Welcome to the one and only Mickey Finn's. We have been serving up handcrafted beer since 1994, and great burgers and wings for even longer. Anyone can brew beer, large conglomerates crank it out by the tanker loads every hour of the day. But here at Mickey Finn's, we pride ourselves on the commitment we give to our truly unique ales and lagers. Our beer is all natural, with no additives or preservatives. As Lake County's first brewpub, we think you'll find nothing else compares to a handcrafted Mickey Finn's pint and our great pub fare.

Mickey Finn's is officially closed until further notice.

We are currently closed and moving to our new local.  I will give you updates as I have new information.

There's too many people to thank over years but I'm gonna try. My first management staff of John Elmquest, John Boggs, Jon Wisner and Linda Paulus. You guys taught be the biz and helped me navigate my first few crazy years. My mom, dad, brother Tim, Mike Buchert w/Libertyville Bank and Trust, and Howard Jaffe of Inland Bank. Without the backing there would be no new Mickey Finn's. Thanks to my current and past staff over the past 10 years, which is frankly some of the best people and kids I've ever met. My current amazing staff of Kevin Baird, Sean Knollenberg, Declan Walsh and Allison Carollo. Who will be transferring into the new building. Kristen Christensen our incredible events planner and one the best sales people I've ever met. Greg Browne, "the brewer" who just continues to brew better beer (if that's even possible) every year! Pancho Duran our head cook and kitchen manager for the past 25 years and the hardest working person I've ever seen. All the great bands that have played over the years. I have to mention specifically a few that have gone above and beyond the call of duty as musicians, friends, volunteers, employees and more. Thanks to Betty Soul, Johnny Monaco, and Temporary Binge/Henneberry (my house band who'll be playing the final show tonight at 7:30). 

Lastly and most importantly - YOU our great, funny, kooky, local, and non local customers. It's all you guys. Thank you not only for all you business, but all your support. It's been overwhelming the love and support I've received throughout the long and grueling process of the build out. 

To Jetta my amazing, beautiful, funny, incredible wife - thanks for putting up with me. I love you babe.

Hope to see you today at Finn's or in a week or so across the street!


Brian Grano
Proprietor of the Mickey Finn's Brewery

Sunday, April 6th (Hawks, Cubs, and Sox today)

Only 8 days left at old Finn's.  Don't miss a chance to come in one more time!