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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
BEER AVG
3.77/5
Based on:
467 Beers
1,481 Reviews
Place Score: 88
Reviews: 66
Visits: 105
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: n/a
Taps: 12
Bottles: --
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1 W Grand Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60654-4806
United States
phone: (312) 755-9339

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @rockbottom

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Reviews: 66 | Visits: 105
Reviews by bditty187:
Photo of bditty187
4.13/5  rDev +5.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I've been to a couple Rock Bottom Brewpubs. I am never thrilled to go to one but I always like my visit. As this Rock Bottom was literally two blocks from our hotel we stopped here for dinner.

At 8pm on a Saturday night it was loud and busy. We found a seat near the bar in moments and had great service throughout even though it was busy.

The first thing that jumped off the food menu was the large pretzels for an appetizer and beef tips for dinner. I don't even recall what else was on the menu. I was hungry and those sounded good. My better half got steak and she liked it. The food was very good. As expected.

For beer, we tried the seasonal IPA (tasty... hoppy, not too bitter), Stout (robust roasted flavors), Unfiltered Pale Ale (decent) and a Barleywine which I really liked. If wasn't so tired (I had drove straight from Omaha) I would have had a couple of these.

I didn't really checkout the building; the dinner area seemed to be separate from the bar. The bar area was dark, lots of wood and their beer signs. Lots of tables and booths, plenty of seating... it looked like a fairly big place. There was even seating upstairs (but that was closed on our visit). The bathrooms were upstairs as well. The TVs had a Cubs rerun on plus some random-ass "X Games" type thing. That was really my only complaint, put on some live sports!!

Our waitress, Jen, was awesome... attentive and knowledgeable about their beer.

Rock Bottom, during our visit, was the right place at the right time. Good food and good beer... yes, it was loud and busy but it was downtown Chicago on a Saturday. What else should I have expected?

Worth a visit. (1,646 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of Kegatron
3.68/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.5

Photo of plaid75
3.95/5  rDev +1%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75

Photo of McAfee85
2.75/5  rDev -29.7%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3 | service: 2.25 | selection: 2.75 | food: 2.75

Nice place for an afterwork beer...food is just ok. (51 characters)

Photo of JDoHo
3.59/5  rDev -8.2%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.25

Photo of 31Sam13
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
3.65/5  rDev -6.6%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.73/5  rDev -4.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.75

Photo of poppollutesminds
4.06/5  rDev +3.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of baybum
3/5  rDev -23.3%

Photo of Jas45678
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of bowzer4birdie
3.72/5  rDev -4.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3/5  rDev -23.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of AndyEdgar
3.25/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of BigRizz62
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Nice selection of their own brands (34 characters)

Photo of yemenmocha
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Irishace9
3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of birdsellam
3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.56/5  rDev -9%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.1%

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Chicago, IL
88 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.