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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

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
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
Join us for Happy Hour! Lots of different options at each FR. 

Unique flight combos, wine offerings, and some great food specials await you! 

#forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus #ravenswood #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenroot #craftbeerchicago #maltrow #westtownchicago #eastontowncenter
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 couldn’t be more excited to have this beer share the spotlight with Strawberry Basil Hefeweizen! We hope you agree with us!

Cheers!

#forbiddenroot #peachwit
Posted @withregram β€’ @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.
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
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
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
Sunday Brunch starts at all 3 spots at noon today!! Come on down and see what our chefs have in store for you! Oh and beers if ya want them! The perfect way to close out your weekend.

#cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus #sundaybrunch #beeroclock #chicagobrunch #columbusbrunch
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
It’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
Burger Monday! πŸ” πŸ₯ƒπŸ»

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

#burgermonday #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #bourbonwhiskey #beerspecial
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
You already know… 𝘽.𝘽.𝘽. π™Žπ™₯π™šπ™˜π™žπ™–π™‘ is where it’s at this Monday ~ & every Monday γ‚· at all 3 Forbidden Root! 

~ 𝘽π™ͺπ™§π™œπ™šπ™§. π˜½π™šπ™šπ™§. π˜½π™€π™ͺ𝙧𝙗𝙀𝙣.
All for only $17 - only on Mondays!

#everymonday #mondayspecial #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #burger #craftbeer #bourbon #dinewithus
Attention! It’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 
🚨 A New Sando Has Arrived 🚨 

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
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
Beers. That’s it. 

It’s Saturday, come have one with us. 

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #lager #craftbeer
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/
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 #holidayweekendπŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έ
Hello Monday! Come enjoy our Burger:Beer:Bourbon special! Treat yourself this fine summer day!

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #burgerdeal #industryspecial #cheapeats
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
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…. πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

#forbiddenroot #chicagopd #privateevents #onechicago #westtownisthebesttown
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
Patios are open at all FRs! Come check out @cultivatebyforbiddenroot if you haven’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
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
Posted @withrepost β€’ @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 

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

#CultivatebyForbiddenRoot #ForbiddenRoot #Ravenswood #Chicago #ChicagoEats #312Foodie #Pie #ApplePie #PumpkinCheesecake #LetsFeast #HolidayPie
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
Sip, Savor, and Celebrate in Style 🍻✨ Discover the Hidden Gem of Chicago's Brewpub Scene! πŸŒ†πŸ½οΈ 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. πŸŽ‰πŸ₯‚ Book your private escape today and let the good times flow at Forbidden Root! πŸ“πŸ» #PrivateEvents #ChicagoEats #MemorableMoments #CheersToGoodTimes
Spread holiday cheer with us on Xmas Eve! πŸŽ„ 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
Come grab some Snooch for your holiday parties! That 8% Citrus bomb is what you need for this wonderful time of year! πŸ˜πŸ’―πŸŽ„πŸ»

So many other options for to go beer in stock too! 
 
#snoochieboochies #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #drinklocal #hazyipa #hazecraze
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
HEY OHIO PEEPS!!!! (Only Ohio Peeps!)

@forbiddenrootcolumbus π™Šπ™”π™Žπ™π™€π™ π™’π™€π˜Ώπ™‰π™€π™Žπ˜Ώπ˜Όπ™” πŸ¦ͺ 

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

Only at Forbidden Root Columbus!!!!

#oysterwednesday #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #oysters #beerpairing #winewednesday #craftbeer #drinkbeermadehere #foodie #614 #enjoyeaston #eastontowncenter
Another Monday and another chance to experience our favorite burger special! 

#forbiddenroot #chicagoave #burgernight #bourbon #craftbeer #westtownchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus
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
Cheers to you on National Beer Day! Stop by and have a pint with us!! 

#nationalbeerday #forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago
Fresh Cans in Chicago! Brand new Belgian Style Dubbel coming at ya! 

Stop by @cultivatebyforbiddenroot or @forbiddenrootchicago to try it on draft or bring some home. 

More new beers this week!

#forbiddenroot #freshcans #belgianstylebeer #drinklocal #illinoisbeer
Danger from Above! 

A new Saison brewed with oats and vienna malt, full bodied yet still dry. 7.5%. On tap at both Chicago locations now! 

Pairs amazing with West Towns new Mushrooms Cakes! 

#supportlocal #craftbeer #saisonseason #forbiddenroot
Back by popular demand, its Bicycle Fire! 

We canned this batch and it is actually in Chicago distribution. 

Bicycle Fire is a Hearth Roasted Grapefruit on a hopped Kveik Ale! 

On tap at both Chicago locations now! 

#forbiddenroot #supportlocal #grapefruitbeer
Come try @cultivatebyforbiddenroot oyster night and only 2 bucks! 

Pair it with out martini special! 

#oysternight #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #chicagoeats #ravenswood #maltrow
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
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
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
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
@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
THANK YOU FORBIDDEN ROOT FAMILY! Cheers to our ONE YEAR of serving up delicious dishes, drinks, and brews in Ravenswood. We have loved being in the neighborhood and love this community! We are celebrating our ONE YEAR anniversary tonight with $4 @forbiddenroot drafts, happy hour bar snacks 1/2 all night, $10 GlΓΆgg, and $10 Freyja the Fair cocktails! Thank you for making this past year a successful and memorable year. Cheers to you and THANK YOU! 
#CultivatebyForbiddenRoot #ForbiddenRoot #Ravenswood #MaltRow #Chicago #ChicagoEats #ChicagoDrinks
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
It’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
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
It’s National Cheeseburger Day! 🚨 🚨🚨

No better way to celebrate than with our Burger-Beer-Bourbon Special. πŸ”πŸ”πŸ₯ƒπŸ»πŸ»

Stop by and have one with us! 

#forbiddenroot #forbiddenrootcolumbus #forbiddenrootchicago #cultivatebyforbiddenroot #nationalcheeseburgerday #burgerspecial
Fresh batches of Snoochie, Night Moth, and Radio Swan are all in the tanks! 

Restocking the hazies for y’all! 

#forbiddenroot #hazecraze #neipa #forbiddenrootchicago #forbiddenrootcolumbus #cultivatebyforbiddenroot