rotating IPA Series

Ghost Tropic

ABV:
8.2%
STYLE:

India Pale Ale

Rotating IPA Series

Snoochie Boochies

ABV:
8%
STYLE:

India Pale Ale

Year Round

Strawberry Basil Hefeweizen

ABV:
5%
STYLE:

Wheat Beer

Year Round

Peach Wit

ABV:
5.1%
STYLE:

Wheat Beer

Upcoming Events

Groove Is At The Yard

๐ŸŽถ Eat, drink, move and groove every Thursday at The Yard! Our weekly music series, Groove is at The Yard, will feature local artists playing a variety of styles from funk and acoustic, to Americana and rock. Grab a drink on one of the patios overlooking The Yard (Beeline – Easton Town Center, Forbidden Root Columbus and CRIMSON ) or pop out your favorite lawn chair in front of the stage! Shows are free to attend and open to all ages. https://www.facebook.com/share/2Dj2zGmQsxr6VqbN/?mibextid=9l3rBW

Columbus

12:00am
- Until September 26, 2024
6:00pm
- Until 9:00pm

$0.00

Forbidden Root

Itโ€™s our Monday Burger, Beer, and Bourbon deal! 

And if you didnโ€™t know both @forbiddenrootchicago and @forbiddenrootcolumbus offer singles since they are open for lunch!!!

Come have our burger deal on one of our patios today!

#forbiddenroot #mondayspecial #burgerdeal #chicagoburger #columbuseats #chicagoeater
It was a crazy and amazing Fobab week for sure! 

We were beyond excited to take home this award! Our amazing brewer from @forbiddenrootcolumbus made just a wonderful Saison with the @derivebeer boys and we are glad people enjoyed it as well. 

Thank you for all that came out to visit FR this weekend as well! Was one heck of a weekend!
๐Ÿผ ๐ŸŽ‰ is back!! Panda Party, our black lager with vanilla and tasted oak is available!

On draft and in cans at both @cultivatebyforbiddenroot @forbiddenrootchicago now and hitting @forbiddenrootcolumbus tomorrow!

It will see limited distro on both states this week as well. 

Great roast and malt character shine with nuanced vanilla and oak to round it out. Slightly creamier that our normal lagers to give it some mouthfeel we look for in the winter months! 

Brand new Panda Tshirts available at all 3 pubs tomorrow as well! (In Story)

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #winterbeer #blacklager #supportlocal
Sunday Funday! ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ

A PSA for @cultivatebyforbiddenroot and @forbiddenrootchicago peeps! We are open 12-5 today(Kitchen till 430).

Shutting down for the evening to have our staff party and celebrate them for all the hard work they put in day in and day out! 

Thank you to our staff!!
Fobab is one of our favorite times of the year. The @ilcraftbeer puts on an amazing event. Brewery friends from all over the US make their way to Chicago to show their talents on BA beer! @fobab 

This year we are going to start celebrating early at FR! So next Thursday will be a tap takeover with our great friend @ajmakadistro! Featuring guest beers from @bottlelogicbrewing @residentculture @mikerphonebrewing @weldwerksbrewing @morebrewing @jackieosbrewery @nibrewing @otherhalfnyc @lilbeaverbrewery 

Thursday the festivities start at 4pm! We will also be tapping two of our new BA beers! 

More details to come! And make a reservation please! 

#fobab #illinoiscraftbeer #stoutseason #barrelagedbeer #forbiddenroot
@cultivatebyforbiddenroot We are one week away from our first ever: Sober and Bougie night! Email ChrisP@forbiddenroot.com to secure your tickets. $75 includes tax and gratuity, 7 non-alcoholic beverages and 5 bites from the kitchen! Limited space available, so email Chris today to secure your spot! Here's a little preview of the menu..

#cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenroot #chicago #chicagoeats #chicagodrinks #sober #nonalcoholic #dryjanuary
As summer season has started to wind down, we wanted to take a minute to say thank you from the bottoms of our barrels. We are so grateful for the all the support and love you all have given us. At Forbidden Root we are inspired by our passions, and we are excited to be using our talents to share all these delicious brews and foods with all of you. From exploring different flavors to bringing back crowd favorites, we are so happy to be here for your tastebuds and YOU! Please head to the link in our bio and vote for us as BEST BREW PUB in @10best. We appreciate every vote. Thank you! (Vote daily and on every device to show that love!) Thank you for being part of our community and thank you for supporting Forbidden Root!

