Geneva Ale House
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Taps: 12 / Bottles: 156
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 15 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by Dhren1979:
4.5/5 rDev +11.7%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 5 | food: 4.5 | $$
From notes during a February 16th, 2011 visit
This is always a favorite stop when visiting my college buddy who lives nearby. It’s a great location! Located in historic downtown Geneva in an old building that once used to be a theater. Walking in you’ll see 3-4 bar-height tables to your right and about 10 or so normal-height tables to your left. In the middle of the place is an “L”-shaped bar with a couple of flat screen TV’s on the wall. There is always a great line-up of brews at this place. 12 Craft beers on tap, 112 of bottles of various Craft brews and 2 Craft brews offered in cans. This is always changing so if you want to see the most current list of brews see the website for an updated list. Prices are reasonable, as low as $5 for some Tap & Bottle offerings and high as $20; however, you should see most in the $5 to $10 range. On this visit I had Tyranena’s “Shaggin’ in the Wood” on tap!
The food here is also quite delicious! Prices are reasonable as well. Basically you are going to spend around $7 to $10 for a huge burger, sandwich, or Panini. Like I said the food here is very delicious! For this visit I had the Blacken Turkey Panini which is by far my favorite sandwich there. Price is $7.95.
Well, if you are in the area and looking for a nice place to enjoy a nice craft beer and maybe have something to eat Geneva’s Ale House is the place to go!
04-26-2011 17:54:58 | More by Dhren1979
More User Reviews:
3.79/5 rDev -6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.75 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.75 | $$
Have been here many times since moving to the area three years ago. If there is a knock on it, it's the atmosphere. There really is not much once you get inside. Kind of sterile but I keep in mind the space they have doesn't allow much for creative decor.
Besides the owner, their staff is not too knowledgable when it comes to beer. However, when my wife and I (and even 1 year old daughter!) have visited the service has always been good to very good.
The location is prime, as it is right on the main drag in Geneva,Il and the old movie marquee sign is a nice touch.
Food is pretty tasty. Never had a bad burger and their pulled pork and turkey bacon sandwich are solid. Could they do more with the menu, yeah, but the beer is the main attraction here.
Now, they only have about 10-12 taps (large bomber, bottle and can selection too) but they usually have a few things that are unique. Meaning if you searched beermenus.com you may see Geneva Ale House as the only or few that have that beer. Recent hard to find drafts here include Deschutes The Abyss, Black Butte XXV, Three Floyd's Zombie Dust, Hop Trip, Alpha Klaus, Permanent Funeral, Sixpoint Special Releases, Ballast Point Victory at Sea. They most likely will be carrying Penrose Brewing as well, once those folks open their doors in early 2014.
If you are ever in the Fox Valley Area and need a decent burger and a great craft beer
seek Geneva Ale House out.
01-12-2014 18:49:44 | More by PBIU
3.77/5 rDev -6.5%
vibe: 4 | quality: 3.5 | service: 3.75 | selection: 4 | $$$
It's a dimly lit bar with a log cabin feel. The servers were very nice and friendly. There is a lot of awesome APAs/IPAs to choose from, and a few other gems, but the selection as far as other styles were slightly limited. My only complaint was that I was served a hoppy beer that I was told was fresh, and it was kind of old. It wasn't very old, so it really wasn't a big deal. Some of the beers were pricy, and others weren't. It is a very good place that I will be going back to.
10-26-2013 20:06:49 | More by offthelevel_bytheplumb
3.44/5 rDev -14.6%
vibe: 3.5 | quality: 3.5 | service: 2.75 | selection: 4 | food: 3.5 | $$
Solid tap list, if a bit pricey for what you get. None of the servers, for the most part, have any idea what is going on in relation to beer... be it glassware, how to pour, what to recommend, etc. Food is decent, typical gastropub food, nothing outstanding. Never really have to wait for a table, which is nice. Great place to stop in for a beer or two while on your way to somewhere else.
07-05-2013 06:48:06 | More by YogiBeer
Geneva Ale House in Geneva, IL
90 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.