Is there such a thing as a neighborhood brewpub? The Lunar Brewing Company in Villa Park certainly is an example if such a thing exists.
This is a neighborhood/corner tap owners Jules Michelle Roels transformed into a cozy brewpub. Definitely a low-key joint, Lunar still has the vibe of a neighborhood tap, but with outstanding handcrafted brews. There are usually 7 to 10 of house brews on tap with plenty of mass produced and imported choices a rustic wooden cooler. This is a casual hang out and an oasis of great beer in what sometimes seems like a suburban wasteland for such stuff. The only drawback with this place is the lack of food (you can get what I call bar pizza) and the crowd tends to get a bit loud on weekends.
Pros: Friendly, Cheap, Ample Parking
Cons: Tends to get loud