Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 749
Beer Avg: 3.86
Taps: 31 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 102 | Reviews: 80 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by cratez:
4.8/5 rDev +9.3%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
Visited with my girlfriend during a recent trip to Chicago.
VIBE: hardcore metal dive bar and loud music, which put us off initially, but the staff ensure that everyone feels welcomed. Really cool historical portraits of the city and the signs ("No Specials Ever," "Welcome Nerds," "Purveyors of the Miller High Life") made us laugh. We enjoyed the privacy of our booth in the back of the bar.
SERVICE: quick and attentive waiters are readily able to make solid suggestions. I was drinking by style and each server made appropriate recos based on what I was looking for. All of them asked me what I thought of the beers. Food arrived swiftly and the staff were chatting us up on our way out. Very friendly people running this place.
SELECTION: silly and robust list of rare draughts from across the globe. I quaffed a SKA Steel Toe Stout, Green Flash Imperial IPA, and Lost Abbey Avant Garde and also noticed Port Brewing Older Viscosity, Mikkeller Funky E Star, Great Divide Belgian Yeti, and Old Mephisto on tap. Most of the Three Floyds lineup was available. Didn’t even look at the bottle menu since the draughts were so good.
FOOD: we only planned to have drinks but the food menu looked appetizing so we ordered the Guacamole plate. It was super fresh and tasty with a thoughtful presentation. I’d love to return for dinner to try the one of the po’ boys or jambalaya.
OVERALL: had an awesome time here and would gladly revisit. Definitely one of the top spots that we came across while vacationing in Chicago. A mandatory stop.
09-06-2011 20:19:32 | More by cratez
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3.66/5 rDev -16.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 2 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4 | $$
Miller Lite sign-lights and proximity to an Undergrad campus makes one think that this place is another terrible college sports bar. But the facade and location are just a wonderful and snarky joke. This is a legit craft beer mecca. The servers are pretentious, unhelpful, slow, and rude. But the beer on tap (and the tots) are worth it. Tastebud delight.
03-09-2014 03:27:46 | More by beinerso
Local Option in Chicago, IL
97 out of 100 based on 102 ratings.