I have been eyeing the menu at DryHop for months and I finally got to go this week. Located at 3155 N. Broadway, DryHop is a brewery and kitchen with a cool and unassuming atmosphere. The menu is packed with tasty, gastropub creations. We came in at about 2 pm on Sunday afternoon and were seated right away. The restaurant was bustling, but not too loud (the older I get, the less I like super loud restaurants). My mouth started watering right away as I read the menu. I was intrigued by the Blackened Tilapia Tacos on the starters menu: white corn tortillas topped with pickled jalapeño, sour cream, red cabbage, cotija cheese, cilantro, and radishes. I thought about ordering these for my main entree, but ultimately decided on the Buttermilk Fried Chicken Sandwich. A soft brioche bun topped with a fried chicken breast, white cheddar pimento cheese, sweet pickles, and coleslaw. It came with a generous order of fries, garlic lemon pepper aioli, and house-made ketchup. It was absolutely wonderful. I demolished the fries and the sandwich didn’t stand a chance either. My boyfriend ordered the burger: their custom house blend with ancho-tomato chile jam, arugula, pickled sweet onions, and raw milk cheddar. He also added a fried egg. This burger was amazing. He’s not a fan of sauces, so he ordered the jam on the side. It was very sweet, so if you’re not a fan of sweet things, I would recommend doing the same. It’s a good thing my fried chicken was so good, or I might have had order envy.
DryHop also has cans and growlers that can be filled to-go, so you can enjoy their delicious craft beers at home. Growlers are 64 ounces and cans are 32 ounces. DryHop does not take reservations. However, if there’s a wait when you arrive, you’ll be placed on a wait list, and texted when your table is available. Find more information about this fantastic spot here!
RACHEL HOOVLER & DEAN’S TEAM CHICAGO