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Ravenswood Chicago Restaurant & Brewery

Restaurant & Brewery Hours

Monday -
4pm
-
9:30pm (Kitchen till 9)
Tuesday -
4pm
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9:30pm (Kitchen till 9)
Wednesday -
4pm
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9:30pm (Kitchen till 9)
Thursday -
4pm
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9:30pm (Kitchen till 9)
Friday -
3pm
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10pm (Kitchen till 9:30)
Saturday -
12pm
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10pm (Kitchen till 9:30)
Sunday -
12pm
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8:30pm (Kitchen till 8:00)

RAVENSWOOD CHICAGO HAPPY HOUR!

Come visit us at  Cultivate by Forbidden Root for happy hour!
Monday – Thursday: 4pm – 6pm
Friday: 3pm – 5pm

Half off ALL bar snacks, and $10 for the Cultivate flight!
*Ask your local FR for any other HH specials, specific items may vary based on location*

$2 Oysters Every Tuesday! 
Visit Us For Brunch
Every Sunday from 12 – 4
*Full dinner menu also available during brunch*

Upcoming Events

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Dinner Menu

bar snacks

Popcorn
$5
Cubano Mojo Spiced
House Potato Chips
$7
Sour Cream and Onion Seasoning
Warm Marinated Olives
$12
Olive Mix Hops – Burnt Garlic – Rosemary – Citrus
FR Nosh
$9
Dill Pickle Seasoning – Almonds – Chickpeas – Favas – Hominy
Beer Cheese & Crackers
$11
Whipped Beer Cheese – Spicy Maple Glaze – Scallions and Ritz Crackers
Beer Bread
$9

small plates + sharables

Hearth Roasted Carrot Soup
$12
Green Garbanzo – Grana Padano Frico – Green Garlic
Vada Pav Sliders
$14
Mint Chutney – Pickled Red Fresno Peppers – Pineapple-Tamarind Jam
Watercress Salad
$16
– Red Watercress Salad. Citrus Vinaigrette – Orange & Grapefruit Segments – Honey Roasted Sunflower Seeds – Whole Grain Crouton
Roasted Carrots
$16
Fire Roasted Thumbelina Carrots – Coconut Harissa – Baluga Lentils – Falafel – Sweety Drop Peppers
Candy Beets
$16
Golden & Candy Striped Beets – Buttermilk Cheese – Spiced Pepita – Apricot Puree
Grilled Shishito Peppers
$16
Pickled Mango – Raita – Sweet Potato chips – Chili Crunch
Flour Power Paccheri Pasta
$20
Paccheri Pasta – Shiitake – Smoked Tomato – Lemon Ricotta – Ricotta Salata
Smoked Ricotta
$19
Pickled Eggplant – Toasted Pine Nuts – Herbs – Saba – Baguette

cheese

Mobay
$8
Sheep & Goat | Wisconsin
Grana Padano
$8
Cow | Italy
Taleggio D.O.P.
$8
Cow | Italy
Barely Buzzed
$8
Cow | Utah
Cranberry Chipotle Cheddar
$8
Cow | Wisconsin
Dunbarton Bleu
$8
Cow | Wisconsin

mains

Beer Steamed Mussels
$21
Peach Wit – House Smoked Bacon – Crème Fraîche – Bonito Flakes Add fries $4
Pan Roasted Halibut
$34
English Peas – Chestnut Mushroom Conserva – Cocktail Onions
Duck & Dumplings
$24
Duck Confit – Ricotta Gnocchi – Mirepoix – Duck – Crispy Duck Skin
Beer Braised Short Rib
$29
Braised & Grilled Boneless Short Rib – Smoked Hummus – Roasted Red Pepper Coulis – Mushroom – Garlic Naan
Hearth Grilled Chicken Sandwich
$19
Buttermilk Ranch Marinated Chicken – Green Goddess – Smoked Fontina Cheese – Pickled Ramps – Napa Cabbage
Shaved Foie Gras
$19
Candied Cashew – Raspberry – Oatmilk
FR Burger
$15/18
Single or Double Smash Patty – Giardiniera Mayo – White American Cheese – Onions – B& B Pickles – Buttery Bun
Add House Smoked Bacon – $4
Confit Lamb Ribs
$32
Tamarind – Pomegranate – Mint Yogurt – Spiced Cauliflower
*Spanish Octopus
$28
House Made Chorizo – Marble Potatoes – Yellow Tomato Emulsion – Ramp Vinaigrette – Chicharrón

