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Oasis Micro-Pub

Not Rated.
Oasis Micro-PubOasis Micro-Pub

Taps: 26 / Bottles:
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
BA SCORE
95
world-class

24 Ratings
Ratings: 24
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.36
pDev: 9.63%
$ - inexpensive
[ 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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TheSpiceMustFlow


5/5  rDev +14.7%

05-07-2014 01:33:08 | More by TheSpiceMustFlow
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5/5  rDev +14.7%

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03-04-2014 22:01:42 | More by
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kevin7912

Illinois

4.88/5  rDev +11.9%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | $$

This is a GREAT place for a variety of craft beers. I had a couple of mugs of Founders KBS last night.. What a smooth beer on tap. Nick has recently had CBS on tap also. Being a Stout person, the selection is awesome with at least 4 to choose from this week. Stone Arrogant bastard, Founders Breakfast Stout Rogue Nitro Stout along with a couple of brown ales including Smuttynose Old brown Dog. I believe they have 16-20 beers on tap right now.

Very friendly people at this small 70s looking micro pub..

04-06-2011 14:32:52 | More by kevin7912
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homebrew311

Illinois

4.86/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

07-19-2009 16:05:44 | More by homebrew311
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1beerqueer

Illinois

4.85/5  rDev +11.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $

This is the best selection of craft beer you will find in Rockford. Not only is the beer cheap ($3+), but the staff is friendly, the atmosphere is warm & cozy, and the crowd is usually pretty interesting. I enjoy coming here at least once a week for the constantly updated beer menu.

01-26-2013 07:27:12 | More by 1beerqueer
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Drinkquisitor

Illinois

4.72/5  rDev +8.3%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4 | $$

Now, this is a place that deserves justice. And I say this because of what I just read on the last review. Because of my job, I travel a lot, and I've been to so many craft beer places, and The Oasis Micro Pub is awesome. I'm glad there is a place like this one in a small city like Rockford, which specializes in high quality craft beer, and quality craft beer only. You go in there and find a nice, quiet, friendly atmosphere. Don't know who's been to the Monk's Kettle in San Francisco but The Oasis kind of reminds me of it. The staff members are very pleasant, and quite knowledgeable about the beers. The beer menu helps a lot though; every beer listed on it, comes with a brief description that, pretty much gives an idea, of what a beer will be like when tasted, and how reasonably priced they are (come on people, it's craft beer) As far as choices, you can choose from 20 different taps! Really! From Founder's like: Dirty Bastard, or Rogue's Xs Scotch Ale, to Ballast Point's Sculpin which was put on tap just a few days ago. Hey! I even got to try The Sea Monster Imperial Stout which was one of my girlfriend's favorite; too bad is retired though. I don't think I've got enough space here to list all the great beers I've had at this place; you'd have to come and see for yourself. Overall, this is place is amazing, it's got a lot of potential and choices for the beer connoisseur. I can't wait to see this place being expanded, I mean, don't get me wrong, considering winter is around the corner, this is the perfect place to go, and spend the evening right next to the fireplace. I give The Oasis Micro Pub and AAA+ and I sincerely recommend it to people who wanna try something they rarely find anywhere else.

11-10-2010 02:17:13 | More by Drinkquisitor
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hoosier222002

Illinois

4.64/5  rDev +6.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | $$

Oasis just reopened after a couple of months. A couple of friends and I stopped in on a Friday evening. To honor the reopening, they had all taps, 16 or so, for $3. Tap selection was very good. 90 minute, the Csar Imperial Sout, Ranger IPA, just to name a few. They removed some of the "booths" they had before which allows more light in. The fireplace was going which made for a nice atmosphere. Service was solid, three people behind the bar for the crowd. Comfortable bar stools are a plus as well.

Hard to find a better beer selection in Rockford.

02-06-2010 18:54:31 | More by hoosier222002
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Darkstar


4.58/5  rDev +5%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 3.5 | $

We love this place! It's quaint, cozy and the beer selection is awesome. If you can appreciate a nice craft beer, then this is the place and they have something for every palate. They rotate their kegs after a couple of months so the beer selections are as fresh as possible. The chairs are comfy and the overall atmosphere is warm and inviting, especially in the winter next to the fireplace! You don't have to worry about trying to talk over loud music, which can also be a plus if you are in he mood for a quiet evening out. The bartenders are very friendly and know their beer. This is THE place to go if you are into craft beer in Rockford, just don't even think about asking for a domestic beer because they don't serve them here.

05-06-2012 22:39:58 | More by Darkstar
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EROCK75

Illinois

4.55/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4 | quality: 5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4 | $

This is my first review on BA so here we go. This is my favorite local watering hole and felt they deserved the credit they're due. This place is amazing for a town like Rockford for any craft beer lover. 9 out of 10 bars in the area are BMC only sports or dance bars and look at you funny when you try to order craft. This place serves NO BMC at all! Knowledgeable staff are helpfull with recomendations and updates on what is new. Prices are very reasonable, most pints 3-4 dollars, with nothing over 6. Last night my bartender gave me a mix of Rogue Double Chocolate Stout and Left Hand Milk Stout she dubbed the Milk Chocolate. Food is not made on sight, but is delivered from the place across the street. Delicious gyros and other sandwiches. Would recomend to anyone looking for a a laid back place to have a good craft.

12-11-2010 17:58:51 | More by EROCK75
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smmeier819

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 3.75 | $

Don Quixote, fireplaces, naked art, leather swivel barstools, tiny 19" TV in the corner if you want to watch something. I love this place just based on how I feel when I walk through the door.

Beer selection changes roughly every two weeks or so, give it 4 if you want a completely new menu to choose from. You get an honest to goodness 12oz pour for 3-5 bucks depending on the beer, highest you'll pay for a beer is 6 dollars and that's only on the really high abv stuff that would be 9 dollars anywhere else.

The wait staff is really knowledgeable, and friendly. Sit at the bar for sure, table service can be patchy, especially when they are busy.

The next best thing about this place other than the down to earth homey vibe, great selection, great prices, great service, great times (lump all those things together) is that you can order an uncle nicks gyro and cheese fries! CHEESE FRIES!!!

I almost forgot to mention, you can buy a sixer or a bomber to take home...but why would someone ever want to leave here?

03-02-2014 04:08:36 | More by smmeier819
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Oasis Micro-Pub in Rockford, IL
95 out of 100 based on 24 ratings.