With over 400 whiskeys from around the world, Hardware’s specialty is definitely brown liquor. We have custom Hardware blends, rare finds, and distillers’ private selections.
Enjoy your brown straight up, in a prohibition-era cocktail, or try one of our signature crafted cocktails by our mixologist Brad Schwichtenberg. Whiskey not your cup of tea? We offer our own BBGB brews, along with many other local beer options as well as a full list of organic, bio-dynamic and sustainable wines.
Kristopher Gillis - Managing Partner
AlyseMarie Warren - Executive Chef
Chef AlyseMarie has been cooking since she was seven years old. It began with humble family dinners until 2004 when she enrolled in the Culinary Arts Program at Kendall College in Chicago, IL. After graduating in 2006 she gained experience at several Chicago culinary gems before joining the Gastronomy Group in 2008 as a Sous Chef at The Turf Room. In 2012 she became the Executive Chef at The Saddle Room and has truly elevated the level of cuisine available in the Western Suburbs. Now, under her wisdom & guidance she will embark on a culinary journey at Hardware Gastropub - Please join her!
"The secret ingredient is always love."
Bob Salzman - Brewmaster
In the early 1990s, before Bob was old enough to buy beer, he started home brewing it in his mother's kitchen. His constant passion to brew a better pint drove him to continually expand his brewing skills and education. He was officially certified as a beer judge in 2007, and began working professionally in breweries in 2013. Still driven to brew an ever better pint, Bob became head brewer at Hardware in early 2018, with plans for a rotating variety of his best beers ever.
BBGB Brewery & Hop Farm
Our Hop Farm will support our brewery with 80% of hops used in our five mainstay beers. We have 1270 plants and several different strains of hops. Our soil was amended with plant only compost and sand, and we will classify as organic soon. We also use our spent grain to create dinner rolls & pizza dough for our restaurant group as well as dog treats just because we can!