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Oasis Micro-Pub

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Oasis Micro-PubOasis Micro-Pub
BA SCORE
95
world-class

21 Reviews
Reviews: 21
Visits: 29
rAvg: 4.35
pDev: n/a
Taps: 26
Bottles: --
Cask: N
[ Bar ]

901 E State St
Rockford, Illinois, 61104-1023
United States
phone: (815) 964-7777

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Place added by: hoosier222002 on 11-26-2008

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Reviews: 21 | Visits: 29
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4.86/5  rDev +11.7%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5

After the huge disappointment which was Carlyle's, I gave the Oasis Micro Pub a shot. I walked in and it felt liked I walked in to someone's cozy living room. The bar stools and table chairs are oversized and padded comfy chairs ( There's a fireplace, about 5 tables, and a bar the has about 8 chairs. Very small and cozy. They had approx 20 beers on draft. This is where Oasis excels. In my opinion, this was the best variety I have seen for 20 taps at any bar. Mind you, I frequent some of the beer bars in Chicagoland which are great, but I was awed by the selection and pricing here. I had a DFH 90 min IPA for 4.50, and a Dark Horse Plead the 5th for 5.75. Others on draft included Rogue Nitro Stout (a blend of shakespeare and imperial stout) Rogue Charli ale, Boulder Flashback, Founders Dirty Bastard, Dark Horse Brown Ale (never even heard of this one), LH Milk Stout, DH Sapient TripAle, Celis White ale, among some others. The bartender was down to earth and extremely friendly. The crowd was older but fun and down to earth. The prices on the beers were also fantastic. The most expensive beer on the menu was 5.75 for a 12 oz pour of Plead the 5th (which is a 12% imp stout!), 3.50 for a pint of Founder's DB, and they had a whole list of beer specials (probably 6 or 7 of the selections) for a dollar off. The bartender was telling me that they recently scored a keg of Founders CBS. I was jealous that I missed out on that. It seems to me that the management of this bar have a very good relationship with their distributor and have a great knowledge of beer. This selection was well thought out and very well rounded. They don't have a bottle list for in house consumption, but they did have a list of carry out six pack, 4 packs, singles, and bombers. I was surprised to see KBS on this list at $7 a bottle (that includes tax). So in other words, a bar in
Rockford still has KBS and sells it for less than Sam's in Chicago. I was in heaven at this place, I will definitely make a stop here every time I am in the area. (2,036 characters)

Oasis Micro-Pub in Rockford, IL
95 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.