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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

16 Ratings
Ratings: 16
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 7.89%
Active Beers: 447
Beer Ratings: 2,669
Beer Avg: 3.73
Taps: 12
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

16156 South La Grange Road
Orland Park, Illinois, 60467
United States
phone: (708) 226-0021

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(Place added by: joe1510 on 06-02-2007)
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Reviews by cagocubs:
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cagocubs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +1.8%

Rock Bottom - Orland Park, IL

The atmosphere in this place is nice. It has a nice dim light, but clearly easy to see and communicate with a larger group. It has a large bar that is rectangular with seating all around it. Booths are on the sides of the bar area.

The service was good as they were fast and kind. The server didnt know too much about beer or made any effort to pretend to. The selection was very good.

The food was good for what I had. I shared nachos with a friend and found them to be generous in portion and affordable in price. The value is good for the quality of the beer.

For an all around safe bet, this is the place. I will visit this place many times more.

02-02-2009 04:18:49 | More by cagocubs
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AleWatcher

Illinois

3.73/5  rDev -5.1%

So this is just a pretty standard small brewpub.
I found the beers to be pretty bland and boring and the food to be unoriginal pub-fare.
Orland Park is swimming with places to eat, and I'm a bit shocked how crowded this place always is. The service is adequate, but nothing to write home about.
The interior is nice-- I actually really like the sunk-in island bar. The brewing equipment looks nice in the background as well.

Overall-- feel free to stop here for a small brewpub experience... But better food and better beer can be found elsewhere.

08-19-2011 19:54:17 | More by AleWatcher
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IlliniPi

Illinois

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%

Great place for a night out with your friends, but don't plan on catching a ball game here (TV layout is fairly odd). Bar area can get crowded on mug club (Tuesday) and weekend nights but seating is almost always available. Outdoor seating is delightful on a summer night.

Many of the entrees I've had off the menu were fantastic. RB also offers a late night menu with several appetizers/small dishes that are reasonably priced. Beers average around $6 but their standard beers are around $3 on Tuesday nights.

They primarily serve their own beers, which consist of about 5 standardized year-round offerings, and 3-4 different seasonal beers on tap. Since RB’s merger with Gordon Biersch, RB dropped some of their regular offerings and the quality of beers decreased. Previously each individual Rock Bottom Brewery had their own unique offerings available on tap. Unfortunately, brewmasters are now somewhat limited in their freedom to create new beers.

After becoming a frequent customer, there has been some rapport developed with a couple of the servers and the overall service continues to be phenomenal. Since you can count as many beers they have available on 2 hands, the bartenders and servers are very familiar with each beer and can provide a recommendation if needed.

08-01-2011 07:37:25 | More by IlliniPi
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redjameskidd

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

This would be the best chain brewery restaurant in the area, far more focused on beer than any others, like say the Granite City. Say what you will, I think you have to respect the fairly large number of taps and diversity of beer that they offer, and their emphasis on having people drink their own beer instead of outside booze. They also have a very nice mug club that is free to join and offers very large glasses and discounts on a beer of the day. Repeated visits and a certain number of purchased pints earns you certain rewards, as well.

A good mix of regular beers on tap and rotating special brews. I prefer most of the stuff they do in the fall and winter to the summer seasonals. I have detected a sort of "house taste" to the beers the last few times I've been around.

The food is surprisingly good as well. I personally have enjoyed everything I've had there, though I know that my opinion on food isn't worth much. Previous times I have been there I have had a bacon cheeseburger and a country fried chicken. My father loves the spicy jambalya they have. It is pretty good. Definitely has a kick.

The best beers I've had there have been the brewer's more obscure fancies. Probably the best have been:
1. Single-hop Simcoe IPA
2. Subzero winter warmer
3. OFF Duty Ale, which was basically a west-coast red or red pale.

11-28-2009 17:45:03 | More by redjameskidd
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Rock Bottom Restaurant and Brewery in Orland Park, IL
89 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.