Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
Active Beers: 421
Beer Ratings: 2,362
Beer Avg: 3.75
Taps: 12 / Bottles: -
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
Ratings: 71 | Reviews: 66 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by tapman:
4/5 rDev +3.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
4s straight across the board for me.
The atmosphere is as good as one could ask from a downtown restaurant, but give me a good old fashioned Irish Pub any day for true atmosphere. Am I right?
The food is delicious and there is a decent variety of entrees to appease many different palates. I have been there about five times and they never fail to dissapoint.
Their beer selection is pretty decent. Since they brew their own beer they try out many different recipes and everytime I walk in I can't wait to see what's on the menu. Tried a brown ale and an imperial stout, pretty tasty. Beers come accompanied with a description of brewing technique and/or a basic account of the ingredients (type of hops, top fermentation, etc.)
The price isn't even to bad. We're talking $8-$22 depending what you want, but most reside at about 12-15 dollars, not bad for downtown really. And you get a decent amount of tasty grub for that price. A new favorite for my friends and I, I highly recommend The Rock Bottom.
04-08-2007 17:02:21 | More by tapman
More User Reviews:
4.2/5 rDev +8.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $$
A: this is a big brewery restaurant area, plus the AWESOME rooftop - super atmosphere !
Q: I have always had positive experiences here, the staff all look to please you, make sure your visit was as expected.
S: Very attentive bartenders, happy to give a sample, so you get the beer you'll enjoy.Hostess very friendly on my visit.
Sel: Very good menu, would like to see a hot pretzel, though.Always some extras of beer selections.
F: I had the pulled pork, very lean, sauce was tasty, sweet, just as it should be. Other selections I've had in the past were just as good.
V: prices are fair, there is a mug club, so you get a larger pour if you belong, no prices seem out of ordinary, good value.
05-22-2012 14:57:12 | More by stouts4me
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.5 | food: 4 | $$
A: Lots of people and games on TV. Some cheers as Detroit hit a couple home runs, obviously people are here for sports in addition to the beer and food. Smelled absolutely exquisite when we walked in. We only planned on getting apps, but I'd love to try a steak next time.
Q: Pretzels were awesome, beer was good, too. Some were better than others, but good overall.
S: Our waiter, Ricky, was on point. Very knowledgeable about the beers and if he didn't know an answer, he found out for us. I'd ask for him in the future.
S: Only perused the appetizers, but lots to choose from. Like I said, I'd love to try something more hearty next time.
F: The pretzels were awesome.
I didn't realize this was a chain, but it was impressive. I look forward to going back again.
10-17-2011 01:35:58 | More by TheBeerAlmanac
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
I had the wonderful opportunity to go on a brewery tour of Rock Bottom during a bachelor party. The host of the tour was exceptional and I believe his name is Kevin. He had a great knowledge of beer and the brewery.
The atmosphere is pretty enjoyable. They have a rooftop view which is pleasant, but they do not have all their beers available up there and we were not informed of this so that was pretty lame. Our waitress was decent, but I do not think she ever smiled. She should have been ecstatic to have 10 guys drinking plenty of beers and eating food while tipping well, but she likely lost some tip in her lack of a single smile.
The food was wonderful. Everything you want in pub food. Their homemade chips were an excellent addition to the burger. The beers complimented the food well. For Chicago the price is pretty solid. I actually anticipated playing a little more.
08-30-2011 21:42:12 | More by TheBear11D
4.63/5 rDev +19.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5 | $$
Chitown....BABY! Corner of State and Grand....great local for a brewery. Yes these are a chain of breweries, but they do a fairly nice job of brewing beer....mix that with some great food....espcially the NACHOS (according to my wife) and you have major success! Solid line up of beers....I had the specials...Fire Chief and Drink Me IPA....both very good. We of course had nachos...followed by a delicious burger. It is certainly worth a stop even if just for a beer! The bar area is much better thean the stiff "grill" area. I like my breweries to be relaxed.
03-26-2011 22:36:59 | More by WoodBrew
Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Chicago, IL
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