• Square Roots Chicago
  • In collaboration with Old Town School of Folk Music, Square Roots brings a vibrant mix of local restaurants, craft breweries, and world music to Lincoln Avenue!

    Expect multiple music stages with local indie rockers, world music stars, and Old Town School teaching artists and students.  Experience the best of Chicago's craft breweries with more than 40 styles of beers to choose from.  Dine on a wide variety of cuisines served by more than 15 restaurants in Lincoln Square and Ravenswood. Join the fun with nightly dance parties, open jams, and plenty of family activities.

    Bring your whole family for a great weekend!  For more details, visit the official SQUARE ROOTS website!

    Event Details

    Date: Friday, July 10th - Sunday, July 12th 2020
    Time: 5pm - 10pm (Friday)
              12pm - 10pm (Saturday)
              12pm - 9pm (Sunday)
    Location: N. Lincoln Avenue between W. Montrose Avenue and W. Wilson Avenue
    Admission: Square Roots suggested donation is $10 for adults, $5 seniors/kids, and $20 for families.

  • Square Roots Chicago Craft Beer
  • 19 Breweries & 54 Beers (2019) 19 Breweries & 54 Beers (2019)

    Half Acre Beer Company
    Bowmanville & NorthCenter, Chicago

    Daisy Cutter, 5.2% ABV  The Half Acre classic. A workhorse pale ale with dank citrus flavor and aromas with edges of pine and biscuit.
    Pony Pilsner, 5.5% ABV An American lager built for everything. Bready flavor and aroma with charges of noble hop varietals.
    Bodem IPA, 6.7% ABV  Year-round IPA with a tasty mix of citrus and tropical fruits.
    Volo Midwestern Wheat, 4.8% ABV  A true easy drinking lager, with apparent malt presence, lightly balanced with herbaceous hop quality.
    *Deep Space, 10% ABV  Amplified version of our house IPA with bitter grapefruit and pine sap balanced with rich caramel peaks.
    *Vallejo, 6.7% ABV  Tropical bitterness and a dry finish in an IPA made for summer.

    Begyle Brewing Company
    Ravenswood, Chicago

    Begyle Blonde Ale, 5.4% ABV  Brewed with locally sourced Midwest honey. Clean and balanced with subtle fruity notes in the fermentation profile and a dry finish. Pure drinkable goodness makes this our most popular beer.
    Hophazardly, 7.1% ABV  An American IPA that displays wonderful hop aroma and flavor. Brewed with loads of Simcoe and Citra hops, Hophazardly starts slightly bitter and ends intensely juicy and citrusy. A moderate malt bill keeps this beer balanced without muting its hop character.

    *Barrel-Aged Imperial Pajamas, 13.5% ABV  We took our Flannel Pajamas recipe and doubled the malt and oatmeal, then aged it in bourbon barrels for six months.

    Dovetail Brewery
    Ravenswood, Chicago

    Helles, 4.4% ABV  Brewed especially for baseball season, this Helles is the ultimate easy-to-drink beer.
    Hefeweizen, 4.8% ABV  This beer is easy to drink with a lingering, pleasant aftertaste. A rich, yolky-orange wheat beer, featuring the aroma of clove and fruit in perfect balance. Refreshing on a warm day with a hint of mandarin orange-like acidity.
    *Kriek, 6.5% ABV  Spontaneously fermented over 2-1/2 years, in the Belgian lambic tradition but with Chicago microbes and fresh Balaton cherries from Michigan.

    5 Rabbit Cerveceria
    Bedford Park, Illinois

    Xicago Mexican Lager, 4.8% ABV  Crisp, clean, and easy drinking Mexican Lager.
    5 Lizard Passionfruit Wit, 4.2% ABV  Wheat beer with passionfruit, lime and coriander.
    Huitzi Hibiscus Blonde, 8.0% ABV  Belgian Brut ale with hibiscus, ginger and slight honey.
    *Paletas (Pepino Con Limon), 4.5% ABV  Refreshing Wheat Beer modeled after Popsicles with Cucumber and Key Lime.
    *Paletas (Pepino Con Limon), 4.5% ABV  Wheat Beer modeled after Popsicles with Prickly Pear and Blackberry.