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-brew-pub/forbidden-root-restaurant-brewery-chicago/
Posted @withrepost โ€ข @cultivatebyforbiddenroot We have pies available for your holiday needs. PRE-ORDER our Apple Pie and/or Pumpkin Cheesecake. Each pie is $38 and is 9โ€ Pie and Feeds 8-10ppl. Order by emailing CarlosCruz@ForbiddenRoot.com 

๐ŸฅงApple Pie: Seedling Farm Apples, Vanilla Chantilly, Caramelized Apple Filling, Pie Crust. 
๐ŸฅงPumpkin Cheesecake: Nichols Farm Pumpkin, Brown Sugar Swirl, Pumpkin Spiced Cookie Crust. 

#CultivatebyForbiddenRoot #ForbiddenRoot #Ravenswood #Chicago #ChicagoEats #312Foodie #Pie #ApplePie #PumpkinCheesecake #LetsFeast #HolidayPie
Itโ€™s a perfect day to come have a burger with us! And our Monday special still goes strong! $17 bucks for a burger, FR beer, and a shot of bourbon! All 3 locations and all day! See you soon. 

#burgerspecial #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago
Sip, Savor, and Celebrate in Style ๐Ÿปโœจ Discover the Hidden Gem of Chicago's Brewpub Scene! ๐ŸŒ†๐Ÿฝ๏ธ From intimate gatherings to lively celebrations, immerse yourself in the cozy ambiance, indulge in mouthwatering rustic American flavors, and create unforgettable memories with your loved ones. ๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿฅ‚ Book your private escape today and let the good times flow at Forbidden Root! ๐Ÿ“๐Ÿป #PrivateEvents #ChicagoEats #MemorableMoments #CheersToGoodTimes
Have you tried our brand new year round beer Peach Wit!? 

A Belgian Witbier with Peach and Botanicals! 

On draft at all 3 Forbidden Root and in Ohio and Illinois distro! 

We couldnโ€™t be more excited to have this beer share the spotlight with Strawberry Basil Hefeweizen! We hope you agree with us!

Cheers!

#forbiddenroot #peachwit
Columbus! Our good friends from @morebrewing are coming out to visit and collabing on a brew with us tomorrow. 

So we figured why not tap some bangers from them since they are new to the Ohio scene. Starts at 3pm! 

#collabfriends #foederbeer #taptakeover #bastouts #columbusbeer #forbiddenrootcolumbus #morebrewing
Posted @withrepost โ€ข @chicagosecretburger Weโ€™re doing a weekend pop-up! This Saturday 10/15 weโ€™ll be at @cultivatebyforbiddenroot with ๐Ÿ” and ๐Ÿช from 12-5pm. 

This is a pre-sale only event. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday! (Random time so everyoneโ€™s not trying to buy at the same time) Make sure you have notifications on so you can jump on the tickets as soon as they drop.

Limit 4 tickets per order
Each ticket includes:
๐Ÿ” ๐ŸŸ ๐Ÿช 

๐Ÿบ will be available from @cultivatebyforbiddenroot 

Thanks a to Chef @__carlos__cruz__ for inviting us!

Hope to see you all there!
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#chicagosecretburger #eeeeeats #infatuationchi #burger #theburgershow #๐Ÿ” #chicagofood #312food #eaterchicago #chicagofoodauthority #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodscene
You already knowโ€ฆ ๐˜ฝ.๐˜ฝ.๐˜ฝ. ๐™Ž๐™ฅ๐™š๐™˜๐™ž๐™–๐™ก is where itโ€™s at this Monday ~ & every Monday ใ‚ท at all 3 Forbidden Root! 

~ ๐˜ฝ๐™ช๐™ง๐™œ๐™š๐™ง. ๐˜ฝ๐™š๐™š๐™ง. ๐˜ฝ๐™ค๐™ช๐™ง๐™—๐™ค๐™ฃ.
All for only $17 - only on Mondays!

#everymonday #mondayspecial #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #burger #craftbeer #bourbon #dinewithus
Forbidden Root Family! 

Weโ€™re proud to congratulate @dusty.patches on the release of his new album, Newtok! Patrick has been with us since we opened at Forbidden Root West Town since 2016. A talented multi-instrumentalist, this record was created with a modular synthesizer and inspired by a series of paintings about climate change by @jennifercroninart. Stream it wherever you stream and purchase from @sooperrecords.

