Small Bar - Division
Taps: 21 / Bottles: 200
Cask: Y / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 23 | Reviews: 14 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by sfreshnock:
4.65/5 rDev +16.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 3 | $$
I have been going to Small Bar regularly since the Division location opened. It was my gateway to really knowing beer. I eventually moved to another neighborhood but keep coming back to my favorite Chicago beer bar. This is due to the quality staff and top notch selection. I would consider this a notable stop for any beer fan residing or visiting.
ATMOSPHERE: Soccer memorabilia mostly. I like the old Drum N Bass club night fliers on the way to the restrooms, brings back memories of younger days. Good place to hang out with your friends, enjoy good beers and talk. More a fault of the neighborhood, the bar gets crowded on weekends but seems to empty out around 12:30 am. Lately Small Bar has become my Sunday night/week day place due to the douchie weekend crowd.
QUALITY: All glasses are jet rinsed the moment the serve you and the correct glassware is used.
SERVICE: Well educated from the Bartenders to the Wait Staff. They will gladly let you taste any of the taps if your unsure from description. If you come often the Bartenders will recommend from your tastes. Most of My favorites were first sampled off tips from the Staff.
SELECTION: Constantly rotating taps of all styles. Large selection of bottles broken down by region. Not larger than Map Room but more than enough choices.
FOOD: Standard bar food. Exception made for the thin crust Pizzas.. they are tasty.
VALUE: Selection, Service and Knowledgeable staff keep me coming back. Drafts are usually in the $5 to $7 range. Bottles seem to vary. Expect to pay more for a bomber but you get the whole bottle.
08-22-2007 00:25:33 | More by sfreshnock
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Small Bar - Division in Chicago, IL
90 out of 100 based on 23 ratings.