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Small Bar - Logan Square

Not Rated.
Small Bar - Logan SquareSmall Bar - Logan Square

Taps: 13 / Bottles: 90
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
93
outstanding

18 Ratings
Ratings: 18
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.55%
$$ - reasonable
[ Bar, Eatery ]

2956 N Albany Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-7607
United States
phone: (773) 509-9888

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @smallbarlogan

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(Place added by: beerinator on 04-05-2005)
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beerinator

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

The Small Bar (this location is their original location) is located north of Logan square and it is 4 or 5 blocks from the Logan Square stop on the blue line.

The atmosphere is nice. It was a bit smoky, but that's to be expected in a Chicago bar. From the outside Small Bar doesn't appear to be a bar. It's in a cute little neighborhood, and if you walk here, you may wonder if you're in the right place.

There are 15 taps, half of which seem to be focusing on regional beers. There is a large chalkboard broadcasting the bottled selections, of which most were imports or Micros. I think there were 50 or 60 bottled beers available.

We had great service at the bar.

The quality of Small Bar's beers are good. I spoke with one of the owners, and he seemed to know his beer and felt that beer was very important to his establishment.

The food was good. I had a chicken club sandwich and my wife tried their turkey burger. I will definately be back here, since it's close to my house.

04-06-2005 15:18:03 | More by beerinator
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little_star

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1%

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Illinois

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Jordy777

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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Illinois

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PopnLoads

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.8%

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evileye

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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teledeluxe

Illinois

4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4 | $$

Great little neighborhood bar. While their tap offering and menu are both smaller than the Division location, I prefer this one. Less bros. Plus they have a small beer garden. Negative points for actually being so small it's not always easy getting a place to sit or even stand on the weekends.

11-21-2013 19:03:29 | More by teledeluxe
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Chris_Coughlin

New York

4/5  rDev -5%

10-22-2013 00:04:35 | More by Chris_Coughlin
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KVota

Illinois

4.8/5  rDev +14%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

This is my favorite bar in all of Chicago. Food is good for bar food and they've got food specials most nights of the week. Staff is super friendly and they remember the neighbors and regulars. But the Beer!! If you love beer, you should come here.

Parker, who runs the place, is a serious beer snob, and the selection shows it. Probably the best and most diverse beer selection I've had at a bar so far in this city. At any point in time, there's a little of everything on tap, taking account of seasonal preferences. There's 10-15 beers on tap at a time and a bottle selection that's killer. All craft brews all the time (though they might have a few cans of PBR for people who don't care what they're drinking). My favorite part is that everything is changing all the time. From week to week (or even day to day if it's popular), the draft list is completely different, though there's usually at least one beer from each of the major local breweries, and the bottle selection tends to change aprox. month to month with a few standards staying constant. The prices range from reasonable to expensive, but then that's the range of beers they've got. I think the most I've paid for a beer on draft was $14 for the anniversary bourbon barrel aged Old Rasputin. Probably the most delicious stout I've ever tasted, with an ABV of 12% before bourbon aging.

It gets pretty noisy in the evening, so if you like to go to a bar that's a bit quieter and enjoy your tasty beer, go before 730.

07-29-2013 00:54:33 | More by KVota
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Small Bar - Logan Square in Chicago, IL
93 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.