DMK Burger Bar
Taps: 6 / Bottles: 30
Cask: N / Beer-to-Go: N
Ratings: 6 | Reviews: 2 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by crushedvol:
4.25/5 rDev +6.3%
vibe: 4 | quality: 4.5 | service: 4 | selection: 4 | food: 5 | $$
I walked in because I was with a group that told me I had to try their burgers, so good beer wasn't even on my mind, but as soon as walked in I saw I very impressive brewery list above the bar. They not only clearly took the time to pick great beers, but picked great beers across a wide range of styles. The only non craft beer they served was amstel light which had the caption "if you must" next to it. I don't know much about bourbons but the guy next to me was raving about thier bourbon selection as well.
The only complaint I can think of is that the place is quite small, but it's obvious that top quality dining and drink experince is what the are after. I will certainly be frequenting this establishment.
08-01-2010 03:30:08 | More by crushedvol
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3.48/5 rDev -13%
vibe: 3 | quality: 4 | service: 3 | selection: 3.5 | food: 3.5 | $$$
Stopped in for a quick burger and and a beer since I was in the area. Once inside, I wandered to the bar which was mostly full at 5:30pm. In fact the place was fairly crowded for a weeknight this early, chalk it up to the trendy locale of Lakeview/Lincoln Park.
Decor is modern and minimal, some lowered panels from the ceiling, painted flat colors, many spotlights. Behind the bar are twin flatscreens set into oddly sterile white tiled towers against original exposed brick. Feel of the place was a bit impersonal.
Service was quick, though similarly impersonal. Bartender was distracted by multiple tasks, and I got the wrong beer. Ordered a Grand Teton Hefe (on tap) and got a bottle of Sweetgrass APA. Charged for both, as he was about to pour out the APA which would be a tragedy, so I took it. The mistake was likely due to the overemphasis on the brewery name (only brewery names are listed on the board above the bar). Beer list is all american, and doesn't seem to change much at all. There's one seasonal tap (Grand Teton Howling Wolf Hefe). Beer list is pretty much what you'd expect for a trendy restaurant, average beer is $7.
Burger wasn't all that good to be honest. Flour-dusted bun was the bulk of it, with 3 strips of pastrami on the #3 (all $9). Patty was thin and well done despite ordering it medium. Seemed a bit skimpy too, as sides were extra ($5 for fried okra & pickles). Bad Apple, Owen & Engine, Kuma's, etc. have this place beat in the gourmet burger game.
Fairly ambivalent about this place, not too unique in terms of beer, burgers, or atmosphere. Peeked in at the Fish Market (same owners) next door, and they had some different taps probably worth checking out if you go.
06-14-2012 02:52:46 | More by emerge077
DMK Burger Bar in Chicago, IL
- out of 100 based on 6 ratings.