sweets

Orange Daydream Tiramisu
$10
Orange Marmalade – Mascarpone – Daydream Herbal Tea
Carrot Cake
$9
Coffee Ice Cream – Burnt Honey – Candied Carrots

Ⓥ – can be made vegan with certain substitutions 

A 20% Gratuity will be added to parties of 6 or more.

Locally sourced ingredients from Nichol”s Farm, Seedling Farm, Phlour Bakery, and Andreotti.

*These items are cooked to order. Consuming raw or undercooked meats, poultry, seafood, shellfish, and eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness.

A 3% service fee will be added to all credit card transactions.

Draft Beer

Rick’s Castle | American Lager | 6.0%
16 oz $7.50 / 5 oz $4 – A classic, easy-drinking American lager. A perfect companion to summertime and sunshine
Electric Guitar | Amber Lager| 5.8%
16 oz $8 / 5 oz $4 – Fresh, delicious, and easy drinking lager made with amber malts making up it’s beautiful reddish hue.
Fresh Start | French Style Saison | 5.5%
15oz/7.50 – 5oz/4 I This style being the traditional start of spring beer, we bring you a classic take on a French Saison. Brewed with malted oats and unmalted wheat for a fruity, crisp, and slightly dry farmhouse ale.
Mai Queen | Oak Lagered Maibock | 6.9%
15 oz $8 / 5 oz $4 | A traditional Maibock brewed to celebrate the return of the sun. This bright, elegant beer with a beautiful golden hue was lagered for three months in our oak foeder. Approachable, yet rewardingly complex. Collaboration with Gemüt Biergarten.
Distant Memory | TDH Oaked West Coast IPA | 6.5%
12 oz $7.5 / 5 oz $4 | After resting in our oak foeder for two months, this hop came rushing back to life with three dry hop additions. Ripe red berries, sweet tangerine, and a pleasant pull of pineapple and guava candy.
Citra, BRU-1, Cashmere, Sabro.
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Cranapple | Blonde Ale | 6.2%
13oz $ 7 / 5 oz $4 | A Belgian style blond ale with cranberry & apple. Fall in a glass.
Panda Party | Black Lager W/ Oak & Vanilla| 6.2%
15 oz $7.5 / 5 oz $4 | This cold weather favorite has a has an amazing roasted barley backbone providing a great combo with toasted marshmallow and vanilla.
Fancy Lad | DDH Hazy IPA | 6.9%
15oz $9 / 5 oz $4 | Hazy IPA, double dry hopped with both Citra and El Dorado hops. All of the big stonefruit, tropical, and mild citrus notes that you expect from Citra and El Dorado hops.
State of Mind | Spiced Porter | 6.2%
15 oz $8 / 5 oz $4 | Our take on a classic British porter; a touch of sweetness & a solid roasted malt backbone. Cinnamon & cardamom create warmth on the palette.
Strawberry Basil | Hefeweizen | 5.0%
16 oz $8 / 5 oz $4 | We add strawberries and the cooling flavors of basil then push it further into the fruity and spicy realm with a classic hefeweizen wheat strain.
Currant Events | Kettle Sour | 5%
13 oz $7 / 5 oz $4 | -A fruited kettle sour brewed with wheat, oats, a handful of Czech Saaz hops, and of course, black currants. It’s light on the palate and filled with the wonderful flavor of currants.
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Peach Wit | Belgian Style Wit Bier | 5.1%
16 oz $8 / 5 oz $4 | A classic Belgian-style wheat beer with the addition of peaches and a selection of botanicals to enhance the peach aroma and flavor.
Peace Treaty | Barrel Aged Imperial Stout | 15%
10 oz $12.5 / 5 oz $8 | Blend of Old Elk & Wild Turkey Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout aged for 18 months. Conditioned with organic cocoa nibs, Madagascar vanilla bean, and peanut butter. Collab with Old Irving Brewery.
Fancy Prince | Fruited DDH Hazy IPA | 6.9%
12 oz $8 / 5 oz $5 | Hazy IPA, double dry hopped with both Citra and El Dorado hops and fruited with mulberries.
🍻available in 16oz 4-pks

