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Twisted Spoke

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

39 Ratings
Ratings: 39
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: n/a
Taps: 122
Bottles: 170
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

501 N Ogden Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60642-6422
United States
phone: (312) 666-1500

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Reviews by beerwolf77:
Photo of beerwolf77
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Another stop on the Chicago tour.

The look and the feel of the place is totally faux biker bar. The only bikers showing up here are rocking north face jackets and armani sunglasses. Lot's of chrome and diamond plate to give it a bad ass feel.

The beer list was impressive. I had my heart set on some rare sours from their reserve list. Sadly it was devoid of anything that really interested me. I settled for a Blackout stout from 07. It showed some sings of age but was tasty for the most part.

The service was super friendly and fast. Always love that.

The food was pretty solid. We only ordered a bunch of apps but everything was good.

Overall not sure I will stop back but I'm glad I got the chance to check it out.

More User Reviews:
Photo of misternebbie
4.56/5  rDev +10.9%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.75 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.5

Photo of kdb150
4.65/5  rDev +13.1%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Simply put - Twisted Spoke is one of the best bars anywhere. Spent most of the day there on a Sunday to watch playoff football - out server was fantastic, the beer selection excellent, the bourbon selection the best I've ever seen (really!), the vibe welcoming to everyone (even kids), and just all around a great experience. Didn't have a meal, but the food looked outstanding. This bar is an absolute must visit on any trip to Chicago.

Photo of Barnoloid
4/5  rDev -2.7%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4.25

Good spot in the West Town area. Despite the 'biker bar' theme this is a chill place most of the time. Always a varied and eclectic tap list to choose from - plenty of national and local options on tap with some carefully picked selections. Quality bar food - burgers, breakfast and sandwiches all hit the spot.

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

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Photo of TMoney2591
3.45/5  rDev -16.1%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.25 | service: 3.25 | selection: 3.75 | food: 3.75

Alright, if you're reaching the end of a bachelor party near 1am, how can you resist the allure of something called "Smut-n-Eggs"? Well, our group made its way over to Twisted Spoke for just that reason. The place has a biker bar aesthetic, but it's much more laid back inside. Sure, there's motorcycle paraphernalia around, and the bartender looks like he rides, but there's also a semi-modern, welcoming feel to it as well. We came in during the tail end of SnE, which is basically just breakfast food served under the auspices of old porn. (And I mean old: It seemed like we were watching stuff from the 50s and 60s on a couple of the screens.) We got a seat in the back room, unfortunately away from the porn, but we occasionally wandered back over to the bar area for some glimpses. The selection was pretty strong, with some Off Color in there alongside the usual suspects (Lagunitas, Goose Island, Revolution, etc) and old favorites like Genny Cream. The waitress was nice enough, but she tended to disappear for long stretches, making us wonder where our orders were and if we were being ignored (likely unintentionally). Another little gripe was that the menu had a few errors (the one that sticks in my mind was Off Color's Scurry being listed as their troublesome, two very different styles). The tempura-fried bacon I had was surprising pretty damn good, especially when dipped in the accompanying soy sauce. Prices seemed pretty normal for the City. Overall, this place ain't half bad, and I imagine things would have been slightly better at the bar, but from our experience it was good with some improvements needing to be made here or there. Fun times, though...

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Twisted Spoke in Chicago, IL
92 out of 100 based on 39 ratings.