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Bad Apple

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BA SCORE
96
world-class

84 Ratings
Ratings: 84
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 4.34
pDev: n/a
Taps: 24
Bottles: 150
Cask: N
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

4300 N Lincoln Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60618-1712
United States
phone: (773) 360-8406

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @badapplebar

Notes:
Place added by: joe1510 on 08-11-2009

Bar Hours:
Monday - Wednesday :: 4:30pm - 2am
Thursday - Friday :: 11:30am - 2am
Saturday :: 11:30am - 3am
Sunday :: 11:30am - 2am

Kitchen Closes:
Sunday - Thursday @ 11pm
Friday & Saturday @ 1am
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Ratings: 84 | Reviews: 41 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by cratez:
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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4

The final beer bar that my girl and I visited on a recent trip to Chicago. We popped over after grabbing brews at Half Acre and were not disappointed.

VIBE: nice low-key atmosphere in the daytime, a large bar greets you at the door with cozy tables and booths off to the side and another room in the back. Lots of light coming in through the windows, patrons mind their own business. Awesome neighbourhood joint.

SERVICE: our waitress was cool as hell. I explained that I wanted to try some beers but I was driving back to Canada and didn’t want to get blasted. She gave me four 2-ounce draught samples free of charge. Food came to the table quickly and the server left us alone while we ate. High marks here.

SELECTION: I had a Lagunitas Lucky 13, Mikkeller Single Hop Warrior IPA, Left Hand Good Juju Ginger, and Mikkeller Single Hop Simcoe IPA on tap. Other draughts were Lindemans Pêche, Goose Island Sofie, and Founders Centennial IPA. My girlfriend enjoyed her glass of wine. Similar to Local Option, I didn’t bother looking at the bottle list since the taps were so impressive. Also, several pints were $4.00 or less.

FOOD: both of us went for the Turkey Jack sandwich on whole wheat bread with a side of french fries. It was flavourful and reasonably priced and the huge portion filled us up for the long trek back home. We were very satisfied with the drinks and fare.

OVERALL: Bad Apple is an outstanding gastropub that we would return to time and again if we lived in the area. This overlooked gem was the unexpected sleeper hit of our Chicago beer bar tour. A solid spot all around.

More User Reviews:
Photo of aussiebeer
4.63/5  rDev +6.7%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 5 | food: 4.75

Photo of 30MinutesSouth
4.39/5  rDev +1.2%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of djgoodwi
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 4.25 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.25

Photo of misternebbie
4/5  rDev -7.8%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of mtoriski
4.26/5  rDev -1.8%
vibe: 5 | quality: 4 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 3.75

This place takes its beer selection very seriously. Love the atmosphere and it is often a place I bring out-of-towners. Food selection is good, basically above average pub grub, but the beer more than compensates.

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4.36/5  rDev +0.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +2.5%
vibe: 3.75 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.75

Photo of Kraj30
4.54/5  rDev +4.6%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.5 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

my favorite place by far to get beers and food. just awesome

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4.3/5  rDev -0.9%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.25 | food: 4.75

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -19.4%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

Great food, awesome selection of craft beer. They even have $1 / 1oz samples of most if you just want to give something a try.

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.4%

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4/5  rDev -7.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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4.25/5  rDev -2.1%

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Bad Apple in Chicago, IL
96 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.