WOODRIDGE -- Ike & Oak Brewing Co., an independently owned, local craft brewery and restaurant, has opened at 6315 Main St. in Woodridge.
The bar features 16 taps that include draft beer, housemade cocktails, and a cider option. A selection of spirits will also be served at the bar. Taps are hooked directly to the serving tanks to ensure the freshest beer possible. Customers will be able to view the brewery's tanks from every vantage point in the establishment. The space includes an indoor-outdoor beer hall, game room, and patio. Ike & Oak will also have a private event space to host rehearsal dinners, parties, and work events.
Head brewer Nathan Tertell has been brewing professionally for eight years. Starting in 2011 at Two Brothers Brewing Company, he then joined Lagunitas Brewing Company in 2013 as one of the first six brewers at their Chicago location. In October 2015, he accepted the brewmaster position at Baderbräu Brewing Company.
Executive Chef Michael Reid is a veteran of the Chicago dining scene. A local native, Michael attended Kendall College for culinary training and has worked in the kitchens of several internationally-acclaimed chefs including Giuseppe Tentori (BOKA, GT Fish and Oyster, GT Prime) and Grant Achatz (Alinea, Next, Roister). Trained in many cuisines from Spanish Tapas to Molecular Gastronomy, Michael brings an eclectic, whimsical character to Ike & Oak's culinary offerings.