    Ravinia Brewing Company
    Highland Park, Illinois

    Food Truck Pilsner, 4.9% ABV  Crisp and light, this Continental-style Pils has a biscuity creaminess and a clean finish.
    Steep Ravine IPA, 7.25% ABV  Citra & Chinook hops, an exceedingly well-balanced Midwest-style IPA.

    *Flight of the Rooster Saison, 7.5% ABV  An irresponsible amount of Nelson Sauvin hops for a creamy mouthfeel & big white grape notes.
    *Fancy Bounce Gose, 4.5% ABV  Brewed with Forbidden Black Rice, Himalayan Pink Sea Salt, and Thai ginger.

    Sketchbook Brewing Company
    Evanston, Illinois

    Insufficient Clearance (Hazy IPA), 5.0% ABV  Juicy flavors of mango, guava, and pineapple smoothie complete with whipped cream texture all packed into an impossibly small space.
    Amistosa (Mexican-Style Lager), 5.3% ABV  Light and refreshing Mexican-style Lager. Smooth and full character. Hopped with Sorachi Ace for a hint of citrus.
    *Fruited Berliner Weiss with Lactose - Rhubarb, 4.1% ABV  Refreshing sour with a punch of flavor from garden fresh rhubarb.

    Spiteful Brewing
    Bowmanville, Chicago

    Alley Time Pale Ale, 6.0% ABV  Our house pale ale is an homage to wrapping up the work day however you see fit. Whether you're a bike messenger, a bartender, or a corporate drone - make time for Alley Time. Generously hopped with Simcoe, this beer has a lovely grapefruit aroma, goes down real easy, and finishes with a gentle bitterness.
    Spiteful Radler, 2.7% ABV  Radler with tangerine.

    Temperance Beer Company
    Evanston, Illinois

    Gatecrasher IPA, 6.6% ABV  English Style IPA with floral hops and malty sass. Not your typical IPA!
    Greenwood Beach Pineapple Blonde, 4.0% ABV  Light and refreshing blonde with a hint of real pineapple. Sunshine in a glass!

    *Madder Rose, 6.4% ABV  A Tart Rose Ale and  tap room exclusive - except for Square Roots weekend!

    Ten Ninety Brewing Company
    Glenview, Illinois

    Juice God, 6.7% ABV  Hazy NEIPA, brewed with Citra, Simcoe, and Amarillo hops. Lots of hop flavor with little bitterness. Very juicy.
    Zee Bubbly, 5.6% ABV  Brut IPA, brewed with Ekuanot, Amarillo, and Citra hops. Fruity, dry and effervescent.

    *Watermelon Cucumber Zee Bubbly, 5.6% ABV  Zee Bubbly brewed with watermelon and cucumber. Wicked refreshing.
    *Blood Orange Tiny Masshole , 4.5% ABV  Session Hazy NEIPA. Brewed with citra and ekuanot hops, as well as lactose, sweet orange peel, and blood oranges. Fruity, juicy, a little sweet, and not bitter.

    Twisted Hippo
    Albany Park, Chicago

    The Bee's Sleaze, 6.5% ABV  Midwest Common Ale brewed with honey.
    Ol' St. Auggie's, 6.1% ABV  Hoppy Farmhouse
    *Poseidon's Pom Poms, 5.3% ABV  Grapefruit Gose
    *Black Umbrella, 7.5% ABV  Oatmeal Rye Stout

    Metropolitan Brewing
    Avondale, Chicago

    Krankshaft, 5.4% ABV  Our flagship brew, a Kolsch style beer, is our homage to the beer brewed in Cologne. Lemony flavors, compliments of the ale yeast, meld artfully into the dry, clean finish thanks to lagering.
    Brew Lounge Specialty Tap List Coming Soon*

    Alarmist Brewing**
    Sauganash, Chicago

    *Mosaic DDH Le Jus, 6.0% ABV Le Jus variant hopped with Mosaic Hops with a touch of lactose.
    *Crispy Boy Pilsner, 4.9% ABV Clean, easy drinking Pilsner brewed with Weyerman Barke & Carafoam malts, and fermented on Weihenstephan yeast.

