River North

Brewery Coming Soon!

Gino’s East River North Brewery

RN BREWERYWe’re excited to announce a new project that Gino’s East River North has been working on–our very own brewery! Our space at 500 N. LaSalle was the perfect place to make one of our dreams come to life, and we can’t wait to toast to some new, Chicago-based brews.

Some things you’ll need to know about our big reveal:

  • We’re set to open in October– you won’t have to wait very long to tap into our signature beers.
  • Everything on tap is designed to pair well with Gino’s East Famous Deep Dish Pizza and our other menu items; stay tuned for some dynamic food/drink combinations on the menu.
  • There are four beers kicking off our production, including a Black Rye IPA, Pale Ale, Belgian Whit and German Helles. We’re planning on rotating specialty and seasonal brews in addition to these.
  • All of our beers will be brewed onsite with to-go growlers available.
  • We hope to offer beer dinners: our beer paired with specific food items. Stay tuned for more information!

The Brewer

The man behind the madness is Kevin McMahon, who has been working tirelessly with our team to get the brewery off the ground. Kevin formerly worked at Abita Brewing and was most recently at Two Brothers. He’s from Elburn, IL.

Check back for more information on our opening!

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Labor Day Weekend in Chicago

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No need to skip town to enjoy yourself during the long weekend. There’s plenty of fun stuff going on over the Labor Day holiday in Chicago, so don’t miss all of the action! As always, we’ll be serving up our famous Chicago-Style Deep Dish Pizza to tourists and residents alike all weekend long! If you’re in the River North Neighborhood, stop in to Gino’s East River North for some of our speciality deep dish. Near Printer’s Row? Head to Gino’s East South Loop and grab a craft beer from our sports bar.

We’re enjoying the last few days of summer, and so should you. Here are some of the top events in Chicago this weekend. Enjoy!

North Coast Music Festival

North Coast is back in Chicago for its 5th year in a row. Don’t miss three days of this outdoor music festival! Headlining artists include Bassnectar, STS9, Snoop Dogg and Kid Cudi. Buy your tickets here and show up at Union Park for the shows!

The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival

Shop til you drop this weekend in the Gold Coast. The Magnificent Mile Shopping Festival features pop up shops in the neighborhood with outdoor stores from Macy’s, American Girl Place and the Shops at 900 N. Michigan Ave. It’s the perfect excuse to get outside and enjoy the summer weather. Make sure to stop in at our Superior Street location to fill up after a long day of retail therapy.

Chicago’s Best Stand Up

The Laugh Factory in Lakeview is presenting “Chicago’s Best Stand Up” on Friday and Saturday night this weekend. Featuring a variety of Chicago-based comedians, this event won’t disappoint. Check here for tickets and times!

Artopia Fest

Music and art come together this weekend for the third annual Artopia Fest. Art will be displayed by various vendors at The Chicago Urban Art Society while local DJs provide music. There wil be food trucks and a beer garden, so come with an appetite!

There’s plenty to do this weekend–so don’t miss out! We look forward to seeing all of you at one of our restaurants!


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Gino’s is a Virtual Shelter

Gino’s East River North has partnered with our neighbors, The Anti-Cruelty Society,in their quest to find homes for as many pets as possible. They’re competing in The ASPCA Rachel Ray $100k Challenge with 50 other charities nationwide for prizes ranging from $1,000 to the $100,000 grand prize.

As a virtual shelter, we’re trying to get the word about all of the great pets that are looking for a home. Help our neighbors represent Chicagoland by sharing this page and these animals! Even if you can’t adopt a pet yourself, you can help just by spreading the word.

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Chicago Craft Beer Week Events

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Help us kick off Chicago Craft Beer Week 2014 at Gino’s East River North! We’ll be knocking back a few of our favorite craft brews starting May 15 through May 25, and you’re not going to want to miss it! But seriously, what’s better than your favorite local ales paired with Gino’s East deep dish Chicago-style pizza? We can’t think of anything that beats pizza and beer!

Craft Beer Week Events

Join us at Gino’s East River North for beer tasting and meet the brewer sessions on three different nights. We’ve got a breakdown of what you can expect at our newest Gino’s location:

May 19-Two Brothers Flight Pairing and Meet the Brewer2 brothers

Stop by on Monday after work to meet the Brewer from Two Brother’s Brewing Co. located in Warrenville, IL. Owned by Jim and Jason Ebel, these guys know how to make a mean microbrew. It must be in the family blood, because their business is 100 percent family owned. The meet and greet starts at 6 p.m. We’ll also be offering mini pizzas with a flight of Ebel’s Weiss, Domaine DuPage and Northwind Imperial Stout all day for $10.

May 20-Aleman-Meet the Brewer and Beer Tastingaleman

It’s hammer time at Gino’s East River North. At 6 p.m. on May 20, stop by our shop to meet the Aleman and have some complimentary snacks while we taste “The Hammer”. What is The Hammer, you ask? It’s a collaboration between two Midwestern craft beer companies–O’so Brewing Company and Taphouse along with Chicago’s own Aleman Brewing. You don’t want to miss this.

local optionMay 22-Local Option Meet the Brewer

We’re bringing the Local Option to you on May 22. At 6 p.m. join us for a brewer meetup with Alexi-the man behind the madness at this Lincoln Park brewpub. Alexi will be giving out Local Option Swag (skulls, anyone?) and we’ll be supplying Voku Hila to quench your thirst.

Gino’s East River North Specials

Can’t make it to any of our Chicago Craft Beer Week events? Don’t worry. We’ll have $4 pints of The Hammer all week and of course our delicious Deep Dish Nachos and Meaty Legend Deep Dish Pizza. Stop in and enjoy a pint with us!

In the Printer’s Row Neighborhood? Check out the Gino’s East South Loop Craft Beer Week Events.

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