House Flight

$14 - includes these five 5 oz beers
*build your own flights priced a la carte
cranapple | rosie cheeks | cake tasting | state of grind | panda party

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Both of our locations, Cultivate and Forbidden Root, there will be one beer with a heart placed next to it. For every pint sold we will donate $1 to Christopher House. Help us help others by enjoying an ice-cold refreshing brew. To learn more visit www.christopherhouse.org.

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head brewer: nick williams
brewer: phil zelewsky
brew assistant: waldo martinez

Wine & Cocktails

Old Fashioneds

Mezcal
$16
La Luna mezcal – Agave syrup – bittercube jamaican #2 Bitters – Grapefruit Swat
Rum
$16
Hamilton rum blend – sugarcane syrup – house Allspice Dram – Orange Swath
Whiskey
$16
Koval FR Bottled in Bond Rye – Maple syrup – Angostura & Bolivar Bitters – Orange
Gin
$16
FR Barr Hill Tom Cat Gin – Cinnamon Syrup – Bittermen’s Krupnik Bitter – Orange Swath

House Shots

The Closer
$7
Fernet Branca – Coffe Liqueur – Orange Bitters
Mini Carlo
$7
Bourbon – Benedictine – Orange Bitters
Smoked and Flame
$7
Mezcal – Chili Liqueur – Lime and Orange Bitters
Chicago Keys
$7
Malort – Pamplemosse – Graperfruit Bitters

Mocktails

De Soi Golden Hour
$12
Bright and bracing – each sunny sip has notes of warm citrus – lemongrass – and leafy herbs
The Path Just Shaken
$12
The Pathfinder NA Amaro – Shakerato – Orange Swath
De Soi Purple Lune
$12
Rich and delicate, with notes of cherry, blackberry nectar, vanilla oak, and rose petals.
N.A Spritz
$12
Dhos NA Gin, Giffard Aperitif, Lemon, Soda
St. Agrestis Phony Negroni
$12
Classic Negroni without the alcohol, served over ice with an orange swath
Ish Sparkling Rosé Wine
$12
Notes of plum, strawberry and raspberry. A blend of Merlot and Pinot Noir grapes. Dry.

Fortified Wine

Jarana – Fino
$7
Sherry – Fino
Los Arcos
$7
Sherry – Amontillado
Don Nuno
$7
Sherry – Oloroso
San Emilio
$7
Sherry – PX
Fonseca – Dry White
$7
Port ~ Dry White
Fonseca – Ruby
$7
Port ~ Ruby
Fonseca – 10 year Tawny
$7
Port ~ 10 year Tawny
Papyrus
$8
~ Manzanilla
Emilín
$8
~ Moscatel

