Daisy’s Po-Boy and Tavern Teams Up with Funkytown Brewery for Tap Take-Over Event

Hyde Park’s Daisy’s Po-Boy and Tavern is teaming up Funkytown Brewery for the upcoming HBCU Homecoming Tap Take-Over event on Saturday, October 21, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The Hyde Park HBCU Homecoming Tap Take-Over is on Saturday, October 21 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Owned by James Beard award-winning best chef Erick Williams (who also owns Virtue, Mustard Seed Kitchen, and Top This Mac and Cheese), Daisy’s is known for its homage to Creole and Cajun cuisine, including po-boy sandwiches, muffulettas, fried chicken, fried green tomatoes, gumbo, and more.

Daisy’s will be pouring the new Funkytown Homecoming brew release along with other beers Hip Hops and R&Brew.

As reported by Craft Brewing Business, “Proudly representing Chicago and diversity, the Black-owned Funkytown Brewery is the brainchild of lifelong buddies Rich Bloomfield, Zack Day and Greg Williams. They’ve transformed their nostalgia for homebrewing, their city and 90s’ music into a dynamic brand. Established in 2021, the trio’s mission is to bridge the gap in craft beer knowledge in lesser-served communities, introducing diverse flavors and enriching the retail scene.” Funkytown Brewery recently won the 12th Annual Samuel Adams Brewing and Business Experienceship craft beer competition.

Rich Bloomfield, Funkytown’s co-founder and CEO, was just recognized by Crain’s Chicago Business on the “40 Under 40” list.

DJ John Young will be spinning tunes all afternoon. Daisy’s has eight TVs which show up to three games each, so you won’t miss your favorite Saturday football games.

Register for the event here.

Chef Erick Williams, owner of Daisy’s Po-Boy and Tavern – image courtesy of Eater Chicago (Barry Brecheisen)


Rich Bloomfield (from left), Zack Day and Greg Williams from Funkytown Brewery – courtesy Crain’s Chicago Business (Geoffrey Black)


Daisy’s eight TVs will be showing the Saturday football games – image courtesy of Eater Chicago (Barry Brecheisen)