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Local Option

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BEER AVG
3.81/5
Based on:
15 Beers
1,349 Ratings
Place Score: 98
Ratings: 173
Reviews: 84
rAvg: 4.42
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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Ratings: 173 | Reviews: 84
Reviews by onefmatt:
Photo of onefmatt
4.6/5  rDev +4.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4

This is quickly rising my ranks of bars in Chicago and is making a play at being number one.

The atmosphere is not what you would expect for being right around the corner from DePaul. It is a bit more eclectic but simple the rotating tap list is shown on a large chalk board. It is also a bonus when you can play Buck Hunter with your pint.

The tap list...insane...Mikkelller on draft!?! And three different varieties!?! When I was in there the other day FFF Pride and Joy, Two Brothers Long Haul Session, Great Divide Oak Aged Yeti, Great Lakes Holy Moses, Bell's Hopslam, Avery Maharaja, Ska ESB, Dark Horse and the list goes on. The owner apparently has very good connections with both the breweries and the distributors so they are often the only bar in the city with certain beers. The bartenders are knowledgeable and friendly. In my experience, I have seen them be quite patient with patrons who may not have the same knowledge.

The food is also quite good, mainly cajun type food, Po' Boys, Tacos, and very tasty fries.

Weekends it can get a little busy, but during the week it is very laid back.

Overall, the Local Option is easily in my top 5 of bars in a city with many great choices.

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Photo of Monkeyknife
4.38/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.75

Photo of offandennui
3.9/5  rDev -11.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
3.75/5  rDev -15.2%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Photo of Sweffin
4.51/5  rDev +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.

Photo of eawolff99
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of Mdwstbrlvr
4.65/5  rDev +5.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

Photo of djgoodwi
4.06/5  rDev -8.1%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 3 | selection: 4.5

Photo of Cynic-ale
4.16/5  rDev -5.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4

Photo of aussiebeer
5/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 5

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4.74/5  rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of kidzord
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.25

Photo of Jenebauer
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Keelin
4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Jwesley
4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

great beer selection for a small bar.

Photo of wesside89
5/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Halfbrother83
4/5  rDev -9.5%

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4.44/5  rDev +0.5%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +7.5%

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Local Option in Chicago, IL
98 out of 100 based on 173 ratings.