The Long Room
Taps: 20 / Bottles: 55
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 22 | Reviews: 16 | Display Reviews Only:
4.03/5 rDev -5.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
The Long Room is a neighborhood (almost) dive bar with amazing beer. There’s a parking lot, but no food. The beer descriptions on the menu are to die for. They get some very rare beers, and they also have a $1 can of PBR night, which I think pretty much sums up the place. There is a photo booth in the back room, and it’s really cool to see the walls of that room plastered with photos of patrons. Cool beer garden. Lots of industry people visit this place.
If you’re in town and want to try an interesting beer bar, come here
08-05-2013 00:45:17 | More by Fluffheady
4.6/5 rDev +8.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | $$$
I stopped over randomly after a project in Chicago. I was really blown by their selection! As usual though, I can't order the whole menu. Luckily there were friendly locals who were also beer advocates that pointed me to some great tasting drafts.
A must try is the Zombie Dust APA, I also had the Kentucky Bourbon Ale which had the most accurate flavor and balance I've had a in a beer. I must have stopped by on a Saturday at like 4 or 5PM the bar was pretty empty. But the fella next to me says he had his wedding reception in the back room, great clean and chill ambiance. This is a great gem in Chicago's north westside.
05-24-2012 07:52:04 | More by HopSteppa
4.2/5 rDev -1.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | $
My girl and I came here during a recent trip to Chicago.
VIBE: let me start by saying that I love the concept of this place. The massive narrow bar and handful of booths are consistent with The Long Room theme. Laid back tunes quietly play in the background while patrons chat among themselves. The dark ambience gives the place a lounge-like atmosphere, which is very appropriate for a mid-to-upscale alehouse. Great vibe.
SERVICE: the bartender was pleasant and inviting, although he missed the mark when recommending a wine to my girlfriend. She was looking for a good pinot grigio or sauvignon blanc, he suggested a rosé instead. She thought it was drinkable, but I had to limit myself to two pints because the lady wanted to score a nicer vino back at our hotel. Considering this is a beer spot, though, the server did his best to please us both and he was quite friendly during our short stay.
SELECTION: I ordered a Three Floyds Pride & Joy Mild Ale and Rogue Dad’s Little Helper Black IPA, both of which tasted lovely. Other draughts included BrewDog and Stone Bashah, Ommegang BPA, Clown Shoes Brown Angel, and Allagash Victor Ale. Given the bar’s high rating, I was surprised to see mainstream offerings like Blanche de Chambly and De Koninck cluttering up the tap lines. The bottle list also had fairly common micros and imports such as Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and Leffe Blonde. However, North Coast Le Merle, Ayinger Bräu Weisse, Two Brothers Domaine DuPage, and Goose Island Pere Jacques caught my attention.
OVERALL: I’d like to come back for a brewery event or special beer release to get a better feel for this place and what it has to offer. From what I gathered on our brief crawl, it seems like the chilled out atmosphere and cheap prices are the main attractions, as several Chicago bars have more extensive and diverse beer lineups than Long Room. Having said that, we enjoyed our time here and there’s no denying that this bar is a prime low-key alehouse with quality beer.
09-07-2011 00:01:58 | More by cratez
4.38/5 rDev +3.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | $$
Another good beer spot in town! We got there early afternoon after a ballgame so can't comment on the atmosphere too much, but it was dark and the bar was huge (long?). A lot of people were headed to the back patio. The beer was GREAT!
The bartenders were excellent and let us try anything they had. We were happy enough with the tap list that we didn't get too involved with the bottle list, but I would recommend stopping here on your stay in town.
The people we chatted with were pleasant and suggested a great blues and BBQ bar the Kingston Mines that we went to next and had a blast!
07-13-2011 15:27:41 | More by RayYanks23
The Long Room in Chicago, IL
93 out of 100 based on 22 ratings.