Posted by: bestraveler | April 5, 2017

The Onion Pub & Brewery

The second stop last Friday night was at the Onion Pub & Brewery in Lake Barrington, Illinois.

The brewery is on site where the pub is located. I did not see any information about brewery tours so I have reached out to them about setting them up.

We picked up two craft beers brewed on site. They were smooth and wonderful. The pub rotates new beers every week so there is no guarantee that these flavors will be on the menu when we go there. I like this because variety forces you to try something new if you frequent this establishment or take you out of your craft beer comfort zone. Love IPAs? Great! Now try a stout. Love stouts? Excellent… Now try a lager. Craft beer choices are what we love about craft breweries!


There should be a photo of their excellent nachos appetizer with chicken but we were so hungry that it didn’t last very long! You have to believe me that this was the best chicken nachos I have ever eaten. Pork nachos? That is a different story for another time!

I only ordered this bowl of chili because the nachos appetizer was THAT BIG. This size of chili was not small either. The side of cornbread and tortilla were nice sides to compliment the rich chili. Overall,  this chili bowl was the right call after a large serving of the chicken nachos. Good call and excellent pub fare.

The Lemon Pepper Chicken Sandwich was a large pub-sized portion as well. Swiss cheese, avocado, and homemade roasted red pepper aioli on a tasty brioche bun. Between the large side of homecut fries, most of this sandwich was taken home. My advice to any diners here would be not to over order even if you are hungry. The portions are large even for pub fare and the prices are competitive.

I wanted to show everyone what this pub looks like from inside. It was warm and inviting. This place reminded me of a Swiss ski lodge. It was chilly on Friday night so the fireplace was a welcome site!

The Onion Pub & Brewery would be a great stop on one of my Brewery Tours! Join me on a craft beer tour to this location!


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