Elmhurst will soon be hopping! And by hopping, we mean full of hops. Three new beer-centric establishments are set to open in the next few months, along with the new One Fifty One Kitchen and Bar.

Red Arrow Taproom will be the Chicago area’s first pour-your-own establishment, featuring a beer wall with a stunning 48 taps where patrons can serve themselves. Customers can buy a Pour Pass, which is inserted into the tap and allows you to pour however much beer you choose. You only pay for what you pour, meaning you can sample a variety or enjoy a large mug of your favorite. Taps are calibrated to only charge for how much you pour; it’s a similar concept to how a gas pump works. Red Arrow will also serve Texas and Carolina barbecue, and all food can be ordered from tableside tablets or from a server. Red Arrow is family-friendly and set to open in November at 111 E. First St. (just east of York St.)

Beerhead Bar and Eatery announced that its seventh location will be in Elmhurst. It will be offering approximately 500 imported, American, and local beers, and servers are trained to offer guidance about the extensive portfolio, which also includes wines and specialty cocktails. Expect to hear live music performances and enjoy community seating. In addition to its famous Barbarian Pretzels, the menu will include pizzas, sandwiches, and salads. Beerhead is scheduled to open later this year at 100 N. York St (corner of First and York.)

Finally, Elmhurst will be getting its own microbrewery. Elmhurst Brewing Company just announced that they will be setting up shop in Elmhurst in early 2017. The owners are Elmhurst residents and plan to specialize in craft beers. They’re preparing a beer garden, private dining room, and a designated children’s area. Check out the progress at 171 N. Addison Ave, just north of Second St.

This influx of beer-loving establishments makes Elmhurst a prime destination for a night on the town. Find out about all the other amenities we have to offer by giving us a call at (630) 441-5570 or visit us at www.gmregroup.com