    Band of Bohemia**
    Ravenswood, Chicago

    *Noble Raven Ale, 5.8% ABV  A German and Belgian malt blend featuring Hallertauer Hops. Exactly the beer you want today!
    *Sliced Bread Wheat, 6.5% ABV  A lively wheat ale comprised of German pilsener malt and Illinois grown hops and wheat malt.

    Bold Dog Beer Company**
    West Loop, Chicago

    *Strawberry Blonde Cats, 5.5% ABV  A collaboration between Bold Dog Beer and Bottles and Cans! American Blonde Ale with Strawberries and Lemon with a unique citrus flavor from the Meyer lemons and the Von Kveik yeast. Light, crisp, and refreshing. Perfect for outdoor summer drinking.

    Hop Butcher For The World**
    Darien, Illinois

    *Normalize the Signal, 7.5% ABV  Mosaic and Sabro-hopped Double India Pale Ale.
    *Green Moss, 7.5% ABV  Citra and Simcoe-hopped Double India Pale Ale

    Pipeworks Brewing Company**
    Hermosa, Chicago

    *Coffee End of Days, 10.5% ABV  Imperial Milk Stout brewed with chili peppers, cinnamon, vanilla, chocolate and Dark Matter coffee.
    *Ninja vs. Unicorn, 8.0% ABV  Celebrates the epic battle between two of the biggest hop-heads of lore. Brewed with over 5 pounds of hops per barrel, this unfiltered double IPA is sure to please the most discerning hop lover. Whether you're rooting for the mythical hormed horse or the deadly assassin of the east, we hope you'll enjoy.

    Right Bee Cider**
    Hermosa, Chicago

    *Semi-Dry, 6.0% ABV  Heirloom apples fermented semi-dry. Bold acid and good minerality display real terroir.
    *Blossom, 6.0% ABV  Fresh semi-dry cider with a burst of herbaceous lemon, a pleasant cherry blossom finish, and a drop of honey from our very own beehives!

    The Northman**
    NorthCenter, Chicago

    *Northman Pub Cask Cider, 6.9% ABV  Heirloom apples fermented semi-dry. Bold acid and good minerality display real terroir.
    *Northman Rosé Cask Cider, 7.5% ABV 
    Heirloom apples blended with red wine for a fermented fruit fusion!

    Urban Renewal Brewery**
    Ravenswood, Chicago

    *Lazy River Blonde, 5.3% ABV  A light and refreshing beer perfect for enjoying on the water. Citrus notes from the hops sweep away the bready malt character, proving a crisp and refreshing finish.
    *Packy New England Ale, 6.4% ABV  As a brewery comprised of New Englanders, we felt it was time to showcase our interpretation of a style that has hometown roots. Our NEIPA features a golden haze from the yeast and enormous hop additions providing a juicy tropical fruit aroma and flavor.

    *Brew Lounge Beers are only available in limited quantity on Saturday and Sunday from 1pm-7pm.
    **Beers offered from these breweries are only available on Saturday and Sunday in limited quantity at the Brew Lounge from 1pm-7pm.

  • Square Roots Chicago Restaurants
  • Restaurants & Menus (2019) Restaurants & Menus (2019)

    Amy's Candy Bar
    4704 N Damen Avenue
    Ice Cream Sandwiches
    Fudgy Brownie, Birthday Cake, Lemon Ginger, or Yippee Skippee
    Milk and Dark Chocolate Frozen Bananas
    Gelato Bars, Italian Ice, and Frozen S'Mores
    Root Beer and Orange Cream Floats
    Salted Caramel Brownies and Blondies

    Artango Bar & Steakhouse
    4767 N Lincoln Avenue
    Choose from Beef, Chicken, or Veggies and Cheese (V)
    Choose from Beef, Chicken, or Veggies (VG)

    Bistro Campagne
    4518 N Lincoln Avenue
    Croque Monsieur
    w/ Country Ham, Mornay Sauce
    Pork Tartine
    Pork Loin, Tomato Confiture, Grilled Red Onion, Montchevre Goat Cheese
    Fried Brie
    w/ Grilled Pineapple, Pink Peppercorn Honey
    Bistro "Dilly" Bars
    Klug Farms Berry Lemonade