We couldnโ€™t be more proud Patrick! Link in Bio!
HEY OHIO PEEPS!!!! (Only Ohio Peeps!)

@forbiddenrootcolumbus ๐™Š๐™”๐™Ž๐™๐™€๐™ ๐™’๐™€๐˜ฟ๐™‰๐™€๐™Ž๐˜ฟ๐˜ผ๐™” ๐Ÿฆช 

Come through for a selection of East & West Coast Oysters. Try it with a beer pairing or even a bottle of wine. 
โœจ Half off Wine bottles every Wednesday! 

Only at Forbidden Root Columbus!!!!

#oysterwednesday #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #oysters #beerpairing #winewednesday #craftbeer #drinkbeermadehere #foodie #614 #enjoyeaston #eastontowncenter
Itโ€™s a perfect day to sit on one of our patios and have a FR brew! See you soon!

#hazyipa #neipa #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #patioseason #patioweather #drinklocal
This Wednesday we will be tapping some hits from some of our best friends in Ohio! 

4pm start time and beer list coming early next week! Come by and try what some of the best beers from the Buckeye state! 

@gemutbiergarten @streetsidebrewery @derivebeer @forbiddenrootcolumbus 

#beerevents #ohiobeer #forbiddenroot
Looks whoโ€™s back and bigger than ever! Purple Pils is our Botanical Lager that is around for spring and summer! The botanicals kiss the Bohemian lager base in the best way! 

Hitting distro this week in Illinois and stocked at both Chicago pubs! Ohio very soon!

#pilsnerseason #16ozcans #forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenroot #purplepils
Special Guest Star! Our new collab with our homies from @maplewoodbrew and @derivebeer! There is nothing better than throwing hops around with friends. Expect an avalanche of citrus and stone fruit, with a lingering note of pineapple and pine! 6.2% IPA

Maplewood was coming to Columbus for a visit and both Ohio spots were in Chicago for a fest so we figured it was the perfect time to do a 3 way collab. This is on draft and in cans now @forbiddenrootcolumbus! Hits distro next week! 

#forbiddenroot #collab #forbiddenrootcolumbus #derivebrewingcompany #maplewoodbrewing #hazyipa #citra #citraicognito #eldorado #simcoe #ohiobeer
Itโ€™s time for brunch!! Head on over to a FR brewpub and enjoy mouthwatering dishes like this @cultivatebyforbiddenroot 

#sundaybrunch #forbiddenrootcolumbus #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago
Patios are open at all FRs! Come check out @cultivatebyforbiddenroot if you havenโ€™t yet. And peep this new dish.. 

Another addition to the summer menu: Fire Roasted Broccolini with Roasted Garlic Mayo, Lemon Vinaigrette, Crispy Garlic, and Marjoram. This dish is deliciously clean with a nice balance of of lemon zest and the garlic crunch. 

#312food #ravenswood #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenroot #maltrow #foodlove #forbiddenroot #chicagopatio
Meet CranApple Blonde! Itโ€™s our newest fall seasonal. ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ

A Belgian Style Blonde Ale with Cranberry and Apple. 6.2% ABV

Some notes from Randy Mosher- We love the bright, luscious character of our American cranberry, and thought it would be fun to combine it with apple. With the delicate spicy accent of Belgian yeast, it's festive, light pink and sparkling good fun. Celebrate the autumn festivities with this light, yet satisfying beer. Here's to you and yours!

Hitting distribution in Illinois and Ohio as we speak! Cans and draft. 

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus #fallbeers #belgianblonde #cranapplebeer
Come try @cultivatebyforbiddenroot oyster night and only 2 bucks! 

Pair it with out martini special! 

#oysternight #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #chicagoeats #ravenswood #maltrow
Peace Treaty! Our collaboration between @oldirvingbrewing and @forbiddenrootcolumbus is out! This is a 10.7% Buckeye Stout! Chocolate and Peanut Butter deliciousness! 

On draft and in cans at both @forbiddenrootchicago and @cultivatebyforbiddenroot now! 

#breweryfriends #buckeyestout #forbiddenroot #oldirvingbrewing #forbiddenrootcolumbus #stoutseason
Itโ€™s a beautiful day to try one of our cocktails!

This one is a new one from @forbiddenrootchicago called Last Pear!

