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Fountainhead

Not Rated.
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BA SCORE
95
world-class

59 Ratings
Ratings: 59
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

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @thefountchicago

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 cratez:
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4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
vibe: 4.5 | quality: 5 | service: 5 | selection: 4.5

Stopped by with my girlfriend during a recent trip to Chicago.

VIBE: as soon as we pulled up we were intrigued by the beautiful outdoor facade. Interior resembles a comfortable, rustic, and old-fashioned restaurant with a clean and refined edge. A large display of bourbons, Scottish whiskies, and spirits towers over the bar. Patrons are a chatty and diverse bunch and everybody was enjoying themselves on our visit. A really nice, approachable atmosphere.

SERVICE: our server was incredibly friendly. He helped us along with beer and wine recommendations, talked at length about some of the rarer bottles, and poured me a generous shot of Lagavulin when I ordered a 2008 J.W. Lees Harvest Ale that was aged in barrels of that whisky. Very welcoming and attentive service, which we appreciated.

SELECTION: I had a Half Acre Gossamer and Three Floyds Zombie Dust (!!!) on draught and the aforementioned barley wine out of the bottle. My girl enjoyed her pinot grigio and sauvignon blanc. Also noticed Summit EPA on cask, Southampton Cuvee Des Fleurs and Lost Abbey Inferno in bottles, and Stone Sublimely Self Righteous Ale, La Trappe Witte, Petrus Aged Pale, and Pauwel Kwak on tap. The beer list seems smaller than the menus at Map Room and Jerry's, but it's still exceptionally well-rounded.

OVERALL: we had a memorable experience here and it'll be a priority destination for us when we come back to the city. Fountainhead is a quintessential American beer bar, which makes the meaning behind its name (principal source) all the more appropriate. A must-visit in my books.

More User Reviews:
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4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
vibe: 4.75 | quality: 4.25 | service: 4.25 | selection: 4 | food: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +4.4%
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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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Fountainhead in Chicago, IL
95 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.