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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

🎶 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

🚨 NEW HATS ARE IN!!🧢 
Stop by any of our @forbiddenroot locations to purchase, @forbiddenrootchicago and @forbiddenrootcolumbus. 😎

#chicago #chicagohappyhour #chicagobeer #chicagofood #ravenswood #forbiddenroot #cultivatebyforbiddenroot
Hoodie Weather is back. In 16oz cans! 

Heading out to distro this coming week. 

On draft @forbiddenrootchicago already so come have a pint with us! 

#hoodieweather #forbiddenroot #illinoisbeer #craftbeerchicago
It’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
Have you tried the new short rib yet?!?

Our new fall menu features a beer braised short rib finished on our wood fire hearth served with smoked hummus, a toasty red pepper coulis, maitake mushroom,  and house naan. 

Rich, comforting and just the thing you'll be craving as the days get chilly.
Come try @cultivatebyforbiddenroot oyster night and only 2 bucks! 

Pair it with out martini special! 

#oysternight #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #chicagoeats #ravenswood #maltrow
It’s Monday and time for Beer-Bourbon-Burger! Come on in for one of our @forbiddenroot drafts, a shot of bourbon and our double smash burger deal! 

 #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #ravenswood #312foodlove #maltrow #BBB #memorialday #burgernight #westtown #forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus #columbuseats #forbiddenroot
It’s our Monday Burger, Beer, and Bourbon deal! 

And if you didn’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
We are open normal hours today! Stop on by and hang out or scoop some cans to go! We have everything from Seasonal Spiced brews, a Kolsch, BA Stout! Treat you and your fam this Thanksgiving! Cheers!

@cultivatebyforbiddenroot @forbiddenroot @forbiddenrootcolumbus @forbiddenrootchicago
Guess what?! Cultivate is bringing back its second beer and cheese pairing event!!! What a way to kick off February by enjoying a beer flight that pairs perfectly with cheese. Tickets are $30 for one person, $40 for two people. Email CHRISP@forbiddenroot.com for tickets!! Questions.. DM us!

Don’t wait to grab your tickets, first time the event sold out in just a couple days!!!

#cheese #cheeselover #beer #beerlover #chicago #chicagobrewery #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenroot
It’s Monday! FR Burger, Beer, and a shot of bourbon for just $16! Which Forbidden Root are you stopping by? 

#forbiddenroot #burgernight #chicagofoodie #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot
Looks who’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
Thanks @porchdrinkingco for write up on our brand new year round beer! 

Have you tried Peach Wit yet?!?

Link in Bio!

#forbiddenroot #peachwit
It’s time for a little Sunday Funday at Forbidden Root. Skip the sports, come for some brunch and beers! 

All 3 FRs have their own chef driven brunch. A must try for you and your crew! 

#chicagofoodie #columbusfoodie #chicagobrunch #brunchlife #supportlocal #forbiddenroot #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #columbusohio #chicago
It’s time for brunch!! Head on over to a FR brewpub and enjoy mouthwatering dishes like this @cultivatebyforbiddenroot 

#sundaybrunch #forbiddenrootcolumbus #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago
We had an amazing time hosting the @chicagopd Wrap Party last night. Cast and crew were awesome and everyone had a blast!

We love what we do and to host private events is part of the fun! 

That shirt @laroycehawkins is wearing too…. 🔥🔥🔥

#forbiddenroot #chicagopd #privateevents #onechicago #westtownisthebesttown
Posted @withrepost • @chicagosecretburger We’re doing a weekend pop-up! This Saturday 10/15 we’ll be at @cultivatebyforbiddenroot with 🍔 and 🍪 from 12-5pm. 

This is a pre-sale only event. Tickets will go on sale this Wednesday! (Random time so everyone’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:
🍔 🍟 🍪 

🍺 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 #🍔 #chicagofood #312food #eaterchicago #chicagofoodauthority #chicagofoodie #chicagofoodscene
Out here @bigminiputtclub for their league night. 🐼 is flowing! Thanks for having us Big Mini!

#pandaparty #forbiddenroot #bigminiputtclub #noshots #maybesome
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
When our good friends from @bhramari_brewingco came in for Fobab we whipped up a banging collab!

Tiger Pajamas! Tiger Pajamas is an crisp and fruity IPA fermented with the new Thiolized IPA yeast strain Star Party, from our friends at @omegayeast. Dry hopped with Waimea, Strata, and Kohatu with Passionfruit added and circulated on oak chips! 

On draft and in cans @forbiddenrootchicago and @cultivatebyforbiddenroot 

We’re loving this one! 

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #bhramaribrewingco #ipalove #passionfruit
Sip, Savor, and Celebrate in Style 🍻✨ Discover the Hidden Gem of Chicago's Brewpub Scene! 🌆🍽️ 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. 🎉🥂 Book your private escape today and let the good times flow at Forbidden Root! 📍🍻 #PrivateEvents #ChicagoEats #MemorableMoments #CheersToGoodTimes
Sunday Funday! 🚨🚨🚨

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!!
New Pasta in West Town! 🚨🚨🚨 

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
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. 

Can’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
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/
It’s full on summer and you should be drinking Summer Symphony! 

Our Watermelon Citrus Golden Ale that’s slightly tart and highly refreshing.. 

Available at all three pubs and select Chicago Stores! 

#summerbeers #chicagosummer #drinklocal #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus
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
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Come get some fresh Ghost Tropic for the big game! 

Both @cultivatebyforbiddenroot and @forbiddenrootchicago will be open 12-5 today! @forbiddenrootcolumbus is 12-6! 