Last Pear is tquila, yellow chartreuse, prickly pear liquor and perfect for this weather!!

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #westtownisthebesttown
Have you tried our new oyster special up in Ravenswood!? If not, you should! 

@cultivatebyforbiddenroot It's that time again! $2 oyster Tuesdays!

Come hang with us, sip some $10 wines and try your best to fill up on these killer oysters!

#cultivatebyforbiddenroot #chicagoeater #chicagofoodie
New Pasta in West Town! ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ 

Pasta Melanzana- @flourpowerchi Casarecce Pasta, Roasted Eggplant, Spicy Tomato Sauce, Shaved Squash, Stracciatella!

FYI- We use our great friends at Flour Power for a seasonal dish at both Chicago spots! 

#chicagofoodie #forbiddenroot #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #flowerpowerchi #supportlocal #chicagoeats #eaterchicago
Cheers to the weekend! The beer board @forbiddenrootchicago looking goooood. 

That @oldirvingbrewing collab and some guest taps from our good friends @sainterrantbrewing and @morebrewing 

Come hang with us this weekend! 

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #drinkbeerfromhere #craftbeer #brewpublife
Ghost Tropic is back in 4-packs and on tap in Chicago! Hitting Ohio this week! 

This double IPA is a bright and lively Double IPA with citrus and pineapple aromas with a hint of bready malt. Crisp with subtle creaminess and tropical fruit notes finishing dry, crisp, and cleanly bitter.

#forbiddenroot #craftbeerchicago #chicagoave #312craftbeer #doubleipa #dryhopped #drinklocal #forbiddenrootcolumbus
Burger Monday! ๐Ÿ” ๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿป

Come hang with us and get our burger-bourbon-beer special! 

#burgermonday #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #bourbonwhiskey #beerspecial
Thank you! Thank you to all that voted for us for @10best #1 Brewpub!! Truly and honor! Thank you to all of our amazing staff that make this all happen! @forbiddenrootchicago is our OG and it means the world people love coming there! 

What a week here at Forbidden Root! Appreciate all the love.

https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-brew-pub/?fbclid=IwAR2N-AZ26kkE5WZzv1Iofrj2U6PIj5XACflOmomSLKf5eR56uhPfFn6k_Eg Congrats to our great friends @oldirvingbrewing on being top 10 as well! 

#forbiddenroot #bestbrewpub #usatoday10best #chicagobeer #chicagofoodie
Itโ€™s Monday, you know what that means at FR! Burger, Bourbon, and a FR beer for the price of the burger! 

Stop by your local FR tonight! @cultivatebyforbiddenroot @forbiddenrootchicago @forbiddenrootcolumbus 

#forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #chicagoburger #chicagofoodie
A chef curated dinner? Birthday parties? Corporate outings? Forbidden Root has you covered! 

From Semi Private offerings to full buyouts we have you covered! 

Email events@forbiddenroot.com to book your next event! 

#forbiddenroot #eventschicago #eventscolumbus #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot
Itโ€™s National Cheeseburger Day! ๐Ÿšจ ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ

No better way to celebrate than with our Burger-Beer-Bourbon Special. ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ”๐Ÿฅƒ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป

Stop by and have one with us! 

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #nationalcheeseburgerday #burgerspecial
Did you see the collab we have coming for you OHIO?!

Sometimes you want quality ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ quantity. 
And we are here to give you just that. Created with some of the best brewers in town & those we are fortunate to call very good friends, Gemรผt Biergarten & Derive Brewing ๐Ÿบ

Peep the details & release date! ๐Ÿ‘€

#collab #craftbeer #ohiocraftbeer #supportlocalbreweries #forbiddenrootcolumbus #derivebrewing #gemutbiergarten #release #oryza #3waycollab
Itโ€™s been a while since we have seen our old friend! Radio Swan is back in cans and on draft at both Chicago spots! It will be making its way to Ohio soon.

Rye IPA with a kiss of Lactose and then DDH with loads of Mosaic and El Dorado! 

Come scoop it in the taproom soon! #chicagobeer #ryeipa #hazybeer #hazecraze #radioswan #forbiddenroot
Chicago Reader Nominations are in! Thanks so much for the love! 

We are up for best local brewery! @__carlos__cruz__  is up for Best Chef and Best Up and Coming Chef! And @youngpinotgrigio is up for Best Bartender! 

Such a great and fun vote to be a part of and again, thank you for all the support! 

