LOGAN SQUARE — After about two years of planning, Marz Brewing’s Logan Square spot is ready for its public debut.
The brewery and taproom, called Life on Marz Community Club, is set to open 4 p.m. Friday in the Margie’s Candies building at 1950 N. Milwaukee Ave., the Marz team said in a series of Instagram posts Tuesday evening. The new spot will be open 2-10 p.m. Saturday and noon-6 p.m. Sunday.
The taproom will be open for indoor service on a first come first served basis and for to-go service.
To celebrate the opening, Marz is launching a new beer, a New England IPA called Marzonic Supreme. Those who buy a 4-pack will get a 16-page Marz poster set.
Co-founder and president Ed Marszewski didn’t respond to requests for comment, but the much-anticipated Logan Square brewery and taproom has been in the works for at least two years.
When Marszewski pitched neighbors in 2019, he said to expect experimental beer, kombucha, tea and an array of other Marz beverages, plus beer-friendly snacks like cheese plates, chips and jerky. He also said beer would be brewed on-site.
Like the McKinley Park taproom, the Logan Square location will double as an arts and community venue, Marszewski previously said.
Marz Community Brewing was started by a group of home brewing aficionados and professional brewers. The group opened a small production facility on Halsted Street in McKinley Park in 2014 and then their first taproom at 3630 S. Iron St. in 2018.
The popular McKinley Park taproom also functions as an art gallery, community space and hub for Lumpen Radio, Marszewski’s radio station.
Though Marszewski is a Bridgeport evangelist — he was dubbed “The Mayor of Bridgeport” for all of his South Side-based bar and arts projects — he spent many years living and working in Logan Square before moving south.
“[The taproom location] is a block away from where I once lived and started one of my first magazines,” Marszewski previously said of the Logan Square location.
“The ice cream and the burritos across the street is basically what fed me for 10 years,” he said referring to Margie’s Candies and Arturo’s Tacos across the street.
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