Taps: 8 / Bottles: 50
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: Y
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4.03/5 rDev 0%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4 | food: 4 | $
Bacino's is a hidden gem in this area, and has recently gone all craft with around 50 beers total. Average pint is still $4, which is a steal considering this is Lincoln Park. Bartender knew her beer, and offered samples. Nice little unexpected place, a great little pizza joint near Local Option.
Surprisingly they had Eugene Porter from Revolution on tap, also GLBC Nosferatu, Summit Bohemian Pils, St. Benedictus, Metro Dynamo, Allagash White, Point 2012, and Rogue Yellow Snow on draft.
Bottle highlights: Anchor Humming, Oarsman, DFH 90, Emmetts McCarthy, Metro Krankshaft & Flywheel, Dragons Milk, Point Whole Hog IPA, Rogue Mocha Porter, Summit Silver Ann. & Bohemian Pilsner, Prima Pils, Maredsous, Menebrea, Spaten Okto, Lucifer, Beelzebub, Samichlaus, Flossmoor Pullman, Hop Stoopid, Old Rasputin 14, Almond'22 Torbata (an Italian Barleywine... at a pizza joint), Uinta Hazel & Baba Black Lager.
This is a novel place, in that it's a tiny beer bar inside a pizzeria. There were Brother Thelonious and Abita neons in the window on Lincoln. Once you walk in, the bar is through the door on the right. The floors are stone tile, there were a few tables, and a small bar that sat 6 maybe. Behind the copper bar there was a pair of red British phone booths that held shelves for assorted glassware. There were a couple flatscreens in the room, and large windows in the front that looked like they might open up in the summer. It was cozy, but still sort of felt like a pizzeria at the same time.
One chrome tap tower held 8 taps, including Rogue Dead Guy & Yellow Snow, Summit Hefe, Bellhaven, Point Einbock, Lagunitas Pils, and Abita Jockamo IPA, and Sprecher root beer (floats available). Pitchers of all drafts were available too.
In bottles, there was a Rogue "collection", more varieties available than any other brewery listed. 8 bottles (including XS Imp. Stout, Old Crustacean, Shakespeare) 2 taps, and 4 spirits on top of that. Everything else was secondary, but included 2 Chimay, SN Celebration, Unearthly, NH Dragon's Milk, Bells Amber & Double Cream ($4), Saison Dupont ($5), and a few others. The selection was good, but seemed sort of lopsided...I have to knock down the score for the lack of local beer (no Goose, 2 Bros, Floyds, etc.). Talk about value though, my pint of Yellow Snow IPA was only $3 and they were selling growlers on closeout for $10!
The Spinach Supreme pizza was pretty tasty, and i'm not even a big deep dish fan. They have plenty more besides pizza on their menu also. Service was quick and friendly, we talked beer for a bit too. This area is mired in BMC college bars, but this just might be the tiny oasis in the sea of drunk tanks around here. Plus they close before the rowdy crowds descend. I think they just need a boost from craft beer fans to really shine...
01-21-2012 23:45:49 | More by emerge077
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