1516 East Lake Avenue, Glenview, Illinois
We share a parking lot with Hackney's on Lake and are located directly behind Gigi's Closette.
Macushla Brewing Co., Est. 2017
but with a much deeper history...
My name is Mike Welch and I am proud to be a fourth generation member of the Masterson Family, who has run Hackney's since 1939. Before my Grandparents took ownership of Hackney's on Harms, it was a roadhouse run by Grandpa's Uncle Jack Hackney. As a boy, Grandpa Jim lived in the upstairs apartment in the building that is now Gigi's Closette, at Lake and Waukegan, in Glenview. The downstairs was a gambling house where grandpa Jim updated the constantly changing odd's on the chalk board. A job known as the "chalk eater." In the event of a raid, grandpa Jim ate the chalk, hence the name of our IPA. His Mother and Stepfather owned Engel's Steak House next door which is now Hackney's on Lake. We are happy to be brewing our beer and sharing it with the community on the same, storied grounds. My wife Megan and I would like to invite you to join us for a beer at Macushla, the Irish word meaning "my pulse, my lifeblood," and "my darling!"
**We will be closing at 4pm for the Super Bowl on Feb. 4.**