Obed & Isaacs Microbrewery & Eatery

The Conn family of Springfield has a strong tradition of entrepreneurship and community.  This pairs nicely with locally grown fare and independent microbrews served with homespun charm and a slice of authentic American history.

in Eat & Drink
May 24, 2016

Scroll
| words

Within walking distance of Abe Lincoln’s home, the beer is poured tall and the fare served honestly.

The story of Obed & Isaac’s Microbrewery & Eatery began over 150 years ago when Obed Lewis married Cordelia Iles and built their family home on the corner of Seventh & Jackson streets. In this charming neighborhood that stands today as a National Historic Site, their kids became friends with the children of another prominent Springfield couple – Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln.

In 2007, Obed and Cordelia’s great-great grandson, Court Conn, and his wife, Karen, purchased the property, combining Obed’s original carriage house with the home of Isaac Lindsey who, as legend has it, borrowed $650 from Mr. Lincoln for the down payment. The dining and imbibing establishment was made complete when the Conn integrated the Booth-Grunendike Home, making space for a bocce ball court.

Few places in America match Obed’s historic flair and contemporary atmosphere.

Please visit our newest location in Peoria at 321 NE Madison Avenue.

Discover more Illinois artisans at Illinois Made.


Love the Story?
Save to Favorites Remove from Favorites

Related Reads:

Katherine Anne Confections

Katherine Anne Confections
in Food & BeveragesChicagoIllinois Makers

At her small, independent contiserie in Chicago's Logan Square, Katherine Anne D...

Specimen Products - Chicago School of Guitar Making

Specimen Products - Chicago School of Guitar Making
in Arts & CultureCraftsIllinois Makers

For over 30 years, Ian Schneller has been a maestro of hand-crafted musical inst...

Prairie Fire Glass

Prairie Fire Glass
in Arts & CultureIllinois Makers

In the small town of Monticello, you’ll find one of the finest glassblowers this...