Jolly Pumpkin is a local favorite here, with their Midtown Detroit, Ann Arbor and original Traverse City locations doing a brisk business.

Word is that that the popular eatery and brewery will be opening a fourth location in the Hyde Park neighborhood of Chicago, near the University of Chicago, in 2017.

It’s going to run 5,800 square feet and the restaurant will serve craft beers, distilled spirits, and wines available through the Northern United Brewing Company (NUBC) brand – including Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales, North Peak Brewing Company, Nomad Cidery, Civilized Spirit and Bonafide Wines, as well as a full pub menu.

Harper Court, per McCaffery International
Harper Court, per McCaffery Interests

The new Jolly Pumpkin will be located at Harper Court, a 12-story University of Chicago office tower with retail on the ground level.

“We’re excited to expand our restaurants outside of Michigan,” says NUBC partner Ron Jeffries. “Hyde Park is the perfect location for us, the vibrant neighborhood shares an eclectic vibe with that of our company and Chicago’s craft beer scene parallels some of the greatest in the US.”

According to the brewery, Jolly Pumpkin Hyde Park will be a casual 30-plus tap bar with walk-up ordering service, indoor and outdoor seating. A bar described as “unique” will offer patrons a variety of draft beer and cider, as well as featured craft cocktails and wine.

As with all its locations, Jolly Pumpkin will be working with local folks in developing its menu as well as have some standard items like the JP Burger, truffle fries, the Perfect Chicken Sandwich, and artisan pizzas.

Here’s our review of the Jolly Pumpkin in Midtown if you’re interested. 

Located at 5251 S. Harper/1504 E. Harper Court, Chicago IL 60615, the new Jolly Pumpkin will be opening somewhere in the spring or summer 2017.

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