Forbidden Root Launches Lunch June 20

Forbidden Root, Chicago’s own botanic brewing company and brewpub at 1746 W. Chicago Ave. in West Town, is excited to launch lunch on Monday, June 20, from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. The menu, created by executive chef Dan Weiland, is a lighter take on the brewpub’s dinner menu including Bar Snacks like Jerky, Beer Cheese with Ritz Crackers and Kimchi Dill Lime Potato Chips; Burrata with strawberries, balsamic, malt streusel, toast; Forbidden Root Burger with giardiniere mayo, weiss aged cheddar, B&B pickle on a brioche bun; Mushroom Grilled Cheese on Texas toast; and Desserts like a Forbidden Root Float.

The kitchen will close at 2 p.m. and reopen at 4 p.m. for dinner service Monday-Saturdays. Beverages will still be available during that time. Limited reservations will be available for lunch at this time.


Bar Snacks

Gochugarou Chili Popcorn

Forbidden Root Lamb Jerky

Cheese and Crackers, Aged Cheddar and WPA Spread, Ritz Sleeve

Kimchi Dill Lime Potato Chips



Kale & Spinach Salad, Fried Chickpeas, Fennel, Fried Shallots, Tahini Orange Dressing

Burrata, Strawberries, Balsamic, Malt Streusel, Toast

Chicory Salad, Nuts, Currants, Kentucky Blue, Lemon Vin



8 oz. Burger, Giardiniere Mayo, Aged Cheddar, B&B Pickle, Brioche Bun

“NBLT”, N’duja, Beelers Bacon, Heirloom Tomato, Herb Mayo, White

Tuna Conserva, Marinated Cucumber, Pea Shoots, Preserved Lemon Mayo, Wheat

Mushroom Grilled Cheese, Maitake, Porcini, Morel, Aged Cheddar, Provolne,Texas Toast

-all sandwiches served with choice of fries, side salad, or chips



Forbidden Root Float

Vanilla Ice Cream, Brownie, Tokaji Honey, Cacao Sea Salt Rim, Brandied Cherry

Choice of Forbidden Root, Whole Lotta Love, Cherrytree Amaro Ale, Cola, or Cream Soda


Ask your server


Menu presented by Chef Dan Weiland and Sous Chef Chris “Cali” Gibbons


The Brewpub is open seven days a week from 4 p.m.-midnight with the kitchen closing at 10 p.m. Brunch is served every Sunday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and lunch is served Monday-Saturday from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. with beverages available from 2-4 p.m. until dinner service resumes. For more information, visit Forbidden Root’s website or follow the brewery on Facebook, Twitter at @ForbiddenRoot and Untappd. The phone number for the new brewpub is 312-929-2202.