Seasonal Drinks

Café Noche
$15
complex, piquant, silky
Songbird Coffee Liqueur – Nixta – CH Amargo de Chile – Cold Brew Coffee
Mercedita
$15
balanced, spicy, light
Hibiscus infused Tequila – Ancho Reyes Verde – Pamplemousse – Triple Syrup – Lime – Hellfire Bitters
Midnight in Mexico
$15
oaky, cherry, layered
El Tequileño Reposado, Apologue Aronia Berry, Amaro Montenegro, Punt e Mes
Springtime Negroni
$15
bittersweet, botanic, bright
Chamomile Gin, Gentian Spirit, St. George Spiced Pear, Rosè Vermouth
Cultiveren: Zomer
$15
sweet, malty, herbal
Thyme infused Genever – Pineapple Gomme Syrup – Lemon
Mango Forest
$15
refreshing, summery, smooth
Sage infused Gin – Chinola Mango – Genepy – Sugar – Lemon
Destination Wedding
$15
bright, tropical, rum-forward
Charanda Uruapan Rum, La Luna Mezcal, Heirloom Pineapple Amaro, Velvet Falernum, Lime

Wine

Sparkling Brut
GL / BTL | $13 / $48
Sparkling Brut Ombre Rose
Sparkling Wine GL / BTL | $13 / $48
Forlorn Hope
Rosé – California – GL / BTL | $12 / $44
Brancato il Poggione
$13
Rose & Orange Wine – Sangiovese – Italy – GL / BTL | $13 / $48
Gerard Bertrand Orange Gold
Orange Wine – France | GL / BTL | $16 / $55
Rain
Sauvignon Blanc – France – GL / BTL | $13 / $48
Ultraviolet
$13
Red Wine – Cabernet Sauvignon – California – GL / BTL | $13 / $48
Matthieu Barret Petit Ours
Red Wine – Syrah – France – GL / BTL | $16 / $60
Circa
White Wine – Pinot Grigio – Italy – GL / BTL | $12 / $44
Pas De Probleme
$14
Red Wine – Pinot Noir – Spain – GL / BTL | $14 / $52
Gregory Perez
Red Wine – Brezo Tinto – Spain – GL / BTL | $13 / $48

cocktails + spirits curated by antonio moreno

Canned Beers

Night Moth (Oak Aged IPA 7.2%)
$9
Aromas of bright oak, green citrus/spruce. Wood intensifies as it warms. A medley of white grapefruit, pine, and vanilla.
Radio Swan (Rye IPA 6.4%)
$9
Brewed with rye malt, and a touch of lactose. It has dank aromatics with a bit of bright fruit from the hops. A creamy mouthfeel starts out sweet and juicy, and then rounds out to finish dry with an echo of rye complexity.
Linger Longer (American Lager 4.1%)
$8
This traditional American lager is a carefully crafted representation of what your grandpa would recognizeas a grest American beer.
hungry for hits (West Coast IPA 6.6%)
$9
West Coast Style IPA double dry hopped with Citra, Nectaron & Grove Hops.
Parallel Universe (DDH IPA 6.9%)
$9
Saturated waves of mango and papaya alternate on the nose while a juicy rush of pina colada floats through soft clouds of the next dimension. Nectaron, Mosaic, Cashmere.
Snoochie Boochies (Double IPA 8%)
$9
A New England Double Dry Hopped IPA with Mosaic and Citra hops.
Rapture of Reason (DDH IPA 8.1%)
$9
Double Dry hopped India Pale Ale with Citra, Vista & Pacific Sunrise Hops.
note to self (German Kolsch 4.6%)
$8
German Style Kolsch Ale.
early check-in (czech pilsner 4.5%)
$8
An easy drinking Czech Pilsner.

Cider & Seltzer

Cider

6.0%  – 12 oz
Eris Brewery + Cider House | Chicago, IL

Pedestrian
$8
Dry, crisp, fresh, and pleasantly tart like a glass of Granny Smith Apples.
Van Van Mojo
$8
Semi sweet, blueberry cider dry-hopped with Mosaic hops.
e-phoria
$8
Hard Cider with a blend of Gala Apples + Vanilla.