Link in BIO to vote! 

#chicagoreader #inbreezuswetrust 
#chefcarloscruz #chicagofoodie #chicagoeater #localbrewery #drinklocal #chicagobeer
Itโ€™s Monday! Get to your closest Forbidden Root and scoop our Burger Deal. Burger, Beer, and shot of Bourbon all for the price of the burger! See you soon!

#forbiddenroot #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus #burgerdeal
Holiday weekend can sale! Stock up for your festivities with some help from us! ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿšจ๐Ÿป๐Ÿป๐Ÿป

In all 3 location we will have 20% off all cans to go from Friday to Tuesday!!! 

Enjoy your 4th weekend, have fun, and stay safe!! 

#forbiddenroot #cansale #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #holidayweekend๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
This week we say goodbye to @seanthebeerguy our awesome Sales Manager for the last 4 years. We thank Sean for all his hard work and wish him and his GF the best in their new adventure in Atlanta! 

Come say goodbye to Sean army our Pre Fobab event Thursday or at Fobab Friday!

That said we are hiring a new sales person to join our team! If you are interested please reach out to brian@forbiddenroot.com

Thank you Sean!!! 

#forbiddenroot #salesrep #fobab #illinoisbeer
Here to help you enjoy today with our unmatched Monday Special! 

โœจ FR Smash Burger (with fries), Draft Beer or your choice, & a shot of Bourbon!

#mondayz #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #burger #bbb #mondayspecial #smashburger #craftbeer #draftbeer #bourbon #drinkbeermadehere #supportlocalbreweries #foodie #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot
Starting this Tuesday, every Tuesday and only on Tuesdays... $2 Oyster night at Cultivate by Forbidden Root!

Featuring $2 oysters, $10 select wines by the glass, and a $10 house martini!

Join us at our Ravenswood brewpub this Tuesday and get shucked up! 

#oystertuesday #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #chicagoeats #chicagoeater #ravenswood
Attention! Itโ€™s that time of year! We have new dishes landing on our menus! Come check out what our chef teams have in store for you. 

In West Town @forbiddenrootchicago 
๐Ÿšจ A New Sando Has Arrived ๐Ÿšจ 

Fried Mortadella, American Cheese, BBQ Chips, B&B Pickles, Dijonnaise, Lettuce, on @ayapastry Shokupan Bread!

This nostalgic sandwich is one of a kind! 

#forbiddenroot #312food #westtown #chicagobrewery #312eats #chicagoave #morty #forbiddenrootcolumbus #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #chicagoeater #timeoutchicago
Itโ€™s the perfect day for a Beer Cheese and Crackers Spread. One of the very few items we have on at all 3 FRs. A all time fav for us! ๐Ÿคฉ ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ

Pairs perfectly with the many of the beers we have on draft, especially Hoodie Weather! 

#beercheese #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot 
#foodporn #chicagoeats #columbusfoodie
Thanks @porchdrinkingco for write up on our brand new year round beer! 

Have you tried Peach Wit yet?!?

Link in Bio!

#forbiddenroot #peachwit
Didnโ€™t book your New Years Eve plans yet? 

Both @forbiddenrootchicago and @cultivatebyforbiddenroot have some spots available! 

Come celebrate at your favorite FR and take some beer home for midnight! Or for Sunday football!

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #newyearseve #supportlocalbusiness
Tomorrow night at our Pre Fobab Event we will debut two brand new BA Stouts that will also be pouring @fobab!

Colossal Koala, 12.9% - Imperial Stout aged in 10 year Elijah Criag barrels with Tahitian vanilla beans and Peruvian cacoa nibs. 

Ensorceled Mulleted Throngs, 10.7% - Imperial Stout aged in rum barrels with Tanzanian vanilla beans. 

Canโ€™t wait for all the festivities around town! Swing through tomorrow to try some big time brews from a bunch of friends! 

#forbiddenroot #bastouts #fobab #illinoisbeer
๐Ÿšจ Wings are back at @forbiddenrootchicago ๐Ÿšจ

TUESDAYS only from when we open till we run out! 

We will run two sauces per day and starting with our fav Valentina and brand new Mango Chipotle! 

#forbiddenroot #chicagoeats #westtown #chicagofood #chicagoeater #chicagowings
Beers. Thatโ€™s it. 

Itโ€™s Saturday, come have one with us. 

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #lager #craftbeer