Local Option

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BEER AVG
3.87/5
Based on:
15 Beers
219 Reviews
Place Score: 96
Reviews: 83
Visits: 181
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: n/a
Taps: 31
Bottles: 101
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ 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:
Place added by: tyee on 01-16-2008

Beers are brewed at / by another brewery.

Bar:
Sunday - Friday: 12:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00am

Kitchen Hours:
Tuesday - Thursday: 3:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm
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Reviews: 83 | Visits: 181
Reviews by guityler83:
Photo of guityler83
4.45/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

After making a few wrong turns and ending up in the center of the business district of Chicago somehow.. we pulled up to Local Option, plugged the meter for a couple of hours a block away and moseyed on in.

It was about 7:30 and we were able to grab a seat at the bar without much trouble, the bar tender fielded some questions on what styles of beer a few where since the chalkboard just had names and not much else. They had an excellent selection of there own beers (10ish) other Chicago goodies (pipeworks, revolution) and a bunch of "what?! they have that?!" (Surley Darkness, Hill Farmstead, Jolly Pumpkin, etc etc. I went with the Local Option gose.. name is eluding me, very tasty and a good starter.

Service was quick since we were at the bar, but the dude was grumpy the whole time.. I don't blame him they looked short staffed for a Saturday night and by the second beer it was nuts to butts. I grabbed a Surly Darkness and ordered a Po Boy. Mean while, Electric Wizard plays on the stereo, how much better can it get.

The last beer of the night was a Pipeworks Simcoe Ninja and it went down like water. The bill was kind of surprising, but not totally unexpected. Overall, I'd defiantly go back and recommend it to others. (1,239 characters)

More User Reviews:
Photo of chiefbender
3.65/5  rDev -15.7%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3 | service: 3 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Photo of muskiesbadgersnbeer
4.26/5  rDev -1.6%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

Photo of JArt
4.39/5  rDev +1.4%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5

Photo of jschott75
4.33/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.5

Photo of SteelersX
1.8/5  rDev -58.4%
vibe: 1.5 | quality: 1.5 | service: 1 | selection: 3 | food: 2

Wow this place is terrible.
Worst bar I have been to in Chicago.
I would normally love a place like this but the bartender refused to let me sample a beer that ended up sucking. He was a total jerk about it too. I asked for a sample and he said "what do you want to know" I said I want to know if I like it before I buy it. Then he proceeded to explain the style to me. I cut him of and said I would have a Gumballhead. The Gumballhead was stale.
I did end up getting a full pour of the beer I asked about and it was terrible.
There is a 25 dollar minimum credit card charge but that's easy considering the beers are 9 bucks each for 10 oz pours!!.
Zero cell reception and no Wi-Fi. Of course all the employee used Wi-Fi all night playing on their phones.
All the bartenders had very dirty facial hair and the food server kept twirling his fingers in his mangy unkempt beard.
I guarantee someone decided to open a brewery/bar after visiting 3 Floyds, saying to themselves "I can do this in Chicago" and having no idea what they were doing. So bummed this place wasn't better. (1,075 characters)

Photo of robgutie
4.2/5  rDev -3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4

Photo of stephensinner
4.52/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Clutch5
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Outstanding place, outstanding beer. Get the crab quesadillas if you can! (74 characters)

Photo of Monkeyknife
4.38/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of offandennui
3.9/5  rDev -9.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev -13.4%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.51/5  rDev +4.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4

This is a metal craft beer bar. If you don't like metal, you probably won't have a good time. (93 characters)

Photo of eawolff99
4.43/5  rDev +2.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mdwstbrlvr
4.65/5  rDev +7.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of djgoodwi
4.06/5  rDev -6.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.16/5  rDev -3.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
5/5  rDev +15.5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

Photo of ddlewis7
4.74/5  rDev +9.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of feeger22
4.25/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.46/5  rDev +3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jenebauer
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of elkinbrown
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of cfh64
4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Keelin
4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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Local Option in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.