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DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works

Not Rated.
DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew WorksDESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works
BEER AVG
3.75/5
Based on:
111 Beers
3,568 Hads
Place Score: 86
Reviews: 26
Visits: 60
Avg: 3.77
pDev: n/a
Taps: 17
Bottles: --
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

318 S Towanda Ave
Normal, Illinois, 61761-2212
United States
phone: (309) 862-2337 | map
www.destihl.com

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Place added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-02-2007

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Reviews: 26 | Visits: 60
Reviews by zeff80:
Photo of zeff80
3.78/5  rDev +0.3%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

So this is located on the perimeter of a shopping mall in Normal, IL and not a very attractive shopping mall, either. It looks like a typical chain brewpub which it is not. But the decor borders on industrial, hip and upscale. Not impressive but not offensive, either. The place was pretty empty for 1pm on a hot Saturday in July. I sampled 5 beers while there and they were all tasty. Sometimes the "session" ale at a brewpub is a little weak but I found their Belgian Pale Ale very good. They had a nice barleywine, sour and an IPA on cask. The service was okay. The waitress wasn't sure of everything they had available. The food was good especially the appetizers. The cheese curds and fried asparagus were excellent. The prices are good, too. The offer sample sizes, 10oz sizes and pints on the beer. I was pleasantly surprised by this place. It makes a nice halfway point between Columbia, MO and Chicago.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Docrock
3.84/5  rDev +1.9%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 4 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of fredmugs
3.08/5  rDev -18.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 2.5 | service: 3.5 | selection: 3 | food: 3.5

Photo of RimP
4.73/5  rDev +25.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of bshemansky
3.71/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 3.25 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 3.25 | food: 4

Photo of stephensinner
3.85/5  rDev +2.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.5

Photo of JLateralus21
4.83/5  rDev +28.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 5

Great food/service. Excellent sour selection, lacking on the hoppy selection. Good place to just go and chill and drink craft beer.

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Photo of AJacob81
4.19/5  rDev +11.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of Beerhemoth
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of HopHippy28
5/5  rDev +32.6%

Photo of Inglewood
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of trolinc
4.76/5  rDev +26.3%

Photo of smartassboiler
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of JIMTRK16
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%

Photo of WestHam973
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

The beer is great and getting better all the time, The food is simply amazing. Try The Fish Tacos that are made with Swordfish, and it sounds crazy but is delicious Chili Relleno stuffed with mashed potatos

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Photo of Jamie4beer
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

Best brewery option in B/N area.

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Photo of hoosier222002
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of ksbuell
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Photo of Trooper92292
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of jgunther71
4/5  rDev +6.1%

Photo of EWKostuk
4.24/5  rDev +12.5%

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3/5  rDev -20.4%

Photo of Charlie13
5/5  rDev +32.6%

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4/5  rDev +6.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

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DESTIHL Restaurant & Brew Works in Normal, IL
86 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.