Taps: 12 / Bottles: 46
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 35 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by beerwolf77:
3.35/5 rDev -26.5%
vibe: 1 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 3 | $$$
One of our many stops while hanging in chi-city.
First off everyone in our group hated the atmosphere in this place. The long communal tables and the booths with doors on them. WTF? We joked it looked like some sort of brothel where people could get hand jobs while they eat. So weird. The high back chairs were obnoxiously high. The biggest kicker was having to stand and drink. Seriously? No option to sit unless we were eating. Seemed rather douchey.
The beer list was decent an well put together. We ended up ordering the house made gueuze and lambics. Both were pretty good considering the source.
We weren't there to eat but the menu looked like they had some great options.
Honestly I would only go back here to eat. Not as a beer destination. I'm sure this is where the high marks come from. Otherwise I just don't get it.
10-16-2011 19:27:10 | More by beerwolf77
More User Reviews:
4.89/5 rDev +7.2%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.75 | $$$
This place is outstanding. It has a great combination of outstanding beer list, menu and bourbon line-up.
When I went there were probably 30 different beer selections including a one off collaboration with Three Floyds and their own lambic. If you can't find something to like you aren't looking hard enough.
The food is served small plate style so you can try some different options and all of the options were outstanding. Prepared perfectly and each delectable. Definitely try the charcuterie option.
The bourbon selection included all vintages of PvW so you know you can get a treat. They were pricey, but for a special occassion splurge.
The service is impeccable and you will not wait or want for anything.
Definitely make this a stop if you are visiting or live in the Chicago area, you will not be disappointed.
06-20-2014 13:08:57 | More by justlovebeer
The Publican in Chicago, IL
99 out of 100 based on 60 ratings.