#forbiddenroot #superbowlsunday #notworthbeingopen #ghosttropic #sundayfunday
Another Monday and another chance to experience our favorite burger special! 

#forbiddenroot #chicagoave #burgernight #bourbon #craftbeer #westtownchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus
It’s Sunday Brunch Time. Come visit, have a bloody and see what chef has in store for you! 

Our chef driven menu for Sunday is a must. 

#forbiddenroot #sundaybrunch #columbusfoodie #chicagofoodie #forbiddenrootcolumbus #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #bloodymary
Meet CranApple Blonde! It’s our newest fall seasonal. 🚨🚨🚨

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
Posted @withrepost • @cultivatebyforbiddenroot We have pies available for your holiday needs. PRE-ORDER our Apple Pie and/or Pumpkin Cheesecake. Each pie is $38 and is 9” Pie and Feeds 8-10ppl. Order by emailing CarlosCruz@ForbiddenRoot.com 

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

#CultivatebyForbiddenRoot #ForbiddenRoot #Ravenswood #Chicago #ChicagoEats #312Foodie #Pie #ApplePie #PumpkinCheesecake #LetsFeast #HolidayPie
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
So many different beers and styles! From hazies, to our beloved botanical beers we have something for you. 

Stop by and enjoy one with us while we this holiday weekend comes to a close. 

#forbiddenroot #OGFR #forbiddenrootchicago #drinklocal
Did you see the collab we have coming for you OHIO?!

Sometimes you want quality 𝘢𝘯𝘥 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, Gemüt Biergarten & Derive Brewing 🍺

Peep the details & release date! 👀

#collab #craftbeer #ohiocraftbeer #supportlocalbreweries #forbiddenrootcolumbus #derivebrewing #gemutbiergarten #release #oryza #3waycollab
New on tap at both Chicago spots.

Captain Ron Ron! A Strawberry Daiquiri inspired beer. It has lots of strawberry with some lime and rum essence. 

Whether it’s at those all inclusives in the pool or Wedding Crashers everyone loves a good Strawberry Daq. 5% so you can have plenty. 

Swing by @cultivatebyforbiddenroot or @forbiddenrootchicago and try out our newest cocktail inspired brew! 

#brewerylife #forbiddenroot #strawberrydaiquiri #illinoisbeer #cultivatebyforbiddenroot
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
Spread holiday cheer with us on Xmas Eve! 🎄 Join us from 12-6 for a festive feast featuring our delectable brunch and dinner menus. 🍽️✨ 

Link in Bio for reservations!

#forbiddenroot #HolidayCheers #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #letsuscook
#xmaseve
You already know… 𝘽.𝘽.𝘽. 𝙎𝙥𝙚𝙘𝙞𝙖𝙡 is where it’s at this Monday ~ & every Monday シ at all 3 Forbidden Root! 

~ 𝘽𝙪𝙧𝙜𝙚𝙧. 𝘽𝙚𝙚𝙧. 𝘽𝙤𝙪𝙧𝙗𝙤𝙣.
All for only $17 - only on Mondays!

#everymonday #mondayspecial #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #burger #craftbeer #bourbon #dinewithus
Holiday weekend can sale! Stock up for your festivities with some help from us! 🚨🚨🚨🍻🍻🍻

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 #holidayweekend🇺🇸
Our Beer Cheese and Ritz Cracker. One of 3 dishes that are at all 3 FR. A True FR classic right here. 

Come chill at our bar and enjoy one of these while sipping your FR brew! 

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #chicagofoodie #columbusfoodie
Very Cranberry! A Belgian style blond ale with the perfect amount of cranberry. 

Slightly tart fruit adds to a great blonde base beer. Very drinkable and highly refreshing it’s the perfect beer to add to the fridge for the holidays!

On tap and in cans at both Chicago locations today! 

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #supportlocal #holidaybeers🍻 #cranberry
The FR Burger. A staple on all 3 menus and been with us for 6 years! What we love is the Giard Mayo, B and B Pickles, and raw onion. 

As a staff we love to eat smash burgers. 

So here it is, we will be switching to a smash burger with our OG set up. We know smash burger is here to stay just like the NEIPA. We’re making the switch this Monday 2/20 at all locations! 

It is absolutely delicious and we can’t wait for you all to try it!!! 

Are you ready? Because we definitely are!

#forbiddenroot #smashburgers #foodie #chicagofoodie #chicagoeater #columbusfoodie 
#chicagoeats
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
We ❤️ our flights. With so many different styles of beers it’s the perfect way to try a bunch! It’s even better on one of our patios! 

You can build your own or check out our house one! 

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #chicagobeer #chicagopatio #columbusbeer #homeofpinkbeer
Here to help you enjoy today with our unmatched Monday Special! 

✨ 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
Burger Monday! 🍔 🥃🍻

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

#burgermonday #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #bourbonwhiskey #beerspecial
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
A no Bears Sunday Funday means Sunday Brunch here at Forbidden Root in West Town! 

We’ve recently added some incredible dishes to our brunch menu, make sure to come check them out on this lovely day!

#SundayFunday #ForbiddenRoot #Brunch #HasselbackPotatoes #MushroomBenedict #FrenchToast #Brewpub #312Foodie #CraftBeerChicago
Posted @withregram • @cultivatebyforbiddenroot Another very special Wednesday Spirits Showcase this week with our friends at Koval!

We've got our hands on a limited release Amburana barrel aged rye that is incredibly smooth, caramel forward and downright delicious. 

We'll be whipping up our spin on a boulevardier and offering $4 pours and $8 you call it cocktails featuring this very special whiskey all day Wednesday.
Cheers to you on National Beer Day! Stop by and have a pint with us!! 

#nationalbeerday #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago