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Fountainhead

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

61 Ratings
Ratings: 61
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: n/a
Taps: 27
Bottles: 150
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: N
[ Bar, Eatery ]

1970 W Montrose Ave
Chicago, Illinois, 60613-1021
United States
phone: (773) 697-8204

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Notes:
Place added by: emerge077 on 04-29-2010

Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday: 12:00pm - 3:00am
Sunday Brunch: 10:30am - 2:30pm
Sunday: 2:30pm - 2:00am
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Reviews by Northsider:
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4.45/5  rDev +3.2%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 5 | selection: 4 | food: 4

I live about 1/2 a block from this place. I went to the grand opening before they had food and before I was really into beer...I thought it was alright but I loved the decor. Dark and roomy.

Now that I'm trying new beers this is my go-to place. It has many beers and styles on tap and an extensive bottle list. The menu gives great descriptions of the beers and it's helpful when deciding. The staff are really great and will gladly give advice and draft samplers (I had about 4 samples before I could decide once!).

Now that they have more food other than appetizers I love to go here for a burger (pretzel buns ftw!) and brew. Highly recommended.

Be advised, this place gets super crowded on Friday and Saturdays after 5 or 6 pm...an hour wait at least.

I agree with hawks10 about this place not being douchey or pretentious (try the Oakton across the street if you love the wasted-in-the-middle-of-the-street kind of Friday evening). Just a nice comfortable place to grab a beer.

Also, rooftop section of this place has not opened yet as of May 21, 2011. I think this summer the roof will be open.

More User Reviews:
Photo of little_star
4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.75 | service: 4 | selection: 4.5 | food: 4.25

Photo of djgoodwi
4.31/5  rDev 0%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of beinerso
4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

Photo of feeger22
4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4.75 | food: 4.5

Photo of KeithE
4.59/5  rDev +6.5%
vibe: 4.25 | quality: 5 | service: 4.25 | selection: 5 | food: 3.5

Great neighborhood tavern with a fantastic selection for craft brews both on tap and in bottle. Tap beers are always changing and they carry a lot of small batch beers. I highly recommend this place for it's really great beer selection and it's unpretentious atmosphere.

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4/5  rDev -7.2%

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Fountainhead in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.