    Bo's Concessions
    Chicago, Illinois
    Corndogs, Buffalo Chicken Sandwich, and Chicken Tenders
    Cheese Fries or Apple Fries
    Funnel Cakes and Cotton Candy

    Byron's Hot Dogs
    1701 W Lawrence Avenue
    Hamburgers & Hot Dogs
    Bratwurst & Polish Sausage

    Dinky Delights
    Chicago, IL
    Bag of Hot & Fresh Donuts
    (Choose 1 Sugar Topping)
    Cinnamon Sugar, Powdered Sugar, Chocolate,
    Old Fashioned Sugar, Cream Pie, Apple Crisp, Ginger Bread, Ancho Mamma's Chile, Spicy HotDinkyDeeDo, Chicago Deep Dish Pizza
    Ice Cream Sandwiches
    Chocolate Chip, Ginger Bread & Lemon Poppy Seed

    Essence of India
    4601 N Lincoln Avenue
    Vegetable Samosas
    Fried Stuffed Pastries w/ Potatoes and Peas
    Butter Chicken (GF) T
    andoori Chicken Simmered in Tomato Sauce, Butter and Spices
    Vegetable Korma
    (GF) (V)
    Corn, Potatoes, Carrots, Peas, Green Beans and Cottage Cheese in a Curry Sauce
    Chicken Biryani
    Traditional Indian Rice Dish w/ Vegetables, Herbs and Chicken

    Fat Chris's Pizza and Such
    1706 W Foster Avenue
    Detroit Style Pizza by the Slice
    Choose from Pepperoni, Sausage, or Cheese (V)
    Chubby Rolls
    Six-Inch Long Rolls w/ Pepperoni and Cheese

    4539 N Lincoln Avenue
    Grilled Cheese Burger
    w/ Roasted Bacon, Roasted Red Pepper Aioli, Caramelized Onion
    Corn on the Cob
    w/ Grated Parmigiano, Fresh Lime, Jalapeño Aioli
    Pretzel Bites
    w/ Melted Cheddar Cheese Dipping Sauce
    Ice Cream Sandwich
    w/ Fresh Baked Cookies

    Green Leaf Thai Cuisine
    4658 N Western Avenue
    Khao Soy
    Coconut Curry Soup w/ Chicken or Tofu (V), Egg Noodles, and topped w/ Crispy Noodles, Red Onions and Lime
    Moo Ping & Sticky Rice
    Grilled Marinated Pork Skewers and Sticky Rice, served w/ Spicy & Tangy Homemade Sauce
    Thai Tea
    Brewed Sweetened Thai Tea and topped w/ Half and Half
    Basilly Pearfect Lemonade
    Natural Lemonade infused w/ Bartlett Pear and Thai Basil

    Groundswell Coffee Roasters
    4839 N Damen Avenue & 5008 N Lincoln Avenue
    Cold Brew Coffee, Iced Tea, Lemonade and
    Arnold Palmer

    Isla Pilipina
    2501 W Lawrence Avenue
    Lumpia Shanghai
    Pork egg rolls
    Pork Belly Skewer
    Lechon Kawali
    Vegetable Egg Rolls
    Plantain & Jackfruit Samosas
    Ube Ice Cream Sandwiches
    Purple Yam Ice Cream in Sweet Roll
    Halo Halo
    Crushed Ice Mixed w/ Fruit and Bean Preserves Topped w/ Ice Cream and Leche Flan

    4739 N Lincoln Avenue
    Smoked Chicken & Apple Sausage
    White German Bratwurst or Jalapeno-Cheddar Brat

    Corn, Mayo, Parmesan, and Mexican Spices
    Kobe Beef of Veggie Burger
    Mac & Cheese
    w/ Green Onion & Garlic Bread Crumbs
    Geraldine's Cookies
    Watermelon Water

    Lee's Concessions
    Chicago, Illinois
    Egg Rolls or Crab Rangoon
    Grilled or Orange Chicken
    w/ Vegetable Rice
    Chicken Tenders
    w/ Fries
    Cheese Fries, Cheese Curds, or Corn Dogs
    Deep Fried Oreos, Snickers, Twinkies

