Active Beers: 14
Beer Ratings: 969
Beer Avg: 3.82
Taps: 31 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
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Reviews by guityler83:
4.45/5 rDev +0.9%
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.
02-16-2014 20:11:57 | More by guityler83
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