1. Extreme Beer Fest. March 20 & 21, 2015 in Boston, Mass. Join us!
  2. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  3. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Local Option

Not Rated.
Local OptionLocal Option

155 Ratings
Ratings: 155
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 4.42
pDev: 10.18%
Active Beers: 13
Beer Ratings: 1,038
Beer Avg: 3.77
Taps: 31
Bottles: 50
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

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)
Place: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 155 | Reviews: 82 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by jampics2:
Photo of jampics2
2.85/5  rDev -35.5%

Perennial Abraxas variants on tap the night before FOBAB? I'm in. But, wait, should I be?

**Never again at this place!**

We got to the bar at 3:00 and snagged a table. We had a bowl of decent guacamole and a bunch of beers as the place filled up. Once it got slammed, the service was horrible, but it was decent until an hour or so before the tapping.

A server stopped by and we asked about the tapping around 5. He said "no worries, we're pro's at this - we'll make sure you get the beers! No pre-orders but we'll be by to make sure people like you who have been here for hours get served."

The tappings were at 6:00. At 5:30 there was a line 5 people deep at the entire bar. Again, a server stops by and says "At 6:00 you can order your beer from me".

We don't bug him. Why would we? He's assured us we'll get the beer and I'm not sweating it, since they're pro's at special releases.

At 6:00 the beer is tapped. We've been there for three hours, since there were 20 people in the bar. Could have grabbed a bar stool or gotten in line at any point. The server comes by and says "I'll be right back to get your order".

At 6:05 he tells us "I can't get you the Perennial Abraxas beers. They're pouring from the bar and not for table service. Sorry."

Biggest "Oh no you didn't" moment of my beer drinking career. I had to leave my table and fight tooth and nail through a line of bearded beer geeks and beer farts to luckily get a pour of each variant. The idiots at the bar were pouring, serving and taking cash - duh, "pros" - have one guy doing nothing but pouring. One doing nothing but handing empty glasses and taking back full ones. And the three servers standing to the right of the bar picking their asses as the melee goes on infront of them - why not let them dole out the brews?

Look, I have no problem with a bar handling a release/tapping any way they want. This was a cluster, and self-created. I'm patient. I could have had my beer at 6:30 if I was guaranteed to get one. Never bugged the server. But a heads-up and decent info would have been great. I'll never go to this place again because they obviously don't know what they're doing. Anything but pro's.

Should be called "worst option".

jampics2, Nov 18, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of saemick
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%

saemick, Monday at 01:12 PM
Photo of tykechandler
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

tykechandler, Sunday at 04:19 PM
Photo of Jas45678
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Jas45678, Nov 15, 2014
Photo of sweemzander
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

sweemzander, Nov 07, 2014
Photo of Nuggetz
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Nuggetz, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of tfidler
5/5  rDev +13.1%

tfidler, Nov 02, 2014
Photo of spycow
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

spycow, Nov 01, 2014
Photo of JackNip
4/5  rDev -9.5%

JackNip, Oct 24, 2014
Photo of Zonian1
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Zonian1, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of Pearlstreetbrewingco
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

Pearlstreetbrewingco, Oct 23, 2014
Photo of AndyEdgar
4/5  rDev -9.5%

AndyEdgar, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of FatTireBoy
5/5  rDev +13.1%

FatTireBoy, Oct 15, 2014
Photo of mecmd
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

mecmd, Oct 11, 2014
Photo of Stezz420
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Stezz420, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of Thedaver4220
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Thedaver4220, Oct 02, 2014
Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -9.5%

thewimperoo, Sep 30, 2014
Photo of JStewart00
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

JStewart00, Sep 25, 2014
Photo of LukeK
4.12/5  rDev -6.8%

LukeK, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of BKotch
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

BKotch, Sep 17, 2014
Photo of assman79
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

assman79, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of Irishace9
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%

Irishace9, Sep 07, 2014
Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
4/5  rDev -9.5%

ZombiesAteMyDog, Sep 04, 2014
Photo of ianw87
5/5  rDev +13.1%

This is my favorite spot in Chicago. They usually have some rarer beers on tap plus they have some unique beers of there own. I love the Kentucky Common.

ianw87, Aug 26, 2014
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Local Option in Chicago, IL
98 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.