Hard Seltzers

5.0%  – 12 oz
Untitled Art | Waunakee, WI

Blood Orange- Pomegranate
$8
Naval Orange-Yuzu
$8
Prickly Pear Guava
$8
Pineapple Mango
$8

N.A. Beer

12 oz
Untitled Art | Waunakee, WI

Cerveza Sin Nombre
$8
Mexican Style NA Lager
Indian Pale Ale
$8
IPA Style NA Beer

Sodas

Coke – Diet Coke – Ginger ALE – Sprite
$4
Grapefruit Soda
$6
Yuzu & Lime Soda
$6
Ginger Beer
$6
Sparkling Lemonade
$6
Topo Chico
$4

Weekly Specials

Monday: Burger
$15/18
$18 Double $15 Single
Burger + Beer Add Bourbon Shot $1
Burger comes with fries or salad
Add House Bacon $4 *House Veggie Burger Available
Choice of Forbidden Root Beer or Old Grandad Bourbon
Tuesday: Oysters / Wine by Glass / House Martini
$2/10/10
$2 Oysters (by the 1/2 dozen) w/ Black Truffle Shoyu, Pickled Onion, Basil, Nori or w/ Classic Mignonette + Lemons
$10 Wine by the glass or $10 House Martini
Wednesday: Fried Giardiniera
$12
$12 Fried Giardiniera Lemon Pepper, Sour Cream + Onion Dip
Thursday: House-made Hot Pocket
$10
House-made Hot Pocket Chicken, Cheddar, Bacon, Ranch
Happy Hour Specials
$10
4-6pm mon-thu
3-5pm fri

Happy Hour

4-6pm mon-thu 3-5pm fri
$10 House Flight
$10
1/2 Off Bar Snacks

Brunch Menu

Entrees

The Root
$15
Two Eggs any Style – House Bacon – House Potatoes (Add a beer and a shot +3)
Breakfast Sandwich
$17
Duckfat Biscuit – Sausage – Egg – Chipotle Basil Mayo – Pickled Fresno
French Toast
$16
Maple Bananas – Hazelnut Praline – Powdered Sugar – Candied Walnuts
Veggie Hash
$16
Seasonal Vegetables – Maple Vinaigrette – Yukon Gold Potatoes – Sweet Potato (Add Any Style Eggs) +2
Shrimp & Grits
$21
Fire Roasted Hawaiian Prawns – Creamy Stone Ground Grits – Chimichurri
PB & J Pancakes
$16
In House Pancakes – Whipped Peanut Butter – Rosemary Raspberry Compote – Mapled Bananas – Mint

Sides

Toast
$5
Phlour Bakery Sourdough
Crispy Potatoes
$6
Green Onions – Butter
Cultivate Bacon
$7
Thick Cut House Cured & Smoked
Two Eggs
$4
Any Style
Breakfast Sausage
$7
Spicy Maple
Duckfat Biscuit
$6
Honey Butter – Jam

Beverages

Beermosa
$8
Mimosa
$12
Michelada
$8
Bloody Mary
$10
Daydream Coffee
$3
Daydream Hot Tea
$3
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CHICAGO PRIVATE PARTY BOOKING

We’ve got the perfect spot at Cultivate for Happy Hour parties for work colleagues, rehearsal dinners, birthday parties, you name it!
Please complete the private event form from the button below.

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Forbidden Root Gift Cards

Ever attempted to gift-box a frothy pint of our botanical brew or a hearty serving of Midwestern fare? Take it from us, it’s messy!

Why not surprise your loved ones with a Forbidden Root Gift Certificate instead?

It’s the ideal gateway to a feast of uniquely crafted botanic beers and mouthwatering dishes – a delight for both beer enthusiasts and food lovers alike.

And the best part? You can get an instant gift certificate for any amount, delivered straight to your email or sent as a text message to your phone.

It’s instant, convenient, and thoroughly enjoyable – gifting, simplified!

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