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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery

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Rock Bottom Restaurant & BreweryRock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery
very good

88 Ratings
Ratings: 88
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.17%
Active Beers: 456
Beer Ratings: 2,742
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
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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Ratings: 88 | Reviews: 66 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by tapman:
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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.

tapman, Apr 08, 2007
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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.

stouts4me, May 22, 2012
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3.85/5  rDev 0%

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.

TheBeerAlmanac, Oct 17, 2011
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Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery in Chicago, IL
87 out of 100 based on 88 ratings.