    Luella's Gospel Bird
    2009 N Damen Avenue
    "The Gospel" Fried Chicken
    Fried Chicken w/ a Creole Sauce
    Mac and Cheese
    w/ 5 Cheese Mornay Sauce
    12-Hour Braised Collard Greens
    w/ Ham Hock and Crystal Hot Sauce

    Luella's Southern Kitchen
    4609 N Lincoln Avenue
    Shrimp, Crawfish, and Oyster Gumbo
    w/ Andouille Sausage and Rice
    Jerk Chicken Mac and Cheese
    Smoked Jerk, Mornay Sauce
    Buttermilk Chocolate Cake
    w/ Tennessee Pecan Topping

    Miku Sushi
    4514 N Lincoln Avenue
    Sweet Potato Tempura
    Sweet Potato, Sweet Soy Sauce
    California Maki
    Avocado, Cucumber, Crab Stick, Sesame Seed
    Robusuta Lobster Maki
    Lobster, Fried Banana, Red Tobiko, Micro Greens, Spicy Honey Mayo
    Ocean Sundae Maki
    Shrimp Tempura, Cream Cheese, Avocado, Red Tobiko, Sriracha, Scallion, Tempura Crumb, Wasabi Mayo, Sweet Soy
    Mango or Green Tea Mochi
    Mochi Balls filled w/ Ice Cream

    Sweet Pepper Venezuelan Food Bar
    4604 W Lawrence Avenue
    Black Beans w/ Plantains Empanada
    (GF) (VG)
    Cheese Empanada
    (GF) (V)
    Chicken or Beef Empanadas
    Papelón con Limón
    Venezuelan Lemonade

    Taco in a Bag
    4603 N Lincoln Avenue
    Big Jim Reeves
    Chorizo Country Gravy, Pepper Jack Cheese, Tomatillo Sour Cream. Green Onion,  Cilantro
    Norberto (GF)
    Verde Braised Chicken Thigh, Pepper Jack Cheese, Avocado-Jalapeño Sour Cream, Cilantro, Dried Cranberries
    Cheeseburger Nachos
    Beer Braised Ground Beef, Three Cheese Sauce, Romaine Lettuce, Not McDonald's Special Sauce, Pickles, Potato Straws
    The Morrissey
    Four Cheese Sauce, Pepper Jack, Lettuce, Verde Sour Cream, Black Bean and Corn Salsa

    The Budlong Hot Chicken
    4619 N Western Avenue
    Tenders w/ Texas Toast & Housemade Pickles
    Chicken Tenderloins Hand Breaded, Fried, Painted w/ Nashville Spice of Choice
    Crinkle-Cut Fries
    Farm Slaw

    (GF) Gluten Free
    (V) Vegetarian
    (VG) Vegan

    Menus subject to change

  • Square Roots Chicago Entertainment
  • Headliner Schedule (2019) Headliner Schedule (2019)

    Son Volt

    Camper Van Beethoven


    Bloodshot Records 25th Anniversary Celebration
    featuring: Mekons, Murder by Death, and Surprise Guests

    The Wild Reeds - The Meditations
    Okkervil River
    (Additional Ticket Required)
    47 Soul - OHMME - Ian Noe - Ratboys

    Geno Delafose & French Rockin' Boogie - Ivan Barrios - Vandoliers - Royal Wood - Andy Bassford - OTS Uncovered: Stevie Wonder & Stevie Nicks

    Click here for the daily schedule and full lineup!

  • Square Roots Chicago Family Activities
  • Family Acitivities (2019) Family Acitivities (2019)

    Details Coming Soon

  • Vendor Applications

    Interested in submitting an application to become a vendor?  Visit the Square Roots Chicago About Page for applications and contact information.

  • Business Sponsorship

    Interested in marketing your business at an LSRCC event?  Checkout the sponsorship opportunities today!

  • Volunteer Grant Program

    Interested in raising funds for your nonprofit organization?  LSRCC invites neighborhood groups, schools, churches, and other local nonprofits to become part of the Volunteer Grant Program.  Learn more about the program today!


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