Jake Melnick's Corner Tap
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Reviews by Hibernator:
4.18/5 rDev +0.7%
After conducting extensive research on BA, I realized that Jake Melnick's appeared to be the closest craft beer bar to my hotel that was a mere couple of blocks away. We stopped in during an unsuspecting Wednesday afternoon for an initial visit after a casual stroll around Michigan Avenue.
Surprisingly, the temps outside were hitting 80+, so a minor sweat developed on my brow and we decided to have a couple of beers to take off that post-flight discombobulation
There is a lengthy bar straight ahead as you walk in with ample seating to the left for dining. Additional dining (and a dartboard) as well as bathrooms are located to the right.
Service was really good during my visit. The bartenders were friendly, engaging, helpful and responsive. The theme here appears to strike a balance between BBQ and craft beer bar, which really resonates with me. It's nice to get that occasional whiff of BBQ in the air while sipping on a freshy. Prices are on the higher end of the spectrum, but it's not everyday that you can order a Liefmans on draft.
As far as the beer selection, expect about 35 drafts or so. The beer menu divides the options into selections like 'Holy Hoppy' and others. Drafts while I was there included Lagunitas Sucks, Waldo, IPA, Evil Twin Yin Yang, Liefmans Goudeband & Oud Bruin, Local Option Gose, Ommegang Rustica, Mikkeller (many options), Duvel Single, etc. I had a locally made Kolsch and the Yin Yang and they were tasty.
I definitely got a good vibe here and plan on returning in a couple of hours for Game 6 of the Celtics vs. Knicks playoff series. Certainly worth checking out if in the area.
05-03-2013 21:52:54 | More by Hibernator
More User Reviews:
4.43/5 rDev +6.7%
A staple for great craft beer, good food, and the best wings in Chicago (and they have the awards to back that up). The staff is friendly and is knowledgeable in their beer selection. They even have some rarities that they are willing to sell. If you're in Chicago, you have to stop here.
07-05-2014 13:16:20 | More by BRami127
Jake Melnick's Corner Tap in Chicago, IL
92 out of 100 based on 26 ratings.