Marz Community Brewing

Top choice Microbrewery

in Hyde Park & South Side

Marz started as a group of home brewers whose friends demanded more. The small brewery is known for its peculiar creations, such as Potion #1 (aged in absinthe barrels), Diliner Weisse (with fresh dill) and Churros Y Chocolate (milk stout brewed with cocoa nibs and cinnamon). The taproom is a gathering spot for local artists and beer buffs.

The large room has an offbeat, artsy feel with surreal paintings on the walls and events like small-press magazine release parties that happen regularly. Excellent sandwiches take the edge off the alcohol. The brewery hides in a factory-laden corridor.