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Local Option

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Beer Stats:
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 728
Beer Avg: 3.86

Taps: 31 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
BA SCORE
97
world-class

101 Ratings
Ratings: 101
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.39
pDev: 10.25%
$$ - reasonable


[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

1102 W Webster Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60614-7020
United States
phone: (773) 348-2008

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @localoption

Notes:
Sunday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00am
Saturday: 11:00am - 3:00am

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

(Place added by: tyee on 01-16-2008)
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Reviews by cratez:
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cratez

Ontario (Canada)

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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Mirrorful

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +8.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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beinerso

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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.

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4.25/5  rDev -3.2%

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5/5  rDev +13.9%

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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

4.7/5  rDev +7.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $

Came here during a Lincoln Park bar crawl and wanted to dodge the DePaulsters for an hour. First it was packed took a few minutes to get some services but I understand nothing can be done about it. The beer is great had Morning Wood and Central Waters BA Stout. FFF dorks pack the place only drinking ZD, AK, and any other FFF beer versus trying something new. Wings are good not great but good.

Looking forward to coming back again for an event. Great place I enjoy the "Option."

02-20-2014 19:29:26 | More by NewGlarusFan
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Local Option in Chicago, IL
97 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.